Release Day!! Beauty & The Mustache by Penny Reid!
Today is the day! It is finally live! Go purchase this book now if you have not pre-ordered it. Seriously go now. I have not had a chance to write up my full review yet (look for that in the coming weeks), but I can say this book is absolutely incredible. After reading through it the first time I could not put words together that would adequately describe how absolutely amazing this book was. I tried to talk to my husband about it as I had to share with someone and I think the conversation went something like this:
"I...yeah...it was just *crazy hand gestures*...I mean like.....yes...it was *more hand gestures*....like you know...Drew. Drew"
Yeah. I had no words when I was finished with it. Drew is incredible. This story is incredible. Penny Reid is incredible. I don't know how she always manages to top herself, but she does. She just set a very high bar with this book. It is romantic. Like really romantic. Drew writes love poems romantic. Normally that is not my thing, but Drew...Drew makes it work. So so so so good. Seriously I cannot recommend this book enough. Go purchase it. You won't be disappointed.
Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.
This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City' series.
Also in the series (click the title for my review):
About Penny Reid
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon... boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.