by Penny Reid
Winston Brothers #3
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Coming October 2016
Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?
Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.
And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.
Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?
Likely, the last thing you expect.
'Beard Science' is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.
This is a highly entertaining read. I’m pretty sure I laughed the entire time I read. The characters are so quirky and unique. I loved the Winston family dynamic and how they supported each other. Though I will say the Jennifer’s parents are absolutely vile. I was happy when she found her backbone and started standing up for herself. No one should have to go through what she went through with her parents. Jennifer was sheltered but she didn’t let that hold her back from finding her way, even if she did have a little help. I love the way Cletus’ mind works and the things that he would say pretty much had me in tears. He truly stole the show in this book. I thought Beard Science was a very unique story, and I also loved how Jennifer and Cletus came to be together. From start to finish, I just couldn’t get enough of these two. The writing was great and there is plenty of depth to the story. I look forward to reading what Penny Reid comes out with next.
About Penny Reid
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.