Dating-ish

Dating-ish

by Penny Reid

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BN ID: 2940157243432
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Knitting in the City Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 29,393
File size: 343 KB

About the Author

Penny Reid lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three kids, and an inordinate amount of yarn. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books.
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Dating-ish 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie's story was a great read. The real person behind the swashbuckling writer/lawyer/everyone's best friend and hero is finally revealed. She and her geeky crush lead us all a merry chase. I loved the peeks into the lives of the rest of the knit night gang. Movies and babies and work for all. I can't wait to read the next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book. That is all. You will be soooo glad you did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intelligent, funny and sweet read! Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another truly unique romance. I love Penny's really intelligent characters, who are all very unusual in the romance genre, but each wonderful in their own way. I also always learn something from her. I had no idea there were so mny forms of AI! Not sure if I'm excited or scared by that. I haven't read Asimov's book since high school but I think I'll pull it out again and reread with my teenage daughter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penny did it again: smart, funny, sweet, romantic and informative ... how she manages to weave a great story that gives you so much while taking you on a voyage of discovery is beyond my abilities to comprehend; but she does so, brilliantly!!! Don't miss out ... buy this book and while you're there, buy ALL of her books. You won't be disappointed!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penny Reid is amazing. I enjoy laughing and holding my breath with each line she writes. The stories are totally enchanting. Each one displays another member of the knitting circle with an intelligent angle and not dummy downed. Thank you.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I looove this series. Which is a shocker to me. I’m not a “regular” romance gal. I cringe from too sweet, too perfect too everything romance because real life. But these books are the perfect balance of silly and romance. I loved Marie’s story. Started off kind of awkward for me, I didn’t like Matt. He made me Grrrr. But he redeemed himself. ;)
AggieHist More than 1 year ago
Another Penny Reid hit out of the ball park! Her tag line is smarter romance and this book proves it. I would have never thought a book about robots would be sexy but Penny Reid makes being smart sexy! Matt and Marie have an amazing love story. It is defiantly a slow burn kind of love story and it is so much fun to read. Not only do we get to see Matt and Marie fall in love but we get to catch up with all the Knitting in the City crew! This book has feeling and depth that will surprise you with each turn of the page.So get ready to read robots, relationships and romance!
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Dating-ish by Penny Reid (Audiobook) Narrated by: Joy Nash Series: Knitting in the City book 6 5 Stars - LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. I loved Matt! He was so nerdy/honest/forthright and it was awesome. Loved the way he talked, the language he used. Marie was an open and honest person and perfect for him. I think he maybe my favourite hero so far in this series.. well until Dan.. I can't wait for his story!! I think that Joy Nash did a fantastic job narrating this story! ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
HoBraReader More than 1 year ago
There just aren't enough ways for me to tell you how unique Penny Reid is. She takes nerdy romance and owns them. She doesn't care if you think her books are weird and neither do I. Her books are hands down some of the quirkiest gems I have ever read. Marie's story is one I have really been looking forward to. Marie is a people pleaser. Her goal is to make sure everyone is happy. She lives her job and emerges herself into her work no matter the project. Matt is weird. And stubborn. And wonderful. He too is a workaholic. He unabashedly puts his work in front of everything else. However the thoughtfulness he puts into his actions are admirable. Marie and Matt meet in a most unusual way which is the only way they could have met. From their first meet-up Penny Reid has well thought out all of their encounters. She hasn't wasted any of their time together, each moment building to the next. As always it's a special treat to see the rest of our knitting friends. I love watching the group evolve and grow. The men are trying to overshadow the women with their closeness and secrets. I love it! Penny Reid makes me want to be a better reader. She makes me want to question the words I process and demand nothing but the best. I look forward to more from her as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny. Very well written .
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Marie and Matt are wonderful people with interesting jobs. She's a journalist and he's a computer science professor. In this book, both are focusing on companionship as their subjects. She's consulting different things like cuddle groups, and he's collecting dating data for a computer program. Every situation is like a fascinating adventure. I loved the journey, falling in love with them as they did. Their romance stands out. It's quirky and sincere. I adore how intelligent and real these characters are. Marie is a total sweetheart, and Matt completely won me over. He's a little awkward socially sometimes, which makes him more endearing. He's a heartthrob who doesn't know his own appeal, which is extremely enticing. They have cute discussions and sexy connecting. I definitely recommend Dating-ish.
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
