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I loved Marie, I loved Matt. I loved them together, I pined, I burned I perished when they were apart. This book had the perfect combination of humor and angst that we only ever get in a Penny Reid novel. I am like a drug addict waiting for my next hit of Reid, even though the woman puts out numerous quality books a year I want MORE. There will never be enough!!! I feel this book is better experienced if you go in almost blind. I went in not even knowing who the hero was and it totally enhanced the reading experience for me.
She delivers original and unique concepts, is able to make them relatable, and she makes you fall in love with her odd yet realistic characters. View all 32 comments. May 27, Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 4. The main thing I want to talk about is how Reid is able to take human interaction to another level in her writing. She takes characters who can be so oblivious to how "normal" interaction goes This struck me with Matt Simmons.
We had briefly met him in past books and in this one he is front and center. The way he is introduced to this story is so unique. It is almost like he is an alien from another planet Even with this understanding as the story progresses, Mark has much to learn and process But it is his way She is someone who has figured out what she loves to do; discovering stories and telling them for others to learn from Yet this very smart and capable woman She was in a long term one and it ended up dying a slow death.
Now she back out there and has experienced all of the ICK of online dating. But the human animal wants and needs connections Marie is about to cancel her membership to the site which has been useless when an email pops up showing her She decides to go for it when the response comes back right away all friendly They make a date for coffee.
As Marie sits, pretending to read a book she grabbed at the bookstore across the street just before entering the coffeehouse A man walks in and she side eyes him to see if it is Derek, her date.
Nope, not his face or build. However, to her shock, he walks over to her and introduces himself as Derek. This Derek then begins to have the strangest conversation with her It is like he has this set group of questions Marie can't figure out what is happening and things go from bad to worse Running out of the coffeehouse, she gets home and has to recoup.
And at her next Knitting meeting with all of her girls, she is retelling of the story and gives the punchline of what she discovered after she had come home Online dating and just trying to find the one who is your Right Person And to be "A Woman in her Thirties" Forget about it. So everyone is having the best time Fiona having an easy time Janie, not so much.
Their men are adoring and loving. All is well in the world, basically. One of the guys is waiting for neighbor Matt to come so they could go and run He is the Fake Derek! So, that is the set up. What happens next is so good, so delicious and so touching You will go through an arc that is unusual, layered and deep.
Both of these people have their issues All of this is surrounded by the snippets of information doled out by our Ms. Reid of the advancements of AI and how it can impact human connections or substitute for it. She also brings to light other alternative ways to receive what we all crave Oh, and don't miss out on any sly editorial comments about current events.
It is no secret I am a died in the wool lover of anything Reid. She just does it for me in so many ways. This book is no different in the ways she presents relationships, idiosyncrasies of people and the way true caring and love can be expressed. The really cool thing about this book is how we know there is another coming after it Woot, Woot Kat and Dan Neanderthal Seeks Human Knitting in the City, 1 https: Neanderthal Marries Human Knitting in the City 1. Happily Ever Ninja Knitting in the City, 5 https: Dating-ish Knitting in the City, 6 https: Marriage of Inconvenience Knitting in the City 7 https: More Knitting in the City???
More situations between adults who actually talk about things that bother them And more real life experiences to consider, contemplate and ponder Thinking that maybe we could learn something from this crafty, well thought out book Created by an author who isn't afraid to use words which stretch the mind and cause us to think while reading Penny Reid is giving us more And I will take whatever she wants to give me View all 30 comments.
Apr 04, Samantha Young rated it it was amazing. Her novels are continually surprising. In fact I read this while I was on a flight to the US and I found myself understanding Marie so completely that not only did I have to bite my lip to stop from laughing out loud, but I had to blink rapidly a lot to stop the tears. I love that Penny can write sexy heroes who are also a little nutty, a little kooky, and yet maintain their serious level of hotness!
The character development and chemistry between Matt and Marie was, as always, phenomenal. And like every book written by Penny, I also learned from the story. Yet what was really special about this novel was the way Penny handled the subject. Marie is a journalist and her research topic in the novel could have led her down a seedy path or two. However, Penny flipped this on the reader; she dug below the surface of the subject matter, questioning loneliness and the nature of our need for companionship.
