Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid: Review

Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid: ReviewGrin and Beard It by Penny Reid
on May 31st, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Humorous, Romance
Pages: 368

Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?

Stacia says… 

Ohhh another amazing Penny Reid book!! Once again I really enjoyed her writing and she just has a way with writing secondary characters that complement the main characters so well. I loved catching up with the other Winston brothers; but Cletus is still my absolute favorite and I can’t wait for his book (which I think is next) and the rest of the books in this series! Plus Grin and Beard it had just enough humor, romance, and drama to keep it interesting.

“If you don’t fight for what you love, then you have nothing worth losing.”

Okay so Sienna Diaz might just be one of my favorite lead characters ever! She was sassy, witty, and full of hilarious inner thoughts that keep me cracking up throughout the book. But, I also loved how confident she was and how she didn’t let anyone walk all over her! Jethro was pretty mysterious in the first book, Truth and Beard, so I didn’t know what to expect from him going into this book. But, he is a man that has tried very hard to repent for his past sins and has become a remarkable man in the process. I loved his alpha ways, but I will say that at times his “push and pull” game got a little old.

“I want forever with you… or at least a shot at it.”

For the most part this book was delightfully drama free. I mean there was some conflict, but it wasn’t drawn out and felt like a natural progression within the book- meaning it wasn’t overly angsty just to have angst, if you know what I mean. If you are looking for a fun, and entertaining book, then this one is for you! The Winston brothers have done it again and be prepared to be dazzled by all their sexy bearded ways.



About Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.