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Grin and Beard It

(Winston Brothers #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  16,612 ratings  ·  1,784 reviews

Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and
Paperback, 389 pages
Published May 31st 2016 (first published March 21st 2016)
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Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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Penny Reid has done it again, my friends! Her talent truly knows no bounds. Anytime I’m wanting a book that’s smart, funny, romantic and sweet I know just the author I want to read. I haven’t met a book of hers yet that I didn’t love. This one was extra special to me because I found the main chapters to be so relatable. To anyone who has ever felt like they’ve been labeled in the past, and they’re kind of stuck with that label- this is the book for you. Seriously, I just want to give a huge
Rachel Reads Ravenously
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it


3.75 “put your best fuck forward” stars!

“It’s good to care what other people think but only when those other people matter.”

Grin and Beard It is the story of the eldest Winston brother Jethro, and Hollywood starlet and funny girl, Sienna. Sienna is a famous actress and comedian filming in Tennessee when she gets lost trying to locate the house she’s staying in. Ranger Jethro rescues her from the side of the road and the two hit it off right away.

Both are hesitant to pursu

Title: Grin and Beard It
Series: Winston Brothers #2
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: May 31, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Oh, my. If there was any doubt how much I loved these mischievous, rascally Winston brothers (there wasn't) then this book would have clinched the matter. There is something so comforting about returning to this family that'sNo
L.H. Cosway
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"She was still dimples and eyelashes to me." <-- Awwww!


5 is not enough stars!!!

<3 <3 <3

Sigh....Jethro is such a MAN. He's just so...capable. He's the kind of guy who'll open doors for his woman, cook her a delicious meal and then go repair the roof after. Oh, and maybe wrestle a few bears along the way :-D Are you sold yet? Because you should be. From the very firs
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans,Winston Brothers, Romance
4.5 Lure of the Winston Beard Stars
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Spoiler Free
Men and their Beards are nothing new...Yet, recently there has been this new allure of this draw...and Penny Reid has created a series with men who not only have them but are what all others attempt to be... men who are unique yet solid. The ones who would look naked without them... and when naked, perfect with them. Men who have an inner code of right..who have had their own conflicts and come out the other end better...and who hold family deareFree
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

This series is my favorite!!I love Winston brothers and I can't get enough of them!!!Grin and Beard it is the perfect combination of super sweet,funny and hot moments!Penny Reid knows how to make a reader happy, every time I finish a book of her I'm always with a big smile in my face!


Sienna and Jethro are adorable and funny, they make me swoon and melt all the time.Seriously when these two were together I was smiling like a little kid!It was so nice seeing them flirting all the time.I could
Stacey is Sassy

Jethro is proof that people can learn from their mistakes

What I’m about to tell you will either horrify or make you envious…I spent a whole day in bed reading. Now, I kind of planned it this way and luckily the stars aligned and all my ducks lined up in a row. I had a girls night out last night. It wasn’t the wildest or the latest night, but it did leave me feeling a little under the weather. Yippeee…crazy to think I'm excited to not feel 100%, but like I said it worked towards my dastardly plan. I knew Gri
ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 **ranger rides** STARS

“She’d stolen my breath, robbed me of thought and sense. She was a master thief, and I loved her for it.”

Yes, yes, yes...this book was all I have been waiting for. Sweet, hilarious, smart, heartwarming and on top such adorable characters. A win from start to finish. That was hell of a escapism-reading-Saturday. Thank you Ms. Reid. I needed that.

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ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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If there was ever a book that I want to hug, Grin and Beard It would be it. Seriously, I swear Penny Reid could write about knitting, rugby players, and bearded men and I would love it. Oh yeah, she already did and
Dee Montoya
5 +++Epic Grin Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by Author)

Reading this book was like going on an awesome vacation, 370 pages of good times. Everything I look for in a story; romance, entertainment and lots of laughter.

Jethro provided the swoon and Sienna the spice, making Grin & Beard It a tasty story. Impossible to forget.

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Jethro is the oldest of the Winston brothers. He has a bit of a dark past; always craving his father's approval, he followed his daddy's footsteps into the thug life. But for the past five year+++Epic
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Review on the blog HERE because I'm a)late to the party b)trying to read the whole series asap :)
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McGee Magoo
No matter what it was, he had it handled. Nothing in the world was more alluring than a capable man.

