TRUTH OR BEARD (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid
Published; July 21st 2015, Caped Publishing
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?
Curiosity always gets the better of me and having seen the covers for the Winston Brothers across ALL the social media, all the book selling sites and then learning Penny Reid herself was going to be at Four Brits Book Fest in Oxford this year, it was a done deal.
I knew that this series was very popular, and I can now start to understand why! Penny has bought us not only two characters who from the beginning have a great chemistry, but a fantastic ensemble cast of characters which compliment our leading two perfectly.
With Jessica suffering from the biggest case of wanderlust and Duane being your stereotypical home body, these two things alone make for an interesting partnership and set the tone for the tension we feel between the pair throughout the story.
TRUTH OR BEARD has everything you could want from a light hearted romance, with chemistry, a smidge of drama, small comedic moments and the all important HEA.
P.S. I can’t help myself. I think I’m just a little bit in love with Cletus!
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