Happily Ever Ninja
by Penny Reid
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor
From the USA Today Best Selling Author of ‘Truth or Beard’
There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer… I would tell you what they are, but then I’d have to kill you.
But I can tell you that Fiona’s husband—the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer—is desperately in love with his wife. He aches for her when they are apart, and is insatiable when they are together. Yet as the years pass, Greg has begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend. After fourteen years of marriage, Greg is trying not to panic. Because Fiona’s talent for blending in is starting to resemble fading away.
However, when unexpected events mean Fiona must take center stage to keep her family safe, her response stuns everyone—Greg most of all. It seems like Greg’s wish has come true.
When all is said and done, can Greg handle this new version of his wife? Will his irrepressible cantankerousness push her away? Or can the couple find a way forward without either being forced to step back into the shadows?
This is a full length, 100k word novel, and is the 5th book in the Knitting in the City Series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone except book #1.5
This book came with something of a disclaimer from the author. ‘This book is different – readers might not like it, but that’s OK’.
She’s right. In part. This book IS different. If you are looking for a perfect man and his perfect wife and their perfect love story, this is not the book for you. This characters in this book feel real. And by that, I mean that they are realistic. You know, the washing up left on the side, laundry near (but not in) the laundry basket, type of realism.
And yet, underneath the niggles and irritations which this couple face is a relationship which made me jealous. I mean, who doesn’t want to be loved that much?
I confess that this story left me with a major book hangover. These characters were too close to reality, too normal, too difficult to separate into fiction. Even on the second reading, it left me in tears.
I didn’t love all of it. The action scenes felt a little incongruous. But this is a wonderful story about staying in love with your best friend. It is different. But it’s still a great read.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.