Funny, witty, quirky, sexy as hell, emotional and beautifully captivating, I devoured Dating-ish in one sitting. No one writes romance like Penny Reid. Each story is truly one of a kind. Sep 16, Bibi rated it it was amazing.
View all 9 comments. 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. Dating-Ish is certainly no exception to the rule, happy feels were found, yarn was fashionably crafted around drinks, and characters revealed facets unbeknownst to them before.
But what is the story about? Have you ever experienced the rush and anxiety of a blind date? The pressure behind online dating? But there is so much more to Dating-ish. Unrequited love addicts will get their fill of sweet and delicious angst. The kind that makes you want to take rein of the story and make the heroes together NOW. Penny Reid is devilish and here is why: Oh you ate it all already? Datingh-ish is brilliant that way. My favorite kind of romance! Unrequited love between best friends?
And the growing friendship between both main characters felt so genuine, so real, so sweet… Gah! Robots are responsible of it all.
What if human relationships could be replaced? What if we could avoid deception, heartache by creating the perfect mate? Robots are everywhere but would you leave morals and flaws behind — everything that makes us humans and individuals— to save you from the heartache and risks of the dating pool?
Would you feel more safe with an entity programmed to fit your needs and set with a rigid set of morals? Can intelligence equals emotions? An intelligence of our own designed to control us all? I think I love the mess of social interactions too much, the surprise of blends too much to ever wish such a thing to become a reality.
Perfection is boring, flaws make you interesting! Through cuddle sutra and professional humpers Marie and Matt are trying to get answers to those questions getting closer and closer while exploring alternatives to the idea of an artificial intelligence companion. And the let me tell you I never craved a cuddle like I craved one with Matt reading this book. The charge of sexual tension emanating from the pages of Dating-ish is positively dangerous.
Worse or better even, the moment Penny Reid let it all go? And that damn saxophone! To conclude, Penny Reid delivers here a perfect addition to the Knitting in The City series with a romance story like I truly love them, entertaining with a lot of built, a yearning so real you can feel it through the pages, her own brand of humor — nerdy robot jokes are everything — making light of tense situations, a subject to reflect on, the whole thing cottoned in happy feels, yarn and a set of friends you can only wish you were part of.
Oh and Careless Whispers. Terrifying because this was Matt. I fell in love with Marie and Matt from their awkward and comical first date! The book can be read as a standalone, even though all the characters from the previous books are in this one quite a bit. This was an absolutely fabulous and entertaining read!
Marie Harris is one of the last two in her circle of close girlfriends that is still single. She had been in a relationship for over six years and yet she has never experienced all-consuming love like some of her besties.
She had tried joining an online dating site but after a long period of time of finding absolutely no prospects, she was resolved to living her life without romance. She decides to be open and give this site a chance and so she makes plans to meet her soul mate at a local coffee shop.
Her date turns out to be disastrous. The man who shows up is not the man whose picture was displayed on his profile.
But it all goes to hell quickly when she learns that Dr. A little misunderstanding has Marie running for the hills and declaring Matt a psycho. Matt and Marie are able to strike up a friendship after their initial misunderstandings are cleared up. Marie is a journalist and her new article is focusing on some highly unusual services that people pay for to feel the human connection.
Matt agrees to provide her with the data so long as she completes the questionnaire that he had planned on giving her on their first date. What started out as a mutual agreement to help each other with their work projects quickly turns into a deeply personal connection between them. Unfortunately, they are both skittish and insecure when it comes to relationships and for a huge majority of the book, the two continuously miss clear signs of the growing attraction between them.
It was beyond frustrating, to say the least. I wondered how two highly intellectual people could be so clueless about matters of the heart. It was obvious that the only way these two were ever going to find happiness with each other, was for one of them to take that huge leap of faith and risk getting their heart broken by the possibility of rejection.
The slow build to the steam was almost agonizing but well worth the wait and suffering once the passion finally ignited between the main characters. View all 16 comments. May 23, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 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! I had to call in a few favors just to get his number.
