Happily Ever Ninja

Happily Ever Ninja

by Penny Reid

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This is a full length, 100k word novel, and is the 5th book in the Knitting in the City Series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone except book #1.5

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 begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend. After fourteen years of marriage, Greg is trying not to panic. Because Fiona's talent for blending in is starting to resemble fading away.

However, when unexpected events mean Fiona must take center stage to keep her family safe, her response stuns everyone--Greg most of all. It seems like Greg's wish has come true.

Except... not.

When all is said and done, can Greg handle this new version of his wife? Will his irrepressible cantankerousness push her away? Or can the couple find a way forward without either being forced to step back into the shadows?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150842731
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Series: Knitting in the City Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 54,636
File size: 401 KB

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Happily Ever Ninja 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like "Ninga at first sight" and was looking forward to reading the follow up. I am blown away by how good it really is!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong lead characters and a heck of a story line. Shows aspects of real relationships - ups and downs, frustrating and fufilling - without losing pace.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid (Audiobook) Series:Knitting in the City book 5 Narrated by: Em Eldridge and Will Watt 3 Stars - I found this book good but less funny than the others in the series. It seemed more like a serious book, lots of inner dialogue and contemplating. Because this is about Greg and Fiona’s life together and how they make it work - it was missing that first attraction feeling. There was some heartfelt moments, some funny moments and some moments where I wanted to pull my hair out because of how Greg was behaving. I loved the letters and notes at the beginning of each chapter. The narrators did a great job and it was nice to see Greg and Fiona’s story. I actually quite enjoy Matt (the professor neighbour) would like to see him appear in the stories again. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
HoBraReader More than 1 year ago
5 Darling Stars! Have you ever been so excited for a book you haven't been able to read it? That was me with Ninja. I couldn't start it no matter what I tried to do. Every time I cracked it open I'd close it. I was too excited. I knew once I read it I wouldn't be able to read it again for the first time. I knew that once I finished it the adventure would be over, I wasn't ready for it to be over. I wanted the hope of Fiona and Greg's story to last forever. I am so happy and excited I didn't want that feeling to go away. Since finishing the book I have been trying to think of a way to show how much I loved it. MAYBE I SHOULD WRITE MY WHOLE REVIEW IN CAPITALS. ❤️Maybe I should ❤️ randomly insert ❤️ hearts. I could over use excitation points!!!!!!!! I just need you to understand, I really liked Happily Ever Ninja. It is so full of goodness. It captures a relationship from all angles. Some stories only cover the butterfly and rainbow side of a relationship, Ninja gives us that plus the dirty socks on the floor side. Fiona is awesome. She is a no nonsense, straight up ninja. It's fun to see her interacting outside of the knit group. Her kids are adorable and funny. Greg, I don't even know what to say about Greg. He is the bee's knees. He is charming and witty and British! I am a victim of Greg's Voodoo, maybe I should put that on a shirt... I love his quick comebacks and his dry sense of humor. "“You’re ridiculous.” And I loved that he replied as expected. “It’s pronounced remarkable, darling.”" "You should be ashamed of yourself.” “It’s pronounced astonished. And I am.” “I don’t cause turmoil. I cause only happiness rainbows and shoeboxes of delight wherever I go.” I'm starting to think that more people should call me darling. I'm also thinking I want to be the Pinky to his Brain. Furthermore, if I saw him wearing a Seahawks 2015 SuperBowl Champs tee shirt I would kidney punch him. Penny Reid has quickly become one of my most favorite authors, honestly, “If you knew how I saw you, how I think of you, your ego would become unmanageable.”. Her stories always fill me with joy and make me want to ❤️WRITE MY REVIEWS IN CAPS❤️!!!!
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful- albeit different- installment in this series! Fiona has given us interesting glimpses into her character in the previous books but she blew me away here, given her background as former CIA and current do-it-all solo mom. Having fallen for her husband Greg in the prequel Ninja At First Sight, I was a little surprised to see their long-distance dating relationship has translated into a mostly long-distance marriage. This results in an honest depiction of marital struggles and while I'm not married, my heart went out to Fiona as she was trying to handle everything on the homefront and tamping down her emotions and troubles when she's Skyping with Greg. Penny Reid's characters have so many interesting and unusual layers and I loved seeing this play out in a marital relationship. Greg and Fiona are both one of a kind and together they are unstoppable. They both made choices I didn't agree with- Greg more so (GAH he made me so angry in places!)