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The Boys and the Bees - Mari Donne Hmmm…*scratches head*…what am I missing?This book is lauded and beloved by my GR community…and these are some tough people to please. So imagine my surprise when I turn the final page and realize…I’m bored…!!!I liked "The Boys and Bees" just fine. The MC’s (Mark & Jamie), for the most part, are likable. The storyline of closeted big lug reuniting with the town gay and falling in love was sweet. And it’s a sold 3-star read.Sure…It could stand to cut out 50 pages.It could stand to edit down the “hit-you-over-the-head-again-and-again” theme of fire-and-brimstone bigotry.Mark could stand to stop being such a clueless martyr and do something/say something.It could stand to eliminate 10 of the side characters (I get confused easily!)But all in all, it’s sweet, sappy, and (*shocker*)/(*can’t-possibly-be-a-spoiler*) has a perfect little HEA. But, for some reason, I just couldn’t taste the secret sauce that everyone else seems to be raving about…go figure…