Review: Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid

Review: Ninja at First Sight by Penny ReidNinja at First Sight by Penny Reid
Series: Knitting in the City #4.75
Published by cipher-naught on January 4th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon

From the USA Today Best Selling Author of 'Truth or Beard'

What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He has a girlfriend and she's never been kissed. He's sullenly sarcastic and she's earnestly empathetic. He can't stop thinking about her. She knows she should keep her distance. Nevertheless, when opposites attract, the results may be unexpected, but they're also undeniably magnetic.

'Ninja at First Sight' is a standalone, prequel novella (for book 5 of the Knitting in the City Series, 'Happily Ever Ninja') and is 40k words.

Man, do I just love getting recommendations for books from other bloggers, which is how I discovered the Knitting in the City books by Penny Reid. After loving Neanderthal Seeks Human, I was craving more, and decided to read Ninja at First Sight, a prequel, of sorts to Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid. Ninja at First Sight is one adorable book that I simply couldn’t put down.

I’ve mentioned a time or two that I have a very soft spot for quiet heroines, which is primarily why I decided to read Ninja at First Sight. Fiona is starting her freshman year at college, but her life has been anything but typical. She was on track to be an Olympic gymnast, but then she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Fiona is on the mend now, and ready to start living life. And what better time than her time in college.

I really loved Fiona. She’s such a strong woman, and she isn’t one to throw a pity party for the trials she’s been through. And Greg, well, initially I wasn’t in love with him. But, slowly, I fell for him just like Fiona did. Greg is a bit abrasive, and he loves to get into debates with other students on campus, and I absolutely loved seeing Fiona go toe to toe with him. She doesn’t back down, but she isn’t obnoxious either.

I totally fell for Greg when he was having a conversation with Fiona’s mother. Fiona’s mother wouldn’t win the mother of the year award, although she isn’t awful or anything. Fiona’s mother was talking about how things were when Fiona was so sick, and, well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but that conversation was fantastic, and it totally was the point when I said “yep, I love Greg.”

I was a little nervous, because Greg does have a girlfriend at the beginning of the story. But, friends, there is no cheating in this at all. Do not let that deter you from reading this book.

Ninja at First Sight was really sweet, and funny, with wonderful characters that I just wanted to be happy. If you like contemporary romance, you should totally check out this series.


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15 Responses to “Review: Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid”

  1. Nick

    I’ve only read one book by Penny Reid but I had a lot of fun reading it. I enjoy quiet heroines too, so I really need to check this out. I love that you slowly fell for Greg along with Fiona. I’ll make sure to pick this one up.
    Lovely review!

  2. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    Aww! I’m so glad you liked this Quinn! I like when I’m unsure about a character, but then I find myself completely in love with them. Greg is a former Marine too! Yeah, I need this. LOL. Fiona sounds great too and I like that she is unafraid to go up against him!

  3. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    I loved this novella! Greg and Fiona are so cute. The conversation with Fiona’s mom made me completely fangirl over Greg too.

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