Monday, June 5, 2017

Blog Tour: 5+ stars for Dating-ish by Penny Reid!


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

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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?

Christy's 5+ Star Review:

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I’ve read most of Penny Reid’s books. I think she is one of the most talented, smart, and funny authors out there. So when I say this I don’t say it lightly. This could very well be my favorite Penny Reid book. I thought Dating-ish was such a spectacular read. It was funny, emotional, witty, and so much fun. Marie and Matt were both incredible characters and I feel like I could just spend this entire review gushing about how wonderful this book is, but I’ll try to actually review the book instead of just rave about how in love I am with this story!

Marie Harris is a knitter, a journalist, and is at the end of her rope when it comes to dating. On-line dating specifically. She’s about to throw in the towel on it all, when against all odds, she finds her perfect match. She has to meet him, just to see. Well, meeting her match isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

In less than twenty minutes, my perfect match had irrevocably propelled himself to the top of my worst-date list.

It’s safe to say, this date put Marie over the edge. So much so, that she’s decided to look in to alternative things to dating. Cuddle therapy? Orgasm meditation? Professional dry humping? The list of her research is endless. When she and Matt officially meet… well… I won’t ruin that fun. But it’s highly entertaining. Anyway, Matt has a different alternative to dating he’s been studying. Robots.

Maybe this wasn’t crazy. Maybe this was the next logical step in our evolution. If you can’t find companionship with another person, why not find it with a compassion robot?

Marie and Matt become unlikely friends. But my god. You feel it between them. Right under the surface. Something else is there. Something far beyond friendship. I love how they went from enemies, to friends, to more. It was everything.

This story was so entertaining. And it made me laugh. I’m talking seriously laughing out loud and having people give you funny looks laugh. I can’t count the times I cracked up while reading this. One of Penny’s funniest books by far. Whoremones. I die.

“If you’re going to send a woman a dick pic, at least send something worth seeing. Not a gherkin dwarfed by hairy potatoes.”

And the feels. I’m going to be honest with you here… based on the title, cover, blurb, and on the other Penny books I’ve read, I did not expect this one to hit me so hard. There were a few moments I had tears streaming down my cheeks. I felt so much for these characters. There is a truly heartbreaking moment or two, but thankfully, by the end, my heart was mended.

Dating-ish is a book you won’t be able to put down. It’s got everything I love in a read. Fun and quirky characters, lots of laughs, steamy scenes, emotional parts, and a truly unique plot. Penny’s books always have that original story line. That is my favorite thing about them. This book is like no other book you’ve read before. Be prepared to fall in love with Matt and Marie. It’s such a smart read and a completely amazing slow burn romance. Dating-ish will most definitely be on my top favorites list this year!

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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.


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Twitter: @ReidRomance


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