- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 20 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penny Reid, Author
- Audible.com Release Date: September 5, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LDO8418
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Grin and Beard It: The Winston Brothers, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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If there was ever a book that I want to hug, Grin and Beard It would be it. Seriously, I swear Penny Reid could write about knitting, rugby players, and bearded men and I would love it. Oh yeah, she already did and I LOVE THEM. Yes, that’s right my fellow bookworms I am a Penny Reid addict and proud of it.
“And that’s when I noticed Officer Grins-a-lot was adorable. Six foot something; smiling eyes framed by thick lashes; brown beard covering a strong, angular jaw. Maybe most people wouldn’t have described him as adorable. In fact, I’m pretty sure most women would call him a hot piece of ass. But after working for the last fourteen years in Hollywood, all good-looking men were regulated to benignly adorable in my headspace.”
Grin and Beard It has me grinning big time and I am still grinning after a few hours finishing the book. This book is another example as to why I love Penny Reid. I swear Ms. Reid just knows how tug our hearts with her smart, witty, quirky, and playful writing. What I love about this author that she can make any book steamy with her playful innuendos and double entendres.
The beard. Call it a hipster trend or what not, the fascination with hot rugged bearded men is here to stay. And for Sienna Diaz, her knight in shining armor that comes to her rescue when she gets lost happens to be none other than a park ranger. A park ranger with a beard. A park ranger named Jethro Winston.
“She may have been named Sienna instead of Sarah, and was apparently a celebrity of huge proportions, but she was still dimples and eyelashes to me.”
As a famous plus size actress and America’s golden girl, Sienna Diaz is in Tennessee filming a movie that she happened to write and star. Tired of being hounded by the paparazzi, Sienna decides to travel and rent out a friend’s house. Getting to the house seems to be the only problem for Sienna because for the life of her she can’t read a map that is until Jethro comes to her rescue and directs her to the cabin.
“Jethro had been the disappointment. I’d been the clown. Individually we had become more. But together and with each other, we didn’t need to be our labels. We were free to be just ourselves.”
Soon Jethro and Sienna find themselves engaging in a playful and flirtatious banter. Sienna loved that Jethro didn’t know anything about her celebrity status and that she could just be herself with no pretenses. And for Jethro, he found someone that could possibly be the one. But when Jethro discovers that Sienna is a celebrity and their lives are complete opposites, Jethro begins to act different and starts distancing himself that is until his family and friends reminds Jethro that he is worthy of love and redemption. As much as Jethro tries to stay away from Sienna, he just couldn’t. So when Jethro opens to Sienna of his troubled past, Sienna begins to fall in love with Jethro big time. Thoughts of forever begins to linger and for a girl who never thought she would settle down, Sienna begins to come to the conclusion that she may have finally found the one. So can an A-list celebrity and a park ranger find a way to balance their relationship and make it work? Or will doubts and fears be their downfall?
“I wanted to drive him crazy, open myself to him, trust him completely. I wanted to be truly vulnerable. I wanted him to dominate and cherish and use my body. I wanted him to want me, need me. I wanted him satisfied but insatiable, always craving more. Always thinking of me.”
Grin and Beard It was just another reminder of why you gotta love those Winston brothers. Each and every one of them adds a playfulness and seriousness to the story line. But what I especially love about this book was that Penny Reid allowed readers to feel the tangible and palpable connection brewing between Jethro and Sienna. For example, the anticipation of their first kiss and first time together was worth the wait. I loved that Ms. Reid laid all the proper solid foundations of their relationship so when Jethro and Sienna finally committed to forever, it had me grinning big time. My heart was truly bursting with so much love and left me smiling big. So if you are looking for a smart, fun, and adorable romance that will leave you grinning from ear to ear and possibly looking for a hot rugged bearded man, then Grin and Beard It is the book for you. As always, Penny Reid will hold readers hostage as she delivers a fun story line with her smart and gorgeous prose. All there is left to go say, go get lost and pretend you can’t read a map and possibly your very own Jethro comes to the rescue. Just Kidding don’t get lost and learn how to read a map. ;)
~Michelle of Four Chicks Flipping Pages
I enjoyed the first book in the Winston Brothers series, but I loved, loved, loved this one. I adored Jethro, and I liked Sienna a lot. Jethro was strong and didn't take crap from anyone. As the oldest Winston brother, he takes his responsibilities seriously. Jethro had a less than savory past, and even though he's turned his life around, he worried about how that would affect Sienna's image. Sienna was funny, and I really liked her growth as a character. It was great to see her finally stand up to her sister and I liked how she handled the other actor at the London premiere. I also liked how once these two characters committed to each other, they didn't waver.
This was my first experience with an Audible book. It was a real treat to hear the characters acted out. Chris Brinkley read Jethro's parts, and he has the sexiest voice. He made me believe he WAS Jethro. His voice is very soothing and smooth. His Southern accent was soft and sweet. Cielo Camargo was Sienna, and she was also excellent and believable. I am a huge reader and I never thought I'd enjoy an audiobook, but I did. I've already purchased the third book in the series in Audible format. I can't wait to hear it. I highly recommend this one.