Beard Science

Beard Science

By Penny Reid

  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre : Romantic Comedy
  • FIle Size : 1.29 MB
Score: 5.0
From 107 Ratings



Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need? 

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. 

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do? 

Likely, the last thing you expect. 

'Beard Science' is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.


  • Awesome as Cletus’ sausage

    By RandiGirl516
    This book was as awesome as Cletus' sausage, Jenn's banana cake and Duane's fluffy clouds of awesome pancakes. I'm beginning to think that Penny Reid can write nothing poorly. Who else could make you fall in love with a hero named Cletus?! This book took us on a surprising adventure. There were so many things that I wasn't expecting and things that were not as they seemed or that I assumed to be. You will fall in love with Jennifer and Cletus, you will ache for the life that has been led, the trials and tribulations that have been experienced, the fight to becoming ones self. You will champion a fictional character like they're your best friend. This book was greatness. It wasn't what I was expecting but it was me much more than I could have ever asked for.
  • I love all things Cletus because come on, its Cletus.

    By Adultbooksrmyjam
    But Jennifer, that girl is hands down the bee's knees! Ahhhhhh these two are just so perfect for each other! I love them both so, so much. This book had it all for me. I love it mega tons and I hope whoever reads it feels the same way too. It blew me away and gave me all the feels. So yeah, I don't know what else to say. Read it, love it and enjoy it. This. ----> “Stay away from the normals, the small-minded people who fill their brains with small-minded pursuits, who blend in and keep up with the Joneses. Those people will tear you down and make you boring. Instead, surround yourself with the weirds. With the misfits, oddballs, and outcasts. Because the normals, bless their hearts, have no idea how to have fun.” Yes!! Great words to live by. Find your tribe, people and treat them well.
  • Amazing!

    By JessM9506
    I love all of the Winston Brothers books so far! I can't wait to read the rest!
  • Review: Winston Brothers 3: Beard Science

    By @LisaHines711
    Beard Science by Penny Reid is the third book in her amazingly awesome Winston Brothers series. This book is, finally, Cletus's book. The tinkerer, the manipulator, the sneaky one with the odd way about him. The one that gets relegated to "benign" due to his oddness that is actually deliberate and purposeful. His interactions with Jennifer are priceless. Her observations of him - before AND after they began interacting together - I don't have words. Jennifer is astute, unique, and while she initially comes across as extremely meek and a pushover, she is anything but. The combination of Cletus and Jennifer's personalities are explosively funny, swoony, and awesome. Any fan of Penny's writing will love this book. Anyone not a fan of Penny's writing, I hope we don't have to interact because I will inevitably wonder about you and your sanity. Another Penny book that I wish I had a SIX-STARS option.
  • I Can't Recommend It Enough

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I truly love Jennifer. She's a virgin, but this is totally not one of those cliché tales of the annoying little princess being corrupted by the undeniable alpha male. Jennifer has personality. She's been sheltered her entire life by her overbearing parents and is trying to stand on her own feet. She isn't rebelling and going all wild. She's a good person looking for a little breathing room and a few people to call friends. Cletus is one of the most unique and interesting characters I've come across. He's definitely sexy and appealing in many ways. He's also very smart and blunt. He sends signals by way of his outward appearance and mannerisms that he's just an average country boy mechanic. He's actually logging every detail of what goes on around him. He has the dirt on anyone and everyone and isn't above using it when it comes to protecting the few people he loves. I really enjoy the intelligent straight forward way he approaches life, and the way he talks is so refreshing. I'm in love. ♥︎♥︎ This is definitely the best romance I've read in a long time and one of my top reads this year. Nothing about it felt like something I had already read. That's very rare for me. I cannot recommend it enough. If you like sweet and funny romances, this is a must. I read it as a standalone, but I'm definitely going back to the read the other books now. 5++ stars
  • Sublime

    By pensiana
    Ever read a book so good you put off finishing it until the lighting, the mood and the time was right? Loved every bit of this book although my heart broke a little knowing I was at the end!
  • Oh. My. Cletus.

    By Laurie_Oh_TLG
    Fair warning – Beard Science is a flat-out romance. Swooning is highly likely. Penny Reid has given us two characters who have been orbiting in the same universe, waiting for their hearts to recognize each other. It is a story that I have found myself re-reading and at random moments thinking about it and smiling. Because that, my friends is the magic of Penny Reid. There are moments in Beard Science, where it feels as though if Cletus Winston may have been born in another time, he perhaps would have considered a scamp or a scallywag, but in all the best ways. To an outsider, he may just be a small-town auto mechanic from family of boys who have always left trouble in their wake, but Cletus is so much more. We get special passage into this man’s head and heart, and it is full of many, many thoughts and a whole lot of love for his brothers and sister. He has tasked himself with being their caretaker, their jester, their avenger. This is the key to Cletus Winston; he takes those that he cares for most and protects them by any means possible. It is through this that we get to see this man’s brilliance and by then end of this story, you will want to be that someone who is fortunate enough to find themselves safe in the circle of this man’s arms. She doesn’t know it, but Jennifer Sylvester is perfect in every way. Penny Reid has created a character who could not be a better foil for Cletus. Jennifer’s world is very narrow and she has spent the majority of it pigeonholed, underestimated and put upon. She is acutely observant and through her eyes, we see Green Valley unfiltered, with Jennifer as the keeper of most of its secrets and lies (even Cletus’) vaulted in her memory. As her universe expands, we get a woman who is stunning and not just in the physical sense. With each step I loved her that much more, not just as a match for Cletus’ heart, but for the entire Winston family. Beard Science is a book that will stay with me for a very, very long time. I hope you will not only get Beard Science, but you if you haven’t read Penny’s other books, you will get your hands on all of them. They are so worth them investment of your time and book budget. Enjoy!! Happy Reading!! Laurie’s Rating: 6++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ STARS.
  • The author

    By Humma1
    Penny Reid is now the author who sets the standard for me. I find myself comparing all other authors to her. Another great book; quirky, fun and thoughtful. I once again find myself waiting (impatiently) for her next book to be released.
  • I ❤️Sausage

    By Foodie35
    You must read this book! It's the best Winston Brother's book so far and the others were incredible! Penny is an authentic story teller. You can relate to her books which is one of the reasons I lover her books!
  • Awesome

    By yLunne
    Cletus is my favourite brother so far. I love how smart and weird he is and I can't wait to hear more about all the Winston brothers.