Penny's characters are one of a kind. They all have distinct personalities and quirks. They make me wish I could be friends with them in real life. With Marie, however, I recognized myself. I didn't have much of an impression about Marie before this. She was always helpful to her friends but she tended to stay in the background, with the exception of her role in Happily Ever Ninja. She struck me as an Enneagram Type Two, someone who is more comfortable giving than receiving and who is always looking to help others. It was wonderful to see Marie in action and to see how much she means to everyone in the group, especially the men. I loved how they looked out for her and how they wanted the best for her. She is one of those genuinely good people in the world. I did not expect to relate to her as much as I did. Marie ends up going on a date-gone-wrong with an online connection. When Matt turns out to be her friend Fiona's neighbor, Marie learns she was part of an experiment that will be used to build a Compassion AI (think Lars & The Real Girl but with a robot). Matt, in all his social unawareness, informs her she's like every other woman in her demographic. In other words: nothing special. OUCH. Matt is strange, a true nerd. He was so confident about his work (and, ahem, in another area) but insecure about what he deserves from others. His backstory made me want to give him a hug. It helped me understand why he thought Compassion AI was a good idea. I loved his sense of humor and every single thing about the way he interacted with Marie, after their initial meeting, that is. They were so good together, first as friends and then as a couple. It's a perfectly paced slow burn. Matt and Marie's conversations about Compassion AI, especially regarding ethics, were fascinating. When you're reading a Penny Reid book, you're going to learn a lot and I highly enjoyed my education in all things robot. Robots already play a more extensive role in our lives than I would have guessed! As they spend time together, Marie realizes she misjudged him and a wonderful friendship emerges. Marie figures friendship will have to be enough because it's better to have Matt in her life than not. I experienced every disappointment, every dashed hope right along with Marie. Being friends with a guy you have feelings for is so hard and this dredged up some memories. As Marie grappled with her feelings about Matt, tears were involved. I loved how Marie realized Matt was becoming a crutch, no matter how much she loved their friendship, and how she then took steps to have a healthier balance. That this then led to Matt taking action was the icing on the cake! Cue happy sigh. While I did cry a few times, the rest of the time I was smiling because of how delightful it was. The characters are so interesting and witty, which often made me laugh out loud. I've loved every book in the Knitting in the City series but none grabbed my heart and soul the way this one did. Ultimately, this story gave me hope. Dating-ish reminded me I'm worthy of my own love story. I don't know how Penny Reid manages to write such consistently amazing novels but I hope her brand of magic never ends. Disclosure: I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the books in this series.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
When you read a Penny Reid book you don't just get romance, expect to get some knowledge dropped on you. Especially in the Knitting in the City series. You'll come out the other side with a lighter heart and a heavier brain. "Dating-ish" dives into the debate of Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots taking the place of humans as caregivers and human companions. Dr. Matt Simmons's computer scientist with a focus on AI. He and Dr. Derek Merek are working on an Artificial Intelligence Companion as a replacement for human relationships. Matt and his colleague create a profile based on collective preferences of a target sample group. They do this with the dating site's permission. This allows them to conduct a one-time interviews ascertaining true preferences from the subjects. These results'll be used to refine his AIC. This leads to the "Meet Cute"; when Marie meets her "Perfect Match" for coffee. Marie Harris is independent, smart, and confident in her own skin; she likes food but not "gym exercising so much. Marie wants to find her "person". Most of her friends have found someone who loves them and lavishes them with affection. Marie envies that and craves it for herself. Marie has a big heart and is loved by her large circle of friends and their significant others as well. Matt Simmons is a socially awkward, extremely intelligent workaholic. For Matt normal everyday conversation between average people is like trying to understand a foreign language. Matt's parents ignored him allowing him to be raised by nannies, the cook, driver, gardener, etc. When he was a child he wasn't athletic and therefore not chosen when teams were picked. Hence he didn't have much social interaction or affection growing up. Matt's the "perfect storm" of socially awkward child-like geek. "Dating-ish" enjoys some appearances, reappearances and mentions from the stable of Penny Reid's stable of novels. Sandra's friend Thomas, an adult psychotherapist, makes a cameo and Cletus Winston gets a "shout out. Most notably is Marie's brother Abram, who was a featured secondary character in Reid's "Elements of Chemistry" Trilogy. Abram will get his turn as a hero in the upcoming "Elements of Physics". Happily all of the Knitting in the City men appear; and they have a "Phone Tree"! If you're a series regular Fiona and Janie's pregnancies figure prominently. Therefore Greg (of course )is prominent. Quinn's also important due to his an Marie's bonding in the fifth installment of the Knitting in the City series. Oddly enough the quiet and secretive Alex in is in the fore. The final novel of the series, Dan and Kat book, gets set-up with a big surprise and cryptic clues. Per usual Penny Reid's "Dating-ish" is a fabulous mash-up of wit, intelligence, and love story. The storyline's fascinating with the characters frequently falling into intellectual conversations. Debates regarding when political correctness is too much and if advances in robotics will lead to people losing their humanity. Sometimes these discourses slow the book's pace however the humor and charm of the characters speed it back up. Marie and Matt's romance is a dance, which moves forward and back and side to side. Signals definitely get mixed. But their interest and attraction in each other is delightful. In Matt's case it's deliciously sweet and awkward. As the reader you can see, though the book's from Marie's perspective, their behaviors show the two are clearly smitten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 book she writes--including, to my very delight, Dating-ish. Marie (one of our knitting crew) and Matt (previously met and adored) come together in a story that is romantic and heartfelt and smart and funny. Dating-ish is a book that