Friday, February 5, 2016

Review: Love Hacked by Penny Reid

Love Hacked
By: Penny Reid
Release Date: March 3, 2014
Series: Knitting in the City #3

There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding: 1) She makes all her first dates cry, 2) She hasn't been kissed in over two years, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra--near desperation and maybe a little tipsy--gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all. 

This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the third book in the Knitting in the City series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone.

Oh the men in this series just get more intense by the book.  Penny Reid did not disappoint with this funny, serious, intense third book in this series.  The characters are amazing and the dialogue is witty and intellectual.  I actually learned a lot in this book about things I’ve never heard of before. 

We are now focused on Sandra, the psychiatrist in the group of knitters, and she is quite funny with her specially made T-shirts.  She has always dated the same kind of guy but there is just something special about the waiter of the restaurant she has been frequenting for the past two years.  He’s tall handsome and mysterious, who doesn’t like that?  One thing leads to another and they attempt at having a relationship and it’s both funny, intense and I have to say he was a little creepy there for a while.  But he has his reasons. 

Alex is a unique characters, now I know this wasn’t around back then but he reminded me of Walter from Scorpion TV show.  He’s all smart but doesn’t know how to properly handle social situations.  But the difference is Alex is intense, I don’t know another word to describe him but I wanted to scoop him up hug him and just tell him relax it will be okay.  His interactions with Sandra were special though, and I loved reading all their scenes together.  He has what you call dedication and mystery.

Overall I don’t want to give too much of the book away but I love that these knitting ladies are always together every Tuesday hashing out their lives and knitting.  Their interactions are priceless and they couldn’t be any more different but still have that strong bond with one another.  I think that’s what makes this series even more special because they are constantly in all the books and I love finding out new little tidbits about all of them each time. 

This was another great addition to the series, beautifully written, constantly keep my interest and extremely interesting characters all around.  I love this series and can’t say too much about it.  I’m off to read the next one and I can’t wait.  Really you don’t need to know anything more other than the writing is wonderful, the characters are delightful and the story is stimulating!!

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