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Dating-ish (Knitting in the City #6)

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  4,120 Ratings  ·  716 Reviews

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 human kind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. Wi
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published May 16th 2017
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Penny Reid
Aug 09, 2016 Penny Reid marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

It's a deleted scene from 'Dating-ish' and I think you're all going to enjoy it (at least, you'll enjoy it more than an STD... I think).

Go HERE to read the deleted scene

Dating-ish is LIVE!!! (eBook, paperback, and audio!)


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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
May 14, 2017 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing
I'll tell you this, Dating-ish is a guaranteed book hangover. A standalone novel that will surprise you with its depth and intensity. One that'll have you laughing and crying, swooning and wanting, needing all good things for these characters. You'll ache, feel devastated at times, but it will leave you so happy and fulfilled. It's deep. Heartfelt. Very, very heartfelt. In fact, this is the most HEARTFELT novel I have read this year. Memorable. Profound. Well written. Heart tugging. Man, do I LO ...more
5+ stars!!!

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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
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5 stars!

“I’d had some terrible first dates since breaking up with David, but this one took the cake. It took all the cakes. In less than twenty minutes, my perfect match had irrevocably propelled himself to the top of my worst dates list.”

I want to study Penny Reid’s brain. Like not in a murdery creepy way, but a you fascinate me tell me all of your secrets and make me interesting kind of way. Not weird at all, right? Nope. K. Brilliant.

Anyways my first draft of this review looked like thi
Oct 27, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Penny Reid Fans, Knitting in the City, Romance
4.5 To Touch, To Feel, To Love Stars
* * * *1/2 Spoiler Free It's Live!!!!
Leave to Penny Reid to approach online dating, Artificial Intelligence, the human need to love and be loved and wrap it all up in a charming and deeply moving Knitting in the City book. Naturally, Reid would have the wherewithal to present these issues and make them work. I'm not surprised and we are fortunate she turned her mind's eye on these subjects.

The main thing I want to talk about is how Reid is able to take human
Samantha Young
Apr 04, 2017 Samantha Young rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that I’m a massive Penny Reid fan, having fallen in love with her smart romances when I read Neanderthal Seeks Human. Every book in this series has been a winner for me because even though I know what to expect from Penny’s style, I never know where her next story will take me. Her novels are continually surprising. That’s rare to find in romance and Dating-ish was no exception.
Perhaps it’s because I could relate so completely to Marie but this has to be my favourite so far in the
Sep 16, 2016 Bibi rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

I feel like I'm cheating on Sandra and Alex (from Love Hacked), but really, Marie and Matt are too adorable for words.

I loved it.
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*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I could only stare at him, feeling both paralyzed and caught by the thrilling yet terrifying current of his intent. Terrifying because this was Matt. My crutch. My crush.

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DATING-ISH the latest installment of Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series is filled with the author’s silly and nerdy sense of humor which I happen to love so much. At times while reading this book, I felt like I was watching an episode of one of my favorite shows, ”The
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Are you a romance Reider? Sure you read some romance, but have you read a Reid Romance before?
In any case, here are a few things you should know about Knitting in the City series.

▸It’s 100% certified happy feels.
▸It’s about friendships forged in… yarn.
▸The characters are imperfect and flawed therefore very relatable.

Dating-Ish is certainly no exception to the rule, happy feels were found, yarn was fashionably crafted around drinks, and characters revealed facets unbeknownst
5 Drinking the Water Stars

So basically, this is me after each and every Penny Reid book I read.

I just love the characters she creates and the situations she gets them into. Going into Dating-ish, I thought the idea of professional dry humpers and cuddlers was a little...odd. I'm also not a science kinda gal so anything too specific regarding robots and their quest to take over the world (it's going to happen, people!) is bound to go right over my head.

“He’s not a serial killer. I had to call in
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5 Marie and Matt stars <33

"Marie, you are the sine to my cosine."

