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- Print Length: 386 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: #329 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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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*
I have no idea how Penny Reid does it. Every book she writes I devour and almost definitely I'm going to love the words she has written down. Her heroes and heroines are not your usual heroes and heroines and while I enjoy your typical romance quite often as well, Reid's romance is in a class of its own. Truly. The stories grip my attention and if I didn't have my phone screech at my at certain points during the day (e.g. make lunch or light a fire so that the house wouldn't be freezing), I don't think I would have even noticed anything around me. That's how good Reid's writing is and that's why she's my favourite.
I have wanted to read about Cletus since Reid introduced us to him Beauty and Mustache and I have to admit that she didn't disappoint me in the slightest. If anything, she even surpassed my expectations and hopes for Cletus and his love interest. Although he isn't as mysterious anymore he's still oh so mindblowingly wondrous to read about. And so was Jennifer.
When Penny dropped the bomb that Cletus wouldn't get together with Quinn's sister Shelly as hinted at the end of Grin and Beard It (and in a newsletter or two), but rather with Jennifer - the queen of banana cakes, I was actually a bit flabbergasted as I really thought that Cletus and Shelly would make a lot of sense. But I don't think so anymore. It isn't because Shelly's not awesome - she still is - but Cletus and our little blackmailing Banana Cake Queen actually make a lot more sense as these two make me gush and they're oh so right for one another.
If you haven't read Penny Reid yet, what on Earth are you still waiting for? Go grab a book and be prepared to fall in love. :)
I started the series of books because the first one was on sale. I figured, I'm not really into the whole beard thing but I'd give it a go. I'd been in a massive book hangover for the last couple of weeks. So on a Friday night I sat down and decided to embark on a journey with The Winston Brothers. The first book I read in about a day. Couldn't put it down, so I one clicked the second book. The two had one thing in common and that would be really amazing characters that I couldn't get enough of. One in particular...
Much to my happiness and amazement, the third book magically appeared on my Kindle. Okay, it wasn't magic. I one clicked it, but really this is supposed to be a dazzling review and therefore I decided to gloss over the fact that yes, I purchased the book and waited the thirty or so seconds it took to download. (High speed internet is the stuff of the gods, amirite?) Anyways, much to my delight and excitement it happened to be about my favorite Winston brother, Cletus.
I was not disappointed. Quirky is a personality trait I'm completely familiar with and by Mothra's nipples this book was full of the quirk! Penny, (Can I call you Penny? Too late. I just did.) brought together two characters that made my inner little nerdy girl so happy. The book was full of giggles, mischief, and a massive dose of heart. My brain heaved a huge sigh when it was over, sad that it came to an end. My first reaction was to track down my friend Penny (Were totally friends now. I know it. For reals.) and berate her till she agrees to write another Cletus book. I need one. We're suited. Anyways, once I realized that was probably out of the question and likely frowned upon in polite society, I decided to write this review instead.
The entire series is fun. This one was my favorite. I enjoyed reading a book with an unlikely hero. Cletus isn't your normal book boyfriend, but dammit if you don't end up wanting to tug on those unruly whiskers and drink moonshine on the patio once you meet him. The heroine is equally amazing. A smart girl that gains self confidence and learns to stand up for herself? Yes please. So much more of that...
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