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Truth Or Beard
Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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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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 2mo
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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! 😍 3mo
Beatlefan129 @ChasingOm I do want to continue with the series and see what the rest of the Winston brothers are up to! 3mo
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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 3mo
Julsmarshall I love this series! Funny, charming and with a depth that I really appreciate. 3mo
ChasingOm I love this series too! I just got the most recent one from a hold at the library. 😄 3mo
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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 7mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds really cute! ❤️ 7mo
TheRomantiCate I loved this one... I need to read the rest of the series 7mo
KarenUK I love this cover too! 😍 7mo
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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 🌹 8mo
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LibrarianRyan
Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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 9mo
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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. 😁 9mo
LibrarianRyan @julesG southern accents just sound like home. 😁 9mo
Lcsmcat We Have Always Lived in the Castle! ❤️ Shirley Jackson! 9mo
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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. 9mo
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 9mo
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. 9mo
julesG What would I know about genuine southern accents and pretend southern accents. I'm glad i can distinguish Cornwall from Yorkshire. 😝😝😝 9mo
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. 😉 9mo
DGRachel @julesG I‘m American and couldn‘t tell the difference between real and fake Southern AND I live in the South! 🤣🤣 9mo
LibrarianRyan @julesG I get it. 🤓😁 9mo
julesG @DGRachel I can tell the difference between North and South. That's at least something. 😁 9mo
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howjessreads
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Mehso-so

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. 10mo
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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. 12mo
Amandajoy I love this series. They‘ve been some of my favorite long car trip audio books. 12mo
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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? 12mo
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 12mo
Crazeedi @Johanna414 there are several on overdrive with these similar type covers and I was curious, thank you! I'll check it out 12mo
js0315 I've been wanting to read this. 12mo
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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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Panpan

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! 13mo
Dogearedcopy @owlizabeth Owing to the popularity of this book/series, I suspect I‘m the outlier opinion! 13mo
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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 😄😄 1y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian These are amazing covers! 1y
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. 1y
julesG @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian The cross stitch patterns can be bought from the author's web shop. https://shop.pennyreid.ninja/ 1y
CoffeeK8 Great choice for these prompts, I love this series! 1y
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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! 1y
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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 😝 2y
AmandaL Ha! 😁 2y
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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. 2y
LiteraryinLititz That‘s awesome! Did you have a favorite read during your time away? 2y
AmandaL @Godmotherx5 It is! I told my penpal that sometimes even social media is just too social for me. 😄 2y
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 2y
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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! 2y
LibrarianJen Thanks @Mollyanna it‘s been perfect! 2y
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Bianca
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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. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl The things we do for “friends” 🙄🤨🙃 2y
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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. 2y
Kshakal @SilversReviews that is actually the cover of the book!!! 2y
SilversReviews @Kshakal Wow...I thought you had stitched it. 2y
Kshakal @SilversReviews I wish I was that talented!! 2y
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missarixreads
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Mehso-so

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 🔥😁 2y
Cinfhen Fun covers 😍😍😍 2y
julesG @batsy They are sizzling, but also very funny and cute. 2y
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julesG @Cinfhen You can buy the cross stitch patterns from Penny's online shop. 2y
Cinfhen Do u cross stitch? That's such a clever idea! 2y
julesG @Cinfhen I used to cross stitch a lot. But with all the knitting and crocheting, I neglected this hobby for far too long. 2y
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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

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LaurenReads
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This book was so much fun! Great romance, lots of drama and it was hilarious. The Winston brothers are great and I can‘t wait to read the rest of these books. #romantsy #romance

And #twins for #popsugar2018

CoffeeK8 I 💖 this author! 2y
LaurenReads @CoffeeK8 It‘s my first book by her - but it won‘t be my last - I loved it 2y
Kshakal These books are so much fun! 2y
CoffeeK8 @LaurenReads her first book is free on kindle right now I think. 2y
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Erika13137
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First finished book of the new year! My first time reading Penny Reid and won‘t be the last. Nice, easy, sexy read. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 💋

#happynewyear #sexyreads

Andrew65 Well done! 2y
JenlovesJT47 I've been wanting to read this for awhile, I was lucky to get it for free one day on kindle. Is this the one that has something to do with twins? 2y
Erika13137 @JenlovesJT47 That‘s the one! Sounds like the series spends time with all the Winston Brothers. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Ooh yay I'm bumping it up on my TBR for January. 🤗 2y
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BookofWords
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Wait wait wait...this is a spin off series. Now I need to read that series first! I‘m down a rabbit hole here! READ. ALL. THE. BOOKS.

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MissNosferatu
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Super cute and quirky. Set in rural Tennessee, Jessica has always loved Beau Winston, and majorly disliked his twin, Duane. During Halloween festivities she finally gets up close and very personal with who she thinks is Beau-except it's not. Whoops...
I liked Jessica right away when she showed up to a Halloween party dressed as "Sexy Gandalf." Am definitely interested in seeing how the rest of the brothers' stories turn out.

DGRachel I love the Winston Brothers so much!!! 2y
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julesG
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This was good. Sexy, packed with beards and great banter. A mystery, a romance, a comedy, all rolled in one.
The audiobook was well-narrated.

Ghost is sleeping in my knitting basket, again. I wonder whether she's going to keep this up when she's grown.

