Review: Friends Without Benefits: An Unrequited Romance by Penny Reid

Posted October 13, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Friends Without Benefits: An Unrequited Romance by Penny Reid
Friends Without Benefits
by Penny Reid

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 29, 2013
Series: Knitting in the City #2
Published by Caped Publishing
Pages: 423
Format: ARC
 

This was a fantastic book and I cannot wait to read the next in the series, Penny Reid has reeled me in and is now stuck with me. ~ Under the Covers

Elizabeth Finney never really expected to see Nico Manganiello again. He made her teenage years hell and then confused her even more by holding her together through the most painful experience of her life. And now he is back, gorgeous as ever, saying he wants to be friends. However, friendship doesn’t seem to be all he has in mind.

I was so excited to get my greedy mitts on this book! The first book in this series, Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, is one of my favourite books this year so I snatched this book up quicker than a hedgehog on rollerskates. And I loved it. Not as much as the first book, but that didn’t stop me from ignoring the world for a few days (okay it took me one day, I couldn’t put it down) and reading it.

What I liked most about this was Elizabeth, she was sarcastic and witty, but really big ol’ softy on the inside, and it was both funny and sweet watching her melt for Nico. And who wouldn’t melt for Nico? He was sexy, he was sweet, he was funny, and did I mention sexy? He also seemed to wear his heart on his sleeve, and I liked the role reversal, normally it is the woman who is in touch with their feelings with the man lagging behind in the i-love-you department.

But I went into this book with sky high expectations after falling hard for Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, and although this was hilarious and romantic with some quirky characters I fell in love with, it didn’t wow me like the first book. It could be just a personal preference, I love a bad boy and Quinn was deliciously bad and I adored Janie’s complete obliviousness and factoids.

This was a fantastic book and I cannot wait to read the next in the series, Penny Reid has reeled me in and is now stuck with me.

*ARC provided by author

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I have loved both books in this series.

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