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Where do I start? This is an adoring, fun loving read with a somewhat hurt and troubled young man and a girl who is sticking to the plan she once made with her mother.
I went from adoring, loving and wanting Bo all to myself to loathing the ass and wanting Sophia to walk away and never look back. In the end- I was cheering them on and loving the two of them together. Two people meant for each other and all they needed was a dog name Triton and an electric start. :)
“You never truly lose someone you love. They are in everything around you that you love.”
This was a hard lesson for Bo to learn- 10 yrs and all it took was for a woman with a love for Honey to move into the town to turn his world upside down. Don’t get me wrong- it wasn’t overnight but, it was well worth the wait.
Sophia Brown a single female with a furbaby named Triton who moved to the small town where her parents grew up. No friends and no family; a fresh start and a plan was all she was expecting with a sweet hobby and what a start it was….
Bo Smith a single athletics coach in small town who was heartbroken when he was a kid and never got passed it.
Together will they both find something they didn’t think they needed or wanted? This story is simply amazing & sweet with characters that will pull you in from beginning to end. You won’t want it to end-
I love nothing more than a real-life romance and this romance is so very real. It’s down to earth and full of the thoughts and feels we all have in our heads every day as we try and get through this thing called life. It pulled me in from the first page and held me tight until the very last. Firstly let me say, I love a strong female lead and this book delivered. I loved Sophia’s gumption. She’s been through some life changes and hasn’t let them stop her from pursuing her dreams. She is a smart girl and she won’t let her heart go running off without her head in tow. She is a girl after my own heart in many ways. She has bravely left her old life behind to try a taste of the small town living her parents were always so fond of and the last thing on her mind as she settles into her future is romance. Now, Bo…oh Bo! He is everything I love in a romantic hero. Misguided, disconnected, almost inexcusable really. He is the is the catch every single girl in town (and probably as far as two towns over) has tried to land, but he’s unattainable. He doesn’t do serious, doesn’t want the burden of commitment and domestic life. His palms sweat at the very thought. But when he touches the new girl in town for the very first time, something more unexpected than sweaty palms happens…Sparks fly whenever they encounter each other and the iron-clad fortress Bo has constructed around himself might not be enough to protect him from how this makes him feel. As you peel back the layers and learn about what made him this way, your heart will melt, trust me. With my favourite three R's, reluctance, realisation and redemption, this is a 5* sweet as honey story with a great supporting cast of friends, family and a furry little (big) matchmaker, that will leave you buzzing!
Side note: There is some heat to cut through the sweet too, plus I’m a sucker for a good pet name and Bo throws Sophia’s around like a pro #winning
While settling into her house shortly after moving to a new town, Sophia Brown meets Bo Smith, the athletic director at the high school across the street while trying to get her dog, Triton, into her truck to go to the vet. Bo takes an immediate liking to Sophia, but the same can’t be said for his attitude toward Triton. As Sophia forms a fast friendship with Judy, Bo’s sister and one of the local veterinarians, she learns the reason for his aversion to not only her dog, but all pets. When Triton proves himself to be more than the disobedient oaf he originally took him for, Bo quickly changes his tune. But it may be too little, too late for Sophia. Still reeling from a big surprise, she must decide if she’s willing to give Bo another chance.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! From Triton’s antics to Bo and Sophia’s simmering sexual tension, it was perfection. Props to Heather Shere for deviating from the standard romance novel formula. In doing so, she crafted a fun and easy to read story that made me laugh, cry, and smile from cover to cover. I highly recommend this novel and can’t wait to read Ms. Shere’s next one.
