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Love Hacked

(Knitting in the City #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  21,401 ratings  ·  1,801 reviews
This is a previously-published edition - ASIN: B00IS98B24

There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding: 1) She makes all her first dates cry, 2) She hasn't been kissed in over two years, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. Aft
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 390 pages
Published March 2nd 2014 by Caped Publishing
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Karen Sandra is a terrible therapist. Holy HIPAA violations, batman. Seems like Reid researched bitcoins and hacking thoroughly, but left her psychotherapis…moreSandra is a terrible therapist. Holy HIPAA violations, batman. Seems like Reid researched bitcoins and hacking thoroughly, but left her psychotherapist commiting serious breaches of confidentiality. Totally unethical.

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Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

“There is boring. There is sensational. There is mediocre. There is lazy. There is good. There is evil. People do implausible things all the time, and they run the gamut of moderately weird to truly extraordinary. But there is no normal. The world is an unbelievable place full of unbelievable people doing unbelievable things.”

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES! This is, quite possibly my favorite of the bunch (aside from that Greg and Fiona novella- which is Penny’s best wo
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.75 - 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this.

Penny Reid always has some fun humor and quirky characters coupled with sweet, lighthearted romance...and this book was no different.

Sometimes the characters felt a little too campy...and I could have gone for a little more relationship development, but I think this might just be me holding Reid to a higher standard. Right or wrong.

Otherwise, all in all a really enjoyable read. I should probably go back and read book two of this series (I've apparently read
Third Fourth time reading Love Hacked and it's as rib-cracking as it was the first. Sandra and Alex are, by far, my favourite "Knitting in The City" couple.
Rachel Reads Ravenously

5 stars!

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“There is boring. There is sensational. There is mediocre. There is lazy. There is good. There is evil. People do implausible things all the time, and they run the gamut of moderately weird to truly extraordinary. But there is no normal. The world is an unbelievable place full of unbelievable people doing unbelievable things.”

So, I kind of adored this book. I'm really kicking myself now for having put off reading it, and I have no clue why I did. Love Hacke
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans, Knitting In the City, Romance
5 Snarky, Inventive, Transformative, ZINGING Stars
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Spoiler Free

Ok, I admit it. I am a sucker for smartbooks. No, I am not talking about the encyclopedia, full of analysis books. I am also not talking about books which are full of how smart they present themselves to be with SAT vocabulary; with pages and pages of words which could be reduced to 3 and say the same thing equally as well.

No, I am talking about books which have unique, snappy char
Geri Reads
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Zing-my-Fig Stars!!

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Love Hacked: A Reluctant Romance is the third book off of Penny Reid's successful Knitting in City Series. Love Hacked is Sandra's reluctant romance with the mysterious Alex. And while I enjoyed reading the first two, this book is my favorite thus far.

The Story
Sandra is a successful psychotherapist who is unlucky in love. She's been dating for two years, trying to find the one. Instead, all she succeeded in doing was making her dates cry.

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Enter Alex, "The Waiter..."
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

So over Christmas I took advantage of the extra time to catch up on this series, I read the whole thing out of order and what with book 5 coming out very shortly, I thought I should finally read both Friends without Benefits, and then this one, Love Hacked.

What the HECK! This was my favourite out of all 4, I bloody loved it. Why didn't anyone tell me how good it was??

Sandra is a shrink, she has been dating for years, without success. She goes to the same restaurant every ot
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

As usual he was looking at me with thoughtful, deep-set indigo eyes behind black horned-rimmed glasses.

I want you more than the easiness and comfort of numbness …

I can’t really say too much in my review as there is a lot of stuff going on in it that you are better off just coming across as you read it.

His favorite book – a collect of short stories – was The Dubliners , written by James Joyce.

I remember telling my then boyrfriend who is now my husband that I had read Ulysses
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“My name is Alex and I’ll be serving you tonight.”

