Beauty and the Mustache

Knitting in the City

“This books is an “all the stars possible and more” book for me. I loved it. I love all Penny’s books, but I loved this in a way that I didn’t expect. It’s beautiful. It’s unique. It’s special. This is Penny’s best writing to date.” USA Today Best Selling Author, Daisy Prescott

“6++ stars!! Do yourself a favor and buy this book as soon as it becomes available. It was amazing, and I feel richer for having read it. A true treasure I will keep close to my heart. I loved it.” USA Today Best Selling Author, Belle Aurora

If he hates her so much, why does he keep looking at her like that?
From the New York Times Bestselling Author 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 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.

Beauty and the Mustache is book #4 in the Knitting in the City series, and book #0.5 in the Winston Brothers series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group.


  • Type: Novel
  • Release Date: August 24, 2014
  • Pages: 377 pages
  • Knitting in the City
  • Level of Awesome: All The Beards