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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Amzing Series Ending
This is the way you end a series. Billy's book may be last but by no means does it have any less of an emotional impact as all the other books. Billy and Claire have both gone through so much of an emotional roller coaster and fight so hard to get past each obstacle that appears before them with every part of their being. It makes the finish line so much more satisfying to see when Billy and Claire have to fight so hard and almost give up in their journey to find happiness and closure in their lives. It is so good to see their journey guided by their family and friends. It is definitely a bittersweet feeling to see it all end, but you know that for these characters the journey will continue on in some way that keeps you tied to them for life.
Through all of the Winston Brothers series books Billy has remained elusive and quiet. We knew bits and pieces of his story and his time with Scarlet. He has sacrificed for his family, carried anger and been a rescuer. Scarlet has been in his heart but we never had the whole story or from Scarlet’s perspective. This was a beautifully written story with all the siblings doing their best to bring joy to their brother. A must read that makes me want to read this Penny Reid series all over again. 5 stars for this author.
A great ending to the series
I discovered Penny Reid and The Winston Brothers with Beauty and the Mustache which is actually from her Knitting in the Clty Series. I became an instant fan of Penny’s writing. I’ve been reading about Billy and Scarlet/Claire throughout 8 books. I’ve become invested not only in them reaching their HEA but the entire family. Penny has a way of slowly reveiling pieces of the puzzle of each reiationship that keeps you interested and begging for more. Her characters and vocabulary are unique. I would not recommend starting with this book. Do yourself a favor and start at the beginning with Beauty and the Mustache and proceed to read the Winston Brothers series in order. You will fall in love with this family and Miss Reid’s writing.