It was madness, and I absolutely loved it.
A refreshing take on a love story about a woman who helps people for a living, and a man who doesn’t want help. Seems cliched right? But trust me, or maybe, trust Penny Reid. This book is awesome. 🙂
We finally get to meet Dr. Sandra Fielding in this third book in the Knitting in the City series. A therapist, a kick-ass knitter, and a man-eater(not literally). Why man-eater? Well she has this ability of turning her dates into a free session which drives these men home crying. It’s not her intention but something in her makes these men unload their burden to her. Which, in turn, also drawn this hot, and not to mention genius waiter, Alex Greene, to her.
Following Penny Reid‘s knack in creating quirky heroines, Sandra has her own kick. She has a lovely personality despite her habit of self deprecating, and is a big Star Wars fan. She also has this fascination of making shirts for every occasion and thoughtfulness that earned her friends love for her.
I really really really liked Sandra. I think this was the first time I actually admired and thought about becoming like a fictional character. She has this skill of making people talk to her, not just talk, but talk. Real talk. In my opinion, she is a therapist’ dream persona. Aside from being a good doctor, she is also a kickass person. When she loves a person, or a friend, she gives everything, her all. This is probably why I liked her so much. But of course every character has a flaw, and this was caused by her own McHotVoice(I created that lol), Alex.
Love is the definition of insanity.
Alex has a secret, and it should not be taken lightly. He is not just an Indian restaurant waiter in a hot man’s body. He’s a genius and has a hard time trusting people, but when he met Sandra everything changed, but not him. I might sound confusing but I can’t really describe Alex without exposing half the book here. But here’s the thing, he never wanted anything, he hates psychiatrists, and he never trusts anyone, until Sandra. He has a semi-dark past which should have sent women running but not Sandra.
One thing I didn’t like about her was she was willing to trust a person she barely knew. Added to that is the fact that after knowing a bit of Alex’ dark past was her inability to discover who this man really was before fully giving herself to him. I mean, seriously?
Aside from Sandra’s momentary lack of judgement, I loved the story. I know I am gonna eat my previous words but I was already feeling hot and bothered on the sixth chapter. These two surely did deliver romance to its readers. Give it to Penny Reid’s amazing ability in creating fictional soulmates.
This book was a perfect read for people looking for light and yet unique love story. No drama, no heavy conflicts, just sexy smart romance.
The world is an unbelievable place full of unbelievable people doing unbelievable things.
And I agree.
This book is a gift and a burden in one because while this will give you a moment of bliss after reading, it will also be a struggle in looking for a new book that will contest your satisfaction on this book. It was amaZing, and it did wondrous things to my heart. For fans of chick lit and romance, this will surely land on your list of favorites.