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Happily Ever Ninja

(Knitting in the City #5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  11,007 ratings  ·  1,204 reviews
There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer… I would tell you what they are, but then I’d have to kill you.

But I can tell you that Fiona’s husband—the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer—is desperately in love with his wife. He aches for her when they are apart, and is insatiable when they are together. Yet as the years pass, Greg has be
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Published January 19th 2016 by Penny Reid
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Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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If you read my review of Ninja at First Sight you know how much I loved Greg and Fiona and how excited I was for their full length novel. That novella still remains one of the best things I’ve read all year. I thought Penny would give us more of that Greg and Fiona + the normal married life struggles, kids, etc. I was wrong. This book took an unexpected twist. Greg and Fiona’s story is far from that of the normal married couple! There is much more action and excitement than I was exp
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️

There are some books you love, some books you hate and then there are those books in the middle.
The ones you just liked.
It is not necessary a bad thing. Although I know a lot of readers think a medium rating is not “good”.

It’s okay. I like my okay reads. I got a good time with a book but it didn’t knock my socks off. Not every books can. And it’s actually a relief.

I often said I would read anything by Penny Reid and it is true. She has a very unique voice but more than that
Rachel Reads Ravenously

5 badass mother stars!!!

I gotta say, Penny Reid continues to deliver a different kind of heroine to the romance genre. And every single one of them is incredible! Fiona was a heroine that I’ve never seen before and I fell in love with her almost immediately. Seriously, I have a girl crush on her (the kind where you idolize, not attraction lol). How many romances have you read that contain a badass mother who balances a job, kids and more? Other than this one I couldn’t
Geri Reads
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

I tend to whine to my friends about the lack of romance books that revolve around an already married couple. And it's even rarer when the book in question managed to avoid the over-the-top plot devices that's common with this category but is still able to engage me emotionally and mentally. And Penny Reid has done just that in Happily Ever Ninja.

As you guys know, I loved this series. And as the series progressed, I've been increasingly intrigued by Greg and Fiona. We know that Fiona i
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans, Knitting in the City, Romance
5 Love and All Its Definitions Stars
* * * * * In Kindle Unlimited-The Whole Series FREE!
Spoiler Free

Only Penny Reid does this...Who else would wrap so many things together that have really no business being in a swoony, romance book and make all of it not only work.... but make sense...

I have been reading Penny Reid for a couple of years now and from the first experience, she has never let me down. Her brand of writing gives not only a romance to make your heart flutter and ache for it to be
Dee Montoya
6+ You are my Superhero Stars******

(ARC kindly provided by Author)

Refreshing, entertaining and completely delightful. Happily Ever Ninja is very different from all the other books in this series. Penny Reid created a story that was thrilling because of it's unpredictability and also because, she was able to take something ordinary like a married couple, and turn it into something marvelous that makes the reader feel as if they are right and center inside the story.

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Greg and Fiona have been ma
Elizabeth Hunter
There are three things you need to know about Penny Reid:

1. She is a very talented writer with a very distinct voice. She is also hilarious.
2. She has slight mental problems. I say this in the most loving way possible because she is a friend of mine. (But for real, Penny? You keep warning people away from this book because you think they might not like it because it's not a typical romance. I mean, really? I hate to spoil your delusions, but you have never written typical romance.)
3. She is pro
5 **Pinky and the Brain** STARS

“My heart keeps discovering new ways to love you.”

I want to be Fiona Archer when I grow up. The woman is married, has two kids, is an electrical engineer and did I mention the mad ninja skills, with a CIA background? *sigh*

She has to be one of the most kick-ass normal, yet completely extraordinary characters in the Reid universe, or on my bookshelf for that matter. I have seen a lot of reviews being mixed, or even labeling the book as odd. Here are my t

Title: Happily Ever Ninja
Series: Knitting in the City #5
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: January 19, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

After reading Ninja at First Sight, Greg and Fiona's origin novella, I was ready to jump head first into this book. I fell completely, irrevocably, and passionately for both of these characters. I would even say that they were perhaps one of my top Penny Reid couples of all time. (Though, I think I may say that every time.)

