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Mum's the Word

(Bennet Brothers #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,445 ratings  ·  282 reviews
Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

My mother has summoned me home to take my place at Bower Bouquets, and as the heiress, I’m expected to do as I’m told. I’m expected to sit by her side as she does her best to decimate the Bennet family and their flower shop, Longbourne. I’m expected to play by her rules, or she’ll ruin me too.

But the day I crash into Marcus Be
Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 31st 2020
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Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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I am loving these Bennet books! I was really looking forward to this book because not only was it Marcus book, but it was a forbidden romance. Two feuding families, and romance ensues. Gah! I love it.

A Bower and a Bennet could never fall in love… but when Maisie Bower runs into Marcus Bennet, its love at first site. Until she finds out his name. Then she knows. It can never be. Except the connection and chemistry these two have is undeniable. Even though it seems impossible, they ha
Staci Hart
Jan 29, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 Sorry To See End Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
From the very beginning, I have loved this series. I mean come on, a wonderful city base, the historic backstory of the family and its business, and the charming, confounding collections of brothers who have come together to save the day. What's not to love...

We met this engaging family from the start and learned of all their quirks and soft spots. Brothers, one by one have met their match. They have had to recognize love, dive in, stop being their own
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

Such a lovely story, it's a forbidden romance which I devoured.It has all the things I like to my stories and two amazing characters that rocked this story.

Marcus and Maisie stole my heart, these two are just fantastic.They were full of emotions, sweet and intense.I have loved Marcus from the previous stories.Omg this man, he is so swoon worthy!Marcus and Maisie had instant chemistry together and you can feel it!

This series is a must read!


Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

5 Starcrossed CROWNS

SWOONY SIGHING...that is how Staci Hart's novel Mum's the Word made me feel. Every word and moment between Marcus and Maisie is laced with such devotion and tenderness. I felt immersed in love.

Marcus has been that more reserved of the Bennet family, the caretaker, so to see him get swept away in a romance, and a romance with sworn family enemy, was fantastic. He also has all the aspects of a hero I love - protective, caring, compassionate. What really sold
Kandi Steiner
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Staci Hart has completely outdone herself with this series. Every time I read a new Bennet Brother, I think, "It can't get any better than this..." AND THEN IT DOES. There was so much depth to this story and to every single one of these characters. I was wrapped up from the first word to the last. It's impossible not to fall in love with not only Marcus and Maisie, but with the entire Bennet family. Romantic comedy gold. 5 stars! ...more
Z - literaryeffect
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, arcs
“I thought about the way he’d looked at me in that moment when we were daydreaming of a future — our future. That look was a mirror of my heart, reflecting love back at me like a blinding streak of sunshine.”

The Bennets and the Bowers have had this long-standing family feud that started from their grandparents. It led to the main conflict of the book — Evelyn Bower wants to take the Bennets out of business.

Maisie Bower spent her life feeling like her mom was pulling the strings on her all t
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Be my equal' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

What a sweet, sweet ending for the Bennet Brothers series! If you still haven’t met these wonderful men and their adorable family, I don’t know what you are waiting for! Staci Hart did a fantastic job with these novels and characters and let me tell you, Marcus and Maisie’s love story was no exception. Get ready to swoon with the delicious sweetness that is Marcus Bennet, his relationship with Maisie and the whol
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Well, it should come as no surprise that Staci Hart has once again hit a home run with Mum's the Word. As the final novel in the Bennet Brothers series I had high hopes, but Marcus is well...Marcus, and I admit I wasn't sure of the romance Staci could create for him that I would believe. She absolutely exceeded every thought I had though, giving readers a beautiful, touching, believable forbidden romance that put hope in my heart and tears in my ey
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
4.5 STARS!


As always, Staci holds your attention captive, her lyrical writing making you swoon with every page flip!

A Bower and a Bennet, sworn enemies for eons...

Well, that is until one rainy day when Margaret Bower literally runs into Marcus Bennet. It was the perfect meet-cute moment #sigh. But they soon discover that they can't be together; and oh my poor heart 💔.


