Poppy Christner has always liked playing softball with the boys better than playing dolls with the girls. In grade school, she periodically got into tussles with boys who poked fun at one of her sisters or mistreated the little kids. She once gave Luke Bontrager a bloody nose when he refused to let her join in a boys-only game of tackle football. Luke has no interest in Poppy whatsoever, or at least that’s what he tells himself. He wants a girl who’s demure and feminine and can’t live without a manly man. But when they’re forced to work together to protect Poppy’s family, Luke might decide Poppy is the girl he wants after all. And Aunt Bitsy might decide to write a vampire romance.
Review: A Bee In Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand is the second installment of her Honeybee Sisters Trilogy. I looked forward to reading about Poppy’s turn at romance in this story. Poppy Christner is as independent as Luke Bontrager is full of himself. One can’t be sure if another fight will break out or bit of romance is going to blossom between the two. One thing they do agree on is that the threats and vandalism has to stop on the Christner farm. They decide work together to find the perpetrator.
This book is a light, fun, romantic, clean read. And just as delightful as book one. Yes, it is predictable and you know there will a happy ending. What’s wrong with that once it awhile? Aunt B and her crazily-named cats add to the enjoyment of the story. Some readers may not like that the person behind the farm’s vandalism still is not caught. For me, that mystery is one of the reasons I”ll “bee” happily waiting to read the next book in the trilogy, Like a Bee to Honey. I also can’t wait to see if Rose can fully trust a member of the opposite sex with her heart. I would recommend A Bee In Her Bonnet if you are looking for a lighthearted, sweet romance. And while you are at it, check out Sweet As Honey, book one of the series, to see what all the buzz is about!