Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
The Winston Brothers series #1
Contemporary Romance + Humor
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.
His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?
This is a GREAT book. It is sweet, charming, and very funny. I love the whole idea that this series surrounds all the Winston brothers (and will be a six book series) and I can’t wait to read the rest of them. This is mainly because it is so easy to fall in love with these sweet, caring, and adorable bearded brothers. I’d also like to point out that I really adore these covers. They are so unique! When I first saw them I was immediately drawn to the series. And because I never read a book by Penny Reid before I just knew this was a great place to start!
This book is Jessica and Duane’s book. In the beginning we are lead to believe it is a Jessica and Beau book (who is Duane’s twin brother) but things take a strange turn when Jessica finds herself making out with the wrong brother! Ha. I love this little twist. Duane and Jessica have had problems with one another since they were younger. You see, Duane was known for always picking on her and starting trouble whenever she was around. So Jessica never thought in a million years that Duane would actually have feelings for her… Even more, she had feelings for his twin brother so it is an all-around interesting predicament that she finds herself in. But getting to know Duane and his deep feelings for her allures her. And she finds herself falling for this bearded man HARD. Of course, a few little problems with stand in their way of happily ever after because Jessica has a wanderlust. She doesn’t plan on staying in her home town for long and Duane wants her and a white picket fence. So these two not only have to navigate and new relationship, but they have to navigate some issues that could potentially tear them apart…
Overall, this is a wonderful book. It is fun, charming, hilarious, and just plain sweet. It is also filled with southern charm, a hero that will make you swoon, and a feisty and sassy heroine. I can assure you that after finishing this book I will definitely be continuing on with the series and even reading more books by the author. I am officially hooked and can’t wait to see where the rest of the series goes and what other love stories the Winston brothers have to show us!
4.5 Pretty Little + Charming Stars
The Winston Brothers Series
(special note: Each book is a standalone, full length, contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.)
· Truth or Beard >> http://amzn.to/2b58kMq
· Grin and Beard It >> http://amzn.to/2b1EHsE
· Beard Science >> http://bit.ly/1KxP41o (Coming October 2016)
· Beard in Mind >> http://bit.ly/2aKwuuI (Coming July 2017)
· Dr. Strange Beard >>http://bit.ly/2b58qUp (Coming 2018)
· Beard Necessities >> http://bit.ly/2be4rFo (Coming 2018)
The Knitting in the City Series
(special note: With more kissing than knitting, the Knitting in the City series follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group. All books in the series can be read as a standalone except book #1.5).
· Neanderthal Seeks Human (Book #1) >> http://amzn.to/2aLCAee (This book is free).
· Neanderthal Marries Human (#1.5) >> http://amzn.to/2b3Ekhe
· Friends without Benefits (Book #2) >> http://amzn.to/2aMmgsr
· Love Hacked (Book #3) >> http://amzn.to/2b6knJo
· Beauty and the Mustache (Book #4) >> http://amzn.to/2bgaBWI
· Ninja at First Site (Book #4.75) >> http://amzn.to/2aVQgkF
· Happily Ever Ninja (Book #5) >> http://amzn.to/2aZgKE2
· Dating-ish (Book #6) >> http://bit.ly/2aZqT1F
· Marriage of Inconvenience (Book #7) >> http://bit.ly/2aLH8RR
The Rugby Series
(special note: This series is co-written with author L.H, Cosway. These books are sexy romantic comedies that will have you laughing, swooning, and grinning as you meet this group of charming Irish rugby players and the very special ladies who steal their hearts.).
· The Hooker and the Hermit >> http://amzn.to/2aVQRmz
· The Player and the Pixie >> http://amzn.to/2aLLCer
· The Cad and the Co-ed >> http://bit.ly/1Vzcehm