Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield



I’m not supposed to enjoy this book. By all accounts, I should hate this book but damn it – I fucking love it.




It’s taboo… It’s sexy… It’s freak nasty

Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield has loads of daddy/daughter kink and I knew that going in and had made my mind up with disliking the story before I even read it. Well, guess what? I didn’t dislike it at all. Instead I ended up loving every part of the story.

I’m not going to get to messy with this one. This book doesn’t need any help to get messy, it’s already messy. I am going to make it real pretty for you.

First a quick word from the author. . .



Just because Kate ‘Middleton’ McGrath, wants a man to call ‘daddy’ in bed doesn’t mean—

Oh, you stopped reading. Cool.

Kate gets it. Kinks aren’t for everyone. Hell, they’re probably not for Mr Henderson, her grumpaholic boss. She really shouldn’t have crush on him, but the man is just so goddamn stern. Sure, a lot of that comes down to ‘being her boss,’ but still, it feels like there might be something there.

Tyler Henderson is a golden boy who’s lost his shine. He’s old, his dream career is over, his fiancée’s left him. Now all the former firefighter can do is try and bury his troubles in paperwork and hard liquor. He says ‘try’ because he can’t get Middleton out of his head long enough to wallow properly. He’s not going anywhere near the girl. HR issues aside, he’s done with sweetness and things don’t come sweeter than a cupcake-baking engineer who knits her own hats.

A case of mistaken identity causes Kate and Ty’s attraction to give way to blistering sex. They have more in common—and more to lose—than either of them realized. When it comes to unreasonable attraction you can rarely change your mind but can you act your age?


I want to put it out there that I have zero interest in daddy/daughter kink and before I read this book, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it. Now that I have read it – I still have no desire to call a man daddy while he pretends I’m his daughter in bed but I can understand why some people are into it.

Kate is beautiful and smart but she’s also looking for daddy. She looking for someone to smack her ass and tell her she’s been a bad girl. Kate is the girl next door on the outside but on the inside, she’s a freak nasty! A good freak nasty! She also happens to work for a man who is twenty years older than her who she fantasies about on the daily.

What is a freak nasty you ask?

The true definition of freak nasty is to be sexually uninhibited. It is not being afraid to enjoy sex and trying new things. This person can be female or male, married or single… It doesnt mean you’re a hoe or a skank. Just means you’re not afraid to get your FREAK on.

 Ty. . . let’s just say he is the somber sort who hates everything and everyone – except Kate.  He doesn’t really know it yet or understand it for that matter. He loves being called daddy. Say daddy and he is all yours. Being called daddy from a woman who is young enough to be your daughter should be disturbing but he likes it anyway.

Oh, Ty is sexy as hell too. I’ll admit I’ve always had a thing for older sexy men. I’ve never had the desire to be spanked by them while I scream “Daddy no”.

What happens when two people who attracted to each other end up in bed on a business trip by accident? Duh, they bang. Not quite so much in this book but close enough. Don’t worry about me giving anything away – the author states this much in the synopsis.

But there is way more to this story than just some bedroom kink, it is passionate and raw. It’s heartbreaking at time and at other times funny as hell. That’s where the true beauty in the story comes from. It goes way beyond taboo and tells the story of two broken individuals who may or may not find what they have been missing in each other.

Like every good girl, Kate still wants love and Ty has room for that kind of love or connection.


“I don’t think you want to love anyone ever again and if I stay, I will wring myself out trying to make you change your mind, I’ll ruin all the best parts of myself.” – Kate

I think I fell in love with Kate after reading those words because for a sweet, quiet girl, she loved herself and I need a heroine like that to enjoy a story.

But Ty’s history prevents him for ever being more than the kinky daddy/daughter shit in the bedroom. His heart was off limits. For him, love wasn’t something he felt worthy of.


“It’s hard to charm someone when you don’t think they deserve you. I wasn’t using you for sex, I was letting you use me and hoping that was all you ever wanted so I wouldn’t disappoint you.” – Ty

This book gave me LIFE!!! I ended this story feeling like I had just been introduced to my long lost freaky author. Me and Eve Dangerfield have just entered a new relationship and she needs to update her Facebook status to in a relationship with Pretty Mess Reading.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, very much so.

Will I read another book by this author? Yes! I’m very much intrigued by her words.

I told you I was going to keep it pretty and I’m a woman of my word, always.

TTYL, lovers. . .

Follow all things messy. . .

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img_8422  About the author. . .

Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels ever since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own unapologetically sexy tales about complex young women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Eve currently lives in Melbourne with her sister and a zen-like rabbit named Billy. When she’s not writing she can usually be found drinking, dancing or making a mess. Often all at once. Calling her an author will get you kissed* 

*circumstances are subject to change.


Hey there! I'm Danielle! I just a girl who loves books. I love books so much that I talk about the stories like they are real. Who knows? Maybe, they are real to me. I do love the book world, it's way better than reality. . .sometimes. . .because. . .I'm also a proud mama bear, wife, and mother!

7 thoughts on “Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield

  1. Rofl! I would read this book because of the synopsis alone… “Oh. You stopped reading. Cool.” I hollered. I am not against this link but a lot of the time I have seen it done really poorly. It is exciting that in this book, it isnt.

  2. You made me look it up, and wow. She marketed it under “Parenting and Relationships!” Points to the author for her ballsy marketing coup! I’ll give it a shot, just based on your review.

    1. I noticed that too! I thought it was funny. I didn’t know if anyone else would pick up on it.

    1. This was my first book by her and it will not be my last. I feel like I need to go on a hunt for all of her books now.

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