My Top 5 Reasons for Reading “Take a Hint, Dani Brown” Again

This book is my favorite novel of 2022! Talia Hibbert delivers a thoroughly delightful romance novel with relatable characters, steamy scenes, side-splitting humor, witty hashtags, and even a bit of witchcraft thrown in for good measure.

K. Joseph
4 min readNov 16, 2022


Black woman, bare, short dark hair, beautiful.
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I’ll admit it — I’m a sucker for a good romance novel. There’s just something about the suspense, the will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic, and the inevitable happy ending that keeps me coming back for more. Based on an Audible.com recommendation of what I would like, I checked out Talia Hibbert’s romance novel called “Take a Hint, Dani Brown.” And I’m so glad I did! This book was everything I hoped for and more. I loved it so much that I’ve repeatedly listened to clips of my favorite scenes. Then last week, I began rereading it from start to finish. Here are the top five reasons why I’m doing so:

1. The Characters Are Relatable and Likable

One thing I look for in a good book is characters I can relate to and root for. And “Take a Hint, Dani Brown” delivers on that front. The book’s heroine, Dani, is a regular-sized woman (meaning, not super slim) who has always been comfortable with her body but has trouble believing that she was someone Zafir could love. Sound familiar? I know I’ve certainly been there before! Watching Dani grapple with her insecurities and ultimately accept herself was both relatable and inspiring.

2. The Romance Is Steamy but Sweet

If you’re looking for a read that’s equal parts steamy and sweet, “Take a Hint, Dani Brown” is the book for you. There’s no shortage of hot kissing scenes between Dani and Zafir, but they also built their relationship on mutual respect and genuine affection. It’s the perfect balance of swoon-worthy romance and heartwarming emotion.

The things that stand out most to me are the gratuitous sex scenes, playful banter between characters, and touching moments of…



K. Joseph

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