Book Review: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

23314731Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Release Date: July 21st, 2015
Publisher: Caped
Pages: 400
Price: $4.99

“I had an odd thought just then, that I should only ever whisper her name, and that she should always be close enough to hear it.”

Hot rugged men. Sexy ginger beards. Bikers. Brothers.

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might look exactly alike, but where Beau is friendly and sociable, Duane is brooding and reserved. Which is why recent college graduate, Jessica James a level headed good girl, has had an unhealthy infatuation with Beau for most of her life. His smile makes her weak at the knees and her mouth rendered useless. Whereas Duane has always been someone who aggravated Jessica to no end. She can’t stand him, and she is relatively sure he feels the same.

Except after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself dreaming of Duane instead of Beau. She’s spent her entire life dreaming of Beau that she finds herself in quite a pickle when it turns out to be the opposite. Jessica is completely unprepared for the reality that Duane is quite interested in her, utilizing his hot hands, hot mouth, and scorching looks. Jessica can hardly keep herself together around him, muddling her good girl instincts. But when Duane seems to have gotten himself in some trouble with a local biker gang, things begin to heat up in a different way.

Jessica’s infatuation with Beau diminishes and she is soon compelled towards Duane who has always been her adversary. She’s willing to risk everything to be with him, but is he willing to risk the same?

My initial yearning to read this book was because the title sounded cute and immediately conjured images of hot rugged red heads. Not a bad picture, let’s be honest. The sexual tension in this book is pretty delicious. Duane is hot and needy and damn if I didn’t wish a few times that I was Jessica. They sizzled on each page and their love grew slowly over time whereas their lust was present almost immediately. Duane was sweet, despite his bad boy image. All the Winston boys were precious in their own ways, adding their own flare to the story. The book was just a simple, cute, light read that gives you a shot of romance and tons of lust.

Rating: 4 Stars



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