Truth or Beard by Penny Reid – Review

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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 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?

(Blurb from Goodreads)

I loved loved loved Penny Reid’s Neanderthal Seeks Human, so I was super excited when I saw that her book, Truth or Beard, was free on Amazon! It was another good contemporary romance/romantic comedy, but not my favorite.

When I read a book I need to know how to pronounce the name of characters, especially main ones. Duane, the main male lead, how do you pronounce that? Hopefully like Dwayne, because that’s how I pronounced it the whole time in my head. lol.

The book started out fantastic; it was really hard to stop reading and go to bed (I read at night.) But I got a bit bored in the middle. I would have enjoyed a little more drama other than Duane and Jessica constantly going back and forth on their feelings and what they should do in their relationship.

But then towards the ending, it got really good again. Really good!

I did enjoy the book, and Ms. Reid is a terrific writer; it just wasn’t my favorite, that’s all.

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