Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4) by Penny Reid

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

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.

My review:
This is a fantastic story.  The only things I didn’t like were the title and the cover.  This book had me manic.  Laughing one moment then almost crying in the next.  I was sighing and screaming and cussing and then laughing again.  This is one well written emotional roller coaster ride.  Even if you haven’t read the others in this series (and you really should) read Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4) by Penny Reid.

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