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Book Review | Dating-ISH by Penny Reid – Knitting in the City Book 6

Date Published | May 16, 2017

Date Read | Aug 2021

Goodreads Rating | 1

Overall | These had such cute covers – I was surprised that I didn’t like this book. But to be fair, this is book #6 in a series and maybe if I had read the first 5, I would totally be in love with these characters and the writing style

Pros | Cute cover

Cons | There were no sparks between the main characters in this romance like zero. The guy is supposed to come off as clueless, nerd guy but he’s doing an entire research suty on dating and what women like – not a chance he’s still clueless. Most men don’t even try to understand women and that’s this guy’s entire life’s work yet he acts socially devoid of any awareness of his surroundings. And then he’s about to sleep with someon other girl but then decides at the last minute when he sees the main character that he shouldn’t. Umm, okay – so if she hadn’t dropped by unannounced to his apartment building, he would’ve been with the other girl but luckily instead of realizing he liked the main character, instead he stopped out of guilt. And then when they finally do get together, he’s some super Casanova in the sheets.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | 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…

Dating-ish is book #6 in the Knitting in the City 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.

Dating-ish A Friends to Lovers Romance Knitting in the City Book 6 - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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