Mini Review: Scenes from the City by Penny Reid


Title: Scenes from the City (Knitting in the City #5.5)
Author: Penny Reid
Date of publication: 1 Dec 2014
Genre: Romance, short stories

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My rating: 5 Stars

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Scenes from the City (Knitting in the City #5.5)
aka... the Festivus Surprise
100% of proceeds go to Toys for Tots.
This book cannot be read as a standalone. It is a collection of short scenes following the ladies from the 'Knitting in the City' series and will only be available in eBook format from December 1 - December 15, 2014.
'Neanderthal Seeks Honeymoon' - Janie and Quinn
'Friends Definitely With Benefits' - Elizabeth and Nico
'Hacking the Hacker' - Sandra and Alex
'Beauty and the Beard' - Ashley and Drew
'Ninja at First Sight' - Fiona and Greg

Mini Review

Scenes from the City, aka Festivus Surprise is a collection of  5 short stories about the already published four books in the Knitting in the City series and the upcoming release of book 5, Happily Ever Ninja

I loved all the snippets into our favourite knitting club ladies and the men in their lives. The stories are written with the trademrk sense of humour of Ms Reid and her appreciation of the awkward . They read easily and all show the characters in all their awesomeness. 

We get at glimpse of Janie and Quinn on their honeymoon - and as can be expected with these two, it's full of passionate lovemaking and the wierdest/funniest conversations in the meantime. 

Sandra and Nico's story is tender and touching and absolutely loved it. There is more seriousness to it, even some sadness but it's also beautiful and intimate.

Sandra and Alex show their love for one another in the most unconventional way which is also they only way they both know how and while most people would find it strange, even unacceptable, it works well for them. 

Now, what can I tell you about Ashley and Drew? I loved their story the best - it's so full of raw passion and deep emotion. It made me want to go back and re-read Beauty and the Mustache for more Drew deliciousness.  I'm sure it will stay with me for a long time. 

In the final snippet with get to meet the young Fiona and Greg while they are in college. They both seem intriguing characters, especially him, and I'm now getting really impatient to read their story. 

This book is available for pre-order for 0.99$ on Amazon and will be available for purchase only between 01 and 15 December 2014. A recommdended read, one which I'm sure, fans of the series will enjoy a lot.

Pre-order link: Amazon

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