Penny Reid has become a go-to gal for me when I’m in the mood for a light romance. I have read more than a handful of her stories and have not disliked any of them, which is pretty much a miracle if you know me at all. I’m living proof that you don’t have to read her stuff in order either. I pick up what I call “The Bearded Brothers” in whatever order they come to me and I had only
Em Lost In Books
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Em Lost In Books by: Jaya
my second read and nothing has changed. I am as much in love with these two as I was after reading it first time.

this book was hilarious! Thank You Jaya, for making me read this series. :D
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, library-2
This was THE CUTEST Penny Reid book featuring psychiatrist Sandra, who has the misfortune of having her dates always turn out to be men who want her to play doctor rather than see her as a real woman. She winds up falling for Alex, a hot younger guy, and their romance was chock full of chemistry and steamy hot. My favorite in the series to date!

Alex has a tortured past which I won’t reveal too much about because half the fun in this one is the way Penny Reid doles bits out in little doses… I fo
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

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“My name is Alex, and I’ll be serving you tonight…”

This was just an absolutely delightful book. A funny and very touching story. I loved each and every word. As the third book in the Knitting in the City series, it features the lovely Dr. Sandra Fielding, the group’s beautiful and witty child psychiatrist, who up until now has had no luck what-so-ever in love.

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Yes, men fall for her all the time, but lately more in the way of tripping-on-their-way-out
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS OR 9/10!!!

This series is fabulous. FABULOUS!! I wish I could stealthily join these women knitting away and make them a part of my family. This is the third book in the Knitting In The City series and I loved it!
This time around we got Sandra's story. She's the psychiatrist with the ability to turn all her dates into blubbering idiots that rely on her expertise to absolve their problems. They all follow the same pattern: she appears familiar to them, then slowly they shed light on their
Norah Una Sumner
4.5 stars


THE HERO IS YOUNGER THAN THE HEROINE! I was already sold at this point. But damn, this book was amazing. Told you I would enjoy other books in this series more than the first book. The heroine is phenomenal, funny, smart, realistic, passionate... How can you not love someone who isn't here to get bossed around?
"Say you're mine."
"You're mine."


She's also incredibly relatable, at least to me, even though she's 9 years older than me.
"I assume you were trapped under a heavy object?"
Phuong ✯
I'm begging authors to stop abusing foreign languages if they are not 100% sure it's correct.

WARNING: my commentary how the german language is butchered in literature is longer than the actual review about the book. Sorry for that. 🤷🏽‍♀️


Sandra (h) uses "Shitzterhozen" as a curse word and I wanted to know WHY? When I was reading, I didn't know what this word was suppose to mean. I just thought she made some word up, these characters are weird and Janie uses really r
4,5 Hacked Stars.

Sandra is a therapist that has a disastrous dating life: all their dates end up in a free session, with the guys crying and thanking her for her help. Yep, it’s that bad.
The only good thing about this dates is the sexy waiter of the restaurant she always choose: Alex.
Alex also has noticed Sandra and eventually their past ended up crossing. They have a deal: three months. And that’s it.
Obviously, those three months soon become something more.


But Alex’s life is far from what
So, I realized something...
Mysterious, dark-haired, sharp-jawed, broken, vulnerable, sexy smart and full of red flags is the ULTIMATE BOOK BOYFRIEND FOR ME. #sendhelp.

So as you can imagine I fell head over heels for Alex.

But way more than that, this book just hit all the right notes for me. It had a sexy and ultra smart independent woman that is fiercely loyal to her friends, a brooding hero, a complex plot about bitcoins and cybersecurity, a great supporting cast, and a LOT of vulnerability.

Joshita ❤
My Rating: 2.75★ (only because of the friend group, Nico, Quinn, and dan)
“Nothing was worse than a handsome guy who became an ignorant toad when he spoke.”

I admit that it wasn't the best, I probably wouldn't have liked it if it was any other book. I am disappointed but in no way this I retreat reading this because IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!

So, I had expectations... I always do when it comes to Penny Reid. I have come to fall in love with these characters. And Sandra has always been so charismatic
Stacey is Sassy
Why did I wait so long?

Would you believe that I hesitated to start Love Hacked because of the hero being younger than the heroine? I could kick


Love is more than a number. Should we ignore a connection just because he is younger than her? If you're physically attracted to a much older person, then good for you. Whatever floats your boat.

