Happy Friday lovelies!! Finally the weekend is here and I plan on catching up on my reading and jotting down a few pending reviews. What are your plans for the weekend?
Here’s my review of Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert.
Book Title: Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Genre: Romantic fiction | Contemporary Romance
Released on: 23rd June 2020
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.
When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?
Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf’s secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his… um, thighs.
Suddenly, the easy lay Dani dreamed of is more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?
“The world wasn’t split into unhappy endings and happily ever afters. There were blessings everywhere and a thousand shades of joy all around him.”
Danika Brown is a smart, sexy and hardworking PhD student (and a witch!!!) and has her 15-year plan mapped out and it does not involve a relationship. All she wants is a perfect friends-with-benefit setup (because only an orgasm can take off that work stress) and that’s what she asks for from Oshun, the Goddess of lust.
When during a mock fire drill, Dani finds herself stuck in an elevator, the very tall, dark and handsome security guard, Zafir Ansari, who also happens to be a former rugby player, saves Dani in quite a heroic fashion, they find themselves going viral on social media as couplegoals.
So when #DrRugbae trends all over, Zaf’s initiative TackleIt starts getting the much needed (and well deserved) attention, he decides to ask Danika to be his fake girlfriend for a few weeks, in order to cash in on the popularity. Thus, begins their fake relationship and in Zaf, Dani finds her perfect fuck buddy and she couldn’t thank Oshun enough, until she finds herself caring for Zaf and that brings out her own insecurities that she had kept well hidden till now.
“The thing about mental health was, you couldn’t take a course of antibiotics and be magically healed. Some people’s brains just thought too much or felt too much or hurt too much, and you had to stay on top of that.”
This book is as adorable as it can get! This book made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion and I had a stupid smile plastered on my face most of the time! While it is extremely funny and oh so romantic (and just the right amount of steamy!!), it also deals with important mental health issues like anxiety, panic attacks and loss of a loved one. I really enjoyed their conversations and also the inner dialogues they had with themselves. I would recommend this to every rom-com lover!
“Major or minor, if something keeps you human when pressure makes you feel like a volcano, hold on to that thing by whatever means necessary.”
While I don’t think guys like Zafir Ansari exists in real life, I’m still gonna go and get myself a statue of Oshun (for that extra good luck, you know!).
This is Talia Hibbert’s second book on the life of Brown sisters. I’m yet to read the first one Get a Life, Chloe Brown.