I was really looking
3,5 Ninja Stars

Greg and Fiona are married for 14 years now, with two kids and demanding jobs that makes them spend more than half of the year apart.
And when you’re married for so many years and real life problems lurk everyday things are bound to change. People grow, feelings change and life doesn’t wait for people to get used to it. And relationships? Those are the biggest work of it all, either you learn to fight for them, or you’re not in it for the long haul.


When I’ve heard that Penny Re
Samantha Young
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, Penny Reid can officially do no wrong. With every new book in this series the couple becomes my new favourite and Greg and Fiona are definitely my new favourites. I think their story got to me more than any other because their relationship was so realistic. They face the same ups and downs that people who have been together or married for a long time do. Ultimately, I think there is something much more powerful about the idea of a love that can survive all the highs and lows that life can ...more
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Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting In The City #5)  by Penny Reid

Witty, Funny, and Thought Provoking this book was a gorgeous depiction of true love everlasting, told in a unique, fresh voice, I was compelled to keep turning the pages, and left wanting more.

Soulmates, the book is about and dedicated to them and nothing could have been more appropriate. What Greg and Fiona have is love in its truest, purest form.

“Because if Greg died, I would…

Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading Ninja at First Sight I was all about reading Greg and Fe’s story. The novella which is featured in the beginning of Happily Ever Ninja shows Greg and Fe first meeting in college. This little read was quite epic for me, from this novella I could just imagine the epic love story and connection they would have.

The actually story begins eighteen years later. Greg and Fe have been married for fourteen years and like most married couples have fallen into their roles. Fe is the stay at h
Paige  Bookdragon


--the last legal form of slavery
--a union where the husband can't even change the channel or touch the remote.

This is me when my older (married) friends talked about their marriage life:


Me when I was asked about any opinion about marriage


Thank God Penny Reid wrote a book about married couples without all that lying cheating and shit. It kinda put a cork in my cynicism that marriage is the reason for divorce.

Happily Ever Ninja came as something as a breath of fresh air for me.
Stacey is Sassy

This book left me with a Hulk like green tinge when I arrived at work each day. Listening on the train left me agitated, frustrated and a little overwhelmed. I would walk into work and it would take me awhile to simmer down from listening to Happily Ever Ninja. Deep breaths, constant reminders that it's "just a book" and hiding helped. I have never read or listened to a book that had me this angry.

I was angry that women have to go through childbirth. I was angry that men sometimes do
S.M. West
5 "Big Kaboom" STARS

I don’t know how Penny does it but every book I’ve read so far has me falling for BOTH the heroine and hero. Just LOVE her women; they’re not cookie cutter types (thank goodness). Each unique, strong, beautiful, bad ass and oh so smart!! And the men…no two are alike but again, each is strong, smart, sexy and endearing. This story is about Fiona and Greg Archer, married 14 years, and it covers a lot of ground that most married couples can likely relate to, to a point, as P
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

Having read the prequel Ninja at First Sight (which is included in this book), I was so excited to read more about these two characters, who if you are up to date with this series, know that they are happily married with two children.

Fiona is a multitasking, intelligent and very independent woman who bears the bulk of the household responsibilities, due to the fact that her husband Greg, works most of the year abroad.

The first half of the book was a sure winner, I don't normally
Joshita ❤
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Human-kind needs to read this series!!!
My Rating: 4.25★
“marriage is an ultimate sport in emotional multitasking. I’m never only mad at Greg. I’m mad and madly in love; angry and concerned for his wellbeing; he frustrates and delights me in the same second. We were arguing, but we were still a team.”

Wow, this was surprisingly heartfelt. I think this book gives me these feelings that I didn't need but wanted for so long.

Here is the truth—I didn't feel like I would even like this book. I had assumed it would be boring, and monotonous
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 36deb111034dc8cab9939794ceba02_zps394rcpxw.gif “I love you wildly, madly, completely, Fiona Archer,” he growled, then groaned on a broken breath. “I love you always.”

