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A Honeybun and Coffee

(Honeybun Heat #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,312 ratings  ·  159 reviews
Surprised into hiding in a men's room stall at work, Angie Peterson, owner of the Dunk and Run Coffee Shoppe, overhears two men talking about killing someone named Alastair Honeybun. Picturing a frail, helpless old Englishman, Angie rushes to warn him. There's only one, small problem, Alastair Honeybun is six foot two inches of yummy man, who's perfectly capable of taking ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published October 31st 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 18th 2008)
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Judi Easley
My Review:
This was a crazy, fast-paced introduction to a series with EIGHT brothers. The romance was sweet. The crime solving was hectic and absolutely not by the book. But the men are sexy and the women forgive them. Full review coming on the blog.

Yes, eight brothers and they are all sexy and have their own book. So, if you like this one, you have lots more reading to do! This bro is named Alistair, "Stair" for short. He's 6'2" and well muscled with red hair and a dachshund named Jaws. He's tir
Apr 12, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Bland. No substance. There was no depth. Every action was 'go, go, go.'
There was not a moment to really connect to the characters.
I wanted a cute, romantic, suspense but this had poor execution.
Did not work for me. You may love it.
Disappointed since I loved the premise.
E.G. Manetti
This offbeat romance is a little hard to classify. At the core, it's suspense with our heroine, Angie, pulled into danger when she tries to help a stranger. There are a fair number of plot twists and lots of action to keep it exciting with enough relationship development and steamy bits to definitely meet the 'romance' criteria. That the hero goes by the unlikely name Alistair Honeybun and Angie runs a coffee shop are the setup for more than one moment of silliness. And there are plenty includin ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the start but then all the POVs and add-ins made for an overwhelming plot line that went here, there, everywhere. Lots could've been cut out. Found several editing errors as well, along with a lot of repetition. Was hoping things would be fixed as the story went on, but the pacing dragged. Could've been a great read had it gone through some further developmental editing.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Angie Peterson is minding her own business, (The Dunk and Run coffee shop) when she takes a restroom break. Having to use the men's instead of the ladies due to a plumbing problem. She overhears two guys talking about killing someone because they saw something they shouldn't. She finds his address and before she can leave she is running for her life with this stranger who she just wanted to give a warning to.

Pros: This is a fun fast paced story with well developed characters, lots of humor, and
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great contemporary read with an action plot. To sum it up in a phrase: No good deed goes unpunished...

Angie Peterson takes a break from the counter of her coffee shop and has to use the men's room due to plumbing problems. The person she asks to 'guard the door' gets busy and two men enter. Embarrassed, she hides her presence - only to overhear them planning to kill someone with the unlikely name of Alistair Honeybun.

Once they leave, she rushes to call the only listing in the phone book and fi
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story about Angie overhearing two men talking about killing someone. She felt she needed to tell the man that his life was in danger so calls him. When Alastair got the call, he thought it was a prank so hung up. Angie didn't stop there and went to his house to explain she had heard men saying they were going to kill him. Turns out Alastair didn't know he had witnessed a kidnapping which is why they were after him. Tension rises when Alastair is just about to phone the police and th ...more
Laz the Sailor
So when you want to start a new romance series, the first thing you do is create a family with lots of children with unique names. You do this so you can create sequels easily, and since all the brothers look the same, they have to have memorable names.

This book follows that plan to the letter. The story is typically quirky, with one or two smexy scenes, and each of the 11 brothers has a special skill that helps to save the day. The bad guys are stupid, the motivations are all lame, but the bant
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
It was a satisfying read over a year ago, but I had to drop the rating from 3 stars to 2 - and that is being generous.
The book threw me off a few times due to its lack of editing and/or editing errors (for example, when the main female character goes from wearing a skirt to wearing pants a few paragraphs later, at the beginning of the story). There were a lot of spelling errors and a few clumsy sentence structures as well.
Anyway...while the Honeybun clan was awesome (and totally unrealistic), so
Kathy Bryson
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun story on the surface, this is also the 1st story of 8 brothers who bring new meaning to wild and crazy. Alistair might be a stockbroker, but he's anything but staid when a complete stranger overhears a death threat against him. Despite a cold, he scoops girl and puppy onto his motorcycle and happily dodges bad guys with the help of his brothers for a quick and entertaining read!
Sep 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Started out interesting and with potential but just got too silly. DNF Toasted from my Ebook Library.
Karma Queen
This book was OK. I had a difficult time getting into it and found some of the plot points a little hard to believe. I don't think I'll continue with this series.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
yummy read!! Now I must read all of the honeybuns!!
Lizzie T. Leaf
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful, fun read. Sam Cheever did it again!
Mar 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
Persevered with this book but just didn't capture me. I was so bored by this stage and couldn't carry on.
Aug 20, 2016 marked it as dnf
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yesterday's Lost, prequel - Oh my gosh, this book rocks! The intensity, the vivid descriptions, the hurry up and TELL ME what did it!, all these things eats up your patience in this fast paced, suspense filled story. It's almost with bated breath time in some places in this story; it's been a long time since a story affected me like this. Move over Koontz and King, Cheever can write this genre too! The author provides information about the characters and the series, as well as an overview of thi ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure I'm now addicted to Honeybuns!

