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Stevie Honeywell's fiance has run off with her friend, Jo. Stevie is determined to win back her man, and pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement. She teams up with Adam, the man Jo dumped. Adam is trying to get back with Jo, but will love take a difference course?"...

Title : The Birds and the Bees
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ISBN : 9780753131770
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 12 Pages
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The Birds and the Bees Reviews

  • Love Fool
    2019-04-10 20:49

    I wish I could give this book 4.5 stars. Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go until her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn't going to act as he might expect. She isn't going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement. And it feels like history is repeating itself for Adam MacLean too, who is also determined to win his lady, Jo, back with the same basic psychological tactics. Then he is going to initiate his master plan: Getting together with Stevie to drive Jo wild with jealousy. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Milly Johnson has become an author I want to discover more. She is funny, her stories are unique and interesting, and her characters are likable... and when they are the "bad guys" you still want to read more about them, because they are fun to read. The reason why I wouldn't give this 5 stars is I felt Stevie was a little desperate... even before she was dumped. But, she redeemed herself. And, by the way, loved how much I wanted Jo to get it in the end.

  • Lainy
    2019-03-28 22:49

    Time Taken To Read - 1 dayBlurb From GoodreadsRomance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go until her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean.It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn't going to act as he might expect. She isn't going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.And it feels like history is repeating itself for Adam MacLean too, who is also determined to win his lady, Jo, back with the same basic psychological tactics. Then he is going to initiate his master plan: Getting together with Stevie to drive Jo wild with jealousy.So, like the Scottish country jig 'The Birds and the Bees', the couples all change partners and learn some revealing truths about each other along the way. But what happens when Adam's master plan actually starts to work? And just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?My ReviewStevie Honeywell is getting married in a few weeks, everything is going great until Jo's psycho husband shows up claiming Stevie's fiance has run off on holiday with his stunning wife. Sure enough it comes to light and Stevie and Adam, Jo's husband, team up to split them up and get them back for themselves.Chick lit is not normally my first choice of book but sometimes you need something light and this was the perfect book for it. Stevie is a nice lady who seems to have no luck in love and comes off as a door mat. As the story progresses and the unlikely team put their plans into action we see a different side to Stevie emerge and Adam being more than a Scottish drunken thug.The characters are well done although I must admit to disliking or hating at least 2 of the main ones, Jo and Matthew, and Stevie annoyed me with her placidity. However as her story unfolds you start to warm to her and by the end I was rooting for her.I picked this up to read a chapter before bed and was still awake at 1am. It is very well written and easy to read. The chapters are short which is great as you can dip in and out or in my case just one more and your still reading 10 chapters later. This is my second Millie Johnson book and it won't be my last, 5/5 for me.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-20 19:28

    Quick read chick-lit. Utterly predictable, frothy lovey-dovey fluff, which would be totally boring IF it was not for the unequivocally endearing characters Milly Johnson serves us with, and the cosy, heartwarming, just-what-you-needed feeling you get from the happy-ever-after ending!I really enjoyed Milly's recent novel "The Teashop On The Corner", with all its charm and humour, and this one, which dates back to 1997, was almost as good. Peopled with lovers, friends and neighbours you can often relate to, some situations and storylines may be soppy, but the writing is unpretentious, witty and jolly good fun.

  • Sozie
    2019-03-28 21:35

    I fell in love ! With the Danny , Adam and Stevie. Not to mention this magnificent Author .. she has a way with words i ended up with hi-lighting most of the pages as " MY FAVORITE "

  • Maria
    2019-04-26 03:25

    This was a quick and fun read, if a bit one dimensional at times. I really enjoyed the main characters Stevie and Adam quarreling with each other, they were very likable and I laughed out loud more than a few times. When it comes to their exes however, I feel like the author laid it on a bit thick. I got clobbered over the head with how horrible both Matthew and Jo are at every given opportunity. Neither of them has a single pleasant character trait, they're selfish, greedy for money and just plain horrible, which made it very hard to understand what Stevie and Adam see in their ex-partners and why they would ever start the whole charade that is the main plot of the book in order to win them back. Nevertheless a very cute read that I raced through in just two days.

  • Jules (Never enough time to read)
    2019-03-31 22:44

    I loved it. The story was very predictable but it was exactly what I wanted from chick lit.

  • Sarah Stuart
    2019-04-11 22:39

    Liked it very much. Would recommend.