I devoured every word of this story.I was hooked from the first page and I couldn't stop reading until the end.This is happening each time I read a new story from Penny Reid, her characters feel so real!Dating-ish is a smart,funny,emotional,sweet and beautiful story.

You will definitely laugh with me but I find this story in some way emotional,there were parts I cried a little bit. I don't know what hap
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Dating-ish is a smart, sexy, modern romance that will have every Penny Reid fan smittened. This book was a gem of a read. It incorporated every element of romance, humor, uniqueness and smart witty dialogue that have become a signature of Penny Reid.

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In this book Penny Reid touches on a controversial topic and she definitely has done her research. Can you imagine a robot substituting for human relationships? For raising children? This author's hero, Matt, can. He is the brilliant scientist working on an AI which will do exactly that. The data he intends to feed into his AI comes from dates with people he and his colleague pick out on an online dating platform.

After two year

Title: Dating-ish
Series: Knitting in the City #6
Author: Penny Reid
Release date: May 16, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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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?

Penny Reid gives good romance. She takes risks, and thinks outside the narrow minded so-called ideal of what we as romance readers should be looking for. Her stories are always somet
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Penny Reid books are like crack to any romance book lover! You can never get enough of her wonderful heroes, awesome heroines and the all-around feels that she elicits. Original and captivating, Dating-ish is contemporary romance at its best.

I am obsessed with this series. Everything Penny Reid writes is irresistible, with its perfect mix of humor, steam and heartfelt moments. Every time I open up one of her books I think “this is DEFINITELY my favorite couple” and then s
Dee Montoya

A Hilarious and heartwarming story that is destined to steal the heart of all readers. This is Penny Reid style at its finest. Page after page, we get high doses of humor, smart writing, and sexy times. I know I say this every time I review a book from this series, but I really believe that Dating-ish might be my most favorite book yet. Penny outdid herself with Matt and Marie's story, it was so good I'm still hugging my kindle.

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Marie has been a victim of online dati
May 22, 2017 JewelsyGoolsy rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I enjoyed the 2nd half of this book very much. The first half read a little too slow for me. Or... maybe I lack the intelligence to get all interested and invested in Artificial Intelligence and robotics information. It's probably the latter, so don't let me discourage you from this super cute, intelligent and adorkable story.

The heroine was my favourite character in this story as I found her fair, clever and fun. Was she too wonderfully perfect for her own good? Yes, she was.

The hero
Natalie The Biblioholic
Jun 04, 2017 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it it was amazing
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I've loved every single one of Penny Reid's books. They're full of humor and wit, her characters are realistic, and the romance is always warm and sweet. In DATING-ISH, Marie and Matt were amazing. Together and apart they were quirky, awkward, sweet, and just plain adorable.

I have to tell you that as much as I loved Marie... and I did because she was awesome... generous, giving, cares more about others than herself... it was Matt who stole the show for me. I don't kn

Well, she did it. Penny Reid has surpassed my expectations. With Dating-ish, Reid has penned my favorite from this series.

Be warned! Dating-ish is different! While there is humor as we have come to expect in a Penny Reid book (because Penny is wickedly smart and sharp with her tongue), this story is so much more. It is complex, it is deep, it is emotional and passionate. I experienced the gamut of emotions while reading about unrequited love and self-doubt. I laughed and OMG, I cried.

I felt a sa
Apr 04, 2017 BrookeNoWhiskey rated it it was amazing
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One of the many things I love about Penny Reid is the way she treats her readers. This is a book review and not an author review so I won't go into detail about how amazing she is to her fans. But bear with me. Penny treats her readers like they have brains in their heads. She treats them like she has expectations for them. She treats them like she wants them to read relevant material that is not only entertaining but also informative. Penny has respect for her readers, and it shows in every boo ...more
Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
My favorite of the series to date!!

This book started off making me very sad. The thorough examination of the idea that Artificial Intelligences could take over the need for human interactions is a scary and depressing idea.

