Can’t Wait Wednesday – TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert. I devoured the first book in this series while on a train to NYC last month and was beyond thrilled to hear the second book is coming out in a few months.  I was even more excited when I saw that it features one of my favorite romantic tropes – fake dating.


TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert

Publication Date:  June 23, 2020


From Goodreads:

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 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?

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

38 replies
  1. Angie Elle
    Angie Elle says:

    Everyone seems to love this series! I don’t think I’ve seen a bad review for the first book in the series.

    I hope you enjoy this one! 🙂

  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    This novel sounds like it will be one heck of great fun. The title alone just made me laugh and my wishlist grew again *sigh* Thank you for sharing and happy reading!

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