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- Print Length: 384 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cipher-Naught (October 11, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LOX4U9I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beard Science (Winston Brothers Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Cletus isn't what he appears to be.
2. Cletus has a severe dislike of bullies.
3. Cletus likes to tinker--with cars and with people.
4. Cletus is the second most dangerous man in Green Valley.
If you thought Cletus Winston was sweet, stupid and benign, then congratulations, you bought into what he was trying to sell you.
But Jennifer Sylvester knows the truth. She knows Cletus for the judgmental, vindictive and clever devil he is. He's the only man that can help her.
Cletus has things to do. He's got wild boar hunting and sausage making to be seeing to. He's got an important talent show in Nashville and he's got a motorcycle gang to destroy. He doesn't have time to indulge the Banana Cake Queen in her blackmail schemes. But her need and his ingrained compulsion to right wrongs causes him to agree to help her. He's just going to give her the help she really needs and not the help she thinks she needs.
I love me some Winston men. *Cue sigh*
I love the Winstons and Cletus is currently sitting at my #1. My love for Billy is still strong--and good news for all of you Billy-Lovers, Billy's featured heavily in this book and he's fantastic.
Not only do we get a perfect love story for Cletus, we get hints about Beau's upcoming story, a few tantalizing glimpses into the Billy/Claire saga and we get to catch up with Jess and Duane, Drew and Ashley and Jethro and Sienna. There's a lot happening in Cletus' life and it's a joy to watch.
There was only one thing I was worried about going in to Beard Science: limp heroine. Cletus is a notorious scene stealer. Cletus could have a series strictly dedicated to his own thoughts and antics and I would be satisfied. I was sure that I would be disinterested in what ever was going on with his heroine, be annoyed that the whole book wasn't from his POV alone and completely unconvinced that he had a worthy woman. But guess what... my worries were totally unnecessary. JENNIFER IS AMAZING.
If you thought Jennifer Sylvester was pathetic and insipid, then you were wrong. Heck, Cletus was wrong and Cletus is never wrong. Her aspirations might not be to become a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist or to take The Food Network by storm, but she's smart, observant and has a sweetness and charity about her that you wouldn't expect given her situation.
No one really sees Jennifer. No one really knows Jennifer.
Cletus shows people only what he wants them to see.
But when they are together, they see into each others hearts and find beauty and love that everyone else overlooks and dismisses.
*Excuse me while I cry*
And Cletus. That man has completely captivated me and I don't even care that he's fictional! He's clever, manipulative, intelligent, hides the soul of a poet, and has a jocular wit that anyone with two cents to rub together could appreciate!
Jennifer's gracious manners and quiet mannerisms hide one heck of a steel backbone! What was so beautiful about her personality was that hidden spunk she learned to tap into. She may have started out asking Cletus to help her find someone to marry/love, but what she discovered instead was learning to love herself for her.
Cletus thought he was giving Jennifer the means to discover herself and to a point he did accomplish his goal. But inadvertently, Cletus also gave Jennifer the key to his heart. The master manipulator got a taste of his own medicine when he least expected it!
This is my second book to read by Reid and frankly, she has me utterly enthralled with her characters! I adored Cletus and Jennifer's story. The Winston's aren't perfect people. They've made mistakes, suffered loss, and celebrate happy moments. I can relate to them because they're just so normal! (And considering normal is just a setting on the washer, that's saying something!) This family has sucked me in and I look forward to coming back!
This book features Jennifer Sylvester, the Banana Cake Queen of the town and Cletus Winston, car mechanic and master manipulator. At the start of the book Jennifer's life is dictated by her parents (specifically her mother), right down to the color and style of dress she wears. Her driving force is to break free of the constrictions her parents have put on her. Cletus is pretty selective about the people he allows to register as important in his life (I love his selection process for this) and up until now, Jennifer has not registered. That all changes when the tables turn on Cletus the Manipulator and Jennifer ends up blackmailing him into helping her.
MILD SPOILERS BELOW:
Ms. Reid's characters always have some personal challenges to overcome which make them more human and relateable. In this volume though, I had a little trouble buying into Jennifer's lack of assertiveness in regard to her parents only and also that she apparently has no self-esteem problems even though the author makes a point of how often her father has belittled her during her entire life. It felt like a set up for a different story for Jennifer, in a way. Similarly, there are some mentions of Cletus and this anger issue, but it's almost glossed over at the end. Why make it part of the story to begin with?
There were a lot of threads in the book that I think were left loose at the end, but I'm not sure if that was intentional or not - Cletus' anger as I mentioned. Jennifer's pen pals and fluency in multiple languages also seemed to never go anywhere. Not even as a big reveal moment that change some ideas about Jennifer's intelligence (as it's repeatedly mentioned that most people think she's simple).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's something not quite right about the pace of Reid's writing when in the male characters' voices, but it's not nearly...Read more
Funny and smart romance blend together so beautifully.
I always buy her books and they never disappoint.
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