adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B0821SC3ZP
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B0821SC3ZP

Try our newest plan – unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
$7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New standalone from the USA Today best-selling Knitting in the City romantic comedy series.

©2017 Penny Reid (P)2017 Penny Reid

What listeners say about Dating-ish

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,685
  • 4 Stars
    503
  • 3 Stars
    98
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,630
  • 4 Stars
    426
  • 3 Stars
    79
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    8
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,584
  • 4 Stars
    446
  • 3 Stars
    102
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    9

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Dating-ish

Marie and Matt didn’t start off so great but they grew to be friends then lovers. It was an interesting story but one I couldn’t get enough of.

I like how they challenged each other and even if they had troubling conversations they were always honest with each other.

Great ending, loved the narration.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Smart & Funny

This has been a hit and miss series for me, but I enjoyed this story very much. Marie & Matt are very likable characters, both are smart and funny and their relationship is a slow burn. There are check ins with other characters from the previous books which is always a nice touch. I would have enjoyed a little more from Matt’s POV, but overall a decent read.

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

superb!

Marie & Matt's heartfelt story, the news from the rest of the gang, the slow growth & burn, the permanent smile on my face, the anticipation, the truth, the sweetness, the sexiness, the cleverness of this book, the choice of Joy Nash as a narrator... Thank you, Mrs. Reid <3

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Stand alone but should read others first

Most stand alone books in series briefly involve or reference previous characters. This book spends 1/2 time on the old characters and there are a lot of them. I felt it detracted from the story because there were so many players who I didn't know and didn't have investment in. The dialogue was prolonged in this way. Wanted more time with the main characters. Should read the other books first

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

each one is better than the last

this. i couldn't stop listening or laughing. nerd love at its finest. witty and hilarious.
Professor and Valkyrie may be my favorite thus far.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

Good build and ending. Worth the lengthy listen. Including some unique unexpected perspective near the end.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

loved loved loved & INTERESTING Tech info

ok it's funny because my the time I got to this book in the series Marie was pretty much my least favorite character in the previous books... well honestly not much was even written about her until the last one. so imagine my surprise when I get to the end of this book only to find myself in a battle for 1st place ( the run off being between Ashley's story, Beauty and the Mustache), and this one!
My favorite part about this book is how believable the storyline was. unlike the far-fetched story lines of the previous books this one had a hero who could possibly actually have a job regular people. Finally!!

also any book narrated by Joy is frikkin fantastic!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not Sure I Liked It?

Not sure I liked this book. I personally am highly against Artificial Intelligence in Humanoid form. Which makes it hard to like this book. I find the idea of a companion robot (in it's original idea form) to be gross. Robots are not humans. And that Matt was creating one really turned me off.

I also couldn't get behind them. I didn't like Matt. He was really out of line on multiple occasions. Calling her ex? Showing up at the airport cause he was jealous yet wasn't open to a relationship? If he isn't interested he doesn't get a say in her love life. he doesn't get to control it. He was toying with her and I'm not about it. Their relationship was unhealthy and gross. Plus he was interfering with her job! Also that it took her so long to stand up to him was highly frustrating.

The slow burn was a bit too slow.... But I did like that they didn't fall in love then have a big horribleness that dragged on for them to finally be together.

As for the narrators - I really wish Joy would be closer on all of her voices. Especially when she has narrated half of them. She also should have listened to the first book to know Janie has a high pitched voice. ALSO the male was awful - so robotic. And while Matt is nerdy Joy didn't make him robotic in delivery. She set the precedent and the male author should have followed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

l am hooked on this series.

Yes it's true, the dishes are piling up, the washing needs doing and l have not taken off my Bluetooth headphones in weeks. l love this series. It is smart, funny, witty, with great characters and each book is totally unlike the previous stories. The Narration is wonderful, the writing clever, l recommend this whole series to mature readers:( due to some naughty bits.)