It was scary and depressing because Penny did such a great job presenting both sides of the argument that, although I knew the side I would firmly stick to, still made question everything.

Yet again, Penny's smart romance sent me on a tailspin of information overload and made
This is the book that's going to make or break me. I love this series so much, so I have high hopes.✨✨✨
For the record, it made me, then broke me, and then it… Have you ever read a book where you literally loved everything EXCEPT for that ONE thing? And if that one thing weren’t there, you’d love it more than life, but because it’s there… you can’t help but feel…disappointed? So close!

Anyway, I love this series, really do. And I adore this hilarious, close-knit (See what I did there? …. Ign
Apr 27, 2017 MELISSA rated it it was amazing
5 "You Are My Person" Stars!

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Marie Harris is a gorgeous woman living in Chicago & working as a contract writer/reporter. She loves her job and her life. The only thing she's missing is love. She has a great group of friends. Almost everyone in her close knit group has found their special someone. Marie wants that for herself, but is tired of online dating. Just as she's about to give up, she gets an alert from a site that they've found her perfect match. She makes plans to meet a man named
5++++++ STARS!

This was beyond a doubt, one of my favorite books by Penny Reid. It was amazingly witty, intellectual, impressive, romantic, emotional and beautiful. I loved everything, EVERYTHING. Not once did I waver from my love for this book. Penny said it was different...and it the most perfect of ways. I actually felt smarter after reading this, seriously!

Marie is an incredible woman. PR writes wonderful heroines, no doubt, but Marie was awesome. Quirky in her own beliefs, kind, gi
Heidi Hutchinson
Mar 24, 2017 Heidi Hutchinson rated it it was amazing
What do I say about this book that I haven't already said about Penny's books before?

How can I convey my delighted shock at having read the perfect romance? At least perfect for me.

My favorite book of Penny's has always been Beauty and the Mustache. Always.

This one blew it out of the water. Like a geyser. A geyser of nerd speak and bold (lovely) honesty.

I fell in love with Marie. Then I fell in love with Matt. Then I fell in love with them together.

I stood up at 1am and went Full Fangirl on
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Release Date: May 16, 2017

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

'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.

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5-Looking for Love Stars!

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This is perhaps one of the weirdest, and one of the best stories I've read in a very long time.


The story is b
5+ "Right Time" Stars

This was everything I hoped for and nothing I expected. It was Penny at her best. Marie and Matt's story was just perfection.

Dating-ish is the sixth book in the Knitting in the City series but can be read completely as a standalone. It follows two characters that are really smart, slightly weird and completely loveable. Marie and Matt have a meet-cute that isn't exactly the stuff dreams are made of but perfectly casts the characters readers can't help but fall in love with.
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
WOW. This was phenomenal! So much more than I was expecting, even from Penny Reid. This is probably my new favorite read of hers. It seriously blew my mind – I don't know how to describe my immense love for this book!! The powerful message, wonderful writing, heartfelt characters, and laugh-out-loud humor all made Dating-ish one of the best books I've read this year.

Full review to come!

Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Jul 04, 2017 BookLover rated it it was amazing
“First of all, men were idiots. Let’s just get that out of the way.”

Each time I read a new book by Penny Reid, I think to myself that she couldn’t possibly top her last one. And I’m wrong, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Though no hero will ever top Cletus for me. Marie was a top-notch heroine in this latest Knitting in the City book.

Fed-up with with all of her bad online dating experiences, Marie had decided she was going to give dating a break. Aside from these experiences supplying her with knee-sla
Apr 02, 2017 Jacqueline rated it really liked it

Wow, that was unexpectedly intense and so many feels. I stayed up half the night reading this, I couldn't put it down.

I really think that, if Mr Showdog hadn't snapped me up when he did, then I could be Marie, stuck in an interminable hell of t'interweb dating in my thirties. She's the quiet one from the knitting group, the observer and that really resonated with me as an introvert myself. Better still, her wry and candid observations on the body language and behaviour of people around her w
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