Out of all the Bennet siblings thus far, I'd have to say Marcus is my fave. He's the caretaker. The one everyone depends on
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

4 “trust” “dream” Kisses

I seriously live for books like Mum’s the Word. I mean, let's be honest – I live for any and every book by Staci Hart, especially when it comes to the Bennet Brothers Series...this family has completely stolen my heart and I’m loving every second of it. From the moment I read the first chapter of Mum’s the Word that was in the back of Gilded Lily , I have been anxiously awaiting Marcus and Maisie…there is something truly special a
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Staci Hart is a brilliant writer. I can't say it any other way. With Mum's the Word she brings another fascinating story of one of the Bennet Brothers into this world.

Maisie is a strong heroine, one that will surprise you as much as she surprised Marcus. You might think she's her mother's tool but she'll prove you all wrong. I love how she fights for what she wants and her way of showing her heart of gold. She's Marcus's significant missing puzzle piece.

Marcus is exactly like I imagined
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Maise Bower and Marcus Bennet run into each other by happenstance and it’s practically love at first sight. But after their chance encounter, they end up in the same meeting and realize they could never be together because they come from feuding families. The Bowers and Bennets have rivaling flower shops, but Bennet is a goldfish compared to the Bower powerhouse. And due to an old grudge, Maisie’s mother is determined to take the Bennets down.

Marcus is left at the forefront of his family’s busi
Vanessa (nessreads)
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Mum’s the Word is the final book in the Bennet Brothers series, and what a way to go out. Marcus and Maisie were just a joy and I couldn’t help but be swept away.

Marcus is the most reserved of the Bennet family. He’s protective, caring and compassionate. I love how he’s supportive of Maisie and he listens to her and helps her be who she wants to be, and also helps her achieve her goals. He definitely had me swooning.

Maisie was sweet and fun. There were times where she came off as weak,
Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)
Staci has, yet again, delivered another unputdownable Bennett brothers book. This one may be my favorite (this is hard to say because I say that about each new book she releases 😂)

This book has all the feels, and a story that makes you fall in love right along with the characters.

Bravo on yet another amazing book!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rate: 4.5 / 5 stars

Oh man...I think I just read my favorite Bennett brother's story. Marcus was so dreamy omg. From the very first chapter there was just something about him... and something about him and Maisie that was special.

I loved their first meeting... that's exactly what we call MEET CUTE. And gosh was it super cute! It's like these two's souls met when they collided against each other. Everything that came after was shocking, fighting against temptation, fighting for what was right an
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
it’s a bennet brother book which means i already love it but, this particular book didn’t engrave itself into my heart like the others.
in my opinion, maisie and marcus’s relationship was passionate yet i didn’t feel breathtaking chemistry; at times it felt forced or rehearsed??
even though, it was still an incredible book. i love the characters in this series so much and the ending was so phenomenal that i have to raise my rating!!!
(i'm gonna die while i wait for the last one to come out)
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mum's the Word is the third stand-alone novel in the Bennet Brothers series by Staci Hart. The whole series is based on Pride and Prejudice, although this particular book felt more like a book inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

Maisie and Marcus's first meeting was something that could have come from a rom-com and I am saying that in the best possible way. I found myself rooting for them from the first time they met. The second time they did, they realized that there is a feud between their families
Shoshanna Ford
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a lovely way to spend this morning. I curled up with my coffee and Kindle and barely budged. 

I'm usually so-so on love at first sight stories, but the extra layer of this being a forbidden love helped immensely. The story is exquisitely crafted. Staci Hart has once again surprised me. There exists such a twisted backstory between the Bennet and Bower families. Even more twisted than I expected. Finally having the full retrospective picture really answered some questions for me. The
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Staci Hart is an amazing author and this book proves why! She took a classic take of love and turned it into a deliciously forbidden one.
One chance meeting changes everything for the children of two rival families. Marcus and Maisie stole my heart!!!
They both have to deal with extreme difficulties but their chemistry was off the charts.
I amazed at the author to recreating such a beautiful setting and turning it to fit modern standards. If you have not started this series, then please do!
This is
“I do. Trust you. Tell me the sky is purple. Convince me two and two is five.”
He made a face that told me exactly how disturbed he was at the math.
“Tell me you love me,” I said.
With a slow smile, he leaned in and whispered, “Now that I can do.”

