Book Review: Summer Champagne by Jennifer Gracen

March 25, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from Booktrope in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Summer Champagne by Jennifer GracenSummer Champagne by Jennifer Gracen
Series: Seasons Of Love, #4
Published by Booktrope on January 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 229
Source: Booktrope
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In AUTUMN GETAWAY, Book One of the Seasons of Love series, Lydia connected with charming, sensitive Sam, and took a chance on someone new. Then, in WINTER HOPES, Book Two of the series, Sam and Lydia explored the excitement of their blossoming romance. Even though their long distance relationship wasn’t easy, in each other they found renewed hope, overcoming past losses to learn to trust and love again. In SPRING SHADOWS, Book Three of the series, author Jennifer Gracen brings Lydia and Sam one step closer to lasting happiness. But then romance and roses turn to tears as unexpected tragedy threatens to tear them apart.

In SUMMER CHAMPAGNE, the final book of the Seasons of Love series, Lydia and Sam face their challenges shoulder to shoulder, but the deep commitment they’ve worked so hard to build brings the fear of equally serious loss. SUMMER CHAMPAGNE takes the genuine emotions you’ve come to expect from the Seasons of Love and presses them up against the harsh reality of life in a genre-defining tale of love, healing, and hope for the future that will have you toasting the lovely couple with your own glass of champagne.

My Thoughts

What a great follow up and end to the story. Actually,  Jennifer could probably add another book in (not sure if she is) because these are adorable! I know I would read another about these fabulous characters.

In this things are getting more heated between Lydia and Sam. Can they live up to the pressure of this relationship though!?

What I love about this is that I always feel like the characters are real. They actually have a conversation where I made my hubby read it because I was laughing so hard. Not because the characters were doing anything fabulous, they were arguing, but because their argument sounded exactly like Jennifer Gracen put a microphone into my house and then recorded the argument! The characters are that real! And that is what has made me fall in love, and stay in love with this story. It is real but it has a fairytale quality to it. Even though they are going through some rough times.

And speaking of rough, Matt is back in this one. He is a real character. I was hoping that he would dig in and find some niceness to his character but he has become even more snide, if that’s even possible! He causes some real problems in this book. I wanted to just kick him! Those problems are what matter though because Lydia and Sam have difficulties in their first year and how they respond to it, is how they will respond later. The fact that Matt is Andy’s father means that he will be in their lives no matter what. SO! As much as I wanted his character to just GO AWAY, I realize it’s not going to happen.

And there are some other issues in this. All mental though. Whew… thinking gets to us doesn’t it!? Another reason to love this story and these characters.

In short: Jennifer Gracen did another fantastic job. She has a way with her characters that just makes me want to read more. I’m going to miss these characters if this is the last book but I shall read more of her stuff!

Rating Report
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5



The Author

About Jennifer Gracen

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two young sons. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who seek better days, authentic characters, and satisfying endings. When she isn’t taking care of her kids, doing freelance copy editing/proofreading, reading, or talking to friends on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes.

The 4 book SEASONS OF LOVE series is published by Booktrope Publishing. Her debut novel, AUTUMN GETAWAY (#1) was released in April 2014. WINTER HOPES (#2) was released July 2014. SPRING SHADOWS (#3) releases October 2014. SUMMER CHAMPAGNE (#4) releases January 2015.

A holiday novella, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, is 1 of a 4 book series, "Christmas in New York", written with three other authors. That releases on November 11, 2014.

Jennifer is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is active in the Long Island Romance Writers (RWA Chapter 160). In 2014, she is serving as Secretary for the LIRW, her first time as a board member. She’s shocked her family hasn’t yet staged an intervention for her addiction to social media.


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