What Brooke Read
It was another week of Penny Reid for me.
Happily Ever Ninja and Dating-ish are books 5 and 6 in her Knitting in the City series.
It finally occured to me when I finished Dating-ish what it is that I love so much about this series. In certain ways, it reminds me of Big Bang Theory. I don't always understand some of the scientific topics they are discussing, but it doesn't take away from the story and the humor I have found so endearing.
Happily Ever Ninja is a whirlwind adventure of Fiona Archer and her husband Greg.
There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer… I would tell you what they are, but then I’d have to kill you.
But I can tell you that Fiona’s husband, the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer, is desperately in love with his wife. Yet as the years pass, Greg has begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend. After fourteen years of marriage, Greg is trying not to panic. Because Fiona’s talent for blending in is starting to resemble fading away.
However, when unexpected events mean Fiona must take center stage to keep her family safe, her response stuns everyone—Greg most of all. It seems like Greg’s wish has come true.
Dating-ish is more of a scientific take on finding love by experimenting with different ways to replace a relationship.
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 first date in the history of dating, 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 . . .
That's all for me this Friday. See you on Monday. Unless you are local to my area and are out and about tomorrow. I will be at the fairgrounds at the Fall Makers Market.
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