Take a hint, Dani Brown [electronic resource] / Talia Hibbert.
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- ISBN: 9780062941251 (electronic bk)
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USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him "rescuing" her from their office building goes viral... 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?
Electronic reproduction. New York : Avon, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2429 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
*Starred Review* Hibbert continues her wickedly funny romantic comedy series, The Brown Sisters, by following Get a Life, Chloe Brown (2019) with a magical friends-to-lovers tale that brings together a brainy and bewitching PhD student who is afraid of commitment with a gruff and husky security guard who is a hopeless romantic. Despite their obvious chemistry and the fact that they flirt every day at work, they are fundamentally unsuited. Fate intervenes when Zaf gallantly rushes to rescue Dani when she is trapped in an elevator, resulting in a heart-melting viral video of him carrying her out like a knight holding his ladylove. They decide to capitalize on their sudden internet fame by faking a relationship so that Zaf's children's charity can get some much needed funding, but soon their public displays of pretend-affection transform into private moments of intensely hot passion. Dani and Zaf's ability to finally push past the fear of rejection and cope with depression and anxiety, as well as their devilishly good dialogue, make for engaging and authentic diverse characters. Hibbert is a rising star, and this tale will appeal to all contemporary romance fans, including those who enjoy British romantic comedies. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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