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.
After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of human kind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:
Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?
But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .
As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?
Ratings: 5 stars
Pages: 304 pages
Story Format: Single POV
Published Date: 16th May 2017
This book is just incredible! Amazing, mind elbowing, astounding … I don’t have words to describe about how I feel about this book. I want to give more than 5 stars but I am limited with that so five stars on top of cherry and chocolates and sprinklers on it.
I always love penny Reid write but this one takes the cake. The only mistake I did here was not reading prior book in this series which caused real confusion between the characters for me.
Marie, here is the member of knitting club, which I think are the character from the prior book. So after failing on dates after dates Marie finds her perfect match on the dating site. When she goes on the said date, the man in the profile picture is not the man sitting in front of him asking bizarre questions.
“Men who were perpetual kids never made it on my radar. Up until now, Professor Simmons had come across as a big kid—specifically his tendencies to be oblivious, blunt, and stubborn. Yeah, he was handsome, funny, terrifyingly brilliant, but I hadn’t been particularly attracted to his”
Matt Simmons, is the professor researching about the female thoughts on companionship to make the companion robots. Now the companion robot is not a sex robot. It is for the fulfillment of the other person.
Matt and Marie’s relationship was very adorable and beautiful. Marie is a journalist whom for her report she seeks help of Matt with his research. Marie uses paid pleasuring facilities provided by human beings, like paid cuddling, escort, orgasm mediation etc.
“What does he do?”
“He’s a chef.”
Matt made a face. “Why would you need to date a chef? You can cook.”
That made me chuckle. “I didn’t date a chef, Matt. I dated a person.”
It was soooo damn sweet seeing/reading Matt and Marie work out their relationship. Matt was soo freaking adorable with his robotics and science talk giving me awww moments.
“Your mouth says 0, but your eyes say 1.”
“Oh no.” I tried to look horrified, glancing at him askance, but the effect was ruined by my laughter. “Was that a binary pick-up line?”
This book was full of aww inspiring moments. I loved how Matt and Marie carried out their relationship. This was a total slow burn book. Full with sexual tensions and friendship and love.
“Marie, you are the sine to my cosine.”
Meet Penny Reid
Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.