Beard With Me

Winston Brothers
Narrated by: Chris Brinkley, Joy Nash
Series: Winston Brothers, Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Beard With Me is the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure) and is just the beginning of their epic love story.

No one is better at surviving than Scarlet St. Claire and making the best out of circumstances beyond her control is Scarlet’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, she’d be the last person on earth, hermitting like a pro, singing along to her CD Walkman, and dancing like no one is watching.

Scarlet is clever, Scarlet is careful, and Scarlet is smart...except when it comes to Billy Winston.

No one is better at fighting than Billy Winston and raging against his circumstances - because nothing is beyond his control - is Billy’s specialty.

In an apocalyptic situation, he’d be the first person on earth to lead others to safety, overcome catastrophe, or die trying.

Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable...except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire.

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Beard With Me

I am a little confused, I get why we needed the back story to piece together all the puzzle pieces but I kept waiting for the present to come. Did I miss something? Will we have to wait forever for the HEA?

I mean don’t get me wrong this was a romance (no sex) and that is ok because HELLO she was 14 and he was 16 so I get it. But it doesn’t really leave us with a HEA. Or any real closure.

Maybe we will get it in the next book. I don’t know sigh.

I loved the narration, but again these guys are in their teens so it was a little odd for us to have the same narrator who is supposed to be in their 30’s in the other books.

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WARNING CLIFFHANGER AHEAD

I love Penny Reid and all her books, but be warned- this is her first cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers. Why would she do this to us? Good story. But baaaad cliffhanger. I wish had waited to get it until the second part is available.

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Love the whole Series...

I've been waiting for this book and it didn't disappoint. I just wish it weren't a cliffhanger. I HATE CLIFFHANGERS!!!! But thank goodness the next book is available or I would have gone absolutely batty. :-)

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My favorite Winston Brothers book!

I really enjoyed this book in the series. Great backstory but not light hearted. I can’t wait for book 7!

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Falling into history

This story broke my heart with the characters love shattered and what caused them to break apart. I may have cried a bit as well. I love how we see Scarlet and Billy first fall in love but shocked with the cliff hanger.

Thank you Penny for another great book, but please publish the sequel right away. I'm holding my breath to know what will happen.

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A Surprising 5 Stars!!

Beard With Me by Penny Reid
Narrated by: Joy Nash and Cris Brinkley 
Series: Winston Brothers 6

5 Stars - As a prequel to a book, this was pretty darn good!! What a set up! Prior to this book (but after reading all the other Winston brother books) I'll be honest, I wasn't too interested in Billy's story. However, I love Penny Reid's writing so I picked this book up. I didn't expect to love it. And when I realized it was just the backstory of Billy and Claire, I almost expected to like it less.  Man I should have known better! Definitely worth the read! And the credit! I cannot wait till March for the rest of their story to come out!

The narration was fantastic! Both Nash and Brinkley do a fabulous job. 

~Paragraphs and Petticoats~ 

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Backstory must read

Winston Brothers fans know what will happen from hints in other books, but still heartfelt and worth the listen. As always, the narration is excellent. What a story! What resilient characters! I love hanging out with this family. Seeing the men as little boys and finally getting a picture of Jethro during his dark years was valuable. I was a little unsure about reading about teenagers, but the story is engaging and well done. The big problem with this one is that Audible doesn't yet have Beard Necessities. So frustrating to have to wait!
I do believe this story would be more meaningful to readers who know the series, although it might be ok without.

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  • 02-08-20

Loved this - part 1 of their story

This story is all about how their relationship developed when they were younger, and the next book will be when they’re older. We’ve got to know the characters in the earlier books in the series, but I absolutely loved getting absorbed and getting to know them in their early years. I didn’t realise this was a two-part story when I got it, but it left me more excited than frustrated.

Penny Reid is back! I’ve always loved this author, but the last couple of books have lacked something - but this one was back up to the great standard she’s known for. She’s so good at writing characters that feel so real. Really looking forward to the next book.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 01-29-20

Omg 😮 omg 😮 omg 😮

This was so painful. So beautiful. So hilarious . With so many underline scares . How could this had happen and by their own flesh and blood . These beautiful human bean should never have gone through any of the Torture they had survived . God I hope they find their happy place . Their peaceful place . Can’t wait for more.💕❤️💋❤️💕