Truth or Beard – Review



Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Truth or Beard was my first Penny Reid book and this steamy story sucked me right in! It was exactly the distraction I was needing, allowing me to get lost in the angsty relationship between Duane and Jessica. I absolutely loved the hilarity of this book and the confusion for Jessica as the story kicked off. I couldn’t wait to see how things would come together for the characters and I was anxiously awaiting every moment with the Winston brothers. I’m eager to continue reading this series just to spend more time with these guys! They each brought their own unique personalities and quirks to the story, so it will be a ton of fun to see those brotherly relationships continue in future books.

I was easily able to relate to Jessica’s need for exploration and adventure. I was rooting for her to be able to go places, despite everyone’s need to poo-poo her dreams.

“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, but I did have to knock off a star for a slight lag in the middle. There was plenty of angst, excitement, and suspense, until there suddenly wasn’t anymore. Nonetheless, I can’t wait to read more in this fun series!

Rating: 4 stars

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds like a great book! Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. It was lots of fun to read!! Thanks!!

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