Thursday, 14 March 2019

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Reviews: Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid

Happy March! 2019 is doing its best to fly by. I don’t have much else to say because I really want you to get to the review. I’m sure that tells you how excited I am to tell you about this book. After you read my review remember to head over to Constantine and Baryeh’s  blogs to see what they thought. I can’t wait.

The Blurb
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?

My Review
This book was hilarious. The characters, especially the brothers, were just so well developed and individualistic.  They had such different personalities and yet were really close. I developed a crush on one of them (Billy), and wanted to hang out extensively with the others because they were just so cool, especially Cletus – that man was just too clever for his own good and knew it. I’m looking forward to reading each of their stories.

The romance between Duane, the dark brooding brother who took no nonsense from anyone  (one of my favorite Winstons) and Jessica, who was smart and had the best sense of humor, began with a jump start (no pun was initially intended, but I like the way it worked out). From the beginning of the book until the end I wanted these two together.

Ms. Reid understands how to pile on drama without making the story overdramatic. Just when I thought one issue had been settled, Bam! Another one worked its way into the plot, setting both the characters and myself off balance. It was brilliantly done.

This book definitely has my stamp of approval and I hope the others in the series are just as entertaining.

I give this book five Mustang (the car, not the horse) shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from AmazonUK


  1. Fabulous review, Nana. I totally agree!!!

  2. Great review. I'm looking forward to Beau's story the most

    1. Thanks, Empi. Cletus is who I'm looking forward to reading about.


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