Thursday, August 6, 2015

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid BLOG TOUR!


Truth or Beard
Publication Date: July 23, 2015
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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?

Series Description:
Everyone in Green Valley, Tennessee knows that the six bearded Winston brothers have been imbued with an unfair share of charm and charisma… and are prone to mischief.

Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brother’s series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.

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5 star review! 
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Truth or Beard  has easily made it’s way to my top favorites of 2015. It’s one of those books that really had it all. It’s smart, witty, sweet, original, sexy, fun and the writing is fantastic. The characters are so lovable and great. Really, I couldn’t have asked for more in a book. As soon as I finished reading, I was craving more from this series! I can’t wait to read about the other Winston brothers.

This is the story of Jess and Duane. Duane has an identical twin brother named Beau. Beau has always been the nice twin, the twin people like. The twin Jess has crushed on most of her life. But as much as Duane and she have butt heads, he’s always carried a torch for her.

She disliked me. But she worshipped my brother. He didn’t see her, not really. Not like I did.

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I was always running after her, but this time I wasn’t going to let her get away.
 photo c7ce91a2-39bf-42eb-bee6-1b1f67100483_zpskuag8ene.jpgI truly loved the relationship between Jess and Duane. They started as that couple that could hardly stand each other and then it clicked. Things changed. They couldn’t stay away from each other. These are really my favorite type of reads. They bicker and can’t stand each other, then realize they are perfect for one another. Seriously. SO great!

Everything seems so perfect for the two of them, but there are a few other factors that make things in their relationship interesting. Like the fact that Jess has big plans to travel the world and Duane is settled and happy in small town Tennessee. Add in some drama with the local MC club, and you’ll see a relationship that isn’t easy. Their love isn’t easy, but it is a love worth fighting for.

Love is the greatest adventure, where you risk the most for the greatest reward.

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Not only were Duane and Jess fantastic characters, but I loved Duane’s brothers as well. Especially Cletus. He was a hoot. I can’t wait to get more of this group and even though this can be read as a standalone, I still have one lingering question I hope will be answered later in the series (view spoiler)

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Overall, I fell in love with Truth or Beard. It’s probably the best book I’ve read all summer and for sure is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Penny’s writing is clever and consistently good. I was enamored with this story and these characters. This is one of those books I think all readers would enjoy and I’d highly recommend to all!


About Penny Reid
Author-Photo-Penny-Reid-300x300SEX! 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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