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Love Hacked (Knitting in the City #3)

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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. After one such disaster, Sandra--near desperation and maybe a
Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published March 3rd 2014 by Caped Publishing
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Rachel Reads Ravenously (AKA The Wildcard Reader)
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 Hacked is my favorite of the
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
Jan 04, 2016 Arabella ~♡AB♡~ 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 other Friday,
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
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..."

Mar 21, 2014 Mo 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. He w
Feb 06, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts 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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Ok, I admit it. I am a sucker for smart books. No, I am not talking about 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 characters…..People who immediately draw you in with what is ha
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
Feb 17, 2014 Didi 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
Feb 14, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
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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-of-the-restaurant-because-they-ca
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.
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
Jan 17, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Loved Hacked is Penny Reid's third romance novel and honestly, I think it's her best. In this novel we reconnect with Sandra, a child psychiatrist and friend of Janie and Elizabeth (heroines from books 1 and 2), and meet Alex, a waiter and ex-con. Sparks fly immediately between these two and culminate in a firestorm of incendiary passion and white-hot emotion.

I won't summarize the book here because that's easy to find e
Jul 11, 2016 BookLover rated it it was amazing
“Sunday's Horoscope: You wanted the Pandora's box open; now you must deal with the consequences.”

This quote pretty much sums up the book. Sandra was used to being in control, though she never got the results she wanted. In catching Alex the waiter’s attention, Sandra thought she was the cat in their game. Little did she realize Alex was her match.

Alex was awesome. Mixed in with Sandra’s humour and quirky personality, Alex was an over the top alpha male shrouded in mystery. I loved their intera
Holding me with his eyes and heart, Alex said, “You’ve shown me joy where before I saw only despair. You’ve taught me hope where before I knew only hopelessness. I may be broken, but all my pieces are yours. And I’ll work every day of my life to deserve you.”

What a wonderful and at times strange romance. I can honestly say that I have never read a book like this one. And I loved it.

Alex the waiter was on my Spank Naughty list in third place, right after Henry Cavill the actor, then Henry
Aug 31, 2015 NinaReader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sandra is the psychiatrist of this lovely knitting group of Penny Reid's. For over two years she has taken her first dates to her favorite Indian restaurant and has managed to somehow make every single one of them cry by the end of the date and after suggesting they see a fellow psychiatrist, managed to maintain them as friends only.

For two years, Alex who works at said restaurant has watched Sandra with curiosity, bewilderment, hilarity, and...yes wanting. A particula
Mar 15, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ 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 attempted t
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.

If you've never read a Penny Reid book, run, don't walk, (metaphorically) your fingers over to the one-click button and download this wonderfully witty, smart and ridiculously entertaining book. Right now. You'll thank me later. I don't have enough words to explain how amazing this series is. I didn't expect that I would love any of the books as much as the first one, but this one comes in as a very close tie. You don't just enjoy these books. You savor them.

Sandra has a problem. Her problem is
“Being in love is a lot like being hacked..."

Wait wait, don't tell me...


I'm not even gonna review it cause I won't do it justice. Do yourself a favor and read this absolutely beautiful story! :0)
SK *The Cupcake Queen*
Mar 29, 2015 SK *The Cupcake Queen* rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston
You'd think it would be easy for me to write a review of a book I loved, but, strangely, these are the hardest to write because I can't even find the words to do it justice. Plus, I don't want to be spoiler-y. That's no fun. I went into this book only having read a few teasers that Penny Reid had posted on Facebook and such and I was pleasantly surprised by the direction in which she took her hero, Alex. I want to talk about Alex... Oh, boy, do I ever want to talk about ALEXANDER GREENE. But fir ...more
This book had everything you could possibly want - it is humorous, intelligent, sweet, sexy, interesting, heart-breaking at times and just an overall fantastic read. I loved this so much that when I finished reading this I hugged my kindle. Alex and Sandra are amazing - these characters are so well written and you just can't help to fall completely in love with them. I love this group of friends! I can't wait to read more in this series.

**Edit 7/25/15 - I went back and read this book again and
Apr 28, 2014 Monika rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Monika by: Lilly P
Five Unexpected Stars

I love this book because

it is beyond my expectation.
I expect a cute contemporary romance and I've got a cute contemporary romance and SO MUCH MORE! This book turns into something completely different than I expected in a very good way.

I love this book because

I love their first date. I love all the unique and extraordinaire dates they had but mostly I love their first date. Penny Reid had me at Wait, wait.. Don't tell me.

I love this book because

I never thought I would love t
Mar 03, 2014 Ellie rated it it was amazing
5 huge, super happy stars!
I simply LOVED this book. It's the best and the sexiest one by Ms Reid so far. I loved everything about it - the story with all its awkward and sweet and sexy moments, the main characters with their uniqueness (Alex is adorable and I can relate to Sandra in so many ways), the knitting group ladies - we get to know them better and better with each subsequent book and I am already excited for the story of another one of them, the writing - with its made up words and quirk
Belle Aurora
Mar 12, 2014 Belle Aurora rated it it was amazing
Penny Reid strikes again!


This was, yet another, great book by Ms Reid in what is one of my favourite series, ever.

Firstly, Sandra is a pip! I love her character. She is different but holds all those qualities I love to see in a female lead. And Penny Reids female leads are lovable, sweet and best of all, smart.

Secondly, I loved Alex. He was a tad scary at times. Some of the things he would say had alarm bells ringing in my head...yet, I was rooting for him!


I have to give ginor
Mar 14, 2014 seton rated it really liked it
Recommended to seton by: CJP
Genre: Rom Com
Sensuality: PG

I liked this better than Wallbanger (which I could not even finish), but not as much as The Do-Over. It had a breezy style that was not forced like a lot of rom-coms but as the third book in the series, it had too many characters going in and out.

The 21 yr old virgin hero was a babe. I liked the 1st person narrator heroine too.

Setting: Chicago
Rating: 3.75
Aug 08, 2015 Kara rated it liked it
Cute story. Got a little muddled in the middle but overall pretty damn enjoyable.
Kristal & Charmaine (Once Upon a Book Blog)
Best. Book. Ever.
Dec 19, 2014 Noara rated it it was amazing
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Ahh!!This book was amazing...LOVED IT


Forget all the Alpha-males!!I am officially a Nerdy-Male girl now...Alex had me captivated from his very first scene,he was so mysterious and hott!

My Alex

My Sandra

Sandra was a great heroine..she was so funny,caring and quirky!I loved how she carried her relationship with Alex knowing the trouble she is getting into..her and Alex's chemistry was super hot!

Overall,this book was a very light heart warming made me both laugh and
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Penny Reid is a USA Today Best Selling Author of romantic fiction. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She's also a full time mom to three diminutive adults (boy-8, girl-6, and girl-4 months), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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