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Publisher's Summary

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. 

Beard in Mind can be listened to as a stand-alone.

©2017 Cipher-Naught (P)2017 Cipher-Naught

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5+++++ BEARD IN MIND STARS

Wow… I have enjoyed all the books in this series. I really thought Cletus was going to be my all-time favorite but this one is just amazing.

I am going to admit I never really noticed Beau that much. It was Shelly from the last book that made me want her book. And WOW. Beau is exactly who Shelly needed and Shelly was exacly who Beau needed.

This book made me see OCD in a different light. I have more compassion now than I did before. Shelly is soo strong she is a character that isn’t going to leave me for a long time. Her struggle is real and heart breaking but enlighten as well.

Having Quinn come back for this book really gave me the full picture of how/why Shelly was so determined to deal with her issues and to try and overcome them.

It’s a courageous tall of growth and I admire Penny Reid for writing this book and enlightening us all.
She also gave us a romance and humor. My hats off to you Mrs. Reid. Outstanding.

There are NO words to describe how well Chris Brinkley is in these books, he IS the Winston brother’s period end of story. And Angela Dawe … amazing as Shelly she was Shelly.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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all around a winner

I loved this story. Penny Reid has a way of working her beautiful words into a thoughtful educational lesson without you even realizing what is happening. I am not sure this is her aim but after every book I feel like a better, more thoughtful, individual.
The narration is superb! I have come to think Chris Brinkley as the voice of the Winstons and Angela Dawe is amazing! I am glad Mrs. Reid waited until she found the right voice for Shelly. I will be looking Ms. Dawe up and scowering her works.

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wonderful story with a nontraditional heroine

I love that Penny (author) broke the mold of the traditional romantic lead characters with 'un-perfect' Shelly. While continuing to tell the stories of the Winston Brothers, Shelly' s character brings light to mental disease and the complexity of OCD. I literally laughed and cried at the end of this book.

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Loved It!!!!

I never write here, just use stars. But...this book was great and actually made me LAUGH OUT LOUD throughout! Another great Penny Reid read. Haha

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🤔😍

This book really makes one think. It opened up my eyes to the various complexities of OCD.
I really loved this book. As always, the writing is superb. The narration was wonderful as well.

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My favorite Penny Reid!

I've read a bunch of Penny Reid's stuff but this one is definitely my favorite. Both leads are loveable and the therapist sessions provide good mantras for everyone! "I decide what I deserve. They decide what they deserve!"

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Absolutely love this story.

Absolutely love the story. It has ups and downs, funny and sad moments as well as great surprises.

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Five Stars +

If it were possible to rate this wonderful episode of the series more than 5 stars I would.

Thank you, Ms. Reid, for writing it.

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So intelligent.

So intelligently written and researched. Penny does such a great job at non neurotypical characters. No doubt that she is as intelligent and lovable as they are.
Loved the narration especially Chris Brinkley. Such a cutie!!!
This is the most romantic of the series.

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I love Bo..and I love Shelly

My favorite Winston Brother book. Thank you again Penny Reid! I can't wait for more! ♥

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  • Roobarb
  • 11-26-17

Why did I wait so long to read this?

I put off listening to this for so long, I was scared I wouldn't like it, that it'd be too angsty, that it'd not be a romance.

I'm an idiot! I loved it, I should have known I would, it's a Penny book, I always love them.

I learnt a lot through reading it both about others and myself. It's such a loving book, their romance develops gradually and you understand the mistakes they make. It's not just your cookie cutter standard romance but it still has that perfect ahhh as you end it.

Of course if you've been reading the series from the start you'll want more of the Winston Brothers and the knitting group but that's just as it should be

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  • Book addict
  • 11-18-17

Great book - love Penny Reid books and characters

Penny Reid creates such a good balance of loveable (slightly quirky) characters and a story to lose yourself in which is both amusing and emotionally engaging. A refreshing change to the typical romance books out there which, frankly, are naff. I probably prefer some of her other books, but the bar is pretty high as I LOVE her other books. This is still a great listen, and Chris Brinkley (the main narrator) is brilliant. Not as keen on Angela Dawe but she suits the character. Will always buy Penny Reid books as soon as they are released.