- but seeing them work their way through their disagreements was gratifying. I also loved seeing Fiona literally in action as she has to save her husband. It's delightful to see how the friends rally around each other no matter what's going on and how their relationships continue to be a priority even as they each fall in love. I will be so sad when this series ends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a love story! I love that this is about two equally strong (willed and otherwise) people that love fiercely. I switched back and forth between reading and listening. Once again, I loved the narrator that voiced Fi. I loved the ale as well, tho him doing Fiona was really terrible! otherwise he was sort fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED Fiona & Greg's banter and the ability to truly accept each other knowing that it was a work in process ... worth more than anything else. Great book!!! Must read!!!
ArcherKat More than 1 year ago
I have always had a thing for Fiona, she's smooth and witty and a Badass. Greg is so witty and snarky. Love them both.
DianaRR More than 1 year ago
This story is wonderful. Having read the whole series, I was really looking forward to this story and I was very happy with it. This is a married couple romance. I don't usually read these, but I would read more if I knew how to find them. It is quite wonderful that love can survive many years, children and stresses on the family. The heroine is really something-he has great ninja skills and they get put into use in this story. I loved it!
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I have adored this series since I first discovered it with Neanderthal Seeks Human. When I first read the book, I thought it was great and gave it 4 stars. If I had realized how much I was going to continue to contemplate and reminisce about the characters, I would have given it 5. Just saying. Janie, her knitting group, and the spin off Winston Brothers have landed near the top of my Must Read list and I can't help but get excited whenever a new book comes out. I admit to wondering how the author was going to handle creating a romance for a married couple. After all, we have know that Fiona was married from book one. I wondered if there would be a divorce or death, something to create an opportunity for a romance. Ha! Shows what little imagination I had. This story was so, so, so much more than I could have hoped for. I mean, it had all the ups and downs of the first blush of love crossed with the comfort and familiarity of the old married couple. Plus kicking butt! When the action started I couldn't read fast enough. Fiona is my hero!! If you're unsure because you haven't read anything by the author yet, you can totally grab Ninja at First Sight for Free right now. It's the story of how Greg and Fiona met and fell in love while in college. It won't give any spoilers to the other books in the series. And if it doesn't hook you and make you ready to read on, I wash my hands of you. *rubs hands together symbolically* Seriously. This was an outstanding addition to the series and I admit to staying up way to late to finish it the minute it hit my inbox. Let's just say, much caffeine was needed to function the next day and leave it at that. I am left wondering how Ms. Reid is going to top this story in her next installment. But I'm not truly worried, because I have faith that she will. 5 Ninja Stars for Happily Ever Ninja! Thanks to Indie Sage Promotions and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Bex-NightOwlReader More than 1 year ago
Mad About You meets Romancing the Stone (trust me, it works!) My Review: How do you become a wife and mom without losing yourself in the process? That’s the question Fiona Archer is trying to answer. She is an absolute superwoman: wife to a husband who is away more than he is home, mother of two children who have needs and after-school activities, a household that needs to be run, and a part time job that requires her late nights to be spent over schematics. Does she have it all together? Not entirely, but she is trying her hardest to make it work. In romance novels, there are strong women, and then there are Penny Reid women. Penny writes heroines who are independent, freethinking, dependable, and real. However, she usually throws in a twist or quirk that makes them entirely unique. This is the case with Fiona. During the first half of the book, we see ‘mundane Fiona’ who is trying to survive the pitfalls of single motherhood while Greg is away. However, in the second half of the book, we learn all about Fiona’s kicka$$ ninja past. When called upon, it is like she is a totally different character—but she never forgets the worries and troubles of ‘everyday Fiona’. The dichotomy of her personality doesn’t seem like it should work, but it totally does. Happily Ever Ninja has heart, heat, and a surprising element of suspense. It takes a turn that I wasn’t expecting, but that is the catalyst for Ninja Fiona to be called into action. The suspense has a similar feel to a movie like Romancing the Stone: couple fighting amid the danger, trying to keep their desire to protect each other in check while trusting that they are going to survive. The whole thing was thrilling and action-packed. The only problem I had with the book was Greg himself. I felt like he didn’t give Fiona enough credit or actually listen to her for most of the book. I understand that he is fiercely loving and protective of Fiona, but it felt stifling and unnerving in parts. (If he were my husband, I would have used my ninja skills to duct tape him to a chair and torture him into submission. But that’s just me.) Happily Ever Ninja is an awesome book on it’s own, but it makes a great addition to the Knitting in the City series. The entire cast of characters really plays their part in this story, and their strengths truly shine. I’m definitely looking forward to more!
