A review by plumpaperbacks
Take a Hint, Dani Brown, by Talia Hibbert

emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I really enjoyed Get a Life, Chloe Brown when I read it a few weeks ago and was excited to dive into this, as I’d heard it was even better. I can confirm that that is correct. Take a Hint, Dani Brown is such a fun read from cover to cover; I sped through it in just a few hours. Hibbert expertly writes complex characters, top notch banter, snarky but loving sisters, and delightfully sweet and passionate romance. I also appreciate that they write books with plot alongside the steamy scenes—I’m new to the romance genre and frankly not interested in all sex all the time. That’s not an issue here.

I can easily say that this is one of the best books I’ve read in 2020, and that it’s a surprise favorite. Even though I openly call myself a hopeless romantic, I didn’t expect to enjoy something like this, that’s so far out of my literary comfort zone. But it had everything I love in contemporary stories, and I’m glad I took a chance. I can’t wait to read the final Brown Sisters book, and I can definitely see myself rereading the first two while I wait.

  • fat Black bisexual protagonist
  • Muslim Pakistani-British love interest with anxiety
  • sapphic side character
  • Muslim side characters
  • side characters of color (ft Black and Pakistani rep)

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