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For Love or Honey

(Blum's Bees #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,705 ratings  ·  347 reviews
When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head-on.
Which is exactly what I did when Grant Stone rolled into our small Texas town, driving a sports car I could fit in the bed of my truck, wearing a suit as black as his soul. He’s here to acquire mineral rights to half a dozen farms in town.
And there’s no way he’s getting mine.
I don’t make deals with the devil.
So whe
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published September 21st 2021
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Sep 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars


I love small town romances and add in the enemies to lovers troupe, I was so here for reading For Love Or Honey. This was charming, fun, and had some fantastic characters.

Jo Blum is a spitfire. I was surprised Jo was the youngest of the Blum sisters because she seems like the boss of the group to me. She lives with her mother and sisters, all of whom are single because of the well known curse on their family. When Grant Stone comes into town determined to acquire the rights to the B
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'I’ll be your somebody' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Staci Hart hit the jackpot when she started writing small-town romance! I fell in love with her style years ago and it just keeps getting me more addicted every single time I read one of her creations. Actually, the early reviews for this book were making me even more excited and, as a consequence, I had crazy high expectations for it. Well, of course, Staci did not disappoint. She did a brilliant job
The Blum sisters and the bee farmer aspect was definitely the highlight for me. I struggled with pretty much else. The writing didn’t work. It was predictable and at times cringy. I don’t know how many times Jo kept mentioning and comparing Grant’s junk to different animals and items. I get it! He’s well endowed.
I wasn’t a fan of Grant so he and Jo together didn’t do anything for me.
Jo and her sisters, Poppy and Daisy were okay but when they tried to be funny or made any reference to sex I cou
May 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
(3,5 stars)

"But because when I´m around you, that magic is there too. I´ve been starved for that magic my whole life, and you take it with you everywhere you go."

This is a two POV book with the POV´s of Jo and Grant.

I really loved the tension in the first half of the book between Jo and Grant, the enemies to lovers vibes were there and I really enjoyed their bickering and the little fights they had.
For me the transition to lovers happened a tad fast so the pacing of the second half of the book
Sep 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing


Sometimes you just know from the first chapter that
a book is going to be magic, and For Love or Honey had that spark from the first moment Grant and Jo are on the page together.

I love Jo and the Blum sisters. Jo has gumption and protects those she loves with ferocity. She is loyal to her town and her family and will protect them at all costs. I couldn’t love her more for her beliefs, her actions and her heart.

Grant was such a lost character. My heart broke for this
• Lisa •
Sep 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I’ve been an avid romance reader for longer than I can remember, probably way before it was even appropriate. I’ve read unforgettable books, classic books, books that make me blush, swoon and smile and a whole host of other feelings and of all the books I’ve read over the years this author has written some of my favourites. I’ve had a bit of a difficult time with reading this past year, nothing has seemed to hit the spot like it normally would so to be given the chance to read this book meant ev
Samantha Rose
Sep 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Did I choose to read this because the cover is cute? Maybe... But I’m so glad I did! I fell in love with these characters and their hilarious banter right from the first few chapters. This enemies to lovers story set in a small farm town is magic!
Jul 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Oh, What Has Happened Stars
OH, SO SWEET, IT'S FREE 7/6/22-7/10/22!!!!
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
I automatically click anything by Staci Hart. She has just the right take on so many things for me. What I appreciate is how she can weave real-life issues into the romances she writes. It never is too much, just enough to allow the reader to ponder and think for a moment about what was presented.

In For Love or Honey, we have a small town that has become the target of a company that wants its mineral
Staci Hart
Jul 28, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

FOR LOVE OR HONEY IS LIVE!!! One click your copy today from your favorite online book retailer!

DJ Sakata
Oct 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

He began to speak, the deep, easy lilt in his voice hypnotic. When I glanced around me, everyone’s pupils could have been pinwheels— they even leaned toward him just a little. The man was a black hole.

