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Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers #4)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  3,823 Ratings  ·  660 Reviews
All's fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto sho
ebook, 538 pages
Published August 1st 2017
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Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston Billy's book will be last. If you sign up for Penny's newsletter, you'll get updates on the release schedule in each issue.
Lisa According to google this one, # 4 is about Beau, then #5 is Roscoe and finally #6 is about Billy.

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Penny Reid
Jun 30, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

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Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4.25 stars!!!!

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I am obsessed with Penny Reid’s books! This woman writes the smartest, most heartfelt stories, and I love them all. Beard in Mind was no exception. My love for all things Winston Brothers is huge! I’ve been wanting to read Beau’s book for the longest time. I’ve thought about this for a while now, and if I were to be an actual Winston brother, I would be a Beau. I know, that sounds sort of crazy since I’m a woman, but it’s true. I’m a Beau. I was anxious to see who Beau would end
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Gianluca & Archer
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She wouldn’t be who she was now without her struggles. Life had shaped her, her fear had formed her, and I wouldn’t have her any differently.

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The WINSTON BROTHERS series is fast becoming one of my favorites by Penny Reid. I never thought a bunch of oddball quirky characters would win my heart so easily, but all I can say is that I can’t get enough of these crazy and lovable bunch of characters. I love them so much that I would become an honor
Aisling Zena
Jan 01, 2017 marked it as to-read
I don't mind which of the brothers is in it. I just want it!


Also I want to know who is rating this book when it doesn't even have a blurb yet. Are you time travellers? If so bring copies back for the rest of us.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“People, all people, are blinded by their own expectations.”

Beard in Mind is the fourth book in the Winston Brothers series and can be read as a standalone novel. This book follows Beau Winston, twin brother of Duane from the first book, and Shelly, sister of Quinn from the Knitting series. Beau and his brothers Duane and Cletus own and run a mechanic shop in town. With Duane leaving the country soon to travel with his girlfriend, Cletus hires a new mechanic, the beautiful and cold
Stacey is Sassy

It’s easy to judge on face value

I probably shouldn’t talk about my family as much as I do in my reviews, but I can’t help compare when I’m reading. Beard in Mind made me think about my son. Not just because I’m his mother (well not only because of it), I can honestly say that my son is strikingly good looking. Has been from the day he was born. He has big green eyes, long eyelashes, full and pouty lips, tan skin and a long and lean swimmers body (not a swimmer, just looks like one). All his life
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I have so much to say about this book and these characters, I don't even know where to start. Beard in Mind features characters so unlike any that I have read about before and I absolutely loved it. Shelly was a very unique person and she had all of my emotions bleeding out of me. I was sad for her, anxious for her, and so happy for her that I sometimes looked like a complete loon for just smiling at my Kindle for awhile. And of course there w
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston

We are back in Green Valley, Tennessee, y'all! And let me tell you, I'm happier than a pig in a peach orchard.

When we ended Beard Science, we knew Beau and Shelly had a connection, and we needed to know how the easy-going charmer and the odd, cold, curmudgeon got past their instant animosity.

Add to the knowledge that Shelly had unresolved issues with her family, and the wait for this became nearly unbearable.


Now that I've read it, I know things. BIG things. I'm freaking out.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans, Winston Brothers, Romance
4.5 We Are All Too Human Stars
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In this life, all of us have our own issues...some more intense than others. But to each of us... they are our Own Issues, so how can we judge whether ours are more than another's...People are not perfect... it would be so boring if we were... It is our ability to overcome obstacles which make us... It makes us Brave, Strong, Courageous, and Beautiful in the doing of it.

Penny Reid has taken us on a journey where the obstacles to
Looking for a fresh and original, sexy, sweet and incredibly touching and heartwarming story? Anything written by the very talented, quirky and ingenious Penny Reid it is practically guaranteed to be that and more because she brings so many elements together that make me want to both devour the story whole and savor it bit by bit.

I smiled, snorted, swooned, was touched, and that’s just by going over my highlights while trying to decide which to share. There’s just so much to talk about this b
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Ah, Winston brother and their beards... Don't you just want to...

