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Beard in Mind: Winston Brothers, Volume 4

Written by: Penny Reid
Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Chris Brinkley
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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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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Falls flat

I enjoyed the first portion, the complexity of the heroin, but after half way through, I got bored :(

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Another beard-tasting hit!

Love this series! I have yet to be disappointed by this fantastic author. I couldn’t stop listening.

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  • Deanna
  • 2017-11-15

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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  • JM Saenz
  • 2017-11-20

🤔😍

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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  • Rocio
  • 2017-11-18

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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  • K. Harrington
  • 2017-11-15

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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  • Kimberly D. Cruzan
  • 2017-11-10

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

#laughoutloud #greatstory #familystory #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes

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  • Listening is Reading
  • 2017-11-15

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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  • Ravenous Reader
  • 2019-01-04

WOW! Thank you Penny Reid

Thank you for taking on a story with a heroine who is not Neuro-typical! Having family members that are not neuro-typical, I can connect with your characters like Shelly and love her for who she is. Watching the love story unfold between Beau and her gives hope and with humor. Mental illness is as real as a physical illness yet does not define the person. Showing the multi-facet personality of Shelley with her strengths and weaknesses as well as the OCD and anxiety makes her real. My son suffers from extreme Panic Attacks and anxiety, yet he is one of the most caring and loving individuals one will meet. My wish is that his Love Story unfolds someday with someone compassionate, understanding, and truly loving as shown in your novel.

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  • lynnsthings
  • 2019-01-01

Good but not great.

Been loving the Winston brothers stories. This one isn't bad, just not a good as the others. I didn't like the love interest as much as other ones in the series. I did loved that some of the characters from Knitting in the City were back.

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  • CrazyBookNerd
  • 2018-12-28

3.5 Stars - A Perfect Match for Each Other

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid (Audiobook)
Narrated by: Angela Dawe and Chris Brinkley
Series: Winston Brothers, Book 4

3.5 Stars - I liked Shelley and Beau together. They fit and had a wonderful chemistry right of the start. He was patient, kind and understanding. She was strong, hardworking and truly wanted to work towards her goals. All these attributes really stood out and played a strong part in their story. I was a bit worried at the beginning when I saw that Shelley had a complex disorder. I wondered if the author would try to cure it- which to me, would be super unbelievable.. instead she shows us how Shelley is making progress.. which I liked. I should have known better. Penny Reid is a terrific writer and her stories often feel realistic.

The narrations were done well.

~Paragraphs and Petticoats~

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  • Lisa M DaCunha
  • 2018-09-17

BEAU-tiful

Complex, sweet, sexy, funny. I love that the characters from Knitting in the City were woven into the story. Beau was so sweet. Penny Reid opens a window into the mind of people living with OCD. And there were some surprising twists.

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