will speak to and appeal to a large audience. Anyone who has ever felt the very real pressure and struggle of dating will commiserate with an exasperated Marie. The unrealistic expectations for both men and women seeking companionship will feel a kinship with both Matt and Marie. The adventures of dating and the alternatives to them are explored in this book. Marie is looking for her person, and you will be cheering for nerdy, adorable Matt along the way. Knitting in the City fans will get more glimpses into the group and what has been happening since the last book in the series. Dating-ish really shows the depth and the progression of their friendships and how they have branched out to include their partners as well. Dating-ish is another winner for me because of these characters that I love, and the unexpected elements that give me an opportunity to be engaged as well as entertained. Another wonderful aspect of this book that sets it apart from others is the interaction between those characters. If you like seeing the heroes fall in love--witnessing it firsthand with their thoughts and words--Dating-ish is for you. Penny doesn't skip over the discussions, conversations, and dialogue. You get to experience those right along with Matt and Marie. Readers get front-row seats to the best part of a burgeoning new relationship. Here's what you need to know about Penny Reid: She writes thoughtful, witty, and sexy books that you'll love, and Dating-ish is one of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Robot Loving Crowns Leave it to Penny Reid to take robots and make an incredible love story that I never wanted to end! What makes this series so special and one of my favorites is the characters. All of them. Every single member of the Knitting crew and their significant others is unique and special, and I have loved every single one of them, often looking forward to seeing them again as much as a new story from Ms. Reid. Matt and Marie are no different. I absolutely fell in love with Matt, his intelligence, candor, kind heart, and his clear devotion to Marie will have readers swooning over this odd yet lovable man. And when he finally makes himself vulnerable, gah, it is completely heart warming! I just wanted to hug him. Marie is the woman with the heart of gold, looking for love. The one that fits into her life. She is kind and compassionate, and cares deeply about the happiness of those she cares for. Watching her fall for the professor/scientist and open herself up, becoming vulnerable, is just as wonderful as watching Matt. One thing that I adore about Penny Reid's story is that there is so much put into the couple. While there is physical intimacy, and it is always good, so much focuses on the actual relationship, and I love it. It is refreshing to see two unique people meet and fall in love before succumbing to their physical desires for each other. Setting up her stories in this manner makes the eventual connection more meaningful, and in Dating-ish I lived for this moment, waiting for the walls to crumble and for them to see what everyone else saw. It is absolutely completely worth it, and seeing a new side of Matt only made me fall for him even more. Just as in previous Knitting in the City books, Penny Reid not only details the romance of two engaging and complex character, but she brings so many other issues relevant to our society today. The conversation on loneliness, the use and possible abuse of robots, the need to have rules established to protect and sustain humanity, and even the discussion of what makes a good relationship are all topics addressed, but she infuses these ideas in an organic way that matches the personalities of the characters she has created. Her stories become more than a romance, but also focused solely on the romance (if that makes sense). The couple and their relationship still remains the forefront of the plot while making the readers think about the other topics brought up and discussed. Readers will be entranced by the relationship of Matt and Marie, and their quirks and honesty will win over readers, making them one of my favorite couples of the series. Every time I hear Penny Reid is releasing a new book, I can barely contain my excitement. With each book, I know there will be something unique, something I haven't read before, and I know that it will be smart and intelligent story-telling. Dating-ish is simply another story to exemplify the talents and Ms. Reid, and adds another reason to the list of why she is one of my absolute favorite writers ever! ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
This is a charmer of a romance. It is at once a Romantic Comedy and a compelling exploration of the human need for connection. Marie is a wonderful heroine who has intellectual curiosity, great friends and family, talent, hard work, and perfect for her job as a journalist to keep her company. Yet, she is lonely. She wants her person. Reid write a lovely romance about accepting that we long for intimacy and puts a lot of fun in taking a risk to get it. Matt is a genius grump who would rather not want connection or something. He is funny and steadfast and really likes Marie. Oh, Matt is a whole bunch of sexy too. Big brains do it for me. Each Reid book brings us a deep dive into a nerdom and in this one we get the twining of social psychology and artificial intelligence. I am here. Give me my popcorn. I love the romance. I could have used a bit more back story (Matt's friends/co workers and some other details) in places but this is a bright happy light of a book I read quickly and will read again soon! I was given this book for my honest review. So there you have it!
mandy30 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!!! LOVED IT!!! The thing I love most about Penny's books is that they are unique and don't follow a specific formula. Marie and Matt's story is unlike any other book I've read. From their first meeting to the build up between them - it was unique, fun, angsty and sweet. Marie is incredibly kind, witty, fun, smart and even vulnerable at times. She was an amazing character and needed someone equally amazing for this book to work and Professor Matt Simmons was her perfect match. Matt is a bit hard to read at times, especially since this book is told from Marie's pov, but when everything comes together, things he said/did along the way made perfect sense. I can't say enough how much I loved this book! This is one of my very favorite books by this author, a top pick of 2017 and it's going on my all-time favorites, frequent re-read list.