Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert

In this book we follow Dani and Zaf. Dani is a PhD student, Zaf is a security guard at the university Dani is going to. When there’s a fire alarm and Dani is stuck on the elevator, Zaf rescues her and the video of this is going viral. Zaf sees it’s really helping his bussiness Tackle It, a sports charity for children. So he asks Dani to be his fake girlfriend, to gain more publicity. But while they’re fake dating, their feelings change.

“The thing about mental health was, you couldn’t take a course of antibiotics and be magically healed.”

I didn’t love this book as much as the first one. I connected to Dani less than I did with Chloe. But I liked Zaf more than Redford. Zaf was so sweet, despite his own problems. He had anxiety of his own, but also helped Dani with it. He’s a sensitive, intelligent and romantic man.  I didn’t connect much to Dani. She didn’t really have anything special that made me love her.

“Because he knew her well enough to realize she’d rather be holed up in here like Gollum, stroking books and murmuring, “My precious.”

This book dealt with grief, anxiety, panic attacks and depression. It did in such a beautiful and strong way. Talia Hibbert has written the trigger warnings at the beginning of the book, and I really appreciate that! There aren’t a lot of authors that do that, and it can be really hurting for some people.

“Loving you is the easiest thing I’ve ever done.”

The writing style was once again amazing. I loved the dialogues, and the humour. And also, the sex scenes. This book is definitely not for the younger readers!

  • Title: Take A Hint, Dani Brown
  • Author: Talia Hibbert
  • Publisher: Avon
  • First published: June 2020
  • Pages: 360
  • My review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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