I'm 42 and that is way too old to realise that I had no idea. I feel old-fashioned and ridiculously narrow-minded for wa
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Penny Reid has done it again. She has managed to write another book that gave me an enormous amount of the warm fuzzy feelings. She certainly added an extra ZING to this story. It is probably my favorite of them all.

Love Hacked is Sandra’s story. Sandra has that natural beauty. She is smart, witty, pretty and sexy. She wants to be happy and in love. She wants to meet that forever kind of guy.

Currently Sandra is having no luck in the man category. For the last couple of years she has attempt
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Bold, witty, sexy, and irreverent, Sandra has always been my favorite lady in the knitting circle. Well, she might be tied with Janie. Love Hacked is the third book in the Knitting in the City series, and this time it’s Sandra’s turn to find romance.

For all her joking about sex in the previous books, it turns out that Sandra is very unlucky in love. Her lady parts are severely neglected. She’s a child psychiatrist who, by nature, is very intuitive and easy to talk to. Unfortunately, she can’t se
Dee Montoya
******6+++ Crazy-Wonderful Stars*****

For me the best feeling in the world is to read a book such as this one , that leaves me hearing and feeling like fireworks are exploding inside my heart. I'm truly amazed by how this author has managed to get even better with each book. Penny Reid's writing style is so distinctive that even though all these characters are from the same group of friends, they are all so unique and in my case is hard to say which I've loved more, I absolutely adore this entire
Duchess Nicole
Lots of fun with a little serious thrown in toward the end. Reid is the queen of unconventional. This one was also a lot steamier than her first two, and all the better for it. Not over the top, but just enough to add some intimacy.
Bookphenomena (Micky)
This was a most intriguing story from Penny Reid; it's full of mystery and fun. Alex is the most curious hero, a waiter who is clearly something more but that's the big mystery. What or who is Alex? I've liked Sandra from the knitting crew but not really had the measure of her character properly until now. Sandra was a smart, witty lady, often found being sarcastic or self deprecating. I really liked her. Her lack of love life was hilarious and she was the woman who made men weep then get therap ...more
Grace A
Jul 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All hail Penny Reid, the breaker of reading slump spells. I can't remember the last time I gulped down a book in one day and utter the statement, "I just couldn't put it down"; Love Hacked was a refreshing and wholly engrossing read.
Sandra, a psychiatrist couldn't move past first dates because everyone she meets unburden themselves on her and end up crying by the end of the date. She'd maintained the same location for all her dates in the last two years. She soon learned that the young waiter, A
Penny Reid writes books that honestly are kind of perfect. She manages to write a book that is entertaining and funny that somehow makes you feel smarter.

Best wedding in a romance ever.

Entertaining from page one till the very last page.

I loved this book.
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
PHENOMENAL BOOK!!!! I just put all of this author's book on my next to-read shelf from KU. I'll start with Book 1 after this. How did I not know about Penny Reid???!!!

Now, here's a nit pick before I begin: it says that this is a "smart romance" on Amazon for book 1. That's kinda arrogant. They removed the label for subsequent books. I get that they (being publisher/ author) are trying to target the right reader group - i.e., the "smart" readers. Because the book IS very smart, and why I like it
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I've read most of this series within the past two weeks because I just can't get enough of these characters. This tight knit group of ladies (pun intended) has my curiosity piqued more than most characters. I love how different they all are, yet how well they seem to fit together. And getting to see them individually fall in love is something special that I just can't miss. In Love Hacked we finally see Sandra, the therapist of the group, meet her match in a ma
Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
4.5 Stars

Penny Reid, you slay me.

I loved this book. My inner geek girl was happy dancing.
*Yes, my inner geek girl is a twerking Storm Trooper. Don't judge. The dark side has cookies:P*

I'm officially putting this author on my auto-buy list.
Korrie’s Korner
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5+ good LORD and ZING stars!

“My name is Alex, and I’ll be serving you tonight.” I have a new book boyfriend. His name is Alex Greene. I also realized that I haven’t read much of the virgin guy trope, but I want more.

This story gave me major zings in my things. It was hilarious, sexy, angsty. Gahhh!! Red flag Alex was perfection! What a past be had, and at such a young age. I love May/December romances. I definitely want to add more to my TBR list.

I want to have knitting parties with these women
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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused

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