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Ninja At First Sight
     

Ninja At First Sight

4.5 22
by Penny Reid
 

From the USA Today Best Selling Author of ‘Truth or Beard’
What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?
Nothing.
Absolutely nothing.
He has a girlfriend and she’s never been kissed.
He’s sullenly sarcastic and she’s earnestly empathetic.
He can’t stop thinking about

Overview

From the USA Today Best Selling Author of ‘Truth or Beard’
What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?
Nothing.
Absolutely nothing.
He has a girlfriend and she’s never been kissed.
He’s sullenly sarcastic and she’s earnestly empathetic.
He can’t stop thinking about her.
She knows she should keep her distance.
Nevertheless, when opposites attract the results may be unexpected, but they’re also undeniably magnetic.
‘Ninja at First Sight’ is a standalone, prequel novella (for book 5 of the Knitting in the City Series, ‘Happily Ever Ninja’) and is 40k words.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940152432848
Publisher:
Penny Reid
Publication date:
11/28/2015
Series:
Knitting in the City
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,328
File size:
212 KB

Meet the Author

Sign up for Penny's Newsletter! www.pennyreid.ninja/newsletter ABOUT PENNY: Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja. JUST RELEASED: OCTOBER 11 2016:Beard Science, Winston Brothers Series, Book #3 UPCOMING RELEASES: FEBRUARY 2017: The Cad and the Co-Ed, Rugby Series, Book #3 CURRENTLY WORKING ON: FEBRUARY 2017: The Cad and the Co-Ed, Rugby Series, Book #3 CONTACT PENNY: Please feel free to drop her a line. She'd be happy to hijack your thoughts! You can find her on her blog or email her: pennreid at gmail dot com