This is the first thing I've read by Sam Cheever and I'm hooked. A Honeybun and Coffee is a fun, quirky, feisty, romantic suspense novel that had me engaged from the very beginning. The banter between the brothers as well as between Alastair and Angie was funny and goofy at times, and so entertaining. The dynamics between the different characters kept things interesting. Jaws is an adorable little hero who earns his moniker. Some of the bad guys and
Dec 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
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CA Portnellus
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off this novel gets 4 stars for entertainment, the general witty dialogues and convoluted plots and ploys. But it gets only 2.75 stars for some poor editing, grammar gaffes, and typos. For such a popular author some of these errors are unacceptable.
But in reality this novel is a bit reminiscent of 'Rear window' and some fast paced 007 or Jason Bourne stories. The quirky Honeybun family and their clan of 8 handsome sons are fun, and a bit like MacGyver, each with a unique talent to share i
Mary Lou Webb
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start to a new series

Great introduction to the Honeybun clan. Eight brothers, all of them tall, strapping, and handsome as all get out, and all of them prone to attracting trouble, meet and work to claim their honeys while joining together to solve the mysteries that keep popping up around them.

This is the story of Alistair and Angie. She overheard some thugs discussing killing Alistair while she was in the bathroom, and goes out of her way to let him know. Only it's almost too late as the
Nancy Silk
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Exciting And Entertaining Fast Escape Novel"

Sam Cheever has created fun, snappy, and romantic novels to make you laugh and enjoy. She's also a dogaholic and she creates her stories based on personal experiences. So...dive into this entertaining story about Alastair who meets a gal at a bar, Angie Peterson. At the coffee shop where Angie works as supervisor, she overhears two men talking about killing Alastair. She needs to warn him and protect him. The district attorney's daughter has been kidn
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-ok
What is up with the characters' names? There are 8 brothers, each with weird names and it started off as a bit of fun, but then my pet hate -H and h's name both start with the same letter. Lazy. Then it got even worse, the His Alastair and they shorten it to Stair. So I started to stay in the story, from that point. The story was complex, with a bit of fun, but it crossed into silly. It would have been great with a less is more approach. The brothers were just all too perfect yet the plot device ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angie Peterson, owner of the Dunk and Run Coffee Shoppe, had to use the men's room because the ladies room was out of service and she hids when two men walk in then overhears them talking about killing someone named Alastair Honeybun. Picturing a frail, helpless old Englishman, Angie rushes to warn him. There's only one, small problem, Alastair Honeybun is six foot two inches of yummy man, who's perfectly capable of taking care of himself. But when the thugs show up while Angie's still there, th ...more
Evelyn Grabas
Enjoyed reading this and would have given it 5 stars, except for the fact that although it was mentioned several times as to how the villains always knew where Stair and Angie were, outwitting the police, FBI/Cia? and the marines, the book ended without ever answering that question. As much as I tried to figure out who could have that info and passed it on, I could think of no one, and apparently neither could the author. I hate reading a book that leaves you hanging and this one definitely did.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Fast read, very mediocre.

What I liked: the family dynamic was great. Looking forward to reading about each of the brothers and their stories. There are some good characters here.

What I didn't like: there was no heat between the couple. The story was more narration than an exploration of their feelings. I didn't come away with any "feels" from this story. Also, at the end I was confused about who did what in the mystery, unclear resolution.

If the next books got better, then I would continue to re
J Young
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An entertaining crime novel!

This was a fun read. Amanda is just trying to help when she warns Alastair Honeybun that his life is in danger but she finds herself running for her life too. I loved the Honeybun boys; each unique in their own way but intelligent and gorgeous. The story has a little death, some mystery and plot twists, enough romance to add interest, and a surprise ending; with plenty of intrigue and humor!

I received a free copy of the book but my opinions are honest and voluntary a
Chris Blackton
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was really enjoying this book till I got to the explicit sex. I am not sure why lately every book has to duplicate Fifty Shades of Grey but it takes away from the story for me. If there has to be sex in a book I don't feel the need for all of the intimate details!

The story and plot and twists were really entertaining and well written. The characters were quirky and funny. I will try another in this series but it may be my last.
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Sam Cheever writes mystery and suspense, creating stories that draw you in and keep you eagerly turning pages. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 80+ books.

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Other books in the series

Honeybun Heat (8 books)
  • Life, Liberty and Pursuit of a Honeybun (Honeybun Heat #2)
  • Fast Track to a Honeybun (Honeybun Heat #3)
  • A Honeybun in Hell (Honeybun Heat #4)
  • Honeybun in a Loin Cloth (Honeybun Heat #5)
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