And the town singles were flapping around in his orbit like moths. He was new, shiny, rich, and this town’s dating pool was stagnant and covered in pond scum. There were two ways to find love in Lindenbach— either you married your high school sweetheart or you left town and brought
Jun 20, 2022 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF at 34% ......"Not feeling it....gonna stop now ."
Usually a huge Staci Hart fan ...this one...a little too silly maybe!!!...not realistic ...rom-com ...but not really that amusing.
Oh well!!!
The Romantic Rush Blog
Sep 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my sugary goodness! For Love or Honey is smooth and sweet, golden just like honey. My favorite of the small town books thus far, and one of my all time favs from always-delightful Staci Hart. Pure swoony romantic magic!

Staci has tackled the small town genre with the gusto and grace I’ve come to love about her writing. Back in dreamy Lindenbach, Texas, the prickly youngest of the self-proclaimed Blue bee witches goes to battle with the suited, city-boy Flexion oil rep in order to save her fami
Sep 22, 2021 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

For Love or Honey is standalone novel but it’s connected with Bet the Farm and Friends with Benedicts. The love story between Jo Blum and Grant Stone, is enemies to lovers set in small town.
Overall quick and fun read.
Mar 13, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie-authors
This was such a sweet enemies to lovers, dual perspective, opposites attract small town romance. When Grant shows up to Lindenbach, Texas planning to get a number of farmers to sell their farms so an oil company can frack the land, he was not prepared for just how stubborn the Blum women would be.

Right from the start Jo takes him head on, planning various humiliations in an attempt to drive Grant away. The more they hang out together though, the more she comes to realize there might be more to
Fierce Heroine
Oct 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 🌟

This was such a feel good, funny and swoony small town romance!
I'm so glad I gave another chance to reading Staci's books because this one was just everything I like.
Small town, enemies to lovers, sassy 'country girl' heroine with amazing family and big town shot coming to town for business but finding so much more.
Loved the banter that had me laughing out loud, so much that my kids asked me why am I laughing. The chemistry was there and just risen with every next chapter I read. And it w
Jeeves Reads Romance
Sep 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-arcs
Small town charm with a side of steam - this was cute! I love a good enemies to lovers romance and a fish out of water story is always a fun time, so this was right up my alley. The story remains light, sexy, and playful throughout, which makes it fly by. It's got humor, steam, and the heart of a small town romance. There was never a time when I LOVED it, but it's solid from start to finish - an easy, lighthearted read.

The story follows Grant, a businessman who frequently uses questionable tacti
Sep 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, humor
When I read a Staci Hart book, I almost always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get amazing characters that have an undeniable chemistry, even if they are polar opposites and dialogue that is funny and off the charts. And I can't forget to mention THE BEST chapter titles (please take notice of them if you haven't before).

For the Love of Honey is no different. Right from the very first pages, I knew I was in love with Jo and the people she surrounded herself with. They have a love of thei
PP's Bookshelf
Sep 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Staci Hart can bring out the most simple emotions with the most powerful effect and For Love or Honey is not an exception. This small town enemies to lovers romance with a swoony alpha hero and a sassy sweet heroine is the best example of feel good romance with incredible depth of feels.

The Blum sisters have been a pillar of the close knit community of Lindenbach, Texas. Specially the youngest blum, Jo. They not only run a successful bee farm, they always help the town in everything. Like their
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Oh my lanta, I loved this book! For Love or Honey is my favorite kind of enemies-to-lovers romance with plenty of laughter, lust, and angst. Is there an L word for angst? Plus, it takes place in a small town where everyone knows everyone and drama takes just two seconds to reach your mama. Jo is your classic small-town girl, destined to live there forever and cursed by some small town charm. Grant is the opposite, with no real home, no real family,
Oct 20, 2021 rated it liked it
Jo Blum’s family farm has been passed down from generation to generation. Jo’s a beekeeper who loves her small town, her family and most of all, bees. So when an oil tycoon Grant Stone rolls into Lindenbach wanting to buy her family’s farm, Jo’s willing to do anything to get him out of town. Even if that means killing him with kindness and pretending to be his pal. But when Jo starts to develop real feelings for Grant, her plans—and his—go right out the window.

