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Truth Or Beard
Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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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 naive 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. 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?"
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BayouGirl85
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This was the funniest steamy read I have ever encountered. A great read.

June Book 13/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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AvidReader25
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I‘ve heard about this series for years and finally picked up the first book on vacation. It was fun, predictable, steamy, and silly. It was just what I was in the mood for on a beach vacation. I‘m sure I‘ll continue the series at some point. I loved the relationship between all of the Winston brothers. Jessica was a bit annoying, but the spark between her and Duane made up for that. Cletus was my favorite of the brothers.

RaeLovesToRead All that blue is gorgeous 💙🌊 8mo
BookBabe Looks like a relaxing vacation! Pretty backdrop! 8mo
AvidReader25 @BookBabe @RaeLovesToRead Sunshine and blue skies for days! 8mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This was cute and saucy, but I also found it a bit forgettable. Jessica has had the biggest crush on identical twin Beau forever. So when she and a friend see one of the twins out in the wild and Jessica is visibly in heat, naturally the guy teases and kisses her. But...but...DUN DUN DUN. It isn't the friendly Beau, but his surly twin Duane. Seriously, even identical twins have some tiny little tell of difference and if you're in love with one, ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'd hope you know that difference. It was funny, but sometimes it seemed forced. I appreciate that Jessica was bold but she also had ZERO chill when it came to these bearded twins. How about just a modicum of dignity and spatial awareness? Therefore was a sub-plot about a motorcycle gang that felt tossed in just for something to break up the couple's heavy petting and Jessica's personal reasons for keeping Duane at arm's length, ⬇️
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick despite becoming intimately introduced to his arm, was the stuff of New Adult plot contrivances. Overall, a light pick.

Another November #BookSpinBingo book @TheAromaofBooks #Booked21 #MustacheOnCover @barbarathebibliophage @cinfhen @4thHouseontheLeft #pop21 #HeartOnCover
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Cinfhen Fun pick 🥰 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 😂 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Saucy is sometimes a fun read! 12mo
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brightSUNshaine
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First time to read Penny Reid‘s book. One of the Winston “beard brother”. This is fun to read! Super love the humor. Character development and plot is good!

#truthorbeard #booknerd #readingstyle #bookgram #bookgasm #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #readingcommunity #bookreviewer #bookstagrammer #bookcommunity #bookworm #bookaholic #bookporn #bookphotography #bookfeaturepage #bookgeek #readerblogger #bookreviewer #kindle

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Eggs 🙌🏻📚👍🏼 1y
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booksaremyfavorite
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Mistaken identity causes a lot of confusion for Jessica James.

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BookKenz
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One of the many free amazon books I have picked up over the years (also, included in my audible membership). While I didn't love this book as a whole, I certainly loved different parts of it. I'm excited to continue on in the series!

Also, my #bookspin book for this month. Me? Finishing my #bookspin book on the 3rd of the month? Who is this girl? #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Chcj82
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I LOVE her quirky writing, interesting words, fun characters, and I LOVE the way her characters minds ramble. I felt like these were people I would totally like to hang with. Not to mention I mean the cover art how unique is that ?!?

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danielle.reading
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I picked up the audiobook for this one for the southern accents and it is definitely not a disappointment on that aspect. I am loving the accents, actually! #Hoopla #audiobook

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Jovy
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My first Penny Reid. I‘ve seen the unique covers for the Winston Brothers series and always wanted to try it out. I thought it was funny and romantic. Nothing new, could have been shorter, but overall a success!

#PopSugar2020 A book with a pun in the title

CoffeeK8 She‘s got some pretty fun books! (edited) 2y
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xicanti
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I‘m trying out TRUTH OR BEARD, which would‘ve been my #BookSpin if I were a formal participant and not a roguish weirdo. The 3-chapter test was inconclusive. It was too cheesy, then it made me laugh a bunch, then the male lead put me off, then it maybe had promise again? I dunno. We‘ll see how I feel after Chapter Four.

Laughterhp Oh I bailed on this one. I was listening on audio and I‘m not sure how far I made it before I bailed. Almost halfway through until I couldn‘t anymore. 2y
xicanti @Laughterhp good to know I‘m not the only one! I tapped out partway through Chapter 4. 2y
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AutumnRLS
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Book #4 for my month of romance.

AutumnRLS This one was very romantic and I liked the main characters. 2y
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xicanti
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I‘m continuing my legacy as a rogue* #BookSpin participant. Last month I filled two lines on my #BookSpinBingo card. Here‘s hoping I can do the same with this new spread.

* I never formally join anything with a giveaway component, or where I might feel pressured to ignore the Must-Reads I set for myself every month. I know; I‘m a weirdo, this is meant to be a LOW-pressure thing; yada yada.

