Truth or Beard - Penny Reid

Truth or Beard

By Penny Reid

  • Release Date: 2015-07-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 575 Ratings



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 perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. 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. 
When Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Truth or Beard is book 1 in the Winston Brother's series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.


  • Loved this

    By Denise Carm
    What a great story! I was completely blindsided by a twist towards the end.
  • Truth or beard

    By Mag68
    By penny reid I could not put this book down it grabbed me from the 1st chapter and wouldn’t let go! Great story total page turner! Bookbub
  • Love the Beard!

    By jdg32373
    Love the spin off from knitting in the city (#4). Can’t wait to read more about the fabulous Winston brothers.
  • Bored

    By Char-1027
    I really wanted to like the characters but they were so formulaic I couldn’t finish the book.
  • Loved it

    By milacake
    I absolutely loved it. Could not - would not put down, read it whole in a single sitting. There are some convoluted sentences that left me feeling the author was going for a complicated wording just for the sake of it. But the story is thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Truth or beard

    By Clean romancer
    Well written. Fun characters. Hard to put down. Was exciting with good morals and danger. Sexy without being over the top.
  • Funny and entertaining

    By RandiGirl516
    This was a cute book! I think my favorite character was Cletus even though he is a side character in the story. The story is engaging, funny, thought provoking but purely entertaining. This is a central theme for Penny Reid. She writes funny but thoughtful books. You often have to look things up because it is so smartly written that it throws you off and you end up actually learning something useful that you wouldn't have expected. The characters are well balanced, easy to empathize with and get attached to as much as you can get attached to a fictional character. The audio is also equally great! The narrators are fantastic and truly bring the book to a whole other dimension. The second "read" of this was via audio for me and it was almost like reading it for the first time all over again.
  • Ahhh I loved this book, so hard!

    By Adultbooksrmyjam
    I was so excited to see that it is written in dual POV (it's my fav)! I just got finshed binging on her Knitting in the city books and I wrapped it up with this jem. This book and Ashley's book are my 2 favorites so far. I pretty much love all of her characters, you can't help but like them. Everyone makes you laugh! Duane and Jessica make such a great couple. Duane just kills me with his epic love for Jessica. “Jessica,” he whispered, “arguing with you is one of my favorite things to do.” “You’re already on that pedestal, Princess. And I respect the hell out of you, whether you like it or not.” *girly sigh* Duane is such a good guy. His momma raised all those boys right! I really liked Jessica, so glad she got over her "mystical Beau voodoo spell". Her "brain soundtrack", so awesome! I want to start doing that. Gah! I could go on and on about this book. I love it so much! Oh and Cletus.... I can't even!!! He had some of the best lines in the book. Can not wait for his story. Read this book people, you won't be sorry!
  • Witty

    By MRS-910
    This story captured my attention right away. Witty inner banter, great character development, and believable conflict. Has a bit of danger thrown in for spice in the form of an ominous biker gang. Read'll love it. Starting the next right now.
  • Truth or Beard

    By 5pitneysmom
    Thank you Ms. Penny for kicking your day job to the curb and writing this book! I was laughing out loud, tearing up in other chapters, and trying to read faster than my brain could keep up! Read this books, you will love it. On to number two 👍