Green Valley Tennessee is my go-to fictional happy place. More specifically, the Winston Homestead in Green Valley Tennessee is my go-to fictional happy place.

Since the release of Beauty and the Mustache, I have been in love with the Winston men. The kind of love that's a little in
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Don't kill me, reading friends, but I didn't like this one as much as I hoped to :( Jethro and Sienna meet when she comes into town to film a movie. They were cute together. Sweet and funny. Where I struggled is that I didn't really feel they got to know each other or develop their relationship. There weren't a lot of scenes together that I felt had depth. I also didn't feel they addressed their individual internal conflicts well. It felt almost like a fade to black then we're on the other side ...more
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★

Penny Reid once again transports us to the mountains of Tennessee and reunites us with our favourite Winston Brothers. I absolutely love this series, and with a combination of swoony bearded heroes and strong intelligent heroines, it's definitely a sure winner in my book.

Jethro Winston is the eldest of the brood, and has a shady past that he is desperately trying to redeem
4.5 Stars

He was charming, yet artless. Straightforward, yet complex. Funny and witty, but sincere instead of sarcastic or caustic.

Yes to all of that goodness.

I absolutely adore everything about this series. Penny Reid’s created a family of brothers that can absolutely do no wrong in my book. The way these characters manage to mess with my preconceived ideas about what I should expect from a rural-born park ranger named Jethro or an auto mechanic named Cletus continues to be a wonderful surprise.

She may have been named SStars
Funny, smexy, heartwarmingly romantic and inspiring.

Oscar winning comedy actress and writer Sienna Diaz has become Hollywood’s “it” girl even though she’s a plus-sized Latina that doesn’t conform to tinsel town’s skinny as a stick standards. Her secret: she’s happy with her body, with who she is and doesn’t care what others think.
“Think of how much better the world would be if people craved compliments about the beauty of their heart rather than the beauty of their face.”

Tired of all the attention an
Aisling Zena
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Doughnut stars


What can I say for this brilliant gem of a book? I loved it and devoured it start to finish. You know when you read an amazing book all others that come right after it pale? Well, this is it.

Sienna Diaz is an Oscar award winning actress and writer. But that isn't what is special about her. She is a beautiful, funny, av
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Today sucks and there are only two of us at work to do everything that normally 5 people do and some bitch has already tried to throw me under the bus for SOMETHING I DIDN’T EVEN FUCKING DO!!!! and my computer just SHUT DOWN without me even touching the G.D. thing so why don’t we not talk about this book for a minute in order for me to calm myself down before I pull an Office Space on this mah fah . . . .

Okay, so it was a Christmas miracle and the pornbrarian™ (new word)
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let's talk about book love, author love, series love. I legit love it all, this book, Penny Reid and this beautiful series set in Tennessee. As you probably know, I am from Tennessee, actually a large city very close to Green Valley. So, I just feel such an intense love for this series. As soon as I read the first pages of the book my smile and love just comes flooding back. I have been in funk lately and this book just made me immediately smile and feel such happiness to be reading it.

I love J
At the beginning, the book was fun, then it went to decent, then ok, then meh, and I ended up not liking it.

Ok ok, don't start throwing rocks at me, I tried to like it... I just failed.

I'll start with the many many good stuff. The chick was funny! She was damn funny, and he was pretty fun from time to time too. Too bad it didn't last too long...
And... this is where my list of good things end.
At the beginning, the book was fun, then it went to decent, then ok, then meh, and I ended up not liking it.

Ok ok, don't start throwing rocks at me, I tried to like it... I just failed.

I'll start with the many many good stuff. The chick was funny! She was damn funny, and he was pretty fun from time to time too. Too bad it didn't last too long...
And... this is where my list of good things end.

What I didn't like? Well, where to start.
I couldn't connect with the characters. More than that, they weren't the smartest people I've seen (I could even exaggerate and say they were idiots (but everyone will hate me even more, so I won't say that)).
And the book was way too long, too much internal monologue and way too many boring stuff in it. It was enough that the plot itself was damn cliche and predictable and boring, you didn't have to make the dialogues/monologues long too, they were the only good part in this whole book!
I also didn't like the writing style, I was expecting so much more from Penny Reid....
Ah yes, and let's not forget about all the questions I still have left after I finished the book. I get that there will be more books in this series, starring new characters, but c'mon! I was actually curious how the guys' best (girl) friend reacted when she found the news, and if she left, and what their siblings thought and what her parents said.
What made me give it 2 stars though, not 3, was the ending. I was so so disappointed! It was damn predictable and annoying! And after the long, long beginning (ok, first 85% of the book), the last part felt rushed.

