Review: Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3)by Penny Reid

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Beard Science by Penny Reid
Series: Winston Brothers #3
Also in this series: Truth Or Beard, Grin and Beard It, Beard in Mind
Format: ebook
Pages: 203
Amazon US
Published by Cipher-Naught Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Humorous, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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.

I still can’t figure out how Penny Reid manages to simultaneously make me laugh and cry while reading her books. She has this way of making me FEEL everything that her characters are feeling at any given moment. Me saying that doesn’t even really do justice to the feeling I get in my gut while reading her books. While I’m reading I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me and when I’m finished I don’t want to let go.

All along I’ve known that Cletus was probably going to be my favorite Winston brother but I had no idea just how absolutely I would love him. He’s sneaky and underhanded but with the best intentions. I loved seeing his careful control of all things get shaken up by Jennifer.

I was heartbroken for Jennifer and the way that her family treated her and the things she went through growing up. I was so happy to see her finally coming into her own with a little help from Cletus and the rest of the Winston family.

Cletus and Jennifer were a perfectly imperfect match.

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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I'm the quiet one. I probably won't initiate a conversation with you, but I'll never turn one down either.
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.
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