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.
Beard Science is Book #3 in the Winston Brothers Series. I also LOVED Book 1, Truth or Beard and Book 2, Grin & Beard It. We first meet the Winstons Brothers sister Ashley in the Knitting in the City Series. You do not have to read that series first to start this one. I am actually reading it now and am excited to learn the backstory of the only Winston sister and how she got with her man Drew.
I would suggest that you read this series in order even though it can be read as a standalone. I think you do get more out of it having the previous two books in mind already. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book since book 1. I say this because this book focuses on Cletus. We learn from book one that Cletus is not your typical “slack jawed yokel”. He is extremely smart, conniving and deals in revenge with the quickness. What I loved most about Cletus is that at times I really did not like him because of how vengeful he could be. He lives by his own code and if you fall outside of that he will exact his revenge. However, it made him more likeable when he did see the error of his ways or the fact that he could actually make a mistake or misjudge a person or a situation. If you don’t laugh your ass off alone from his talk of sausages then I don’t know what to tell you.
Jennifer Sylvester is also a complex character she is extremely in the limelight due to her title of Banana Cake Queen as well as outside of that role being unheard, unseen, and feeling unimportant. She takes solace in her baking and that has been enough for her.
I did listen to this book and it was narrated by Joy Nash and Chris Brinkley they do something that I think can be difficult when narrating a book that is set in the South or has characters that can sometimes be depicted in a stereotypical way. They balanced the accents just right and had the great material of Penny Reid to keep the characters smart, quirky, and witty. I read/listened to this book when I have was having a really, really, rough week and the heartwarming story, the HEA, and the downright hilarity of it was most definitely what I needed. Get it. Read it. Be HAPPY!