Monday, June 6, 2016



Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heartthrobs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?


I'll start off by saying that I LOVE this series. The Winston brothers are amazing and all of them seem to be scorchingly HOT!!! In book one, TRUTH OR BEARD, we met Duane and *wipes drool* he is amazing. GRIN AND BEARD IT introduces us to Jethro, the tortured national park ranger.

GRIN AND BEARD IT is a one-sitting read. It is a sweet romance with a little heat. There are so many laugh-out-loud moments. Sienna is an amazing Latina character with curves. By society's standards, she is considered plus size, but as you'll find out she is only a size 10 or 12. She is breaking boundaries in the movie industry as America's top comedic writer/actress.

Sparks fly as soon as Jethro and Sienna meet. It doesn't take long for feelings to grow between these two, but they are total opposites. Sienna is from a totally different world than Jethro. She is used to bright lights and star-studded events while Jethro spends his time with bears and his brothers. Deep down, Jethro doesn't feel like he deserves happiness. He wasn't a good guy prior to the time he spent in the Army and became a park ranger. He constantly looks for ways to make amends and make up for all his past sins.

Sienna is such a strong woman, but even she can't break through Jethro's walls. Thank goodness for Cletus, another Winston brother. He has a plan to get Jethro on track and to finally claim Sienna as his own.

GRIN AND BEARD IT is amazing. You don't have to read TRUTH OR BEARD first to get full enjoyment of the story because it can totally stand alone. These are more companion books than sequels. Ashley Winston, the boys' sister, and her husband, Jethro's boss, make an appearance in this book. If you want to experience their story you'll need to read BEAUTY AND THE MUSTACHE. See the link to purchase below.


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Be looking for the next in the series, BEARD SCIENCE, which features Cletus. He might be the most interesting Winston brother. I can't wait to get inside his head.

To read the story that came out first that featured the only girl in this big family, Ashley Winston, read BEAUTY AND THE MUSTACHE.

Here are the titles of books 4 - 6.


Jethro placed his coffee on the small table and leaned back at an angle on one arm, his long legs stretched out in front of him, crossed at the ankles. My tummy fluttered with excitement as I sat on the floor next to him and picked up the frosted confection. I was going to smudge the corner of my mouth with frosting.

And then he was going to lick it off.

And then we were going to kiss.

And then . . . good things after that. Hopefully including but not limited to rolling around and making out on the carpet. And then sex!

Holding Jethro’s eyes with mine, which were heavily lidded and hot with interest, I took a small bite, careful to dab the side of my mouth with the frosting.

But then something unexpected happened and it startled me out of my sexy thoughts.  

The doughnut was insanely delicious. 

Insanely. Delicious.

It was still warm from the oven, and it melted on my tongue. It was sweet, but tempered by a center filled with rich, smooth, bitter high-quality chocolate crème.

Unable to help myself, I moaned, “Oh my God.”

Jethro’s lips quirked to the side, his eyes on my mouth, and—right on cue—he leaned forward. “You have something just there.” 

I ignored him, swatting his hand away, and took another bite, speaking around a mouth full of heaven on earth. “Holy shit, this is the best thing I’ve ever tasted.”

Jethro rolled his lips between his teeth, his eyes bright with laughter, and watched me devour the doughnut. 

I continued to moan with each bite, licking and sucking my fingers until it was gone. Completely preoccupied, I didn’t notice the shift in his mood. I was just about to lick off the last of the crème when he caught my wrist, forcing my attention to him. My protest died on my lips as the weight and intensity of his gaze hit me. He looked hungry.

To be more precise, he looked ravenous. 

Jethro brought my finger to his lips and sucked it into his mouth, his tongue darting out to lick the junction between my index and middle finger. The light, slick touch sent unexpected trembles to my low belly and pulled a soft whimper from the back of my throat. 

“As I was saying,” his darkened gaze drifted hotly from my eyes to my lips, and he used my hand as leverage to tug me forward, “you have something . . .”

He didn’t finish the sentence. Instead he licked the corner of my mouth and then delved his tongue ardently between my lips, caressing mine hungrily. Jethro’s grip on me shifted. His arm came around my waist, supporting me, while my hands cupped his jaw. 

In a controlled and graceful movement, he rolled me onto my back, held himself above my body, and claimed my mouth. I felt his fingers on my thigh, sliding the hem of my skirt higher, skimming fingertips between my legs. Instinctively, I arched and strained, wanting to be touched, needing him to touch me.

“Undo your shirt,” he ordered, pulling his mouth from mine and fastening it to my neck.

“Why don’t you—”

“Because I’ll rip it off.”

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