• Dating-ish

  • Knitting in the City, Book 6
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,132 ratings)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 narrator should have followed.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Dating-ish is even better by audio

I love all of Penny Reid's books but my adoration of this one has increased over time. Recovering from eye surgery, I just listened to it for the first time(free w Audible membership). The dialogue scenes among numerous favourite characters about the growing role of AI in human interactions was engaging, funny, and thought-provoking. Joy Nash has an amazing voice, and I marvel at her ability to perform so many, so well and she captured the sexual tension between Marie and Matt perfectly

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Nerds not that funny

I purchased this book because it was classified as a RomCom and the reviews said it was funny.

I didn't feel the same - perhaps it was my sense of humor but I didn't get one LOL moment. Sure there was a couple of smiles but at no time did I have to stop listening because I couldn't hear over my own laughter.

I didn't mind the Star Trek/Wars and Harry Potter connections and while Matt's character is explainable it's very clinical towards everything. As for Marie character,.....over analyze much!

this book did nothing for me other than explain the robotic personalities.

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Disappointed

I put this book off until I read the others, twice, & it was a disappointment even though I didn’t expect to like it. If you like ‘nerd’ topics like Star Trek/Wars & I think Harry Potter then you might enjoy it. I was lost & bored. The couple did very little for me & I was expecting Marie to be a robot.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • NBJ
  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Linda D.
  • 07-24-22

Great story

Enjoyed this from beginning to end. Could not put it down. Penny continues to make all characters feel like they touch a piece of your life. Awesome

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-09-22

Likeable characters and sweet story

By far one of Penny Reid's best. Very likeable main characters; they had me genuinely smiling and even laughing out loud. The storyline was sweet, plausible (as much as can be for a genre where HEA's are certain), a bit raunchy towards the end and flowed at a good pace. Joy Nash narrated wonderfully; it was a shame the epilogue from Matt's perspective was spoken by a different narrator. I definitely recommend this book if you're after a funny little pick-me-up from this genre.

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 03-09-22

Matt and Marie

Matt is a scientist delving into the advantages of Artificial Intelligence.
Marie is a writer. As she likes Matt, she wants to write an article on AI.
She attends classes that help people cope with isolation and loneliness, as part of her research.

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  • Cass
  • 01-25-22

Only made it to Chapter 2

I couldn’t get into the story, I didn’t make it past chapter 2, listening to a VERY long BookClub discussion. Didn’t continue reading.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-21

I LOVE THIS

Dating-ish is FANTASTIC! The character growth is so lovely, Joy Nash is (of course) incredible as a narrator (she has ruined me for others) and I just love how Penny Reid writes such layered characters. Phenomenal! I LOVE MATT

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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