Get it at Amazonfrom our DIK review: Part-time teacher and PhD student Danika – Dani - Brown has a great life. She loves her job, she has her best friend, Sorcha, with her, and her life’s on a solid course overall – even though she cracked an egg into a bowl of cake mix, stirred it up and ate it in the wake of her last break-up. Handsome university security guard and ex-rugby player Zafir “Zaf” Ansari is both romantic and practical – the kind of guy who would run up several flights of stairs to save someone, and also someone who listens to romance audiobooks during his lunch breaks. But he’s got his own scars, and suffers from serious anxiety following the death of his father and brother in a car crash. Zaf has a crush on Dani, but Dani is resistant to anything but a fling at the moment. After the breakup of her last relationship with her girlfriend, Jo (the one that caused her to eat raw cake mix), she’s sworn she’s going to have a little fun with her romantic life instead of worrying about love. Fate intervenes when Dani becomes trapped in an elevator during a fire drill and Zaf rescues her from her plight in a most dashing way. A video of him carrying her out of the building bridal-style hits Twitter and goes viral. Dubbed #drrugbae by the Twitter populace, Zaf and Dani strike a bargain – they decide to pretend to date for the sake of Zaf’s charity, which teaches underprivileged kids to play soccer. This is all well and good to Dani because hey, she might get her desired fling out of it after all. But to keep up the ruse they have to spend time together – and Dani finds herself, step by step and moment by moment, falling in love with Zaf. I love Talia Hibbert’s prose, and Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a warm embrace of a book – terribly funny, and also terribly real and romantic. There’s so much to love about this book, from its charming characters to its warm university town setting to the way it manages to explain just how scary allowing oneself to fall in love can be.
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