Desha If it works then that‘s great! Obviously it‘s working...you filled in two lines last month! Congratulations! That‘s awesome! Far ahead of me lol 🤪 and I‘m not rogue! 🎊🎉🎊 2y
xicanti @Desha I got lucky last month in that several of the must-reads I chose and the two official BookSpin picks lined up! I‘m not quite so lucky this month, but it‘ll still be fun to see whether I can fill the gaps. 2y
Desha @xicanti I love bookspin...I love that it‘s so low key! Hope you get lots of reading done this month! 👍🏻📚 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode184: Theme Night at Book Club with Kala (@readerthenblogger)

Kala returns and this time she just started a new book club, so we chat about that before moving on to other reads we've experienced lately. A little romance, a little comedy, a little history, a little reading in translation.

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy184

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ReadingEnvy
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Penny Reid writes interlinking romance series and this one made for a fun audiobook. It ends with an interview with the author talking about how she self-publishes because regular publishers always want her to dumb down her women, and she knows her readers want smarter characters and scenarios than that. It is a romance with one of the many Winston brothers, but there is more going on. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy I'll definitely keep reading these, and a co-worker said she's opened her universe for fans to write books in it too, so it continues to expand. I listened on #hoopla and the female narrator is hilarious. #romantsy 3y
Centique I read this a couple of years ago and enjoyed it too. Must get back to the series. 3y
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Puredragonstar
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I really did enjoy this book. Although I got distracted by another, I did end up coming back to this one and really liked how the story came together.

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hes7
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A fun, cheesy hate-to-love/friends-to-lovers kind of romance. #wintergames #merryreaders #tbrread

Clwojick 16pts 3y
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Beatlefan129
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Mehso-so

I‘m somewhere between a pick and a so-so on this one. I liked the writing, which was smart and funny. The story seemed a little cheesy for me though, even for a romance book. #romantsy

ChasingOm I love these books! 😍 3y
Beatlefan129 @ChasingOm I do want to continue with the series and see what the rest of the Winston brothers are up to! 3y
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MaggieCarr
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#TheCoverDrewMeIn

For real though... definetly looked up the whole series because of the cover. They read like dual pov adult romance × Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series. Me likes!

Crazeedi I've seen these books, noticed them because of their unusual covers. I wondered if they were any good 3y
Julsmarshall I love this series! Funny, charming and with a depth that I really appreciate. 3y
ChasingOm I love this series too! I just got the most recent one from a hold at the library. 😄 3y
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AmandaEve
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Flipping between some #kindle reading and watching Space Jam in the background. Settling in for a cozy evening 📚🖤 #ebook #romance

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CoffeeNBooks
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Jessica has known twins Beau and Duane Winston most of her life, and she's always had a crush on Beau. When she returns after college, her #MyFavoriteMistake moment is when she accidentally falls for Duane. She's not sure it's going to work out, though, because her sense of #Wanderlust is strong and she wasn't planning on staying. #LilithJuly #LetsTravelJuly
@Cinfhen @KarenUK @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Cinfhen I‘ve always been drawn to this cover ~ it reminds me of this new novel 3y
OriginalCyn620 Sounds really cute! ❤️ 3y
TheRomantiCate I loved this one... I need to read the rest of the series 3y
KarenUK I love this cover too! 😍 3y
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ChasingOm
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My plans for the long holiday weekend — books, tea, sleep, and enjoying my back patio! Oh, and getting my steps in for the #bookfitnesschallenge, of course! 😄
My hands are still a little sore from all the brickwork we did on the patio, so I chose small paperbacks and my Kindle. On the Kindle, I have the tagged book, MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire, and DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland. 😍

BookwormAHN Nice plans 🌹 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Mehso-so

This book was nice for a brainless listen, but great literature it is not. However, for escapism reading it works. I might even listen to the next one on my next road trip.

Check out the full review on GR and LT
#Readharder
#NancyDrewChallenge
#KillYourTBR

ShyBookOwl Sometimes you just need a brainless listen 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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How many times will this audiobook make me roll my eyes. It‘s passed one hand of fingers so far.

🙄😁🙄

Not bad romance but very cliched.

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LibrarianRyan
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So I have done something I rarely do and used all My Hoopla credits for the month at once.

Josh and I are heading to Indy tomorrow. It‘s at minimum a 4 hour drive. I didnt choose any book josh might like because he will sleep most of the trip.

I believe all of these will fit some reading challenge prompt. I have a friends recommended book, one from my TBR, one for #Booked2019, and two that just look fun.

