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As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all? Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services? She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.More Now a USA TODAY BESTSELLER‘Dating-ish’ can be read as a standalone, is a full length 100k word novel, and is book #6 in the Knitting in the City Series. Just Released: AUGUST 2017: Beard in Mind, Winston Brothers Series, Book #4Upcoming Releases: Currently Working On:2017: Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants, an exclusive newsletter serial! CONTACT PENNY: Please feel free to drop her a line.


The story focuses on Marie, a journalist and character who’s kind of been in the background for most of the series.Just as in previous Knitting in the City books, Penny Reid not only details the romance of two engaging and complex character, but she brings so many other issues relevant to our society today.The conversation on loneliness, the use and possible abuse of robots, the need to have rules established to protect and sustain humanity, and even the discussion of what makes a good relationship are all topics addressed, but she infuses these ideas in an organic way that matches the personalities of the characters she has created.There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris: 1) She’s fed up with online dating, 2) She’s so fed up, she’s willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and 3) She knows how to knit. One thing that I adore about Penny Reid's story is that there is so much put into the couple.After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of humankind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. While there is physical intimacy, and it is always good, so much focuses on the actual relationship, and I love it.This is the first time I’m seeing this question posed in a romance novel.

Many of the science fiction romance novels I’ve read deal with have dealt with this issue in the forms of androids or having the heroine eventually enhance herself/discover she has a robotic connection.

With each book, I know there will be something unique, something I haven't read before, and I know that it will be smart and intelligent story-telling. A great story about not judging a book by its cover, trusting your gut, friendship, love and passion.

Dating-ish is simply another story to exemplify the talents and Ms.

Probably the closest book I’ve seen that addresses the issue falls more in the love story than romance category, Tanith Lee’s Reid deftly tackles the robotics topic with a number of poignant conversations.

For example, Greg and the knitting group argue the merits of robotic companionship.

The book focuses on Marie’s dating life and quest for love, with a twist.