Blog Tour: Beard Necessities by Penny Reid

December 8, 2019 Book Reviews, Book Tour, Giveaway 0

by Penny Reid
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Billy Winston’s family is going to see him happy and in love if it’s the last thing they do.

No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated.

But you know who’s tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston’s family. And now they’re going to do something about it.



Well-meaning interference means the star-crossed lovers can’t stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombs of Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings’ shenanigans.

But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart?

This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion.



BEARD NECESSITIES is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s probably best read after books 0.5, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Winston Brothers series.


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Life has a way of coming full circle. For Billy and Claire – the trials and tribulations of their lives have finally brought them back into the same realm in life. Both are too stubborn to realize just how deeply their bond actually exists. The two have been dancing around each other for years, and now a little interference from the Winston’s may provide the push that these two tattered souls need.


The Winston clan is headed to Italy, and Cletus has come up with a plan to push Billy and Claire together at last. With the help of the entire Winston family, Cletus is determined to help Billy and Claire find the happiness that neither has found without the other in life. When the entire Winston family gets involved, you know things are about to get very interesting. Can Billy and Claire find their way back to one another and explore a long overdue chance at love? Only time and a little Winston antics will tell if this love story is meant to finally come to fruition.


Beard Necessities is the long awaited conclusion to Billy and Claire’s story, and it is everything that you didn’t realize you wanted for the couple!! First let me say – if you have not read the rest of the series, do NOT start with Beard Necessities. There is so much history involved in the development of this story that will only make sense if you know all of the nuances of Billy and Claire’s story.


What can I tell you about Beard Necessities that won’t spoil the nuances of the plot for readers? Simple put……this story was EPIC!!! No one deserves to find their happiness more than Billy and Claire. After all – Billy has endured more pain and suffering than anyone has ever realized (except for Cletus of course). All of the heartache, missed opportunities, and secrets that were meant to be hidden will culminate into a love story that is unexpected and worthy of the most tattered Winston soul.


Billy really is selfless and deserves happiness more than anyone. Will his future include Claire or will they uncover secrets that neither will overcome? Every single piece of the past unfolds in this story of redemption for Billy and Claire. Regardless of how you feel about these two characters… will discover that Penny Reid completely outperformed herself in wrapping up a series that has captivated me from the very first book!! The Winston Pennyverse is complete, and it was definitely worth the wait!!





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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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