Any of you listened to any of these?

julesG Truth or Beard. I liked it, once I got used to the US Southern accent. 😁 4y
LibrarianRyan @julesG southern accents just sound like home. 😁 4y
Lcsmcat We Have Always Lived in the Castle! ❤️ Shirley Jackson! 4y
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DGRachel I've listened to both Truth or Beard and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I have the same problem with Truth or Beard that I have with most books with multiple POVs and different narrators for those POVs, that aren't true full cast recordings. Listening to Joy do Duane and Jessica and then Chris do both voices gets on my nerves, but I love the story itself. 4y
LibrarianRyan @DGRachel I‘m 2 hours in. Maybe a little more. It‘s not bad but the switching voices is annoying. And that is not a southern accent. It‘s a northerner pretending to be southern. That kills me. @julesG 4y
DGRachel It‘s why I cannot listen to romance novels on audio. Many have them have two narrators and it drives me insane. I never even noticed the accent, but that‘s probably because I‘m technically a southerner, but I have my mom‘s mid-Atlantic accent. 4y
julesG What would I know about genuine southern accents and pretend southern accents. I'm glad i can distinguish Cornwall from Yorkshire. 😝😝😝 4y
julesG @DGRachel Two narrators can be annoying. It needs to be done really well to work. But since I only had the Winston Brothers on audio, I wasn't going to complain. 😉 4y
DGRachel @julesG I‘m American and couldn‘t tell the difference between real and fake Southern AND I live in the South! 🤣🤣 4y
LibrarianRyan @julesG I get it. 🤓😁 4y
julesG @DGRachel I can tell the difference between North and South. That's at least something. 😁 4y
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howjessicareads
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I have realized I‘m very finicky about romances. When I like them, I really like them. But it‘s easy to find things I don‘t like.

Hands got fisted in hair THREE TIMES in this one. Why oh why can we not use a different word than fist?? How about grasp? Entangle? Entwine? Grab? ANYTHING ELSE? #howjessreadsin2019

Texreader Yea I hate the lack of imagination in word choices in books when I see the same words repeatedly. 4y
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VanChocStrawberry
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I was really wanting a good romance, but this one? Ugh. A misogynistic mashup of genres, unless this picks up fast, it‘s DNF time. #womendonotneedtopretendtobeweaktokeepaman #wth #areallalphamencreeps

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balletbookworm
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Mehso-so

This is fine. I had it hanging around on my nook so decided to see if it could help get me out of my reading slump. Plus I like the kitschy cover. Duane and Jessica are cute enough together but a) this romance was written in alternating 1st person POV and it wasn‘t working so well for me and b) there were about four too many tropes in the plot.

So it was an OK story, but I‘m not exactly rushing to immediately buy and read the rest of the series.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Just like in her Knitting in the City series, Reid turns tropes and stereotypes on their heads throughout Duane and Jessica‘s story. And the result is a sweet, satisfying, and hilarious series of misadventures and endearing moments. I read this one, beginning to end, in a day. And now I‘m making room in my budget to buy the rest of the series because I am absolutely, head over heels, in love with the Winston Brothers!

julesG 😍 The Winston Brothers. 4y
Amandajoy I love this series. They‘ve been some of my favorite long car trip audio books. 4y
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Johanna414
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Just finished the last bit of this reread while waiting for the kids to fall asleep. I‘ve been reading it on my kindle for a couple weeks in bits and pieces, so I hesitate to claim it as a finished book for #24in48 @24in48

Crazeedi I've seen these books on overdrive, are they good? 4y
Johanna414 @Crazeedi I like them! She‘s one of my go-to contemporary romance authors when I‘m stressed and need something light and funny 4y
Crazeedi @Johanna414 there are several on overdrive with these similar type covers and I was curious, thank you! I'll check it out 4y
js0315 I've been wanting to read this. 4y
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hipney
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inthegreensandblues
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Free ebook! 🎉 I've been wanting to check out this series and it looks like the stars have aligned. 😁

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Dogearedcopy
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I enjoyed the Rugby series that the author co-authored with L. H. Cosway but this wasn‘t for me at all:

Bearded hillbilly grease monkeys, middle/high school drama (seriously, there is a scene with Truth or Dare and skinny dipping) and a lot of sexual *teasing* w/o a satisfactory payoff... just killed this as a romance or a comedy, much less a rom-com.

Owlizabeth I just downloaded this for free from Amazon, hope I like it but if not, no money lost! 4y
Dogearedcopy @owlizabeth Owing to the popularity of this book/series, I suspect I‘m the outlier opinion! 4y
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AshleyC816
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This was a really cute, light read! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon!

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julesG
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#septemberdanes prompt today is #rocketbrothers.

