All is fair in love and auto maintenance.
Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.
She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.
Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.
The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.
4 Star Review by Ashley
Spoiler alert: Beard in Mind is the first book I've ever read from Penny Reid! Geez have I been missing out! While it took me a while to get through the book, it's long, I didn't find it full of unnecessary filler. Every word, every interaction mattered. It all played a part in Beau's story.
Oh how I adore Beau. He is everything you want in a book boyfriend. Sweet, charming, kind, compassionate, giving, forgiving, devoted. Seeing him to toe-to-toe and heart-to-heart with the stubborn and strong willed, Shelly had me smiling and swooning in equal measure. His patience and gentleness with her but also how he took her outside of her comfort zone at a pace she could keep up with.
That's not to say it was all smooth sailing for Shelly and Beau. At times it was drag down, ugly and painful. But through all the ups and downs these two always found a way to fall back into each other. To find the beauty, not in each others fears, but in their bravery in facing them.
I have to say my first taste of Green Valley left me hungry for more. Beau and Shelly's quasi enemies to lovers journey was as sweet as it was sexy. And it was plenty sexy! Penny Reid's Winston clan is something special. They are truly the epitome of family. Each character is so different and well developed. I will for sure be going back and getting to know everyone I haven't really gotten to know yet.
About the Author
Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.