Beard With Me

Beard With Me

by Penny Reid

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161777763
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 09/16/2019
Series: Winston Brothers Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 66
File size: 2 MB

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. 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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Beard With Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lisa-Lou 7 hours ago
Beard with Me by Penny Reid is the sixth book in her wonderful Winston Brothers series. An emotional roller-coaster backstory of the teenage versions of Billy Winston and Claire McClure or, Scarlet St. Claire as she was known back then. Painful and emotional - This book ripped my heart open for all the things that COULD have been for these two but never were. This had me going back through the previous FIVE Winston books and searching for mentions of Claire and re-reading the interactions with Billy as adults. Definitely a love story but definitely not a romance. I was rocked to my core by the depth of suffering these two went through. Seeing the younger stoic Billy Winston and understanding why he is the way he is. Marveling at the progress Claire has made in her life to not only return to Green Valley after what she suffered at her fathers hands but to thrive and live and be an active member of society. Just... WOW! I was excited and eager for Billy's book, Beard Necessities, before but now, after reading this backstory, I am on tenterhooks waiting for November to roll around. If you are a Penny Reid / Green Valley fan this book is a must read. Enjoy!
PennySparkles 8 hours ago
5 Stars - Not a Romance but an EPIC LOVE STORY You absolutely do not have to read Beard with Me to read any of the Winston Brother’s books as it is “the origin story”. That said you must read it as it sheds a whole new light on a lot of stuff. Especially Billy Winston. I must confess that he never was one of my favorite brothers… I thought of him as being kind of cold and aloof in a snobbish way. HOW VERY WRONG I WAS!!!! Now I need to reread all the books because now that I know what I know it is imperative that I look at things again, and I’m pretty sure NOTHING IS GOING TO BE THE SAME! Although this book would be classified strictly as YA, I have to say this does not feel like a YA book. The reason is that neither Billy nor Scarlet had the luxury of actually being “young” in any other than the biological sense. These two had gone through and went through so much, I’m actually amazed that they’re alive, much less functioning human beings. I really don’t want to say much more, other than I absolutely LOVED Billy. I absolutely LOVED Scarlet. I FLOVED Billy and Scarlet together and I can’t wait for them to get the HEA they earned and deserve. Now I’ll end this with a warning. If you get red, puffy crying face do not read this before leaving for work or if you’ll need to show your face in public. This book will wreck you. It will break your heart and make it bleed. It will grab your innards and flip-flop them willy-nilly from start to finish. And you will still absolutely love every freaking second of it. Beard with Me is a totally must-read book that I couldn’t put down even when I absolutely had to. It will make you feel everything and more and you will no doubt need a box of Kleenex at your side. And although I wish I could read Beard Necessities RIGHT THIS MINUTE, I can be glad (if I make a real big effort) to have the time and reread the whole series in preparation for it… So, you know what I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
Neek67 12 hours ago
There is no other way to describe this book but to say it’s EPIC! If you have been following this series like I have, you will know all about the brooding Billy. You will also know that there is a back story between him and Claire McClune / Scarlet St Claire. Tension has been so thick with them in the previous books that you can’t help but need to know what happened surrounding their tale. This edition is the whole background and lead up to their love story. It doesn’t end on a cliffhanger but it will leaving you with plenty of longing and wondering how can it all be fixed. It’s starts from the very begging of all the siblings stories and it ties them all in together with snippets linking each book / sibling. I loved that, they way Billy was integral in all their lives in such a positive way. One thing you should be warned about, and will know this fact if you’re a fan of this series, is that Scarlet and Billy both suffer at the hands of their fathers who are in a MC. And it’s brutal and sad. It is told to us in a remarkable way that you have this undying compassion for them as it’s so tragic. It gives you plenty of insight as to the young adults they were and how it has shaped their later lives. I have always adored Billy for his loyalty and family values but this book cements my opinion solid. He is simple the best person you would want on your side. It is why all the other siblings look up to him for guidance and reassurance. Scarlet was a sweet teen with difficult circumstances that had aged her into adulthood early. She knew she was raised differently but still took pride in where she was going in life. She was an extremely strong young woman and I’m eager to read more about her in the next book. I have cherished each of these brothers for so many distinctive reasons but Billy will now be my favorite Winston. I’m hurting but I know this next book will ease all my worries and I’m betting this couple will have their HEA in the end and it will be valorous. * Reviewed by Monique for JoandIsaLoveBooks Blog.
Chloe Trivelpiece 13 hours ago
Oh my me, Ms. Reid...this origin story set in the Winston Brothers universe is just everything. This is story tells us more of the beginnings of the Winston family, it tells the heartbreaking story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire. This is not heart and flowers and happily ever afters.  This story made me cry and made me appreciate Ms. Reid's writing even more than before.  Ms. Reid writes a smart, sad and such a believable world that I can actually picture myself there in Green Valley.  I can "see" the forest which poor Scarlet has to live in.  Ms. Reid writes so beautifully that you can feel the characters anguish, excitement and struggles like they are your own. Ms. Reid brings some levity to the story by way of the Winston siblings,  especially Cletus! I fell in love even harder with him throughout this story.  Now I have read all of the Winston Brothers series up until this point, but trust me if you haven't yet read any of theses stories (And why haven't you?!?) you can definitely start with this story and go forward from there. I cannot gush enough about Ms. Reid's epic talent at storytelling!  She is gonna squeeze your heart hard with this's gonna put your feelings through the wringer in the most phenomenal way.