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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. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:
Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?
But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .
As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?
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Book Review: 5+ Stars
Penny Reid keeps amazing me with her books. It’s now the time to meet the fascinating group of friends in the Knitting in the City Series, and specifically to fall in love with Marie and Matt <3
First of all, I have to say that I have to catch up with the series. This book can be read completely as standalone, but I ended up in love with all the other couples and I need, like really need, to read the previous books, because they are more than just friends, they are family.
So, Dating-Ish is an original story about a woman who hasn’t been in a serious relationship since her ex-boyfriend broke up with her, despite she’s tried with online dating services, she hasn’t found a man good enough to date and maybe have a relationship. The day she was determined to close her account, she got a notification about having a “perfect match”, so she decided to give it another shot—she was curious, but let’s face it, who wouldn’t be curious, I mean, perfect match is a pretty much what all of us want, right?—but sadly she met the weirdest man ever. He was detached, distant, like if he was following a script. Marie was highly disappointed and upset about how the date was progressing, so she decided to end it and left.
For her big surprise, that rude man was one of her best friend’s neighbors, and he explained he’s an engineer working on creating a robot to replace romantic relationships for people who has given up on them but still had the need to feel some affection, and the date was part of the research. Marie was highly offended and upset by the whole project and obviously disliked Matt. So much. But when she was assigned to work on a story about online dating and all sort of services to replace human affection, such as professional cuddlers and dry humpers, she decided to ask Matt to include his project in her story.
And this is how Marie and Matt’s romance started, and I loooooooved everything what happened afterwards. It was amazing, funny, romantic, sexy and perfect. Matt and Marie’s relationship changed from frenemies to friends and then to lovers and all those stages were charged with nerdy jokes, sexual tension, and good sentiments of love and friendship, but sadly there were also misunderstandings that almost ruined everything, but Penny wrote a beautiful HEA that left my heart soaring for days <3
All in all, Dating-Ish was simply amazing. 500% recommended.