Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blog Tour & Reviews - Beard Science by Penny Reid


Beard Science

by Penny Reid Winston Brothers #3 Publication Date: October 11, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need? Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston. Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do? Likely, the last thing you expect. ‘Beard Science’ is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.

Shanda's 5 Star Review

Oh, Cletus Winston, I love you so much! I wish I had the right words to express my love.

If you are a fan of the Winston Brother’s series and you have been waiting for Cletus he DOES NOT disappoint. He is everything you wanted him to be and more. His lady love Jennifer Sylvester is just as wonderful and you can’t help but fall in love with her too.

Jennifer has always been the good girl and even though she is an adult she continues to do everything her parents say. As you can imagine she is screaming inside and ready to break free. As her mother’s ambitions continue to weigh her down she becomes desperate and decides she needs help. Jennifer decides to get Cletus to help her with some good old fashioned blackmail. It was so much fun to see her get one over on Cletus and it was fun to see her come out of her shell.

Cletus is the mastermind Winston brother. He is always in control and always has a plan. His world is shaken up big time when he is blindsided by Jennifer. It was quite funny to see Cletus try to get the upper hand but you know he is fooling himself. And I can’t even describe to you how adorable it was to see Cletus fall in love. He is spinning out of control and starts doing things out of character for him. He is clueless to the fact that he is making changes because he likes Jennifer. Let me tell you though; once Cletus faces his new reality he is one possessive man. *swoon*

It is very hard to find books anymore that make you sigh, your heart flutter, and just remind you of why you love romance. I think Penny Reid is a truly fantastic writer but with Beard Science she has created pure magic. This book just knocked over another favorite read for the number one spot on my 2016 list. I just can’t get over how much I loved Cletus and Jennifer. Beard Science is one of the few books I wish I could give more than 5 stars too.

Just to note: While you can read this as a standalone to get the full effect of all that is Cletus you really should read these books in order. It will just make the fall of Cletus all that much sweeter.

Amy's 5 Star Review

It's difficult finding the words to express how much I adored this book. Cletus is in rare form; and it's fun watching him get all the ribbing instead of him giving his brothers grief over their lady loves. Cletus is blackmailed by Jennifer "Banana Cake Queen" Sylvester to help her break out of the mold her parents put her in and to assist her in landing a husband. Cletus goes about this in his own way, and it's a fun ride to watch as he slowly realizes that he is the man for Jenn.

Cletus is swoonworthy, no if, ands, or buts about it. He had several lines that made my heart melt and sigh. Jenn is fun once she starts breaking out of her shell and starts to stand up for herself more and more. Jenn keeps Cletus on his toes, and it was fun reading how well they suited each other.

There were a few sad spots, but the Winston family sticks together through it all. It was great watching them all draw Jenn in and accept her as part of their family so quickly.

Cletus has definitely won my heart and it's going to take a lot for another Winston brother to knock him out. Well done!


About Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing). By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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