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Take A Hint, Dani Brown

Take A Hint, Dani Brown

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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?
Publisher: New York, NY : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers ; [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062941237
0062941232
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 21 cm

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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. ... Read More »


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TheresaAJ
May 12, 2021

One of the reasons I like Hibbert's novels is that she features a diverse cast of characters and often upends stereotypes. In this outing, the female protagonist is allergic to romance and commitment while the male protagonist, an ex-footballer, indulges in both his feelings and romance novels. When a picture of Zaf carrying Dani out of an elevator goes viral, the two agree to "fake date" to keep the momentum going as a boost to Zaf's struggling non-profit. Like all good romance novels, misunderstandings abound with it all sorted out in the end. Although the wordplay is not as sparkling as her first book in the series, it still kept my interest.

LCPL_Vivian Mar 22, 2021

This is the second book in the Brown Sisters trilogy, and I loved this one way more than Chloe Brown. Dani Brown is hilarious, and the love interest, Zaf, can match her energy. I thought that they had great chemistry and banter. You don't have to read the first one to read this one, therefore I'd recommend it if you're in the mood for a sweet, funny, and steamy romantic comedy.

WestSlope_TheaH Feb 11, 2021

I loved this #OwnVoices romance. The first book in the series, Get a Life, Chloe Brown is also good! You may wish to start there. Take a Hint, Dani Brown could be read on its own and yet it also builds on what is best about the first book to deliver an engaging, banter-filled and steamy contemporary romance. Authentic diverse characters are at the heart of this book. Dani Brown is a witchy, bisexual, career-driven PhD student looking for a friend with benefits. Zafir Ansari is a Muslim former rugby player turned security guard at Dani’s university. When a video of the two of them goes viral, they decide to fake a relationship to bring much-needed publicity to Zaf’s non-profit. But is their obvious chemistry enough for them to push past fears, cope with depression and anxiety, and try a not-fake relationship? Read to find out :)

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lilyofthevalley3
Feb 08, 2021

Cute story, enjoyed the humour, loved the main characters!

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ryner
Dec 30, 2020

Another funny and smart romance from Ms. Hibbert centering around the Brown family in England. This volume focuses on sister Dani, a university professor burned out on relationships who is just looking for a FWB when a building emergency thrusts her and security guard Zafir into a very public rescue situation. The video inevitably goes viral and the two agree to pretend to be a couple, since it benefits them both, at least as long as the hype lasts.

Though I didn't find this second book to be quite as charming as the first in the series, it was a great opportunity for a light escape during the doldrums of COVID-19. I appreciated the role-reversal of common stereotypes regarding men's and women's dating practices and goals. Looking forward to Eve Brown's story next!

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 28, 2020

Romance on the "spicy" side...Talia Hibert's Brown sisters are all dealing with their own "stuff." I love that these romantic heroines have to figure out how to adjust their boundaries to allow men to fit into their lives, rather than just drop them the minute someone they find attractive comes along.

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afafosman
Dec 19, 2020

A great read just like it’s predecessor. Loveable cast, Dani and Zaf are charismatic, lovely and real characters. Romantic, witty and shines a light on dealing mental health as a unit.

JCLHebahA Dec 14, 2020

I loved the first book of this series, but this one (which can be read on its own) just blew me away. Dani is a career-focused woman who's a bit out of touch with her own emotions, and Zafir is a grump on the outside with a heart of gold and trauma that he's still recovering from. They've both got some heavy stuff they're dealing with, but that doesn't dominate the story, and they handle it like mature adults, with plenty of snarky banter and sizzling chemistry along the way.

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samcmar17
Nov 18, 2020

I read this in two sittings. Just as good as the first book. I love Talia Hibbert's sense of humour and it makes me so happy when I can read a book and laugh genuinely with it. There is some excellent steamy moments, and Dani is as quirky as Chloe. I cannot wait to read the last book in the series (and I am going to be so sad that there won't be anymore!)

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Einer2
Nov 12, 2020

Couldn't get into it-so didn't finish.

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