Wildflower: The World of True North

· Heart Eyes Press LLC
4 reviews

About this ebook

When the prize is love, sometimes you get stung. But if you’re lucky, you just might hit the sweet spot…

Juliana Burton needs a medal at Speakeasy's beer festival to push her brand-new brewery into the spotlight. She thinks she knows how to do it, too--with a beer made exclusively from Vermont hops, barley and the best honey in the state. Too bad the only thing standing in her way is a six feet tall, smokin’ sexy, and her secret high school crush.

After a very public disaster in Boston, Riggs Lyon is home with his teenage son in tow. Riggs is taking over the family beekeeping business with an eye to offload it and start life over somewhere where "Lyin' Lyon" isn't a joke. Selling honey to Juliana doesn't make business sense. She can't afford the high prices Lyon honey fetches in specialty shops and farmer's markets. But somehow, he’s having trouble saying no to anything she asks for, whether it’s in the hive or in the bedroom.


Wildflower is a stand-alone novel in the Speakeasy series of Sarina Bowen's World of True North! Stop in for craft brew and romance. The drinks aren't the only things shaking it up around here...


For fans of: Sarina Bowen, True North, Emily Henry, Marie Force, Piper Rayne, Kendall Ryan, Amanda Siegrist, Devney Perry, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Yarros, Chelle Bliss, Sarah Mayberry, L.B. Dunbar, J.H. Croix, Rebecca Norrine, Lisa Hughey, Erin Wright, BJ Daniels, Kate Pearce, Cora Seton, Vivian Arend, JH Croix, Jennifer Ryan, Diana Palmer, Elle James, Corinne Michaels, Kelly Hunter, Amy Andrews, Lori Wild, Sinclair Jayne, Jeannie Watt, Kristen Callihan, Jane Porter.

Search terms: Busy Bean, True North World, World of True North, forbidden romance, contemporary romance, Vermont romance, Sarina Bowen's World of True North, coffee shop romance.

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Lenore Kosinski
August 3, 2021
3.5 stars — I had a hard time connecting with this one right from the start…it just didn’t feel like a good match for me personally. Now, it did pick up in the last 1/3, hence the extra half star, but in the end I think it just wasn’t a Lenore book. The main reason it wasn’t working for me in the beginning is that Juliana and Riggs have a bit of an antagonistic relationship, especially at the beginning, and that’s not my bag. I know there’s a big component of romance readers who enjoy that push and pull, the fights and the making up, it’s just not my thing. And that was a pretty big component to the first half of the book. What can I say, I’m a sensitive freaking butterfly, and this kind of thing makes my tummy hurt in a not good way. Now, their relationship did totally pick up, mellow out, and settle in…I just had to hold on. But it took a bit. Both characters were a bit more difficult than I’m used to. Ambitious, determined, bold. I admired Juliana’s passion for brewmaking for sure, but didn’t always connect with her personality in other ways. Riggs had a bigger journey in some ways, trying to figure out what he wanted out of life. And I appreciated the journey, even if I didn’t always see all the steps. So yeah, the other major misstep for me is that I had a hard time connecting with the writing. Maybe it was just me, but I felt confused a lot. I don’t know how to describe it, it was like I couldn’t follow the thought processes and transitions all the time. *shrugs* I don’t know, I seem to be in the minority, so take that with a grain of salt my friends. This one had some pretty fun secondary characters, from the brewery ladies to the families to Juliana’s BFF Mercy. I also appreciated all I learned about both brewing beer and beekeeping in this one — that kind of stuff always adds to a story for me. Ah well, they can’t all be complete matches!
Bibliophile Chloe
August 3, 2021
I have loved Mae's books from the beginning of her writing career and to say she keeps getting better and better is an understatement. With this newest novel, Ms. Wood has charmed me. You tell by the words she writes that the work she puts into each story is amazing. The background and behind-the-scenes knowledge she acquires is truly awe-inspiring. She is able to explain the complex careers of beekeeping and beer brewing and turn that knowledge into something that readers will appreciate. For me, it was a learning experience wrapped into an absolutely lovely romance. I loved Riggs and Juliana, I loved that they had life experience and wisdom, I like that they were of a more vintage age and they were both knowledgeable in their strengths and also willing to see that it's OK to be vulnerable. The smexy times were absolutely breathtaking! And hotter than a pepper sprout! Get your hands on this!
Laura Fidorowicz
August 3, 2021
When one of my favorite authors writes in one of my favorite worlds, I know the story is going to be phenomenal. Phenomenal doesn’t even feel like it does justice to Wildflower. Juliana and Riggs made me want both beer (gross) and honey (yum!). These two people who had been through quite a bit, from bad bosses to bad significant others, but those experiences sucked me into them and their story. They felt so real that I wanted to both savor their book and hurry through so I knew how it would end. This trip to Vermont is perfection and I can’t wait to go back.
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