All in all, I didn't like this book. I understand why some people liked it, but I can't see why so many people loved it. Ah well, maybe it's not the books' fault, but mine (view spoiler).

I really wouldn't recommend this one, there are better stuff out there worth trying.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Jethro Winston is a 31 yr. old gorgeous bearded hottie from Green Valley, Tennessee. He has five brothers & one sister, and is the oldest of the siblings. After a troubled wild past, Jethro has spent the last few years trying to turn his life around & be a better man. Part of his self reforming includes five years of self
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Once again, PR proves why she's an auto-buy author for me! The second book in the Winston Brothers series was about Jethro Winston, and I loved it. Jethro is the carefree, sexy ranger with the easy smile and the shady past. He's the oldest of the Winston brood, and also the most least I think so. But Jethro has a past he's spent several years trying to make up for to his family.
Sienna Diaz is the 'it' girl in Hollywood. She's an accomplished actress and screenwriter on location in
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

”We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can’t see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can’t contain it.” ~ Amy Harmon, Making Faces

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It is no secret that I love Penny Reid’s writing, her choice of characters, her wit and the originality of her storyline. It is a love story, it has some angst and yes it has passion like all other romance books but Penny uses her creative libert
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites

** 4.75-5 “La Vie En Rose” STARS **

“I don’t think I knew what beauty was, until I met you.”


I am in love with this series! I am in love with the Winston brothers! I am in love with their bond! I am in love with their unique taste in women! I am in love with EVERYTHING about this world Penny Reid has created!


P.S: Am I the only one OMFG SO FREAKIN' EXCITED about Billy's book? (which will be the last one in the series apparently....GODDAMNIT!)
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone but Steelwhisper Because She Doesn't Like Beards
From now on, it was Jethro Winston and Sienna Diaz against the world, defying our history, ignoring the labels others might assign. If I became lost, I knew I could count on him to find me, and vice versa. We had faith in each other, and that's all that mattered.

Every time I go to re-read a Winston Brothers book I'm like, "Oh, Penny Reid probably isn't as good as I'm remembering. This series is probably overhyped by my mind due to beards."

So I picked up this book to read it for the t
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jethro Winston has a past that he isn't very proud of. He knows he was an asshole that hurt people, so now he does his best to make up for it. He's a Park Ranger, taking care of the wildlife, and he does anything to help around the town. When he see's a lost woman in the Mountains, he stops to help her, never thinking she would be the one to change his life. For five years he's been living a life that isn't really his, but what he thinks will be best for those around him, and with this mysteriou ...more
Norah Una Sumner
"Jethro had been the disappointment.
I'd been the clown.
Individually we had become more.
But together and with each other, we didn't need to be our labels.
We were free to just be ourselves."

I absolutely loved this book. I love Penny's writing style, the way she portrays both women and men in such an empowering way, the kind of humor she uses. Penny is my queen, to be honest. And so is Sienna. Oh my God, this gal is so freaking awesome. I love her humor, her awkwardness, her attitude towards Jethro, her confidence. GIRL POWER AT IT'S BEST. And then there's Jethr


Deeply passionate, funny and thought-provoking, Grin and Beard It, made me believe starting over, taking chances and falling in love are worth it.

With each book that I read by Penny Reid, I find they get more difficult to review. At first glance, this doesn’t make much sense. But I am finding it difficult to not sound redundant. Putting it simply, I love her writing st
In the world of Contemporary Romance there is a lot of chaff. In musical terms 90% of it is bad 1980s karaoke. It's your boss up there on stage belting out bad renditions of Air Supply and REO Speedwagon love songs.

Don't get me wrong, I love the 1980s and yeah I'll sing along even to the schmaltziest 1980s love song. I'll admit it...I know all the words to Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield and I even sang the damned song to a girl I was keen on in Art Class. But It didn't work! I didn't get the girl!
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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitt

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