  • Best Crime Books & More
    2019-03-26 03:41

    Oh my. Milly Johnson recently got me out of a little reading funk with her release The Teashop On The Corner. When I realised that I still had a couple of books of hers I hadn't read I was so pleased that I immediately bumped it up my to be read list, and thank goodness I did. Stevie Honeywell is an adorable character that you cannot help from the outset. She is a writer who is just weeks away from her wedding to fiance Matthew. However, she certainly wasn't expecting Matthew to run off with the much skinnier and more glamorous Jo Maclean.Her friend Catherine along with her husband Eddie and their brood of children make for excellent secondary characters and we see them chivvy Stevie along so that she can move on from Matthew. However, that was before Stevie met Adam Mac Lean, Jo's ex-partner. Adam is a really funny character to read about, with his gruff Scottish drawl and brittle exterior,, he really is a lovable bloke. With Stevie experiencing so many setbacks, her and Adam are hellbent on showing they don't need their exes, with the sole purpose of attracting them back.As with any Milly Johnson book it takes little to settle in and the characters you instantly like and want to know more about. Every time I read a Milly Johnson book it cheers me up and I just want to keep reading. I find myself in that horrible position of only having one of her books left to read so shall save that for my next book funk moment. This is a warm-hearted and wonderful read that will cheer you up no end.

  • Wendy
    2019-04-12 23:43

    I absolutely loved this book it was just what I needed in a stressful week to cheer me up. The characters were likeable apart from the appropriate 'baddy' or 'love rat' of course. I was thoroughly hooked right from the very beginning. I've 'read'/listened to this in audiobook (borrowed from the library) format but I have it in paperback too. I listened to this on my way to and from work and have on several occasions had to stop myself from laughing out loud and am sure I must have got some funny looks because of the silly grin I had on my face. I didn't want it to end I was enjoying it so much. I found myself wanting to slap the character of Matthew for the total idiot he was but then as the story unfolded I wanted to give Adam and Stevie a 'good talking to' to tell them to stop making assumptions and to actually talk to each other. The characters were so well drawn that I could visualise them. That is what I look for in a book because it brings the story to life. This was a lovely easy read that had me laughing and smiling and cheered me up no end. What more could I want. I loved it.

  • Lydia Laceby
    2019-03-31 23:35

    Originally Reviewed at Novel EscapesThe Birds and the Bees had the same Milly Johnson charm, wit and humour I have come to expect from her books. I did enjoy her other three novels slightly more than this one, but it was still a lovely read.I giggled frequently as I tend to do with Milly Johnson’s novels and a few scenes have been firmly imprinted in my mind (no spoilers). I liked the characters, and fell in love with Stevie’s best friend. I find she portrays the supporting characters so well I want them to have more of a roll in her stories - maybe that’s why she has interconnecting characters in her novels? There were times I wanted to shake the main characters though in aggravation. They couldn’t see past their own desire to get their husband/wife back and couldn’t move on which annoyed me at times. Other than that and it being slightly predictable, this was a nice romantic read, full of insight on broken marriage and finding love.Milly Johnson still remains one of my favourite new chick lit authors. Seriously, go pick up some of her books today! Chick lit lovers will not be disappointed. And I’m thrilled for her new book deal – 2 books a year starting next year! And congratulations to Milly on her well deserved success!

  • Shelley
    2019-04-19 03:43

    from the author of the yorkshire pudding club which i lovedstayed up til midnight finishing it. here's the synopsis from amazon:Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn't going to act as he might expect. She isn't going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement. And it feels like history is repeating itself for Adam MacLean too, who is also determined to win his lady, Jo, back with the same basic psychological tactics. Then he is going to initiate his master plan: Getting together with Stevie to drive Jo wild with jealousy. So, like the Scottish country jig 'The Birds and the Bees', the couples all change partners and learn some revealing truths about each other along the way. But what happens when Adam's master plan actually starts to work? And just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?quite predictable but really liked the characters in this, love Milly's style of writing.

  • Nicola Clough
    2019-04-13 03:39

    This has to be my favourite book so far by Millie really enjoyed it with a really good story line. Stevie is a writer and has a little boy she's going out with Matthew and she believes all is well till Adam turns up on her doorstep saying that her partner and his partner have gone away to Spain together and she can't believe it as jo is her friend and she can't believe she can take her boyfriend. Adam comes up with a plan to get both their partners back but does it work or does it not work. At the end of the day who will Adam and Stevie be dancing with at the end and will they both be happy.

  • Paula Sealey
    2019-04-08 23:51

    This is a heartwarming, often funny, observant look at the lives of the four characters. Some you come to love and some you detest (okay maybe just one you'll detest!) but you definitely care about what happens to them.The ending, although predictable (hmm, I think I promised to stop saying that didn't I?), is exactly what you want from this kind of romantic story. Who do you think will end up with who? I know I'll want to read this book again, and it's tempted me to purchase some of Milly Johnson's other titles, when my current bookpile has diminished a little that is!

