Book Review | Take A Hint Dani Brown | By Talia Hibbert






Contemporary Romance

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
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?   ( Goodreads)




My thoughts




Narrative and Plot



Take a Hint, Dani Brown is the second book in The Brown Sisters series. This book is an absolute delight to read. It is just pleasant, warm and fuzzy in terms of the tone. The narrative alternates between Danika and Zafir. Both of them have this charm and exuberance that resonates throughout the story.

The plot is not just a shallow fake dating story. It sheds light on a lot of things. The story maintains a lighter tone, while dealing with many issues like anxiety, depression, self doubt. And yet, it acknowledges the gravity of these issues in its own way.


Characters and Conflicts



Danika and Zafir are both lovable characters. Their charm is what makes the story tick. Danika is a workaholic who maintains a no nonsense front. But at the core, she is a soft hearted woman who was hurt in life and is struggling with self doubts. Danika is not letting it get to her, but she has a way of dealing with her own problems.

Zafir on the other hand is a kind and soft hearted man, if you get to know him. But there is more to him than that easy charm. He is a strong individual who is trying his best to get over his grief and tackle his life, so to speak. When these two come together in a relationship, what unfolds is just a sweet romance.

They might not be perfect but together, they are perfect. Zafir’s family is fun to read. Also, Chloe and Redford give us glimpses now and then, that might jog up old memories of “Get a Life Chloe Brown.” (review)










Overall, this is a swoon worthy delightful read, if you enjoy romance novels. Only thing – you ought to stay careful while listening to  the audiobook. Just in case, because this is one hot read! I mean Zafir can pull it off as cute, but can we? Take a hint, people.  













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3 Responses

  1. Great review! Sounds like a really good book! I like it when authors respectfully work in themes like depression and anxiety, so bonus points for that! Glad you enjoyed your read!

    • Rejitha says:

      Thank you. Yes, I think anxiety was dealt in a matured manner in this book even if the theme was light hearted overall

  1. November 14, 2020

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