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not A Fan

I’ve tried Penny Reid book before. So many fans think they’re hilarious. I find them terribly boring but thought I’d give another one a try. I got as far as 4 chapters in and had to bail. I’d rather watch paint dry. It’s less irritating.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Clare Tunilla
  • Clare Tunilla
  • 05-15-20

One of my favourite Penny Reid books

4.5*

I can't help it, I just adore everything Penny Reid puts out. I think I might be biased. The mix of smart and funny, sexy and sometimes angsty she puts together to make her stories hooks me in and holds me tight. This is the 14th book of hers I have read and I have yet to be let down in any great way. Matt and Marie, well I didn't see them together at all. But it worked. The slow burn friends to lovers romance..it was everything. And their friendship was so wholesome, even though they were both into each other the whole time. SO CUTE.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarenad
  • Sarenad
  • 08-13-18

Wonderful! Charming, clever heartwarming and funny

I loved, loved, loved every word. The characters were so vivid and I was enthralled by all their idiosyncrasies and charm. So many laughs as well as heart-in-mouth moments. As ever it was a pleasure to meet up with the rest of the cast from the previous books, too. Narration was amazing as ever. I can’t wait to start the next book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susan
  • Susan
  • 07-02-18

Not the best in the series, but better than most!

I avidly listen to all Penny Reid’s book and this one is not a disappointment. I have to admit it’s not her best in the series, and for me it did lag a bit in the middle. I think this is probably because this book is all about the relationship and the actual plot line was bit weaker than normal so there was not the added interest of that to keep the book flowing. However as this writer on a bad day is still outstanding, and way superior to so many others in this field, I am not about to deduct stars for being slightly less than perfect.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-02-18

Loved it!

This book is amazing what with such great characters, storyline which is unique and so relevant to modern lifestyle of singles... this is a gem!

the narrator is very talented and I enjoyed listening to her very much!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Roobarb
  • Roobarb
  • 05-21-17

Perfect addition that's beautifully read

So I read this first in tree-book, then e-book and now on audio. On each reading I found different things I'd missed previously

If you've not read this quirky, funny, intelligent book give yourself a shake, go read it now. Though if you've not read the series I can recommend reading in order as each book, despite being a standalone story, has spoilers for the earlier ones.

Go on... go read...now!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jenifer
  • Jenifer
  • 09-05-17

Best book of the series.

Just loved this story. Fantastic love interest, very well crafted. The story was very moving at times and cleverly kept you waiting. Very well read.
Five out of five.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kelly
  • Kelly
  • 10-05-20

I ADORE Marie & Matt

loved listening to the audio of Dating-ish. Some of my favourite scenes in this story involve the man gossip phone tree, *the dance*, and the scene where Matt steps out of the elevator and walks into the hallway - that hurts my heart every time! Love Marie & Matt. As always, Joy Nash is fabulous to listen to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-19

OK. This is my new favourite Penny Reid.

This just may be my new favourite overall listen. Neanderthal was my previous fav.

This is what I'm looking for when I'm scouring the store for a new book. I'm in a relationship, I don't want to listen to hours of sex scenes. I don't want to listen to hours of boring relationship talk because they get together too early in the story.

This story was sweet, and a little comical, but not too sweet.
Sexy, and sex scenes timed beautifully toward the end. Lots of chemistry and angst throughout.
Matt is my new favourite character. I actually laughed out loud at some of his reactions. I cried too.
Cheers for the entertainment.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Leslie
  • Leslie
  • 10-15-18

PERFECT!

my favourite romance :) just perfect!
A book I'm always coming back to. a book i never knew i NEED

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-18

VERY steamy

this is the book you need if you need a little spice. VERY romantic steamy scenes towards the end!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Barbra Lazzarini
  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 06-23-18

These two are a hoot😛😛

You definitely think these two so crazy in the way they are and think but it work and they find this out... they are hilarious... and with everything going on with the rest of the group is so crazy you have to read this to find out more ... definitely worth the read...💕❤️💕