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Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6) by Penny Reid REVIEW

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Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6) by Penny Reid REVIEW

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There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris:
1) She’s fed up with online dating,
2) She’s so fed up, she’s willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and
3) She knows how to knit.

After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of human kind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:

Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?
But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .
As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?

Review

This book was definitely a grower for me, the first half went over my head a little bit because there was a lot of talk about the technicalities of robots, which was highly fascinating, albeit quite complicated for my little brain, but I am convinced that it was my mood that was the problem here and nothing to do with the actual story itself.

By the second half, once we had been introduced to the lovely Marie (looking for love) and Matt (Absolutely not looking for love) and their quirky friendship, I was won over completely. These characters made the book for me, they were completely loveable and there was no question that I would end up loving this book.

What starts out to be a story of unrequited love, turns out to be a story full of tremendous chemistry, mutual respect, and highly entertaining conversations between two people who are destined to fall in love, whether they like it or not!

Great addition to the series 🙂

Dating-ish is a standalone contemporary romance, but also part of an ongoing series about a group of friends who like to knit and drink wine

ARC gratefully received

About the Author

Penny Reid

Penny Reid has difficulty writing about herself in the third person. She finds it strange and unsettling. Therefore, Penny will now switch to the first person.

I’m originally from California but now live in the Southeast US with my family after going to college in the area. I work full time at a large University in the field of biomedical research (e.g. clinical research studies conducted under the auspices of the FDA). I work a lot. I also love to knit and crochet; sew bags, blankets, and clothes; carve lino blocks for fabric printing; make homemade soap, jam, marmalade; and- most recently- I’m learning to garden.

I don’t like to sit still unless I’m writing, reading, or knitting and I usually only knit in my knitting group… or at red lights while stuck in traffic. I only read on planes (where I’m trapped). Luckily, I travel a lot for work.

The voices in my head (characters) became so loud over the summer of 2012- specifically, Janie Morris- that I was forced to write Neanderthal Seeks Human, my first attempt at a full length novel. It took me 7 months while working full time, crafting, and raising my people-children.

If I could have any job in the world it would be my job because I feel like what I do makes a tangible difference in the lives of every living person. If I could have any life in the world it would be my life. Happiness is the seed of good fortune and success. Do what it takes to be happy and be a source of happiness for others.

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