khulseman More than 1 year ago
Did you read the prequel Ninja at First Sight ? No? Stop right there and do so. You need to understand these characters before you begin the journey of married life. Yes? Cool. Then be prepared. This isn't a typical Penny Reid book. Not typical I say? Yep, definitely. When someone asks me who my favorite humorous contemporary romance author - it's Penny Reid. She melds funny with touching and always a fantastic read. Well, Happily Ever Ninja is a fantastic read. But, it's not a Penny Reid everyday book. As she says it's 'weird'. I say - be prepared to think about marriage. "Are we going to have sex tonight? I have stuff to do and it's already nine thirty." I really don't want to give away the storyline. It's complex. It's can be political. It's touching. It's suspenseful. You aren't sure whose side you are on in the marriage war. I could relate to each characters needs and wants. Also their reasoning on why they choices they were making were the best. Marriage is hard. Fiona and Greg, well, lets say their marriage gets tested in ways no one ever wants to experience. However, this experience is a great parallel storyline of trust, listening and overcoming hardships that marriage really is. There was a slight lull in the story telling about half way through; otherwise it was engaging read. If you are a huge Penny Reid fan like I am, I highly recommend. You've probably read her Facebook post outlining how different and relevant the story is. So expect 'weird'. Are you new to Penny? Read the prequel first as you get a taste of her typical and then be prepared for different. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “I guess I'm what's called a Holitarian. I'm an equal opportunity holiday celebrator, especially if the holiday or special occasion involves cocktails and presents.” “I'm not the Lorax of Catholics. I don't speak for the trees of the faithful. That's why we have the Pope.” “The world might be ending. As such I'm here to rescue you and worship your body.” “I don't cause turmoil. I cause only happiness rainbows and shoeboxes of delight wherever I go.” “'Is this what you ladies do during knit night?' Greg frowned at the room, as though he were disappointed in us. 'You corrupt my wife with your drinking, gossiping, and double entrendre?'” “'My heart keeps discovering new ways to love you,' he whispered, like it was a secret. A magnificent, beautiful, perfect secret.” My Review: Penny Reid has mad skills – that is really all I need to express. But I will expand as it is expected of me for the sake of reviewing. Her humor is smart and several flights above merely clever. Her wit is sharp and her vast ability to bestow each of her highly intelligent characters with such unique quirks and profound outlooks on life is highly impressive. I adore her writing, and while the banter and dialogues were stellar, the inner musings and insights could meander into the somewhat painful tedium of circular logic, although I assume that was often the intent. I am relatively new to the Knitting in the City series but had no problem following the story-line and am highly interested in stepping backward and reading the previous installments, as well as any future works she ever plans to publish. Happily Ever Ninja went beyond the adventure in marriage premise I was expecting, and traversed into actual adventure with abductions, explosions, rescues, drama, espionage, ransom, terrorists, corrupt governments, psychopaths, spy rings, and a highly skilled knitting circle. I want to know these people but doubt I could keep up with them – either mentally or physically, although I can knit a mean scarf.
RockemsockemRachel More than 1 year ago
Penny Reid writes pure gold. Her books are unlike anything else I have read. They are sharp, witty, emotional and so freaking smart. This one was no exception. This is about a marriage and everything that truly entails. It's the ups, the downs, the mundane, the simple, the complicated, the REAL. This is a story about two people who love and need each other desperately but don't always communicate it when day-to-day life gets in the way. It is about a ninja and a man who wants to save the world. Greg and Fiona have been a story I have been waiting for and I loved this so much. I am enamored of the way they both love each other so deeply, honestly, purely. It was refreshing to see two people who love each other so desperately still see the faults and flaws and the things that don't necessarily work for them in the other person. Because that is so real. Their struggles and conflicts weren't tropey, blown out of proportion, there's no cheating or divorce or anything of that sort. Sure the whole situation in Africa doesn't happen in daily life to most people but this IS a work of fiction. I have a very deep love for this series and this installment ranks high in an already amazing list of books. I find new ways to love these books every time I read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Fiona's story. Penny Reid did not disappoint with this story. There are laugh out loud moments with this story along with real relationship issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait. Leo as in . . .