Beard Necessities by Penny Reid
No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated.
But you know who's tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston’s family. And now they're going to do something about it.
Well-meaning interference means the star-crossed lovers can’t stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombs of Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings’ shenanigans.
But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart?
This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion.
BEARD NECESSITIES is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s probably best read after books 0.5, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Winston Brothers series.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
It's all been leading to this...I feel like I've been waiting ten years for Billy to get his happy and let me just say, in true Penny Reid fashion, it took a while to get him there. But my goodness Beard Necessities was so worth the wait.
Scarlet and Billy had so much to work through. SO MUCH. Years of half truths and secrets, guilt and fear. It took some good old fashioned meddling, thanks to Cletus and the rest of the family, to actually push these two together to make them actually talk. But when they finally did...it was just what their aching hearts needed. Acceptance. Sacrifice. Forgiveness. Healing.
Reading Beard Necessities was bittersweet. It was everything I've come to love about the Winson's with this stunning Italian backdrop that I wanted to escape to. Full of family and scheming, awkwardness and jokes, hope and love, Penny Reid gave this series and this family the ending they all deserved. Yes, I'm sad for the end of this era but I know I'll be revisiting these characters time and again.
About the Author
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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