BOOK REVIEW: Sweet as Honey by Lucy Lennox

Sweet as Honey by Lucy Lennox

Series: Aster Valley #2

Release Date: April 6, 2021

Page Count: 298 pages



When I rode my bike into Aster Valley, it was supposed to be temporary. A quick, relaxing visit with friends. No entanglements. Zero drama.

But then I saw the bumblebee being harassed on the side of the highway.

More specifically, I saw Truman Sweet, Aster Valley’s resident botanist, spice merchant, and bee-costume enthusiast, being harassed. And the second I got involved, all my plans for a quick departure scattered like pollen on the breeze.

It turns out that Truman—adorkably shy, relentlessly sunshiny, hot as all heck, reluctantly-still-a-virgin Truman—has secrets. Secrets someone in this charming small town doesn’t want brought to light. Secrets that rouse every one of my protective instincts just as surely as his kisses rouse… other parts of me.

And before I know it, I’m thinking being entangled might not be so bad… if it’s Truman I’m tangled up with.

I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Truman from the dangers in his past, but after a lifetime of loneliness and disappointment, how can I possibly convince him to trust me with his future?


We are back in Aster Valley! I loved Sam and Truman together!

I love characters with awkward rambling and who word-vomits when they are nervous and Truman is exactly that. He did exhibit some doormat behaviour but I guess I can sort of understand where he’s coming from. I really wish he acted a bit more earlier, I just feel like it’s been going on for a long time. Sam was so caring and really supportive, a great boyfriend. I really loved them together.

The mystery is very predictable and I knew the ‘bad guy’ from the start. Ugh, he really creeped me out and I cannot believe no one else in town figured it out. Where is your inbuilt radar for creepy people? I’m a very ‘vibes’ kind of person and I trust my instincts a lot. And yeah, this person was a huge NO.

Loved the cameo from Tiller and Mickey! This is the second book in the series with dual POV and can be read as a standalone.

I also wish that we had a proper epilogue. From the POV of one of MCs would have been great instead of a new character.

Overall if you’re looking for a fun, hot and sweet romance, bumblebee costumes and spices, check this out!

Buy It: Amazon USAmazon UK

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