Cover Take a Hint, Dani BrownTitle: Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Author: Talia Hibbert

Release date: June 23rd, 2020

Series: Book 2 of 3 in the Brown Sisters Series

Pages: 400



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 big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, 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 is 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.

The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now 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?


Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert is the second book in the series Brown Sisters but you can read this book as standalone. This is my second book read by Talia Hibbert and I loved both books. I loved Take a Hint, Dani Brown and I cannot wait to read the next book in series.

“I’m never uncomfortable, Zafir,” she whispered. “I lack the necessary social awareness, and anyway, in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m kind of a badass.”

Dani is a woman who knows what she wants in her career and she wants to be the best in her field. She doesn’t have time for a relationship and she thinks that she isn’t made for a romantic relationship. I love Dani Brown because she is unapologetic, she doesn’t lie and she is outspoken.

You’re always something, Zaf. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even when you don’t feel anything, you’re still kind, and smart, and thoughtful, and one grumpy motherfucker. You’re still you.

Zafir is a sweet and brave man who believes in romance and reads romances and he wants to have a relationship with happily ever after. He had problems with anxiety and he worked to solve his problems and to deal with his grief.  I like that he encouraged the people around to talk about their feeling and he isn’t afraid to admit his feelings for Danika. Zafir is perfect for Dani Brown because he loves her ambition, he accepted the way she is, and he supports and encouraged her.

He loved her intelligence and her ambition, her crystals and her sticky notes, her charming smiles, and her dreamy ones. He loved the way she thought in straight lines and facts but believed in magic to honor someone she’d lost. He loved her chameleon curls and her passionate speeches and her awkward unfamiliarity with her own emotions. He just-he loved her.

I loved the funny banter between Zafir and Dani. I laughed through the whole book.  I loved both characters and their families. I loved the way that Zafir loves and admires Danika. I loved that Danika is trying to be better for Zafir. I’m in love with this book and I recommend everyone this book.

Sweatheart, loving you is the easiest thing I’ve everyone.



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Author of Take a Hint, Dani Brown.

About the author

Talia Hibbert is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.

She writes sexy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalized identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include beauty, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm. She also rambles intermittently about the romance genre online.

Talia self-publishes via Nixon House and is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary.

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