Review: Beard with Me (Penny Reid)

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Beard With Me, an epic and breathtaking story from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!

Beard with Me
Series: Winston Brothers, #5.5
Author: Penny Reid
Publication Date: September 16, 2019
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


‘Beard With Me’ is the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure) and is just the beginning of their epic love story.

No one is better at surviving than Scarlet St. Claire and making the best out of circumstances beyond her control is Scarlet’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, she’d be the last person on earth, hermitting like a pro, singing along to her CD Walkman, and dancing like no one is watching.

Scarlet is clever, Scarlet is careful, and Scarlet is smart . . . except when it comes to Billy Winston.

No one is better at fighting than Billy Winston and raging against his circumstances—because nothing is beyond his control—is Billy’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, he’d be the first person on earth to lead others to safety, overcome catastrophe, or die trying.

Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable . . . except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire.

If I was an emoji right now I would be the emoji with tears streaking down my face. I feel so heartbroken and devastated after finishing Beard with Me. It made me so sad, and yet I’m so happy I read it. Billy and Scarlet’s origin story was a brutal rehashing of their (and the rest of the Winston brothers’ family) past. I knew about some of the stuff in this book from the rest of the series, but I didn’t know it. I finally feel like I have a different grasp on how horrible Darrell, Razor, and the rest of the Wraiths really were. My heart still hurts for Billy and Scarlett. I’m even more excited to finally get to read their upcoming romance, Beard Necessities. I need it like yesterday. November can’t come soon enough.


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Meet Penny Reid:

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, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja. authorphoto.jpeg

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8 thoughts on “Review: Beard with Me (Penny Reid)”

  1. I know this won’t be a shocker, but I’ve never read this author. This series has sparked my curiosity from the beginning, though. I love the covers. And the names. LOL

    Glad this one worked for you.

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