2.5 stars :(

I absolutely love this series. Anyone who knows me knows this. I’ve been fortunate to review both Coming Up Roses & Gilded Lily, and the latter is my favorite Staci Hart to date. So, obviously, this was one of my most anticipated March relea
More like 2.5 stars...

I was excited for this book for a lot of reasons:
- Marcus has been the most stoic Bennett brother so far so I wanted to see him come undone.
- Forbidden romance between rival flower shops!! I loveee that premise.
- This series has been a hit so far and I expected something just as swoon worthy as the previous books.


MUM’S THE WORD created a teenage-like love story of two people becoming enamored of each other at first sight and sneaking around to be in a relation
Carly Wilson
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Mum’s The Word’ is the third book in the ‘Bennet Brothers’ series by Staci Hart, and I have been waiting desperately for this book to be released after reading the ending of ‘Gilded Lily’. Hart did not disappoint! Her quirky characters, deep family ties and style of writing romance is what keeps me coming back for more.

If you fell in love with Luke and Kash Bennet, then brace yourself because Marcus is equally as divine. He is organised, methodical and strong, and his main focus is taking care
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4, Star-Crossed Lovers, Stars!!

"It was a kiss thick with hello and desperate with goodbye. It was a long and languid meeting of two people who would never be, a tasting determined to mark every sensation, to commit to memory. We were a twist, his hands roaming my back, my face, my hair. My hands learned the shape of his jaw, as hard and sure as it appeared. They memorized the feeling of his hair, thick and lush, ruffling under my fingertips. For that brief and fluttering span of time, nothing ma
Cyndi Becker
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every Staci Hart book leaves me with a glorious giddy feeling. Her take on Pride and Prejudice struck a chord with me and each of the books in the Bennet Brother series, her tribute to Jane Austen, have become instant favorites.

There was something about Marcus Anthony Bennet that completely stole my breath, and it started with a kiss. Yes, the meet-cute of all meet-cutes was achieved when Marcus collisioncollides with Maisie Bower. But what brings them together, the Bower-Bennet feud is the ver
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Oh my heart. Every time I read a Staci Hart book I fall in love.
Staci is one of those authors I want to read forever.
I am literally obsessed with her stories, the characters, the writing. I always look forward to reading her books.

This book is just the ultimate love-at-first-site fairy-tale, with a few hiccups and snags along the road but the well awaited, well deserved, well loved HEA.

Marcus is such a moral and upstanding guy and Maisie, she's just the most beautiful person ever.

When I was a
Cassandra Martin
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As with the previous two books in this series, I have this passionate urge to go to a flower shop, and buy all the flowers. This book was a satisfying end to the Bennet Brother's Series arc. But don't worry we'll be able to find out the happily ever afters for the twins - Jett and Lainey - in upcoming cross over books (yay!).

Marcus and Maisie's love story revolves around their forbidden love, with both families already in the mist of fighting. It was all about fate for them. This book is a rete
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First off, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bennet brothers. Mum’s the Word was a fantastic read and I could not out it down. The moment Marcus and Maisie meet there’s that instant spark that neither can deny. However, what are they to do when they realize who each other are and what it means when their families figure it out. This story takes you on a fun, flirty, and figuring out who you are journey. Marcus and Maisie will pull you in and you will devour this book until you find out how their jou ...more
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Staci Hart comes at us with another beautifully told, romantic, against all odds love story that held my heart hostage. Her simplest of words weigh on my reader heart and had me swooning over Marcus and Maisie. Their love story was overwhelming in the best of ways. The hurt and betrayal that a daughter had to endure, but the light at the end of the tunnel was so glaring and so positive she rose to the fight and slayed. I loved every word. Every stolen moment. A family found. A love blossomed and ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-so-good
While I’ve loved this series, this one is probably my least favorite out of the three. Staci creates quite the villain in Mrs. Bower, one that deserves everything she gets. My only gripe is that this was slightly too insta love for my tastes. I like a bit more build up and angst when it comes to romance especially when the stakes are so high. But that being said, I still recommend the Bennet Brothers and I can’t wait to see where Staci takes the twins next!
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