Act Your Age, Eve Brown Review

Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong—so she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It’s time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she’s not entirely sure how…

Eve’s character didn’t really gel with me at the start of the book. I thought she was spoilt and childish, pretty much exactly what her parents thought of her. But as the plot progressed and we learnt more about Eve and her struggles figuring out who she is as a person and why she throws away opportunities at the earliest convenience before the fails. She displays a lot of growth over the course of the storyline and even though her feelings for Jacob come on pretty quickly it made sense and she sat down and thought out why and if she was really feeling this way before communicating that to Jacob.

Jacob was precious. I love his sternness and abruptness and his overwhelming standoffish attitude yet that starkly contrasts with how he runs the B&B giving his tenants any and every opportunity to engage with him to make their stay better. I loved the banter between them, especially their first meeting! To see him slowly thaw around the edges when he was around Eve and accept all of her little quirks was wonderful to read and the way he tries to fight his feeling for her down was very cute.

I love a good hate to love trope and this book hit the nail on the head for me. I have to say the conflict between them that drove them apart was a little lacking in the dramatics for me. I think Eve definitely should of been a lot more sterner with her family and sent them away before going and talking to Jacob. It all felt a little rushed in the end and I wish it would of been drawn out a little more.

I have to say this is probably my favourite out of the three books in this series. In comparison to the other books this one felt a lot more light hearted and carefree. The stakes weren’t at a all time high or anything and it was just a fun, light fluffy read that I needed at this point in time. Talia Hibbert pretty much stuck to the same format throughout the three books but it works so why change what isn’t broken?!

⭐️5/5 stars Loved this, just read it!!