Review: Champagne & Forever by Andrea Johnston (Country Road #3.5)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Welcome back to the small town Lexington, where the Country Road neighborhood bar is the place for folks to gather and where three couples have fallen madly in love. Bentley Sullivan and Piper Lawrence are this close to starting the next chapter in their lives as husband and wife, but it looks like the excitement isn't reserved for just these two. What's on the horizon for Jameson Strauss and Ashton Sullivan as well as Owen Butler and Minnesota Walker? Could one or both of the couples be the next to walk down the aisle? And let's not forget Landon Montgomery, the remaining member of the foursome of hunky best friends who still happens to be unattached? It's time to celebrate love, family, and friendship in this quirky town of Lexington and in a bar called Country Road.

Champagne & Forever is a novella that comes after the first three full-length novels in author Andrea Johnston's Country Road series. If you're like me and have read said novels--Whiskey & Honey, Tequila & Tailgates, and Martinis & Moonlight--you'll want to read this. If you've never read any of the aforementioned, there are spoilers, so be warned. Think of this novella as an extended epilogue of sorts for those books. It may have the impending nuptials between Ben and Piper at the forefront but we do get Jameson and Ashton and Owen and Minnie along for the ride. Plus if you're like me and you've been hoping Landon gets his own happily-ever-after, well, you're in for a treat. He doesn't quite find it here, BUT we've got the beginnings of it. At least I hope we do! Fingers crossed.

I discovered Andrea Johnston by way of the series starter, and I've enjoyed this series as a whole. I've had my ups and downs (well, just one kinda-sorta down), but there's something special about Johnston's writing. I love that this novella of hers is like a gift that she's given fans of the series because we already know these three couples are happy and in love, but who doesn't want to know what happens after "the end"? She's even included a mystery for readers to figure out. Don't worry, it's a cute kind of mystery that had me smiling when it was solved. She also teases us with who Landon could be sharing his own story with and that's one that I'm particularly looking forward to. Three bonus happily-ever-afters and one to look forward to? Yes, please! Champagne & Forever gets 4.5 stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Country Road series:


Whiskey & Honey (book one) - four stars - My Review

Tequila & Tailgates (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Martinis & Moonlight (book three) - three stars - My Review

Champagne & Forever (book four) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 21 October 2017

Date Read: 20 October 2017

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