Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Release Blitz - Dating-ish by Penny Reid

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Dating-ish, an all new standalone from the USA Today bestselling Knitting in the City romantic comedy series by Penny Reid is now LIVE!

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'Dating-ish' can be read as a standalone, is a full length 100k word novel, and is book #6 in the Knitting in the City Series.
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 humankind, 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?

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Amy's 5 star review

Penny Reid has a way of drawing me into her books; the banter between her characters is witty, fun and sometimes just odd.....but it works so well for her.

Marie is one of the Knitting girls and we've gotten to know her little by little throughout the series. We know she's loyal, hardworking and maybe a bit down on her luck when it comes to romance. Marie is endearing in this book; I actually quite enjoyed her and her wit, and her belief that she deserved nothing less than everything she wanted when it came to her heart.

Professor Matt Simmons was introduced briefly during Greg and Fiona's story line. He happens to be their neighbor, and also was a boy Fiona babysat when she was younger. He's a bit of a quirky duck, but it works for him. He's passionate about his work and doesn't see himself needing any type of romantic involvement.

Marie and Matt meet on a blind date/dating site hookup. She's disappointed when the man who shows up doesn't match his profile, but carries on. There's a misunderstanding and Marie leaves. She tells the girls about her weird date, and then runs into Fiona and Greg's neighbor....who happens to be her weird date. After Matt explains the situation, Marie is even more upset, and rightfully so, but the situation eventually leads to them working together.

Both Marie and Matt believe the other has "friend-zoned" them, while secretly pining for each other. Their friendship to love match was fun to watch and the research they do together was fun and often left me laughing. I also loved that we get lots of glimpses of the Knitting girls and their significant others. Quinn is grumpy as ever, doting over Janie and her pregnancy; Greg and Fiona are their sweet couple selves that everyone strives to be; Alex and Sandra are still going strong; and Nico and Elizabeth, although separated due to their work, still find time for each other and are going strong as well. There were a couple of did-not-see-that-coming moments, but I think the set up towards Kat an Dan's book is great....now it's just a waiting game.

I loved that Penny Reid doesn't dumb down her books. I feel myself learning new things when I read her works and that makes me happy. Matt and Marie have definitely captured my heart and I absolutely enjoyed their story.

Shanda's 4 star review

Marie has been trying her hand at online dating for two years and she is over it. Her one last try ends in a disaster date with a guy that is just weird. He proceeds to ask her all kinds of strange questions and Marie basically runs screaming from the date. Fast forward to her usual knitting get to together with friends and guess who shows up? Disaster date guy!
Turns out Matt is her friends neighbor. Marie finds out that Matt was on a fact finding mission. He is interested in building a robot that can replace human affection and he was using the input from their “date” for his project. Even though Marie is irritated by Matt and the situation he starts to grow on her. Marie soon realizes he can also help her with an article she is writing. These two embark on a friendship and feelings soon take over. It’s not long before miscommunication gets in their way when they both believe they are friend zoning the other.
Marie and Matt were adorable together. Due to the friend zoning every time these two shared a look or a moment the tension was amazing. The slow burn and anticipation of them together are my favorite things in slow burn romance. When they do get together it is pretty damn hot!!! And Matt is a dirty talker. Yowza!
As always Penny Reid brings you smart romance that gives you the feels. Dating-Ish really focuses on intimacy and human connection. And as you can expect Ms. Reid gives you a unique and fascinating take on this subject. Well done and I can’t wait for the next book.


Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


Connect with Penny:

Twitter: @ReidRomance

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