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The Birds and the Bees | [Milly Johnson]

The Birds and the Bees

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.
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Publisher's Summary

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back.

Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

But what happens when Adam’s crazy plan actually starts to work? Just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?

©2008 Milly Johnson (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Michelle 02-20-15
    Michelle 02-20-15
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    "Great book/audio!!"
    Where does The Birds and the Bees rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I have heard it a couple times already. It was light-hearted and fun. I enjoyed the relationship between Stevie and Adam. I also really liked the narrator, Becky Hindley. She did great bringing life to each character. I wish she would narrate more of Milly Johnson's books.


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    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 12-04-14
    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 12-04-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow

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    "The Birds and the Bees"
    What did you love best about The Birds and the Bees?

    I love the story between Stevie and Adam


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam! I love the way Milly writes her leading men


    Which character – as performed by Becky Hindley – was your favorite?

    Adam - she does a great Scottish accent


    Who was the most memorable character of The Birds and the Bees and why?

    Adam again, he is a big softie. I also really liked Stevie and her best friends Katherine and Eddie


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic book. I love the characters, even the nasty ones!! I love Milly Johnson books

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    Holly 09-17-14
    Holly 09-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not stop listening!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Birds and the Bees to be better than the print version?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the audio performance and will definitely look for more audiobooks narrated by Becky Hindley. I've never read any of Milly Johnson's books before but after reading this book I can't wait for more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Stevie and Adam McClane's relationship is absolutely one of the best I have ever encountered in a book, and the narrator really brings their fun banter alive with her wonderful accents. The ending is very satisfying but in a way I found myself wishing there would be a followup because I fell in love with the characters so much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    (Warning.. spoilers!) The scene in the kitchen with Adam and Stevie where all the lies and confusion finally come to light and they start to realize for the first time their true feelings for each other.. I think that has to be one of my favorite parts. Or maybe when Adam sees how mean his ex Jo is to Danny at the party and goes over to help the little boy and distract him from feeling bad after she's pushed him away. There are so many good parts, it's hard to choose!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Sometimes things aren't always as they seem.."


    Any additional comments?

    After many years of listening to audiobooks I've gotten from audible, only a few have made it to my top 10 all time favorites that I could listen to again and again because they are just that good. The Birds and the Bees made me laugh, cry, and the long hours of commuting to and from work fly by. I can't wait to read more of Milly Johnson's books and would never have even heard of her if I hadn't stumbled across this gem while browsing Audible.

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    Debra Garfinkle 07-28-14

    author of books for teens and children

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    "Really Fun Romance"

    I took my dog for an extra long walk, ironed, and did other chores to give me excuses to keep listening to this audiobook. It's a fast-paced, sweet, funny love story with a wonderful, well-developed protagonist. If you're a fan of Sophie Kinsella, I bet you'll be a fan of this book too.

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    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14
    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great book by Milly Johnson"
    Where does The Birds and the Bees rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitly in the top 80%


    What other book might you compare The Birds and the Bees to and why?

    A spring afair. Both deal with unfaithful partners in a digestable way


    What does Becky Hindley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good narrater - loved her


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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    Scarlettleigh Conway, AR, United States 01-02-14
    Scarlettleigh Conway, AR, United States 01-02-14
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    "Great Fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Birds and the Bees to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but hero's Scottish accent is one reason I love this book, so I suspect I would agree that the audio is better than the print. Plus Becky Hindley voice inflections are wonderful. She does it all - boredom, anger, sorrow, and laughter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Birds and the Bees?

    I think when the hero helps save Danny.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ah, that is difficult to say. There are so many funny scenes. From the heroine trying to understand the hero's accent to the subterfuge they engage in, to the hero's interaction with the heroine's young son.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are several memorable scenes, like at the hospital but I think that it is the general theme of the book that overall made this such a successful book for me. The book is humorous, touching with great character growth.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to and read several of Ms. Johnson's books. The Birds and the Bees is hands down my favorite.

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    Kari Homan 04-30-13
    Kari Homan 04-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Decent enough of a story..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    more plot twists, more "hold your breath to see how it works out" moments...


    If you’ve listened to books by Milly Johnson before, how does this one compare?

    this is my first book by this author....


    Have you listened to any of Becky Hindley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is my first book by this performer...


    Could you see The Birds and the Bees being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    not without more drama and suspense...


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    Emmanuelle 02-08-13
    Emmanuelle 02-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A good listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Birds and the Bees to be better than the print version?

    I've never come across the print version. I think it might have been better to read the book myself because I could then insert Gerard Butler's voice into Adam's lines, but overall, Becky Hindley does a good job.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Without a doubt the big strong Scotsman with the heart of gold.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good, fun read - totally predictable, but in a good way.

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    myrthasg 09-02-12
    myrthasg 09-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "chick lit + highlander fling = fun"

    Sure enough, during this listening you can't stop lots of smiles, snorts and even some LOL.
    Really enjoyed this author. She is funny, lighthearted and still manages to point out some very real facts from everyday life.
    The narrator is good, probably very good, it just took me a moment to get use to her british accent, once that was achieved it was fine.
    So, in the chick lit department this is definitively a GO!

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    amanda HILLSBORO, OH, United States 05-10-12
    amanda HILLSBORO, OH, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I lam in love with the big redheaded Scot!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Birds and the Bees the most enjoyable?

    I have listened to the book twice and can't wait to listen to it again. It feels so authentic and real. The real love story of this book gives me warm tingles all over. Love it!


    Which character – as performed by Becky Hindley – was your favorite?

    I love them all!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just fell in love with all the characters (except Jo, ofcourse).


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