Title: Truth or Beard( Winston Brothers #1)
Author: Penny Reid
Synopsis: 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-headed heart is she willing to risk?
I am a huge fan of Penny Reid since I met her at the Edinburgh signing last summer and honestly I will read anything with her name on it because her writing is superb.
Truth or Beard is the 1st book in her new romance series and as always she hasn't disappointed me. The plot is catchy and I couldn't put the book down till I finished it. The main characters Jess and Duane are made for each other and Reid has been able to portray it from their very first encounter. The narration of present and childhood memories intertwined makes the narration more believable as well as the characters attraction.
I could really feel identified with Jess' wanderlust, it's what I've been craving my whole life. I really liked her she is a strong and independent heroine and brave enough to follow her dreams while trying to follow her heart at the same time. On the other hand, Duane is an amazing male character, he is likable, hot and sexy in a more primitive way. I found really sexy that he is brave enough to go after what his heart most desires unafraid of the outcome. I really liked them as a couple.
As always I love all the puns and humor Reid puts in her written, she is definitely one of a kind and I can't wait to read the next books in the series to discover what will happen with the other brothers.
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.a Rafflecopter giveaway