Marie and Matt made me laugh and broke my heart over and over and I couldn't get enough. It's a testament to some wonderful writing that even though we only get Marie's voice for most of the book, I still managed to feel everything right along with Matt.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'll read absolutely anything this woman writes. Take a shot at the phonebook, Ms. I promise I'll be first in line to give it a try.
June 16, Reread new favorite bit of goodness: View all 26 comments. I'll be using Dating-ish for future reference of what I want in my romance novels: Insert heart-eyes emoji or whatever it is you use when you're infatuated - sorry, besotted - and consider it a relevant description of my face right now. View all 17 comments. Starting with 6, people. But no worries, I will certainly be reading all of this, or listening on audio, rather.
I enjoy Penny Reid's sense of humor and she's quickly becoming one of my favorite romcom authors. God, the horrors, right? It sounds like bs but there might be something to it and that's what the reporter heroine of this book sets out to investigate with a help of one grumpy AI specialist. He doesn't really want to help her, but nothing that a little blackmail can't fix.
It has a lot of computer nerdy humor and even some knowledgeable facts so you might even learn a thing or two about technology! D I didn't, but I'm married to an AI geek, so there's that. View all 11 comments.
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 Live http: I don't know what happened but I could feel whatever Marie was feeling and this make the story so intimidate to me.
I fell in love with Marie and Matt! Their build up is realistic and I loved every minute of these two together. Marie is by far one of my favorite heroines. She is strong,sweet and funny. Matt omg this man, he is vulnerable,smart,funny and super hot!! There are some really steamy moments between these two! Penny's writing is phenomenal and her characters swoon worthy. If you are looking for a refreshing,original and a heartwarming story then this is perfect for you!!
View all 3 comments. May 09, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review 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. I felt the brush of his lips—not a kiss, a brush—paired with hot breath against the bare skin of my neck and a zing shot straight down my spine, making my toes curl and a sudden hot ache twist ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review Dating-ish is a smart, sexy, modern romance that will have every Penny Reid fan smittened.
I felt the brush of his lips—not a kiss, a brush—paired with hot breath against the bare skin of my neck and a zing shot straight down my spine, making my toes curl and a sudden hot ache twist in my lower belly. I knew that ache. Nevertheless, no one ever forgets that ache.
She wanted to know who this mysterious man that this online dating site paired her up. Matt Simmons who we have briefly met in the previous books of the Knitting in the City Series happened to be the date of Marie.
After her disastrous date, Marie decides to write an editorial article that explores human interactions from the need of cuddling, orgasms, and how robots might be the new thing. As these two begin to spend more time with each other, they soon begins to grow a fondness and attachment to one another.
Soon friendship begins to blur with real feelings. So will all the data, facts, algorithms and human feelings determine that these two are indeed statistically and irrevocably a perfect match? What happens when science and technology meets love? And I for him. For the first time in my life, I was encouraging my hopes. I allowed them to run and fly. Matt, me, and perpetually soaring hopes. This book was sexy, intriguing, and full of charm.
So if you are looking for a story that had class, originality, humor and smarts then I suggest you be better read this book. Hands down one of my favorite reads by Penny Reid. View all 8 comments. Nov 26, Dali rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. I fall in love all over again. Case in point, her latest blind date. A complete epic fail. My heart broker for his sterile upbringing, but I was so happy that he found his perfect match, the sine to his cosine!
Yes ladies, Penny Reid provides copious amounts of nerd humor that had me doubling over with laughter. I wish I could share all of them with you, but luckily Penny made a few teasers! I loved how Marie and Matt, meet and become instant enemies, then genuine friends and finally after much angst sweetly fall in love. This delicious slow burn kept me glued to my eReader while both wanting to devour it and coveting each word hoping it would last until the next Reid release. Reading about this wonderful group of ladies who have knitting in common but are united by ties that go beyond friendship is a guaranteed way to warm your heart and bring a huge smile to your face.
It is a standalone contemporary smart romance. It is touching, heartfelt, full of wit, fun and sexy moments. The excerpts are from that copy. Knitting in the City 6 Author: Penny Reid Release date: May 16, Cliffhanger: 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 Title: Her stories are always something fresh, innovative, and thought-provoking.