Have you ever read a book from an author who you know you can always count on to leave a big fat smile on your face? Well, Penny Reid is that author for me. In her newest installment to the Knitting in the City, Ms. Reid has knitted and weaved a story with so much depth, honesty, humor, sacrifices, and LOVE.


If y
❝When people are overwhelmed, they can’t see past their own campfire.❞

Happily Ever Ninja was passionate and endearing, it was romantic and intense, it was sexy and sweet.

Without doubt, this book is different from others you will have read from this author. It is sexier, it is suspenseful and it is about the troubles of a married couple. BUT... it is also the same, in that the writing is just as spectacular, the characters are just as dynamic and the story is just as incredible as all of her
Refreshingly captivating and an absolute wonderful surprise. This sweet, funny, sexy and exciting romance is everything I hoped it would be and more.
“I love you wildly, madly, completely, Fiona Archer… I love you always.”

Fiona Archer is a dedicated mother and loving wife. She would prefer to have her frequently absent husband with them always but she understands that his job is not just important to him but to the world. Besides, she’s a super wife, super mom, super friend, super person
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Yours Forever Stars!

-She's a reminder that true and brilliant beauty exists in this world.

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Greg & Fiona Archer met & fell in love in college about 14 yrs. ago. They were going to school in Iowa & living in co-ed dorms. Greg was an ex-marine from London & Fiona an 18 yr. old girl from Virginia wanting to get away from home & start over somewhere new. She just wanted to be a normal college student. She meets this gorgeous funny British guy she finds absolutely fascinating. She has led a
These women of the knitting group each have a story to tell, but each story is incredibly unique. Though tied together, these stories stand tall on their own. I’ll say this again, even though I say it after reading another book in this series, this story was even better than the last.

I got a tease of Fiona and Greg’s story in “Scenes from the City” and “Ninja at First Site”. My immediate reaction to both of these stories, which included tidbits of how they came together while in college, was to
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
Wow another book I read in 24 hours
3.75 Stars
I love Greg and Fiona

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Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's cool and then there's Fiona. She's like superhero cool. This book is full of action and suspense with Penny Reid's fantastic rom-com style. She has yet to let me down.
This book touched a lot of cords for me because they were having the same arguments my husband and I have had. Years as a military wife and then more years of his working as an engineer in war torn places have left me very independent. You learn to keep the ever present fear for his safety in a corner of your brain while
christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City, #5) by Penny Reid



Well Well Well...The wait WAS DEFINITELY worth it.


Have you ever met someone well maybe not technically met but someone you've read about and you feel like you already know that person like she's your best friend? Well that's how I feel when I see a book from Penny Reid. Every time I read her author description I say to myself "Yes, every
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I don’t care how long you’ve been a couple before you make it official; marriage is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work whether you’ve been married two years or twenty years. It’s far too rare to find romance novels with main characters in their thirties and forties. As an older reader, I’m so grateful that Penny Reid penned a humorous yet thoughtful story featuring a mature married couple dealing with real life issues.

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Happily Ever Ninja continues the story of Fiona and Greg. Their history is
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this book!
After reading Ninja at First Sight, I fell in love with Greg and Fiona. Not only are they married, and happily so, but they're hilarious together. The banter between them is golden. Greg is exceptionally funny, with a dry sense of humor heavily laced with sarcasm. How can you not love that? And then there's Fiona. She's played minor roles in the previous books, but I have to say she's one of my favorite heroines in this series.

It's not common to see a romance book about marri
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book had a totally different feel from the previous books in the “Knitting in the City” series. Fiona and Greg have been married for many years and have two kids. Now they’re having to navigate the challenges of typical married life, including socks on the floor, nightmares, loading the dishwasher “incorrectly” and Greg never being home because his work always has him off on an oil rig somewhere.

I really enjoyed the two of them having to come together to solve their crisis together, and co
Dec 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

This is the worst romance book I'v read in quite some time, and that pains me because I typically really, really like Penny Reid. She's written some of my favorite contemporary romances. This one? No. Not so much.

The fifth book in the Knitting in the City series, this focuses on Fiona, the only member of the knitting group who was married before the series began. Her husband, an ex-Marine, is a consultant of some type in the oil business
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