Book review: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

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About this time last year, I read Penny Reid’s Neanderthal Seeks Human.  I’d heard some great things about it but ended up not liking it as much as I’d expected.  Then I heard about Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. I was skeptical, but I decided to give it a chance.

It was so much better than I expected.

Jessica James has recently returned to town, planning to work for a few years before leaving again to travel the world.  For years, Jessica has harbored a crush on Beau Winston and some serious disdain for his twin brother, Duane. A case of mistaken identity leaves Jessica questioning everything she thought was true – could Duane really be the one she wants after all?

I loved Duane Winston.  He’d always liked Jessica, but she was so fixated on his brother that he thought nothing would ever happen between the two of them. Once they get together, they fight and banter and come together with such electricity that I couldn’t even handle it.

Now, this book wasn’t perfect by any means.  Much like in Neanderthal Seeks Human, we spend a whole lot of time inside Jessica’s head, and there’s a lot of repetition that could have been cut out.  The good in this book outweighed the bad, though, and placed this book at a firm four stars.

Final rating: ★★★★☆