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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 mos
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ebook, 382 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Caped Publishing
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Christy
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, sweet-guys
5 STARS!!!

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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
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Candace
I've been meaning to get around to this series for quite a long time. Finally, I downloaded the audiobook and decided to find out what all the fuss was about surrounding these bearded brothers. I wasn't disappointed.

In the first book in the series, readers/listeners are introduced to the Winston brothers. Listening to the Audible version, I couldn't help but envision the men from the 'Duck Dynasty'...which wasn't exactly sexy. However, with time, I was able to overcome that and mold the brothers
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Val ⚓️ Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads
4 - 4.5 Stars

Oh my facial hair, Batman.

How delightful was this little book of chin curtains? *rhetorical question alert*

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L.O.L.Z.

So, obviously, I wasted dedicated entirely too much time and had way too much fun surfing through the plenitude of wicked awesome beard memes available on the interwebs.

Either that or I have an unnatural and slightly creepy interest in Abraham Lincoln...

But I digress.

Anystache, this is how you feel when reading Penny Reid:

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You're having So. Much. Fun .

(I mean just
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Lisa Jayne
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FIVE WINSTON STARS

"Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!"

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I'm not convinced I have the right words to summarise how I feel about this book. I've said it before and I'll say it again; Penny Reid is a complete word genius and I don't think there is any review that I can throw together that would give this author's talent justice. Full of originality and fabulous narrative this English book addict willingly got carried away by this gorgeous tale set in a small stateside town. Now begins the painful
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Wendy'sThoughts
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans,Winston Brothers, Romance
4.5 Finding Your Siren's Song
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Spoiler Free and Are You Kidding Me-RIGHT NOW FREE- YES, NO COST!!!!

Warning...Disclaimer
It is important to note when reading this review, it was written by a reader who has great affection for the past works of the author. It has been stated in past reviews but for complete transparency, it is repeated here.

There, I have covered my ass.

I happen to love the way Penny Reid thinks and writes. She takes ideas, fleshes them out, gives them life and then adds he
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Brandi
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I was always running after her, but this time I wasn't going to let her get away.

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I loved this one! I have a feeling this series is going to become one of my favorites, these Winston boys are something special. Truth or Beard was one of those reads that had me constantly smiling, I am definitely becoming a Penny Reid fan. Her style is a wonderful combination of fun and heartwarming, with relatable characters you can't help but fall in love with.

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Jessica James has returned home after college, bu
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Sleepless Readmore
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sleepless by: Cristina
Be with a guy who still opens the car door
for you even when he’s mad at you.
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5 #CatastrophicEngineFailure Stars

Jessica and Duane .. ♥
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Jessica wasn't going to break my heart.
I was going to break hers.

I wasn't all in.
I wasn't even half in.
I was ready to leave the whole time,
looking for a reason.
Because every second we spent together
was better than the last.

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BEARDS.
BILF = Beard I'd Like To Fondle. Whose beard would I like to fondle? To be completely honest .. ANY of these brothers! I LOVE BEARDS. I
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Stacey is Sassy
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Winston Boys – 6 Bearded hotties up for grabs…

I’ll admit it, I’m a sneak. I actually messaged Penny Reid to complain (suck up) that her books were too good to have to wait for. I mean seriously…hot guys with beards…and we’re not talking about just one either…6 of them…and two of them are identical. What’s a girl to do? Well, this little chicky (me) scored. I’m sure she felt sorry for me and decided I had the potential to be a stalker if I didn’t get my way. So here we go…

I really loved those
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♥Sharon♥
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters most, in the end.” ~ Ernest Hemingway.

If only I had one ounce of the cleverness that Penny Reid has running through that mind of hers, I would have that perfect opening line for this review but sadly I don’t.

So I have to go with good old faithful and tell you that I LOVED IT! What did I love about it? Let me count the ways…..

