From the Sunday Times bestseller comes a warm, tender and utterly hilarious story about love and betrayal
‘The feeling you get when you read a Milly Johnson book should be bottled and made available on the NHS’ Debbie Johnson
Love can sting. Or make you fly … Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiancé 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?
There is nothing more sexier than a Scottish accent so Adam was a big hit with me! Admittedly he does come across as being quite brusque to start with but the more you get to know him the more I liked. I honestly couldn’t understand why either him or Stevie would want their ex partners back after their lying and cheating. For me they were well and truly better off without them but I could certainly empathise.
The one thing with throwing themselves in to trying to get their exes back, it gives them both something to focus on which I think in some ways helps with the heart break. Adam’s plan unwittingly brings both the characters closer together and I loved how well Danny, Stevie’s son, gets on with Adam. It was lovely to see the bond they started to form.
The Birds & the Bees was a fun read where I very much enjoyed the chemistry between the two love interests growing throughout the story. I don’t know about anyone else but it always warms my heart and makes me feel happy and Milly Johnson’s books always delivers these wonderful emotions. A humorous and uplifting read!