I really did enjoy this book. Although I got distracted by another, I did end up coming back to this one and really liked how the story came together.
I‘m somewhere between a pick and a so-so on this one. I liked the writing, which was smart and funny. The story seemed a little cheesy for me though, even for a romance book. #romantsy
For real though... definetly looked up the whole series because of the cover. They read like dual pov adult romance × Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series. Me likes!
Jessica has known twins Beau and Duane Winston most of her life, and she's always had a crush on Beau. When she returns after college, her #MyFavoriteMistake moment is when she accidentally falls for Duane. She's not sure it's going to work out, though, because her sense of #Wanderlust is strong and she wasn't planning on staying. #LilithJuly #LetsTravelJuly
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My plans for the long holiday weekend — books, tea, sleep, and enjoying my back patio! Oh, and getting my steps in for the #bookfitnesschallenge, of course! 😄
My hands are still a little sore from all the brickwork we did on the patio, so I chose small paperbacks and my Kindle. On the Kindle, I have the tagged book, MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire, and DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland. 😍
This book was nice for a brainless listen, but great literature it is not. However, for escapism reading it works. I might even listen to the next one on my next road trip.
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So I have done something I rarely do and used all My Hoopla credits for the month at once.
Josh and I are heading to Indy tomorrow. It‘s at minimum a 4 hour drive. I didnt choose any book josh might like because he will sleep most of the trip.
I believe all of these will fit some reading challenge prompt. I have a friends recommended book, one from my TBR, one for #Booked2019, and two that just look fun.
Any of you listened to any of these?
I have realized I‘m very finicky about romances. When I like them, I really like them. But it‘s easy to find things I don‘t like.
Hands got fisted in hair THREE TIMES in this one. Why oh why can we not use a different word than fist?? How about grasp? Entangle? Entwine? Grab? ANYTHING ELSE? #howjessreadsin2019
This is fine. I had it hanging around on my nook so decided to see if it could help get me out of my reading slump. Plus I like the kitschy cover. Duane and Jessica are cute enough together but a) this romance was written in alternating 1st person POV and it wasn‘t working so well for me and b) there were about four too many tropes in the plot.
So it was an OK story, but I‘m not exactly rushing to immediately buy and read the rest of the series.
Just like in her Knitting in the City series, Reid turns tropes and stereotypes on their heads throughout Duane and Jessica‘s story. And the result is a sweet, satisfying, and hilarious series of misadventures and endearing moments. I read this one, beginning to end, in a day. And now I‘m making room in my budget to buy the rest of the series because I am absolutely, head over heels, in love with the Winston Brothers!
Just finished the last bit of this reread while waiting for the kids to fall asleep. I‘ve been reading it on my kindle for a couple weeks in bits and pieces, so I hesitate to claim it as a finished book for #24in48 @24in48
I enjoyed the Rugby series that the author co-authored with L. H. Cosway but this wasn‘t for me at all:
Bearded hillbilly grease monkeys, middle/high school drama (seriously, there is a scene with Truth or Dare and skinny dipping) and a lot of sexual *teasing* w/o a satisfactory payoff... just killed this as a romance or a comedy, much less a rom-com.
#septemberdanes prompt today is #rocketbrothers.
I thought of these brothers, Penny Reid's Winston Brothers. They love each other fiercely, they love their women fiercely and they might have rocket fuel in their cars. 😁🚀⛽
I fell in love with Duane Winston on page one. By the end of the chapter, I was in love with all the Winston Brothers. I have a thing for dudes with beards, so this book was right up my alley. I also love romances set in small towns. This #romantsy had a feisty heroine, witty banner and southern charm. Very excited to read more of this series.
My husband (right) and his brother (left) aren‘t twins like Duane and Beau Winston (protagonists in this book) but people sometimes have a hard time telling them apart especially if they both have hats on. 😂 This was taken after they brewed one of their beers.
Anyways, I read Truth or Beard on the suggestion of @AmandaL The story was good, made me laugh, the ending though I can‘t decide if it dragged on or ended abruptly. #romantsy
So... I haven't been on for two months, but I used that time to read A LOT. I've finish 30 books. I finally read Penny Reid's Winston Brothers Series. I read a bunch of crafting, gardening and lifestyle books, and I listened to some great audiobooks. 😊
The kids are spending the night at the Grandparents so that means I get to enjoy dinner and this Penny Reid book, in peace! Wine, enchiladas, only 93 degrees with scattered clouds and a #romantsy. 🍷🌤 📖
Finished this over the weekend... in the beginning, it was addicting like After by Anna Todd was for me, but it was also exasperating too. I love the Winston brothers and their relationship, the thought nuggets about growing up with a shitty patent, but kind of hate the actual writing. Anyone else read this one? Am I the only one who felt like this?
This book was so much fun! Great romance, lots of drama and it was hilarious. The Winston brothers are great and I can‘t wait to read the rest of these books. #romantsy #romance
And #twins for #popsugar2018
Super cute and quirky. Set in rural Tennessee, Jessica has always loved Beau Winston, and majorly disliked his twin, Duane. During Halloween festivities she finally gets up close and very personal with who she thinks is Beau-except it's not. Whoops...
I liked Jessica right away when she showed up to a Halloween party dressed as "Sexy Gandalf." Am definitely interested in seeing how the rest of the brothers' stories turn out.
Working on a special project, listening to the Winston Brothers. Meanwhile the kitten is sleeping off her earlier ire. Gosh, she was pissed at the world and kept biting and clawing at me for no apparent reason.
Need to weave in the yarn ends. Ghost wants me to pet her. Can I have a second set of arms?
This #audiobook is funny, but the Tennessee drawl??? Definitely needs getting used to.
Math teacher Jessica James suffers from farsickness and has big plans to get out of her small town soon. So when she suddenly gets the hots for her childhood frenemy, Duane Winston, the grumpy twin sibling of her life-long crush, it's rom com mayhem. The story of the first #Winston brother is just so darn cute! #romantsy
Book 71. I didn't know this was a spin off series when I bought the first book. I loved it so much I've bought the rest of this series and the series it's based off of! It didn't start out the way I thought it would based on the synopsis but I really liked the story! Funny and romantic! Can't wait to read more Penny Reid! (Photo cause my husband has a big beard! 😉)
I'd seen so much love for this series around that I had to check it out. It's a really sweet romance. Penny Reid can definitely write great characters - and while I don't think this series is quite my style, (the small conservative town setting with car racing and biker gangs is a little off putting to me), she does such a good job I'll probably read some more. #romantsy
This is my first Penny Reid novel, and I'm really enjoying it so far. The only other author that can make me belly laugh like this has been Julia Quinn. The humor is clever, the characters self-aware (for the most part), and they have real(istic) discussions about the future of their relationship. True, one doesn't read romance for it's strict adherence to reality, but I find many things to like about this book so far.