❤ I loved the humor. Penny’s wit is superb.
❤ I loved the sexy moments. They were heart me
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Christie«SHBBblogger»



Title: Truth or Beard
Series: Winston Brothers #1
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: July 23, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)



Penny Reid gives good words. She writes---> I read. Done deal. I have more than a little author crush. No, it was a full blown infatuation from the very start. Of course, if you've known me for any amount of time, this will be obvious to you. So as I sat down in front of the computer, my hands hovering over the keyboard, I gave myself a little pep t
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Geri Reads
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

In all honesty, I'd enjoyed the horse ride more than the man ride. At least the horse had been a stallion. Looking back, my lab TA was more like a Shetland pony—hairy and small."
*snort*

And just like that, I fell for this book hook, line and sinker. I've always loved humor in my books, and in Truth and Beard, Penny Reid dispenses it deftly and liberally.

Truth and Beard is the first book off of her Winston Brothers series, which is a spin off of her wildly popular Knitting in the Cit
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5 SWEET STARS


I can't even express how much I loved this book!It was so good,that I couldn't put it down till the end!!I have read Beauty and the Mustache and I have met Ashley's brothers!So when I saw that Penny Reid had a new series with the Winston brothers I was super excited!!I couldn't stop thinking about this
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Patrycja
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015


Title: Truth or Beard
Series: Winston Brothers #1
Author: Penny Reid
Release Date: 21 July, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)





I decided to write few short sentences about how much I liked Truth or Beard.
It is just so adorable, cute and so good! I’ve fallen in love with this story. I really needed something to read that would just stop me from thinking about all the bad stuff and will put me in a great mood. I am delighted that Penny Reid managed to do ju
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Catarina
4,5 Adventurous Stars.

Duane and Jessica know each other since they were kids. But for many years not only Jessica was convinced she had a crush on Beau, Duane’s twin brother, but they also spend their time fighting/ pranking / annoying each other without rest.
Now, when Jessica is back in town with a teaching position after finishing college, Duane is decide to show her that they were always fighting for a reason and that he wants her. The problem? Duane has his life planned out, Jessica wants
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V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:  A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
DNF This is the last time I say a read is safe without reading it first. It's not bad, just not for me.

******Update Still free on Dec 17th (18th for us Aussies)
Unfortunately I won't Finish this one. Apparently (I don't know what to think anymore)No cheating and I'd say I have a lot of fun so far but this has more OW drama than what I usually like.

WARNINGS FOR OW (view spoiler)
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Samantha Young
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author***

Penny Reid never disappoints! I absolutely fell in love with Duane and Jessica’s story. The chemistry between the two characters is immediate and intense and hot and hilarious and just freaking fantastic. What I love most about Penny’s characters is how real they are, and Duane and Jess are no exception. Jess’s backstory was great and I adored her development. An incredibly likeable, smart and sassy heroine and she had me rooting for her from p
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ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 **run away with me** STARS



“When I think of my future and what I want, all I see is you.”


What can I say? Any book that starts out with a ironic sexy gandalf who ends up in a case of mistaken identity and makes out with the wrong twin gets my unconditional love just because of reasons. And I dare you to challenge that logic.

Suffice it to say, Truth or Beard -the first book in Penny Reid's new Winston Brothers Series- is pure chick-flick gold. It’s hilarious, makes you swoon, leaves you with
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Dee Montoya
***** 5 DREAMY DUANE Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by author <3 <3 <3)

If you read the book Beauty and the Mustache, chances are you already fell in love with the Winston Brothers and are desperately waiting to read this first installment of the spin off series. Book #1 aka Truth or Beard is about Duane. He is a twin, handsome, Alpha Male, ginger, bearded and completely dreamy. (I could go on and on with positive adjectives to describe how scrumptious he is...)

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Jessica James is back in
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Saffron
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 to 4.5 Stars!

Do you have the case of blues?
Do you feel like your life isn't going anywhere?
Do you feel like you need a vacation?
Do you feel bored with the things you do everyday?
If yes, then I'd prescribe reading this book with your favorite wine/cocktail. FYI, I read this while swallowing White Russian like no one's business. (What? It's a drink!)


