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Review: Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I had so much fun while reading this! I absolutely adored Sienna and Jethro’s story. I totally want to hang out with the Winston family. :-)
 
Grin and Beard It 
Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) by Penny Reid

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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 her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?

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5 out of 5 stars

This was so extremely witty and entertaining to read. Such wonderful, endearing characters mixed with a great story. I loved it so, so much!

I had so much fun while reading this. I was seriously smiling the majority of the time. By 10% I was totally in love with Sienna, I have a serious girl crush on her. Such a strong woman, a wonderfully well written character. I totally got her! I love how she just owned who she was. And Jethro, oh man! He was so sweet and sincere but didn't always feel deserving which could be a little heartbreaking so watching them come together and grow was just really wonderful. They're first meeting had me grinning like a crazy person and I adored their interactions. There is a wonderful, flirty slow burn happening that really pulls you in to the sincerity of Jethro and Sienna's relationship, I loved it.

The Winston family is pretty amazing. They have the best interactions. Funny and caring and full of teasing, sometimes fighting but it's all honest and real and comes from a place of love. I love their dynamic. All of the sibling bonding moments completely tugged at my heartstrings. It was really great getting to see more of Billy and the foreshadowing that was set up. I am excited for his story. And Cletus. Crazy and funny and sincere and blunt, Cletus is quite the character. He fascinates me!

I really am just so in love with this story. I kind of feel like a sap because it just made me so happy and had me smiling so big. It was incredibly well written with a great pace and all these awesome details throughout. 

I loved Truth or Beard, the first book in the series, I really did BUT this right here, Grin and Beard It, I LOVED more! Amazing read!

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Truth or Beard (#1)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review
Beard Science (#3) | Releases October 2016


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