This is my first book by Heather Shere and I must say I'm a fan! I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and entertaining and kept me engrossed from beginning to end. Plus what's not to love when you have a hot guy and cute puppies involved plus my hubby calls me honey...lol OK,ok so hot guy is a douchecanoe at the beginning and doesn't like dogs but he has his reasons. Bo also has has his reason for trying to stay single with no commitments to anyone. But with his matchmaking sister and brother in law on top of the gorgeous new girl that moved in he's having trouble remembering his rules. Sophia is just looking to be closer to her mom and dad and living a sweet and simple life. Making her soaps and dog treats and of course having her honeys bees. Meeting Bo and his hot then cold attitude is getting tiresome but the spark that flows between them can't be ignored. The characters in this book are so well developed you get their backstory and you get a sense of who they are and where they are coming from. The secondary characters just pull this book together. Then the icing on this cake is the aanimals! I am a dog lover and enjoy books with them in it. This was a good read and I would definitely recommend it.
Fun read and the writing flowed making it an easy read. The lead male character, Bo, is flawed which is a nice break from the perfect romantic leading male. I was right with Sophia as she calls him an ass and a dick – he truly was acting like one. Even though he was those things, he was still a charming character that you root for. This is a “real-life” type of read, meaning not a fantasy romance that very rarely happens, but reads as how relationships really are. Sophia is a strong female who didn’t put up with Bo’s crap, called it as it is, and has a great outlook on life. Stealing the show is Sophia’s wonderful dog, Triton, who annoys and torments the hell out of Bo, but also helps bring him back to life. Told in alternating views of the two main characters which I loved. The author writes so that you feel the electric charge between the characters. A wonderful debut novel. I look forward to reading more from this author. *I was provided an ARC and am voluntarily writing a review.
If I could give Honey Bee more than 5 stars I would. What incredible read! I went from putting it down and going about everyday life activities to burning dinner and then to locking myself in a room and hanging the "do not disturb" up. They say dogs can sense out the good in people, this story is evident of that. From day one, Triton was on point. Most have read those other books where the guy always gets the girl they have sex and live happily ever after. Honey Bee dared to be different. The struggles of life and love were shared by all the characters. From an accident leaving a brother and sister's life changed forever, a high school football team who never gave up, to the Queen Bee who left her hive. Laughing one moment, cooing the next, and crying after. But Heather Shere brought her talent and the love of her dogs into this book. There's an element in this book which kept me wanting more, love. Love in the purest form, the unconditional love we are shown by our pets, the love we have in return for them.
This is Heather Shere's debut release and man did she do it right. Sophia is the new girl in town. She's easy going, grounded in who she is, and has a witty sense of humor. Bo is the town hottie. The high school football coach that has all the ladies attention and who gives most of the ladies attention. But underneath all of that is a man broken. It takes Sophia to bring him back to life. Well, her and her dog Triton. Triton was the most lovable character I have had the pleasure to read in quite a while.
This story will keep you reading because the characters and story make you feel good. There is slight angst but nothing that you feel tortured by. There are some tear jerker scenes but they will also touch your heart.
This a great read and a great debut release by Heather Shere. I am a fan that can't wait for her next release.
Honey Bee stung me in the heart. This was a sweet, funny, heartwarming love story. I liked it a lot. The main characters were very likeable. The leading lady's dog, King Triton, was a Bernese Mountain Dog. I own two of them. King Triton's actions were spot-on! He made me laugh and think of my own two boys behaving the same way. At the beginning, I felt the book was moving a bit too slow for me...at the end, a bit too rushed, but overall, the book made me laugh, shed a few tears, and gave me that feel-good feeling when I finished, so for me that is a satisfying read. Two-thumbs up from me for Honey Bee!
I've been a fan of Heather's work for a few years now. She has a way of writing that sucks you into the story and really allows you to feel like you are right there with the characters.
I really enjoyed reading Honey Bee. It's a departure from Heather's usual style of writing, but every bit as good. This is a fun, lighthearted story with a great ending. I fell in love with Triton, and can't wait to try my hand at making my own Triton's Treats!
I totally recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about romance and falling in love.
I loved this story so much. It's funny and full of realism, it has a well grounded plot, nice easy flow of reading to which you can immerse yourself. I enjoyed the honesty and values of the characters and found it a refreshing and original storyline. And I loved that we get a recipe at the end!! Nice job with that Heather Shere. As this is her first book I will be looking out for more from this author.