Knitting in the City by Penny Reid

Knitting in the City is not the name of a book, but the name of a series. I’ve read the two first books “Neanderthal seeks human” and “friends without benefits” and I thought I would do a review of these two.


These are romantic and funny books with a knitting group as the component that brings this series together. In the first book “Neanderthal seeks Human”  Janie is the main character and she falls in love with a security guard. The second book “Friends without benefits” follows her friend Elizabeth who meets her old friend Nico again.

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These two books are easy to read and pretty predictable. I liked the first book the most because it had more twists in it. Book two was slow and a lot more could have happened in the story. The series has five books I think, but for me it’s enough to just read these two. I had higher hopes for the series after book one, but book two really didn’t do it for me. They were easy to read and entertaining enough. So if you want an easy romantic series to read this could be it. I could recommend book one but not book two (it was too slow for me).

The Design

The design of these books has nothing that says they are part of a series. I guess since each book is kind of a stand alone, that it is okay, but I like it when I can see that books belong to each other. I would have wished for something to connect the books together visually. The first cover I like the most. It’s cute. The second one feels like a standard romantic novel cover.

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