For Love or Honey by Staci Hart is
Sep 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 Sweet Stars!

For Love Or Honey is the latest sweet and sexy romance from author Staci Hart.

For Love Or Honey follows the story of Jo and Grant. When Grant rolls into town, he’s perceived as the devil. His mission to acquire the mineral rights to half a dozen farms in the small Texas town Jo resides in. But, if he thinks he’s going to get the rights to her land, he’s got another thing coming. A challenge has been made and all is going to plan until the line in the sand has been washed away….

For Love or Honey is the perfect small town romance mix of humor and swoon worthy moments.

I loved getting to know the Blum sisters in previous books and Iris Jo definitely put up a fight for her affections. When Grant came to town he had a one track mind - to buy the Blum farm. In an attempt to get him to leave Jo puts him through a hilarious series of obstacles with no luck. Instead she found herself falling for his charms. With all their honesty towards each other they weren't honest with the
Sep 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was small town, enemies to lovers perfection. I love a good enemies to more story, with all the heat and the banter and this book had it in spades.

Grant Stone was the perfect evil interloper and Jo is the tiny but mighty fighter to bring him down. In the beginning it seems so black and white.

Their chemistry in and out of the bed room was AMAZING. The growing tension between them as Jo put Grant through his paces was palpable. And the banter was so witty and clever that they were tentative
Cat Nunez
Sep 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Enemies to lovers is my favorite trope and this was the perfect book!! I loved Grant and Jo’s banter, despite how different they were, they still had some similarities and that’s why it made them so perfect. I really enjoyed their story, how Jo taught him some things about farming and the importance of family.

Jo was a badass, she always said what she’s thinking and I loved all the things she did in their farm and how involved she was in helping their town. She had a great relationship with her s
Anna Reads Here
Sep 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Release Date: September 21st, 2021

You’ll enjoy:
» Enemies to lovers
» With burning sexual tension
» In a small town
» Getting to know each other
» Through lots of no strings attached sex
» And great banter
» Also an amazing family
» And fun supporting characters

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Review: After reading Friends With Benedicts , I’ve been so excited for Jo’s story. I knew she was going to be an absolute riot, I just didn’t know how much of a joy she would be. And the Blum family and their antics
Travelogged Blogs
Dec 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
***3.5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐💫***

This is the first book I've read by Staci Hart and it was quite enjoyable. It was your typical enemies to lovers rom com with a city bachelor who's arrived in a small town to buy farm land for his father's oil company but the farm owner and her three fiery daughters refuse to go down without a fight. Especially the youngest daughter Jo Blum doesn't want her dad's leagacy to be snatched from her which has been remained with their family since a long time so she engages into
Cassandra Martin
Sep 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Would it be rude to ask for the next book in this series already?

Staci Hart has written this small town to perfection! The family dynamics, the banter, the love, and the excellent side characters.

This book had me smiling and laughing throughout. Jo and Grant have some amazing chemistry, and as a reader you’ll be telling them to hurry up and realize their feelings!

“Pie for breakfast?”
She nodded. “Sometimes, pie for breakfast is the only thing you can do.”

I love Staci Harts writing, some of her
Kate R
Sep 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
For Love or Honey is a fun enemies to lovers set in a small town with easy to love characters. There is small town drama galore. The pace and storyline here were on point. Overall, an entertaining romantic comedy. I’d recommend it.

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Laura Barnard
Oct 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another easy five stars for the wonderful Staci Hart. This series is one of my fave from her. Hilarious and sexy, perfect read.
Davina Herondale
I mean…it was fine. Not the best, not the worst. A solid medium
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