#audioknitting
#audiobook

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julesG
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Working on a special project, listening to the Winston Brothers. Meanwhile the kitten is sleeping off her earlier ire. Gosh, she was pissed at the world and kept biting and clawing at me for no apparent reason.

#audioknitting
#catsoflitsy

monkeygirlsmama Oh gosh, she looks perfect cute and content now. Haha 😻 2y
julesG @monkeygirlsmama Trust me, she was a little devil earlier. Glad she's not my first kitten and I know they can have their "freaky five minutes". 2y
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Snow What a gorgeous baby!! 😍 2y
the_magicreader #Lol what a wonderful cat 2y
MommyOfTwo She is beautiful! 2y
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julesG
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My little reading companion won't let me do #audioknitting, but I don't mind, #audiopetting it is.

#catsoflitsy

Mommamanzi My heart! ♥️ 2y
kspenmoll That's love! 😻😻 2y
Zelma Such a cutie pie! 😻 2y
AmyG Squeal! The cuteness. 😻 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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julesG
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"We'll cross this circumcised penis when we get to it."

I shocked the cat with my sudden burst of laughter. She was hiding in my knitting "basket".

#CatsOfLitsy

monkeygirlsmama 😆😆😆 2y
AmyG 😻😻😻 2y
LauraBeth 😹😹😹 2y
StephBengtson 😂 So cute! 2y
Bookzombie Adorable! 2y
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julesG
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Got a non-bookish, but #nerdy #surprise #package from a dear friend.
My son will kill me for this mug.

(Am still listening to my #audiobook.)

monkeygirlsmama Lovely! Enjoy ❤️ 2y
Mdargusch Fun! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I love that mug! 2y
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julesG
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Need to weave in the yarn ends. Ghost wants me to pet her. Can I have a second set of arms?

This #audiobook is funny, but the Tennessee drawl??? Definitely needs getting used to.

Texreader I ❤️ this photo!! Your crafts and cat: perfect! 2y
Sace Heartwarming pic. The ends can wait. Kitty needs snuggles. 2y
julesG @Texreader Thanks! @RestlessFickleBookSlut managed to get the ends done. Have already soaked the shawl, which is now blocking. 2y
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Sace I always loved blocking. 2y
cathysaid Gorgeous! Kitty and the knitting 💕 2y
julesG @cathysaid Thanks. 2y
Cathythoughts Ghost ?! What a great name 👍 2y
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Jaya
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Math teacher Jessica James suffers from farsickness and has big plans to get out of her small town soon. So when she suddenly gets the hots for her childhood frenemy, Duane Winston, the grumpy twin sibling of her life-long crush, it's rom com mayhem. The story of the first #Winston brother is just so darn cute! #romantsy

BeveragesAndBooks I have a new found obsession with Penny Reid. I glommed everything on Kindle Unlimited over the past month 2y
Jaya Yes! Me, too. I found myself grinning and sighing through all the ones I've read so far. 2y
RLW Haven't read any of hers, but clearly need to do so - soon. Thanks for the rec! 2y
Jaya @RLW yes! 2y
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LazyLimaLife
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So this book starts with the heroine in a sexy Gandalf costume, which totally cracks me up. Then at Dragon Con I see this! 🤣

The music was really loud so I didn't ask her if she read the book. I'm just going to imagine that she has!

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DGRachel
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The Winston Brothers series is a spin-off from Penny Reid's Knitting in the City series. I love these even more.

#spinofflove #backtoreading

Jas16 Love this series too! 2y
monkeygirlsmama I have never heard of either series, but this is going on my stack to look for. 2y
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ContraryMary
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Book 71. I didn't know this was a spin off series when I bought the first book. I loved it so much I've bought the rest of this series and the series it's based off of! It didn't start out the way I thought it would based on the synopsis but I really liked the story! Funny and romantic! Can't wait to read more Penny Reid! (Photo cause my husband has a big beard! 😉)

Seekingtardis Such a pretty couple!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck Beautiful! 2y
DGRachel I binge-read almost all of Penny's books the last two weeks of July. Enjoy!! 2y
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Ms_T Lovely picture! 2y
DiruVamp You two look fantastic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful couple!! 💕 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Great photo! 2y
Reggie There's this awesome "Dynasty/Knot's Landingness" about this photo. Nice!!! 2y
BookofWords I‘m down a rabbit hole now. 2y
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Centique
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I'd seen so much love for this series around that I had to check it out. It's a really sweet romance. Penny Reid can definitely write great characters - and while I don't think this series is quite my style, (the small conservative town setting with car racing and biker gangs is a little off putting to me), she does such a good job I'll probably read some more. #romantsy

DGRachel Have you read her Knitting in the City series? It's set in Chicago and has all the Penny-wonderfulness of realistic characters, wit, and fun. As a Southerner who loves cars, the Winston Brothers speak to me, but I love the other series, too. 2y
Centique @DGRachel oh great. I'll try those! I'm going to keep going with this series too. Can't give up on those characters 😋 2y
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Heretherebedragons
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This is my first Penny Reid novel, and I'm really enjoying it so far. The only other author that can make me belly laugh like this has been Julia Quinn. The humor is clever, the characters self-aware (for the most part), and they have real(istic) discussions about the future of their relationship. True, one doesn't read romance for it's strict adherence to reality, but I find many things to like about this book so far.