Review: Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

Posted 14 June, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Grin and Beard It by Penny ReidTitle: Grin and Beard It
Series: The Winston Brothers #2
Author: Penny Reid
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 31, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Grin and Beard It:

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?
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I started this book a little nervously, since while I like the Winston brothers series, they don’t hold a candle to the Knitting in the City series.

It just goes back to needing to relate to books and not being too interested in small-town, low-tech mountain life.

But Sienna made up for everything I “less than love” about the rest of the series.

Girl is LIT.

The chapters from her point of view – that shit I could read forever.

It’s not just that she’s hilarious (which she is), it’s also my exact brand of humor. Five-year-old kid potty humor mixed with raunchy naughty humor.

Sienna is my new #squadgoals. I want to bottomless brunch with her so badly.

And the Winstons are starting to grow on me. I’m starting to see what all of the sharks of awesome love about Cletus. He’s just so random.

The things he says…he’s like that one friend you have in college that’s permanently parked on the couch with a bong on his lap, and he doesn’t talk much but when he does, it’s knowledge bombs. And you just wish you could see the world through their eyes for a day, but not any longer because things would definitely get weird.

Yes, I get him now.

So while I impatiently wait for the next Knitting in the City book and romance in a concrete jungle with characters whose lives I can relate to, this is worth a few rereads in the meantime.

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