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Ninja At First Sight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book . Wish it would have been longer .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some psrts not very believable. Cute story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes!! Must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved their beginning! I always wondered how they met. His belief in being 100% invested in a relationship has always been my mantra!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, I really like her last book, look forward to others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So enjoyed this book! Was really great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun book with smart intellectual characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, the tension, and the verbal riposte. Smart writing.
ArcherKat More than 1 year ago
Nice back story on Fiona and Greg. Her character has always intrigued me and it was nice to see her fully fleshed out..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is the first work I have picked up by Ms. Reid, and I will be looking for more. I really liked Fiona and Greg.
JustmeIL More than 1 year ago
Good story, great read, but the prose was too erudite and cerebral for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
RedCheeksReads1 More than 1 year ago
'Also, a tortured Greg was so devastatingly handsome it made my throat tight and my chest hurt. Mostly, I just wanted to touch him. But I didn't.' I always adore Penny Reid but when Penny does New Adult for me it is perfection. I absolutely adored her Elements Of Chemistry series, it was my top read of 2015, and Ninja At First Sight was once again the type of story that gave me tons of feels along with having me smile most of the time. I originally read this story in the Scenes from the City book she put out but when I heard she had almost doubled it in size I knew I needed to re-read it and I am SO glad that I did! "I've often wondered why you are so beautiful when everyone else is merely pretty." Fiona and especially Greg are such unique and quirky characters. Greg is sexy and witty and always up for a good debate (just imagine that British accent fighting with you . . .YUM.) Fiona is finally on her own after living a very sheltered life and instead of partying it up as you would expect she studies, reads and keeps to herself. Greg is older and popular with a gorgeous girlfriend. But after the two mix words and Fiona proves she can hold her own against the sarcastic, quick tounged charmer nothing is ever the same. "You're jokes are terrible." "It's pronounced tremendous." I fell in love with the banter between Fiona and Greg and am desperate to read their full length novel, Happily Ever Ninja. As soon as I finished the book I was eager to hunt down my own hunny and start a debate, turns out not quite as big turn on in real life as it is in the story. This FREE book was amazing and I sincerely hope that everyone picks it up and jumps feet first into watching these two fall in love . ~miranda
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
What a lovely start to what is bound to be a very interesting relationship! The first part of this novella was included as a short story in the Scenes from the City anthology (sadly no longer available), but it was expanded in size (more than doubled) to give us a better look at Fiona and Greg - how they met, how their relationship developed and what the future might hold for them. It's a complete novella, and can be read as a standalone story, but it's definitely going to whet your appetite for the story of their married life in Happily Ever Ninja. I loved that this story takes a pretty honest look at college relationships both from a friendship and a sexual relationship perspective. Like all of Penny's characters Greg and Fiona are quirky, and honest to a fault, making them seem very realistic. It's easy to get immersed in her stories and wish that you too could be friends with people like them. Greg has a bit of a chip on his shoulder, but having come from three years serving in the Marines it's no wonder. And Fiona has persevered through the grueling world of high performance sports and a serious illness. She's finally taking a step out on her own (away from her controlling and reserved mother) by going to college far from home and I loved seeing her gain more self confidence. Greg might not always say the right thing, but he knows when to joke around and when to be serious and with Fiona, he can really be himself. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them as adults just turned out into the world and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how their relationship has changed over time. 5 stars.
csingh More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Fiona in Neanderthal Seeks Human, the first book in the Knitting in the City Series. That Fiona is older and wiser than the Fiona I got to meet in Ninja at First Sight, but I loved getting to know younger Fiona too! And finally meeting (and swooning over) Greg her future husband. The Ninja at First Sight Fiona is a fresh faced, but determined soul. She's looking to find out who she is and what she wants, but is also more likely to stay in and do her homework than go to a party being held on campus. Fiona wants to break out but doesn't quite know how. I loved how intelligent Fiona was and even her perspective on things she didn't know much about, like female friendship or friendship in general. I loved how she was an optimist and had such a strong sense of self for someone so young. I really liked how she was able to outwardly keep control of herself when being around Greg turned her insides (and mine) too goo. Greg is older than Fiona and much more worldly. He's seen and experienced aspects of life most people never do. He's jaded, but there's something about the way he is with Fiona that totally did it for me. It's like he was able to recognize Fiona isn't like everyone else he's going to college with, one of the mindless masses, but I felt like he recognized she has faced battles of her own and come out changed. Yes he's an alpha and he makes it clear he wants Fiona. Greg also doesn't play games, but then again neither does Fiona. Fiona and Greg don't have chemistry, they have alchemy. The sparks that fly between the two of them are blazing hot and I loved seeing them with each other. Those two have more than just physical attraction going for them. I absolutely loved seeing them exchange opinions and ideas. While this novella is over a hundred pages and even includes the first chapter of Fiona and Greg's full length book, Happily Ever Ninja, it wasn't enough for me. I'm already hoping Penny Reid will surprise us (keep your fingers crossed) and release the book really early. I loved seeing how the couple Fiona and Greg came about, and I can't wait to read about them as adults...married, with mortgages, and maybe even kids. If there's anyone who can make adult and married life interesting, funny, sexy, and smart, it's Penny Reid.
khulseman More than 1 year ago
1) If you love to get the background on characters you adore 2) Will read anything that Penny Reid writes 3) Need a story to make you giggle and swoon - stop do not go to item number 4 and one click this gem of a novella. Novellas are often hard to review. Depending upon their purpose a) intro to a series b) an origin story or c) a complete story in short form. Well, this one delivers on a through c. Okay, well not really a because Greg and Fiona are introduced in the earlier Knitting in the City books. But this is their story - actually - their origin. And I love it. It funny, touching, and well written- well paced story. I'm not going to rehash the story as it is a quick read. But there isn't anything I can say I didn't like because I loved it. You really get a deep feeling about what the characters are about and can instantly connect to both. But I will tell you, Greg is going to give Alex a run for his money as my favorite Ms Reid hero as I progress to Happily Ever Ninja when it releases in January. Interestingly, you can read this novella as a standalone. It's a complete story all on it's own. You don't need to read the others in the series in order to understand the characters or plot line. And she ends the novella right where I love most of my romance to end - HEA. However, if you haven't read Ms Reid before, this is a great intro to her humorous style. If you love Ms. Reid, you won't be disappointed. 5 of 5 ninja stars.
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August 21- Life at Darius's Dojo is really different from my normal life, I guess. Not like I had a truly normal lifestyle for myself. I just decided that, hey, I'll try this or that today, and I move on to another 'hobby' the next day. So, unless you count that as a lifestyle, I truly have none. Oh, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Trystan Symp. I am nearly fourteen, and I have three little siblings. I have long, brown hair, and I also have big, green eyes. It's not helping me, when I try to just blend in, to have these outward traits of beauty. I guess you can say I'm shy. That's correct. And I'm also curious. Just enough to Google wht I'm curious about, though. Still, that's enough about me. On to where I am now. I walked into the big French doors, taking in the simple dojo decor. Of course, the sun streamed into the room, onto the floor in a carpet of bright warmth. Windows, floor to ceiling, were spread all across the front of the building. In the back was a separate room, where I could see trophies, certificates, a desk, and some stairs. I tiptoed across the main floor, stopping as soon as the sun failed to reach the floor. I hesitated, walked across the rest of the room, and knocked on the interior of the doorframe. A man, Sensei Darius, I assumed, stood up. "Hey! Welcome to Darius's Dojo, I'm student teacher Evan." I stopped dead. "Hey. Um, I'm Trystan. Nice to, um, meet you." I could barely whisper, but Evan smiled. "Well, Trystan, it's nice to meet you, too!" I had to get away from this energy. Pronto. "Can you just, um, show me where to go? These bags are getting kinda heavy." He just smiled even bigger, pointing up the stairs. "Fin and Audrey are up their. You'll find your room as soon as you get up there. We have your name painted on the door." I nodded, heading up the spiral stairs. He was right. My name is painted on my door. In big, swooping pink letters, they made it look like the opposite of me. I frowned. Stepping into the room, I found a bright white set of walls and ceiling, one window with a window seat, and a simple bed. I liked it, except for the blinding white. I would change that later. But for now, redecorating with personal items was key. ~-~ I sat in the waning sunlight, proud of how far I'd gotten today. I already had my posters up, the bright pink paint down, my books scattered everywhere, and a basket full of my chargers in the corner. I would ask for a personal desk and seat tomorrow, with paint for the walls. I guess this is sort of normal for a new student here. But I'm not going to check the other's rooms, I'm not that type. My parents would, but I actually ran away when I was nine. And I'm not going back to see my parents. This freedom of mine, it was great, it was perfect. That's why I won't let anyone talk to me. I won't let anyone control me. {To KingPear- here it is!!! Hope you think this is okay and relevant... we can alternate parts in writing. -Kai517}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg I can't believe how good this book is! The plot and everything! Daddy would approve greatly of this? If you don't give this book 5 stars a baby will die