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
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.
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
I love the story between Stevie and Adam
Adam! I love the way Milly writes her leading men
Adam - she does a great Scottish accent
Adam again, he is a big softie. I also really liked Stevie and her best friends Katherine and Eddie
This is a fantastic book. I love the characters, even the nasty ones!! I love Milly Johnson books
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.
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.
(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!!
"Sometimes things aren't always as they seem.."
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.
author of books for teens and children
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.
Definitly in the top 80%
A spring afair. Both deal with unfaithful partners in a digestable way
Very good narrater - loved her
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
I think when the hero helps save Danny.
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.
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.
I have listened to and read several of Ms. Johnson's books. The Birds and the Bees is hands down my favorite.
more plot twists, more "hold your breath to see how it works out" moments...
this is my first book by this author....
this is my first book by this performer...
not without more drama and suspense...
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.
Without a doubt the big strong Scotsman with the heart of gold.
It was a good, fun read - totally predictable, but in a good way.
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!
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!
I love them all!
I just fell in love with all the characters (except Jo, ofcourse).
A cracking read (or listen). Enjoyed every minute and also got a sinking feeling toward the middle as I did not want it to end.
A nice voice to listen to. Felt warm and friendly.
Very glad to have discovered a new author to add to my collection.
"Lovely story - shame about the accent!"
I love Milly Johnson and this is my favourite of all her books. Yes it's chick-lit but she has a wonderful gift for creating characters that draw you in from the very beginning and about whom you really care. They are real people leading real lives and the things that happen to them feel perfectly believable. I also find that, unlike most stories in the genre, she does have the ability to keep you guessing a little and this is especially the case in "The Birds and the Bees" as you wonder who will end up with who. Generally the narration on this audiobook is good - I liked Becky Hindley's voice and was generally very happy with her reading. However, it's a great shame that Adam McLean, far from being the Highland Scot that he is meant to be, now appears to be from Northern Ireland and I think she fails utterly to capture his character.Once I accepted that however, I still managed to thoroughly enjoy the story.
Other books by Milly Johnson
If it doesn't involve the need for Scottish accents - almost certainly.
It makes me laugh AND cry no matter how many times I read the book/listen to the story.
This made me laugh out loud, loved the 2 characters in it and all the mis understandings!
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