Well, if the answer to the above question is no. Even then I'd prescribe you to read this because there isn't really any reason to miss this awesom
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Addicted to Books
5 I-love-redheads-with-beards stars !!!!!!!!!

Before I start the spoiler free review, Let’s ogle at the gorgeous men with beards and man-buns!

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Finally Here is the review :

This is my first Penny Reid experience and I absolutely loved it!

Wow this is one of those books was sucked me right in from the first page. I pre ordered this book when I saw all the high ratings and it arrived on my kindle yesterday and since I am doing all kinds of odd jobs all day
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S.M. West
5 "Fernweh" STARS

Simply. The. Best!!!

I’m falling for Penny Reid...



this woman just knows how to write! This is my second book by her and I'm left with this same wonderful feeling after the book is done.



Damn, this was an absolutely wonderful read! This book had everything I want in a book - lovable, layered characters, witty banter, flirty, sexy, an original and engaging plot and simply fantastic writing!!!

Here we have, Jessica James, the Sheriff’s daughter back from college but only staying in
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
FULL REVIEW FINALLY POSTED!

4.5 stars!!!

“Everything is temporary, Duane. This,” he gestured to our surroundings, “this is temporary. Even mountains fall. Nothing lasts forever. You got a chance at happiness, even for a week, a month, a year? You grab it and you hold on to it for as long as it lasts.”

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Jessica has always known that she would leave her small town life and travel the world. After graduating from college, she has taken a detour back home for a while where she teaches to save u
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

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This is the first in a new series and a spinoff from Beauty and the Mustache, which incidentally, was the first ever Penny Reid book I read. I loved Drew Runous and Ashley Winston, and I immediately fell in love with Ashley's brothers. All 6 of them.

So, it won't come as a surprise that I have been gagging for this very book since then. I mean, who wouldn't want to read about a bunch of bea
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Jen
5 Bring on the Beard Stars

“My momma once told me, you don’t need to be pushed in order to fall. I don’t think you’ll need to do much pushing, Jessica.”


What a fabulous way to lose my Penny Reid V-card! I absolutely adored everything about this book and I can’t believe it took me this long to give this author a shot. The basic premise for the story has already been detailed by other reviewers, so instead I’m going with my Favorite Things list a la Oprah and Duane.

Duane. Okay, I have to admit to no
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romcoms


A beard? sure, why not :D
I'm late to the party with this one so I'm not going to review it. I did enjoy it just fine though!
You can read my blog wifie's review right HERE

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Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed Beau and Jessica's enemies to lovers story. Beau has had a crush on her since their teens when she threw his pants into a tree. Boys will be boys and he thought teasing/pranking her was the way to get and keep her attention. Jessica thought she was crushing on his much nicer twin brother. After a moment of ridiculously sexy sparks, these two have a breakthrough and have to navigate their new status through their personal hang ups. I found t
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Jilly


Yeah, the beard thing doesn't work for me. And, when you put a ginger in a giant beard, I get this image in my head:


It's a childhood thing.

But still, I could have handled it because the girl in the story was cracking me up at first. She's snarky and has a cat named Sir Edmund Hillary who is actively trying to kill her on a daily basis. What's not to like about that?



Until.... well, let's start with this: the guy, Duane, tells her he wants to court her and take her out on nice dates, bring flowers
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Thanks to the new and improved Overdrive when I go to the library website looking for some porn super smart scientific journals that aren’t part of the current catalog I have the option of not only one-clicking a “yes, please buy me that smut because I am poor” button, but I also get to see the recommended-to-me-available-for-request smut. Hence the reason this first Winston Brothers book ended up on my Kindle. Let’s be honest, it didn
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Eliza



Title: Truth or Beard
Series: Winston Brothers, #1
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: 21st July, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)



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Penny Reid is good people. Every time I read something by her, I curse myself for not doing it sooner or more often. She writes such hilarious, endearing romances with such witty, wonderful characters, it's impossible to not want to pack up, move and forcibly insert yourself into their lives.



Penny does a wonderful job of making it far too easy
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