➦I have so many questions. Is it soft? How would it feel? You know, in places that shall not be named...

➦If I actually manage to get my mind out of the gutter I might be able to produce a somewhat sensible review here. Now, what's the bear doing?

➦Yeah, we all know what you thought. ANYWAYS. I loved this enemies to lovers story with very peculiar characters. Beau, the hero of the book, has to work side by side with
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4.5-5 stars <3

Omg my heart <3 Unique,emotional and intense !!! I loved everything about this story.

Beau was everything I wanted him to be and even more.Sweet,funny,understanding and he was willing to help Shelly.Shelly is a little weird but we learn why she is like that but apart from this she is also clever, so intense and she was feeling lonely.My heart was aching for her.

I adored this story and I freaking love this series, each one of Winston's brothers take a place in my heart!If you h

Title: Beard in Mind
Series: Winston Brothers #4
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: August 1, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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I loved Beard in Mind for all of the usual Winston brother reasons and more. This book was more. I've read and loved every single book in this series so far, but this one holds a very special place in my heart. For me, the storyline was the perfect package tied in an unconventional bow. The romance was beautifully raw and real. The humor was as razor s
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When it comes to Penny Reid's books I associate words like warm, smart, wonderful and one-of-a-kind. These are her stories. These are her characters. And with each book I'm becoming a bigger fan. I have no idea how she does it but her stories draw me in, grab me by my black heart and won't let go. With each story I learn something, something that makes a substantial difference in my life and that's how I love my stories.

In Beard in Mind we g
5 "Essential" Stars

Oh, how I adore this family. This series. These characters. And Penny Reid.

Beard in Mind was an emotinal journey for two people which was not love at first sight but really something much more meaningful. Beau and Shelly's romance was as unique as they were. With Beau's easy smile and everybody-loves-him personality and Shelly's quiet and abrupt leave-me-alone facade, the time they took to get to know each other really cemented the fact that Penny Reid has the ability to showc
Lady Heather
My Thoughts

"5 -Let me hold your tools when they're too heavy to carry Stars!"

This book.... it wrecked me.
This is nothing like anything Penny's written before, and I think it's her best work yet.
The characters are raw.
They're real.
They're amazing.
What an incredible story.
What an incredible journey.

This is my favourite book this year.
So many thoughts ... and all of them good.

If you want to read a book that has fascinating, unique characters, excellent writing, and a wonderful story-line, then th
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beau Winston. What a guy. He is sweet, sexy, and funny. But what I loved most about him was his loyalty. Not only to his family but to Shelly. I think his story will end up being one of my favorites of the series. ❤

There are so many wonderful reviews already written for Beard in Mind. But of course I’d like to add my two cents in. :) Penny Reid has come to be an author that I can return to at any time and know that I will enjoy her writing. I love her creativity and the care that she takes wit
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Disraeli once said: "I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude."

And that pretty much sums up how I feel towards Beard in Mind, because every time I read a Penny Reid book I'm blown away at how she takes the ordinary—in this case enemies-to-lovers—and creates something extraordinary by grabbing hold of a subject by the short and curlies and giving it the justice it so deserves. And she knocks it out of the park with Beau and Shelly's story.

"I was
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I'll be perfectly honest and say that the only Penny Reid book I've ever tried and DNF had safety issues, but a lot of my friends love thus author's books so I'll give a chance to this one!! Here is the link to the giveaway, I think the whole globe was included and this is always a joy. We are all people, we all love giveaways and book deals! No need to discriminate readers!

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Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is something very unique about a book that asks you to acknowledge that you are wrong, and then strives to educate you as to why. There are a multitude of misconceptions flying around the central issues in Beard in Mind and the characters within. The word I would use to describe this book would be illuminating.

As a fan of Penny Reid and the Winston Brothers series (as well as the Knitting in the City series), I thought I knew Shelly Sullivan. I thought I understood her surly disposition a
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Penny Reid is one of the most unique authors I know of.

I've always admired her for not writing what everyone else writes. Her prose and characters have always been unique and outside the norm. Penny Reid books have sass, humor, sarcasm, and smarts.

