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 . . .
★★★★★ Goodreads Choice Award Semi-Finalist for Best Romance ★★★★★
★★★★★ Amazon Top 10 Romances of 2017 ★★★★★
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.
I am already awaiting her next book! I loved this one! Keep them coming please!
Marie does nothing for me
I adore Penny Reid, but boy was this book hard to read. From the beginning, Marie has never left much of an impression on me, but I was hoping this book would change that. Not the case. There’s really nothing special or interesting about her, and therefore I couldn’t get invested in her love story at all. I liked Matt, just wished he was paired with someone remotely exciting. Unfortunate.
Another winner from Penny Reid
I’ve been on a Penny Reid binge-read-a-thon and am still quite a fan of her work. Each book in the knitting series, while similar in theme and having the same characters is different in very enjoyable ways. This book was probably the most heart wrenching for me. The theme of loneliness is very well done and the discussion of robots, artificial intelligence as a way to help people stem loneliness was an interesting one. Marie came off a bit more pathetic in this book than she has in the previous books. I pictured her as much more her own person than she is made out to be here. I really liked Matt and was so deeply touched by his background and how it impacted his sense of self-worth. Once again Reid has done a great job incorporating deeply philosophical discussions with warmth, humor, intelligence and emotion. I’ll be moving on to the Winston brothers series now while I wait for the last Knitting series book about Kat and Dan!