Synopsis from Goodreads
‘Beard With Me’ is the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure) and is just the beginning of their epic love story.
No one is better at surviving than Scarlet St. Claire and making the best out of circumstances beyond her control is Scarlet’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, she’d be the last person on earth, hermitting like a pro, singing along to her CD Walkman, and dancing like no one is watching.
Scarlet is clever, Scarlet is careful, and Scarlet is smart . . . except when it comes to Billy Winston.
No one is better at fighting than Billy Winston and raging against his circumstances—because nothing is beyond his control—is Billy’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, he’d be the first person on earth to lead others to safety, overcome catastrophe, or die trying.
Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable . . . except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire.
Beard with Me explains EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING I tell you – but especially why the Winston’s are the way they are most notably Billy and Cletus. There are no words to describe the events of Beard with Me as it provokes so many emotions, no words just feels. My heart ached so, so, so much.
Even at the age of 16, Billy takes his responsibilities seriously, to the point of giving him a bit of a martyr complex. Yet, it is his innate sense of justice and compassion that drives his actions and decisions even when they are not what is best for himself but are best for the people he cares about the most. He is the superhero of big brothers.
I honestly don’t know what to say about Scarlet; no-one should ever have to endure the things Scarlet did. At 14 Scarlet is more mature than anyone that age should be; strong, independent and determined. Yet she also manages to retain her optimism and empathy. She is a very special person.
Scarlet and Billy’s world are more entangled than they initial realise due to their connection to the motorcycle gang, The Iron Wraiths, of which both of their fathers hold high positions. Their families lives are basically run by their association to the Wraiths, and mostly not in a good way.
Knowing the future for Billy, Scarlet and Cletus, their shared history is a tender wound that needs to be cleaned by all the truth being revealed. Let’s hope there is a happily ever after in store for Billy because he has just surpassed Cletus as my main Winston 😍❤💕a Rafflecopter giveaway