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Summary

New standalone from the USA Today best-selling Knitting in the City romantic comedy series.

©2017 Penny Reid (P)2017 Penny Reid

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Perfect addition that's beautifully read

So I read this first in tree-book, then e-book and now on audio. On each reading I found different things I'd missed previously

If you've not read this quirky, funny, intelligent book give yourself a shake, go read it now. Though if you've not read the series I can recommend reading in order as each book, despite being a standalone story, has spoilers for the earlier ones.

Go on... go read...now!

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One of my favourite Penny Reid books

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I can't help it, I just adore everything Penny Reid puts out. I think I might be biased. The mix of smart and funny, sexy and sometimes angsty she puts together to make her stories hooks me in and holds me tight. This is the 14th book of hers I have read and I have yet to be let down in any great way. Matt and Marie, well I didn't see them together at all. But it worked. The slow burn friends to lovers romance..it was everything. And their friendship was so wholesome, even though they were both into each other the whole time. SO CUTE.

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Wonderful! Charming, clever heartwarming and funny

I loved, loved, loved every word. The characters were so vivid and I was enthralled by all their idiosyncrasies and charm. So many laughs as well as heart-in-mouth moments. As ever it was a pleasure to meet up with the rest of the cast from the previous books, too. Narration was amazing as ever. I can’t wait to start the next book.

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Not the best in the series, but better than most!

I avidly listen to all Penny Reid’s book and this one is not a disappointment. I have to admit it’s not her best in the series, and for me it did lag a bit in the middle. I think this is probably because this book is all about the relationship and the actual plot line was bit weaker than normal so there was not the added interest of that to keep the book flowing. However as this writer on a bad day is still outstanding, and way superior to so many others in this field, I am not about to deduct stars for being slightly less than perfect.

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Loved it!

This book is amazing what with such great characters, storyline which is unique and so relevant to modern lifestyle of singles... this is a gem!

the narrator is very talented and I enjoyed listening to her very much!

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 31-01-20

Dating-ish

Marie and Matt didn’t start off so great but they grew to be friends then lovers. It was an interesting story but one I couldn’t get enough of.

I like how they challenged each other and even if they had troubling conversations they were always honest with each other.

Great ending, loved the narration.

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  • Barb Muse
  • 25-02-18

Smart & Funny

This has been a hit and miss series for me, but I enjoyed this story very much. Marie & Matt are very likable characters, both are smart and funny and their relationship is a slow burn. There are check ins with other characters from the previous books which is always a nice touch. I would have enjoyed a little more from Matt’s POV, but overall a decent read.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-05-17

superb!

Marie & Matt's heartfelt story, the news from the rest of the gang, the slow growth & burn, the permanent smile on my face, the anticipation, the truth, the sweetness, the sexiness, the cleverness of this book, the choice of Joy Nash as a narrator... Thank you, Mrs. Reid <3

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  • buyonoccassion
  • 27-06-17

Stand alone but should read others first

Most stand alone books in series briefly involve or reference previous characters. This book spends 1/2 time on the old characters and there are a lot of them. I felt it detracted from the story because there were so many players who I didn't know and didn't have investment in. The dialogue was prolonged in this way. Wanted more time with the main characters. Should read the other books first

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  • AmberK
  • 25-03-19

each one is better than the last

this. i couldn't stop listening or laughing. nerd love at its finest. witty and hilarious.
Professor and Valkyrie may be my favorite thus far.

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  • Julie E
  • 26-06-21

Dating-ish is even better by audio

I love all of Penny Reid's books but my adoration of this one has increased over time. Recovering from eye surgery, I just listened to it for the first time(free w Audible membership). The dialogue scenes among numerous favourite characters about the growing role of AI in human interactions was engaging, funny, and thought-provoking. Joy Nash has an amazing voice, and I marvel at her ability to perform so many, so well and she captured the sexual tension between Marie and Matt perfectly

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  • Kristin Kneese
  • 05-01-21

Interesting

Good build and ending. Worth the lengthy listen. Including some unique unexpected perspective near the end.

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  • Lillian Fogel
  • 25-10-21

Sweet, often funny and touching story about finding love in the modern world.

I love this story and love this audiobook - it’s a favorite to re-read and revisit in the Audible universe. Penny Reid creates wonderful, multi-faceted characters and Marie’s love story in Dating-ish is quite possibly my favorite in the Knitting in the City series. I love the dynamic between Matt & Marie from the moment they meet again. The story unfolds and I found the realistic “does he/doesn’t he” thread and their sweet friendship and her desire for more to ring true. I can identify with moments and thoughts in the story- and I sympathized in moments and cheered in others. Joy Nash brings the characters and story to life and does an amazing job of creating emotion, tension and joyful laughs. She is an impressive narrator and her array of characters and accents is truly impressive! If you haven’t read other books in the series, you can start here. But please do yourself a favor and go back to the start and get to know all the gals and their guys.

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  • Pittstick
  • 07-06-21

Not Sure I Liked It?

Not sure I liked this book. I personally am highly against Artificial Intelligence in Humanoid form. Which makes it hard to like this book. I find the idea of a companion robot (in it's original idea form) to be gross. Robots are not humans. And that Matt was creating one really turned me off.

I also couldn't get behind them. I didn't like Matt. He was really out of line on multiple occasions. Calling her ex? Showing up at the airport cause he was jealous yet wasn't open to a relationship? If he isn't interested he doesn't get a say in her love life. he doesn't get to control it. He was toying with her and I'm not about it. Their relationship was unhealthy and gross. Plus he was interfering with her job! Also that it took her so long to stand up to him was highly frustrating.

The slow burn was a bit too slow.... But I did like that they didn't fall in love then have a big horribleness that dragged on for them to finally be together.

As for the narrators - I really wish Joy would be closer on all of her voices. Especially when she has narrated half of them. She also should have listened to the first book to know Janie has a high pitched voice. ALSO the male was awful - so robotic. And while Matt is nerdy Joy didn't make him robotic in delivery. She set the precedent and the male narrator should have followed.

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  • Shoe Monger
  • 03-04-21

Nerds not that funny

I purchased this book because it was classified as a RomCom and the reviews said it was funny.

I didn't feel the same - perhaps it was my sense of humor but I didn't get one LOL moment. Sure there was a couple of smiles but at no time did I have to stop listening because I couldn't hear over my own laughter.

I didn't mind the Star Trek/Wars and Harry Potter connections and while Matt's character is explainable it's very clinical towards everything. As for Marie character,.....over analyze much!

this book did nothing for me other than explain the robotic personalities.

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