Talia Hibbert continues to delight with the third novel in the Brown Sisters series. At this point, the only sister left unattached is Eve, and of the three Brown sisters, Eve is the flightiest one. At Twenty-Eight, she still can’t hold down a stable job, and her parents worry that she just isn’t cut out to handle adulthood. They threaten to cut off her trust fund and kick her out of the house if she can’t keep a job for six months. In retaliation, she runs away to a few towns over and finds a Bed and Breakfast that is looking for a chef. After a disastrous interview, she accidentally runs over the owner, Jacob Wayne. Eve feels obligated to stay and help out, and she and Jacob start one of the cutest grumpy/sunshine romances I have read in a long time. Seriously, their banter is top-tier adorable. I wish I hadn’t had to return my library copy so I could pull out some quotes!
Jacob is not just a precise, buttoned-up, adorkable, control freak. Jacob is Autistic. Eve slowly comes to learn through learning about Jacob that she is Autistic as well. As an ADHD-diagnosed adult, I feel she is more on the ADHD end of the neurodivergent spectrum, but people can definitely be both. Regardless, it is wonderful to see neurodivergent adults portrayed as though that is their strength rather than their weakness. Talia Hibbert is definitely an author that I will seek out in the future, I hear her new YA book is fabulous!