Once again, she followed through with that expectation because a big central theme of this book is robots. That's right, you heard me correctly. When I first heard that she was integrating this into the plot, I admit that I was a little bit uncertain how she could pull this off.
As unusual as it sounds, she made it happen as only she can do. Another topic Penny explores with great hilarity is the many varied ways that modern dating can suck the life force right out of you. Our heroine Marie has tried online dating for years, and has nothing to show for her efforts. Besides frustration and entertaining stories for her friends in the knitting group, that is.
She's finally at her wit's end, but decides to go on one last date before throwing in the towel. The disaster that ensues from Matt and Marie's first meet was one for the record books, and it certainly didn't convince her to give love another chance.
Gisele and Tom are no strangers to being in the spotlight for their natural good looks. The pair - who share Vivian, five, and Benjamin, eight - have been married since with a ceremony in Santa Monica, CA.
Always the hottest ticket in New York, this year the gala takes on a religious theme: And with a dress code of Sunday Best, the red carpet is bound to be memorable. The annual gala is always tied to an exhibit at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This year it will examine 'fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism. The exhibition combines works of fashion with works of religious art, including 50 ecclesiastical masterworks on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy at the Vatican. Those items, which will be on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center galleries, include papal vestments and accessories, such as rings and tiaras, from the 18th to the early 21st century, the museum said.
The items encompass more than 15 papacies. Head curator at the Met, Andrew Bolton revealed why he chose to exhibit the work: They speak for themselves'.
The event called for 'avant-garde', leading to what Vogue described as a 'wonderfully dichotomous' red carpet display. Kendall Jenner's sizzling sheer La Perla number was met with a lukewarm response, alongside a host of other stars, as many were accused of missing the point of the tribute to the boundary-breaking designer. Kendall Jenner's sizzling sheer La Perla number was met with a luke warm response, alongside a host of other stars, as many were accused of missing the point of the tribute to the boundary-breaking designer.
The theme was described as a exploration of 'how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear' and saw Beyonce opt for sizzling Latex. The theme was described as an exploration of 'how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear'.
Branded 'the trickiest Met dress code ever', the evening simply called for stars to nod to 'technology' in their ensembles. Beyonce took a break from her Formation World Tour to attend the Gala, where she stopped the world's press while sporting a nude latex gown from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.
The event came in the midst of her 'Becky' drama, in which she hinted on her Lemonade album that husband Jay Z had cheated, and hot on the heels of the lyrics: Her hair over mine. Her hands as gloves. Her teeth as confetti', many speculated the dress was supposed to signify 'Becky's' skin. When Gigi Hadid announced via Tommy Hilfiger's Snapchat that she had partly designed her gown, fans were excited - however she was panned for the lack of imagination in her dress as she stormed the red carpet with boyfriend Zayn Malik - who was lauded for his armour-inspired look.
Gigi Hadid was panned for the lack of imagination in her dress as she stormed the red carpet with boyfriend Zayn Malik - who was lauded for his armour-inspired look. Through the Looking Glass. The dress to end all dresses: Rihanna made Met Gala history in at the exhibition which explored 'the impact of Chinese design on Western fashion' when she tore the famous stairs in the iconic vast yellow coat dress designed by Chinese designer Guo Pei.
The exhibition explored 'the impact of Chinese design on Western fashion over the centuries'. The stunning collection meant the exhibit drew record amount of visitors - knocking 's Savage Beauty off the top. The oriental theme saw many stars take on an array of extremely varied interpretations of the dress code.
Rihanna made Met Gala history in , when she tore the famous stairs in the iconic yellow coat dress designed by Chinese designer Guo Pei. The moment she emerged on to the red carpet the fur-trimmed, intricately embroidered masterpiece became an Internet sensation - with memes, fan accounts and unbridled glee being born worldwide.
Kris Jenner's bold ensemble was widely-panned, with the Eighties-inspired shoulder pads and huge waist belt meaning she was lost in the gown. Lucky magazine editor-in-chief Eva Chen said at the time: She just got lost in the dress a bit. The shoulder pads were kind of big and clunky and the dress just overwhelmed her'.
Kris Jenner's bold ensemble was widely panned, with the Eighties-inspired shoulder pads and huge waist belt meaning she was lost in the gown.
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