I thought of these brothers, Penny Reid's Winston Brothers. They love each other fiercely, they love their women fiercely and they might have rocket fuel in their cars. 😁🚀⛽

@Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja Ha! I haven‘t read these, but based on your description I kinda want to 😄😄 4y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian These are amazing covers! 4y
julesG @Kalalalatja They are a cross-over/spin-off of Reid's Knitting in the city series. I'll tag the first book, although there is no obligation to read the Knitting series first. Anyway, I can recommend all of Penny Reid's books. 4y
julesG @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian The cross stitch patterns can be bought from the author's web shop. https://shop.pennyreid.ninja/ 4y
CoffeeK8 Great choice for these prompts, I love this series! 4y
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sammisho
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I fell in love with Duane Winston on page one. By the end of the chapter, I was in love with all the Winston Brothers. I have a thing for dudes with beards, so this book was right up my alley. I also love romances set in small towns. This #romantsy had a feisty heroine, witty banner and southern charm. Very excited to read more of this series.

CoffeeK8 I ❤️ this series! 4y
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TiffanyLynn
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Super excited! Rereading the Winston Brothers series since the new book is coming out soon!!

❤️ this series!

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LibrarianJen
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My husband (right) and his brother (left) aren‘t twins like Duane and Beau Winston (protagonists in this book) but people sometimes have a hard time telling them apart especially if they both have hats on. 😂 This was taken after they brewed one of their beers.

Anyways, I read Truth or Beard on the suggestion of @AmandaL The story was good, made me laugh, the ending though I can‘t decide if it dragged on or ended abruptly. #romantsy

Ddzmini They look pretty close 😝 4y
AmandaL Ha! 😁 4y
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AmandaL
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So... I haven't been on for two months, but I used that time to read A LOT. I've finish 30 books. I finally read Penny Reid's Winston Brothers Series. I read a bunch of crafting, gardening and lifestyle books, and I listened to some great audiobooks. 😊

Godmotherx5 Sometimes a break is good. 4y
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s awesome! Did you have a favorite read during your time away? 4y
AmandaL @Godmotherx5 It is! I told my penpal that sometimes even social media is just too social for me. 😄 4y
AmandaL @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! For pure entertainment, I really enjoyed the Penny Reid romances, which I read out of order and one after the other. But the book I couldn't put down and that kept me up too late was 4y
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LibrarianJen
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The kids are spending the night at the Grandparents so that means I get to enjoy dinner and this Penny Reid book, in peace! Wine, enchiladas, only 93 degrees with scattered clouds and a #romantsy. 🍷🌤 📖

Mollyanna Looks yummy and nice and relaxing! Enjoy! 4y
LibrarianJen Thanks @Mollyanna it‘s been perfect! 4y
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dylanisreading
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Panpan

I wish I hadn't had to finish this for a buddy read on GR. Ugh.

ravenlee I enjoy romances...but this sounds awful to me. 4y
CoverToCoverGirl The things we do for “friends” 🙄🤨🙃 4y
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AmandaMarie
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I love the Winston brothers and the covers for these books!

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ElaineVanArsdale
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Loved this book

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Kshakal
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SilversReviews Nice cross stitch. 5y
Kshakal @SilversReviews that is actually the cover of the book!!! 5y
SilversReviews @Kshakal Wow...I thought you had stitched it. 5y
Kshakal @SilversReviews I wish I was that talented!! 5y
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missarixreads
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Finished this over the weekend... in the beginning, it was addicting like After by Anna Todd was for me, but it was also exasperating too. I love the Winston brothers and their relationship, the thought nuggets about growing up with a shitty patent, but kind of hate the actual writing. Anyone else read this one? Am I the only one who felt like this?

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julesG
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The Winston Brothers

Some did a few #criminal things but they've all become good guys meanwhile.

Their love life is kind of a #FamilyAffaire

#FierceFeb @Cinfhen @batsy

batsy Ooooh, intriguing! And judging from the blurb, pretty 🔥😁 5y
Cinfhen Fun covers 😍😍😍 5y
julesG @batsy They are sizzling, but also very funny and cute. 5y
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julesG @Cinfhen You can buy the cross stitch patterns from Penny's online shop. 5y
Cinfhen Do u cross stitch? That's such a clever idea! 5y
julesG @Cinfhen I used to cross stitch a lot. But with all the knitting and crocheting, I neglected this hobby for far too long. 5y
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CourtSmall
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#7 for 2018
Can't wait to read the rest of the series
#romancy #firstinseries #beards #brothers #easyreading #whatareyoureading

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Xeroaa13
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light reading in the bus #easyplot #travelreads #tooearlytobeawake