If you've read and loved any of her books you'll adore Beard in Mind. The author managed to write a deeply fascinating and likable character in Shelly Sullivan. She was utterly different, battling her own insecurities and demons. Shelly was someone I w
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Let me cut right to the chase. I. Loved. This. Story. All the books in the Winston Brothers series are highly entertaining, but I think this one might be my favorite. Beard in Mind contains all the humor that I associate with the series; however, at the center is a complexity that is marvelously atypical.

One of the main characters has OCD. We’re talking about a serious mental disorder, not the flippant “I’m so OCD about arranging my clothes by colors” variety. The respectful way in which it’s ex
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

I absolutely adore this series, I am SO happy that this fourth title in the series was a winner for me.

Beau is a brother that I have been dying to get my hands on, he's the friendly one, the one who is popular with the ladies (more so than the others), and he is always putting other people first.

Shelly is the new mechanic at Winston Bros Autoshop, and she is a strange one to say the least, Beau can't seem to work her out at all. She is rude, abrupt, and all kinds of tetchy - but
Leila Tualla
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I appreciate this book. I appreciate the pace Penny took to take this complex character that is Shelly Sullivan, and dissect her in such a way that it that didn't feel invasive. I grew up with a sibling who has OCD and it's hard to take all that I know, all that I have seen and lived with, and then to read about a character with this disorder and just hope that it doesn't become too stereotypical and pitying.
And she wasn't.
In typical Penny style, Beard in Mind gives us strong and flawed charac
I loved this book so much! Every time I pick up a Penny Reid book, I know I'm getting a unique story with interesting characters. This book was extra special to me. I thought I knew what Shelly would be like after getting a small glimpse of her personality from the other books but I was wrong. Shelly is one of my favorite heroines ever- she was just so real and genuine. She's not perfect - she has struggles and she's not your typical book heroine. I honestly wish there were more characters like ...more
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

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Beau Winston lives in Tennessee & comes from a family of seven kids. He has a twin & is very close with all his siblings. Beau is known in Green Valley as everyone's favorite Winston brother. He's kind, charismatic & has a heart of gold. He'd give anyone the shirt off his back, and is always helping those in need. He's just a really good person. He's also easy on the eyes. Women everywhere flock to the gorgeous, bearded hottie.

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Beau owns and runs Winston Brothers Auto Shop
Dee Montoya
INFINITE STARS **************

"I want you to love me always. How can I make sure that happens?"
"You keep being you, that's all you need to do."

Raw and absolutely stunning. Beau and Shelly's story was like nothing you've ever read from Penny Reid before. It was heartbreaking and hopeful, all at the same time. It is one of those unforgettable stories that will inspire and touch the hearts of all its readers.


Shelly Sullivan is the new mechanic Cletus has hired to fill in for Duane when he goes aw
My favourite read of the year so far, I absolutely loved this. A proper, feel good, warm, witty and unexpectedly hot story. I wish all of my reads were this satisfying:

"More reckless than a pig at a barbeque."

This is the fourth in the series this time about Beau Winston, the charming half of the Duane/Beau twins, so he enjoys Duane's good looks and shares more than a little of Cletus' razor sharp intellect, but he's a much more considerate and selfless person than his misery guts twin or his ma
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: br-with-sharon
honestly this book was great, i just suck at reading books now? seriously, i just cannot get through books and when I do read I just can't enjoy it... *something is wrong with me, send help*

buddy read with sharon (when are we not doing a buddy read though, let's be honest 😂)
I know that many "Reiders" were anxious to get their hands on this book, me included.
There was a slight delay- including a rare monsoonal type rain storm in So Calif. BiM was late!
Rain delay? Hmph! I left for work 6:30 am. No BiM. I pulled into the parking lot at work. Checked Facebook. Finoa's message: "It's Alive!" What?! I needed Wifi Stat! Pulling out of the parking lot, zipping over to Panera Bread - sitting at the bench in front. Getting my bum all wet from the rain.. Zipping inside, sitt
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Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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