Friday, February 5, 2016

Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Title: Happily Ever Ninja 
Series: Knitting in the City #5
Author: Penny Reid

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. 

Except… not. 

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 

It was so hard to read this book after the high I experienced with Ninja Ever After!

I fell in love with both characters in their novella. To me their story was perfect and I didn't want to taint my image of them. So with trepidation, I started Happily Ever Ninja.

Happily Ever Ninja happens closer to fifteen years later. Greg and Fiona are now married and with two kids.  Fiona is dealing with her job, her motherhood and the day to day nuisances.

Greg's job keeps him away from home too often and when he's home there is a disconnect between them and they can't seem to agree on some things including what their kids activities should be.
Don't get me wrong, Greg still loves to debate and their fights were part funny part upsetting. I have no doubts Greg loves Fiona with every fiber of his body. He would do anything for her and sometimes, I felt like Fiona didn't understand this. On the other hand, Fiona had the right to be angry with him on several occasions including small things like the dirty dishes or the laundry. But, just maybe that's why this book is so good. The characters feel like a real couple, with real issues. Neither was perfect and sometimes even smart people can have miscommunications.

I do have to take a moment and talk about Fiona's ex-job. This lady is definitely part Ninja. No qualms about it. I never expected the story to go there (probably because I haven't read the other couples books) and I was shocked but it totally made perfect sense. Tough cookie.

“My heart keeps finding new ways to love you.”

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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