Man Crush Monday #8

This is my eighth installment in my Man Crush Monday meme.  Since I read mostly romance, I thought I’d share some of my “book crushes” with you, and possibly introduce you to some new reading material.

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Duane Winston from Truth or Beard by Penny Reid.

Summary from goodreads.com:  Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the truth or beardsame devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Duane Winston is an identical twin – and Jessica James has had a major crush on Beau Winston forever.  A chance encounter with Jessica gives Duane a chance to spend time with her, and he takes it.  The problem – Jessica thinks she’s with Beau – because she can’t stand Duane.

Duane was such a sweetheart.  He seemed like a gruff kind of jerk, but he really wasn’t.  He had had a crush on Jessica for a long time, and I loved watching their relationship develop. 

Very good book and book 2 in the series comes out tomorrow!!!

Happy reading and Happy Memorial Day.

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