  • Kim
    2019-04-24 01:32

    I've had this book for quite a while and not sure why I've never picked it up before. It was a lovely read. Her new book is a sequel I think- so needed to read this one before the first of next month.

  • Ruth Johnson
    2019-04-25 03:32

    lovely as always. really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of romance or chick-lit

  • Valerie Roberts
    2019-03-26 21:33

    A Wonderful ReadEverything you have written has been wonderfully entertaining but with this book you have surpassed yourself. I could not put it down so I had to get the audio version from my local library so I could listen to it in the car when travelling too and from work. The characters of Stevie and Adam came alive with the narrator using her voice to bring to life the creative genius of Milly Johnson.The plot was carefully executed and the characters were wonderfully depicted. I just loved the blossoming relationship between our spurned protagonists. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend this book to any and everyone. I could continue and wax lyrical but just read the book!!! Thank you, Milly!

  • Louisa Heaton
    2019-03-26 23:53

    This story was everything I wanted it to be! And I stormed through the pages, desperate for Stevie and Adam, to have their happy ending and for Jo and Matthew to get their just desserts.Milly did not disappoint. The best characters have faults and weaknesses and they're not perfect, so Stevie and Adam were the odd couple that found their happy ever after.I loved this story and this couple will stay in my heart for a long, long time.

  • June
    2019-04-24 23:33

    Another gem from Milly Johnson. I absolutely adored this book. It's like a big warm hug. Full of Milly's trademark humour - the sort that can make you spontaneously snort with laughter and make people look at you weirdly. Brilliantly drawn characters and an engaging story - it was predictable but this didn't dull any of its sparkle or the enjoyment I got from reading it. My only "criticism" is that I've finished it and I didn't want it to end. Xx

  • Sian Steen
    2019-04-16 22:27

    Sometimes, it doesn't matter if you know how a book is going to end by the time you've finished the first chapter. This book was a perfect example of an easy read. I really enjoyed the story, an found it made me laugh in some places, but very sad in others. Recommended if you want something nice and easy going!

  • Jo
    2019-03-29 02:55

    I really enjoyed this book!The plot was not nearly as good as The Teashop on the Corner, but I love Milly Johnson's writing style, and her ability to write realistic characters with such depth to them is just brilliant. Especially given the light-hearted, easy-to-read nature of this book. Would recommend.

  • Henriette
    2019-04-14 00:36

    Sweet chick lit. First book I have read by Milly Johnson, but it reads like a lovely hot cuppa on a rainy day. Perfect for a summer vacation read or a rainy Sunday read. Rather predictable but the characters are cute and make you want to just keep reading.No regrets here and will be picking up a few more Milly Johnson books for next time I need a sweet chick lit to de-stress with.

  • Michelle Cushen
    2019-04-10 01:33

    couldn't put it down !!!This book was so easy to read, I was hooked from the offset. light hearted with a touch of humour. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to start another from Milly Johnson.

  • Louise Lavery
    2019-03-31 01:48

    Milly Johnson is probably my favourite author. None of her work ever disappoints me. This is definitely my favourite books of hers that I have read. I absolutely love it! What I love most about it is that everything isn't perfect and happy from the get go. It is pretty realistic, which I feel you can relate to more. To anybody who loves a good chic-lit which will give you all the feels, then I definitely recommend giving this a read!

  • Catherine
    2019-04-02 19:53

    I do not usually like chick flicks but this was fantastic! It has the romance but obviously it's a tad turbulent but it has humor as well. I would definitely recommend others to read this especially if you feel down about yourself - everyone deserves true love.

  • Vickie Richens
    2019-03-27 20:52

    This was a free book on Amazon which I downloaded earlier today and have finished it the same evening, I liked the characters and was willing for Jo to get her comeuppance, you will, have to read the book to find out

  • Sarah
    2019-04-23 03:28

    Amazing!Running out of your books to read. Really enjoy getting to know all of your characters and all the details you put into them.

  • Sian Cole
    2019-04-17 19:34

    Quick read chick lit. Not great not awful either

  • Jenna Louiise
    2019-04-09 20:47

    amazing book

  • Lynn McCrum
    2019-04-24 03:36

    My favourite Milly Johnson book so far xxx

  • Gill
    2019-04-04 23:30

    I don't read many of this type of book, but really enjoyed this one, reading the last 3/4 of it in one sitting. Will definitely check out others by Milly Johnson.