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Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid

Truth or Beard Book Cover Truth or Beard
Winston Brothers #1
Penny Reid
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
July 21st 2015

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?

Val’s Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

Oh my facial hair, Batman.

How delightful was this little book of chin curtains? *rhetorical question alert*







So, obviously, I wasted dedicated entirely too much time and had way too much fun surfing through the plenitude of wicked awesome beard memes available on the interwebs.

Either that or I have an unnatural and slightly creepy interest in Abraham Lincoln…

But I digress.

Anystache, this is how you feel when reading Penny Reid:


You’re having So. Much. Fun .

(I mean just look at that guy Whip his Nae Nae.)

And you are getting in some good exercise.

Some brain exercise, that is.


And by this I don’t mean that my brain has to work harder to read a Reid book…but rather, I am reminded that my brain actually does work pretty damn well and that it really cancomprehend words bigger and more complicated than, “Oh yeah baby,” “harder,” and “p*ssy.”


In theory…

Now with the same breath I used to explain that little nugget of brain efficiency, I will now also endeavor to contradict it completely.

Because the ONLY reason I didn’t give this book a full 5 stars is because I wanted a little more “Oh yeah baby,” “harder,” and “p*ssy” sprinkled in with my goatee flavored witticisms.


Beard with me.

I don’t always need some snap with my crackle…


Oh wait, yes I do.


Especially when the two main characters have as much chemistry as Jessica and her bearded hunk of man sexy.

But anyflavorsaver, aside from this book’s smarty pants ensemble, did I mention hilarious?


Like, people-giving-you-weird-looks-as-you-laugh-randomly-to-yourself-in-public hilarious.


But above the hilarity and even more than the jazzercise, is the writing itself.

Penny Reid is just an amazing writer.

I love her prose, her flow, and simply put, her style.

Everyone has certain writing styles that crank their tractor more than others.

And Penny Reid is my John Deere.

Can’t wait for book two!