In Review: Ninja at First Sight (Knitting in the City #4.75) by Penny Reid

Posted May 10, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 3 Comments

In Review: Ninja at First Sight (Knitting in the City #4.75) by Penny ReidNinja at First Sight by Penny Reid
Series: Knitting in the City #4.75
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 21, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 194 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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My rating:

What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?


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.

It’s been over a year since I first read Ninja at First Sight and didn’t review it. I’ve now read it a second time — right before FINALLY reading Happily Ever Ninja — and it’s time I finally put my thoughts into words for it. I’ll keep those words short and sweet, just like this novella.

I loved this novella. Fiona and Greg are just the best. I loved getting to watch them get to know each other and see how their relationship progressed over time in the beginning. This short novella has a whole lot of heart and it certainly made mine happy. I laughed, smiled and swooned my way through each of the 194 pages. The characters were charming, if awkward at times – classic Penny Reid – and they were so easy to fall in love with.

This isn’t a full story, but simply the beginning of their story. The rest continues in Happily Ever Ninja. I highly recommend binging the two books as they’re best read together. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now – if you’re not reading Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series, you’re totally missing out.


“I’ve never heard of co-ed dorms. It’s disgusting. They might as well just hand out condoms and host an orgy.”

More likely my reticence was because I typically enjoyed watching people more than I enjoyed actually speaking to them.

My brain liked this guy, my body liked this guy, and my heart was beyond infatuated with him.

About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is a part time author of romantic fiction. When she's not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She's also a full time mom to two diminutive adults (boy-8 and girl-5), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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