Tuesday, May 2, 2017

REVIEW - Whiskey & Honey - Andrea Johnston

TITLE - Whiskey & Honey
AUTHOR - Andrea Johnston


Guys have rules. Rule #1: You don't date your sister’s best friend.

Bentley Sullivan hasn't found the one. He's always been the good guy - the gentleman. With one quick, and possibly irrational, decision everything changes. After a case of mistaken identity and a drunken kiss, Ben is convinced that the one is finally right in front of him. Only, she's untouchable.

Girls have rules. Rule #1: You don't date your best friend’s brother.

Piper Lawrence has not been successful in love. Almost as quickly as she swears off men, he comes into her life. Her childhood crush and the man who has set the standards for every man she’s ever dated, he is also the one man she can’t have. 

A single kiss changes it all.


“Sometimes love is right in front of you, 5 stars”

Bentley aka Ben has finally come home. After graduation, he went off to college then got a job in the city, making trips back home few and far between. His goal was always to come back to his home town and teach, but sometimes you get stuck in a rut.

Well he finally got himself out and he’s in for a surprise of a lifetime. Fresh out of a relationship he wasn’t looking for a woman but he wasn’t opposed to it. Then one night he sees a striking red head enter the bar and it's basically game over.

Piper is Ben’s sister's best friend, always has been and always will be. Piper has kept one secret from Ashton and that was in the sake of their friendship, the secret being she’s always kind of sort of been in love with Ben.

When Ben comes back into town it sends Piper into a tailspin. She’s never had much confidence in herself, making the idea of Ben wanting her a little hard to grasp. Is a relationship with Ben versus the potential of losing Ashton worth it? Especially when she doesn’t believe it will last.

Piper really blossoms when she’s with Ben. He makes her believe in herself and discover who the woman behind the insecurities really is. Ben lost himself when he lived in the city so this is also a story of him discovering his former self and really getting back to his roots.

The story is awesome. You have so many positive influences in the story between the friends and Ben’s parents. Ashton might not be privy to the couple’s relationship status to start with and her acceptance is up in the air, but would she really be willing to throw away her relationship with her brother and the girl she always considered as sister?

Johnston really painted a clear picture for Ben and Piper’s story. I could see it playing out in front of me. Johnston is a new to me author and I can’t wait to get my hands on her next story.

Here are a couple of quotes I enjoyed;

“I want to make her eyes sparkle as she comes undone beneath me. I want to tell her how having her in my arms is the only time I know everything I’m doing makes sense.”

“Yep, together. I told you before and I meant it. I want to be with you, Piper. I want us to go out to dinner, grab a coffee, go for runs, hold hands in public. I want to kiss you whenever I want and for the love of all that is holy, I want to bury myself inside of you as often as possible.”

“Why is it that the minute you speak I lose all ability to think rationally? Your voice, Piper. God what your voice does to me. When you speak each syllable slips over me like the slowest pour of honey. I would listen to you read the phonebook if you wanted.”

“It didn’t used to be sneaking, but now it really is. Your mother is on some sort of kick about my diet and is driving me nuts. I’ve been hiding these small containers of ice cream in frozen broccoli bags. You know your mother would never look in a bag of broccoli.”

Boys are just dumb and it isn’t until they’re men that they appreciate what’s always been there.”

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5

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