Whiskey & Honey by Andrea Johnston…Review

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 it’s the cover and title of a book that makes you gravitate towards a story. There was something about the title, Whiskey & Honey, that gave me the warm book fuzzies right away. Then the cover that hinted at a farm or small town, which is right in my wheelhouse right now. And when I read the blurb and find out it’s one of my favorite tropes—best friend’s brother? I’m all in.

Whiskey & Honey is the perfect anti-dote if you’ve read too many dark, angsty romances. It’s sweet. It’s cute. It’s relatable. The characters are all good, decent people. The only “bad” guys are human beings who make mistakes we all might make.

It’s the story you want to read if you’ve ever had a crush on a friend’s older brother. Boy leaves town for bigger and better things. Boy returns home a few years later and realizes that he belongs in his hometown. Boy sees sister’s best friend in a new light now that they’re adults. Girl falls hard for best friend’s brother who she’s had a secret crush on forever. Insert a great group of friends, the local bar, a lake, the best tacos in town, and one Princess Leia golden bikini costume and you’ve got a lighthearted, sweet romance worth your time.


Four Loves

Stacey Sig


Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told.  A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.
Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs.  When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and cocktail in hand all at the same time.



  1. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Great review! New author to me. Shelved on Goodreads! Thanks!

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