Series: Knitting in the City #3
Published by Caped Publishing on March 3rd 2014
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding: 1) She makes all her first dates cry, 2) She hasn't been kissed in over two years, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra--near desperation and maybe a little tipsy--gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all.
This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the third book in the Knitting in the City series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone.
Bold, witty, sexy, and irreverent, Sandra has always been my favorite lady in the knitting circle. Well, she might be tied with Janie. Love Hacked is the third book in the Knitting in the City series, and this time around it’s Sandra’s turn to find romance.
For all her joking about sex in the previous books, it turns out that Sandra is very unlucky in love. Her lady parts are severely neglected. She’s a child psychiatrist who, by nature, is very intuitive and easy to talk to. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get beyond a first date with men since they all end up in tears as they confess their issues to her. Alex, an intense, enigmatic and devastatingly handsome young waiter, is the one man who doesn’t want to be counseled. He just might be the one to end her sexual drought.
Sandra’s usual humor is on full display, and she’s as endearing as ever. It’s Alex I had difficulty appreciating. There are major trust issues between them. He’s extremely temperamental, socially awkward, antagonistic at times, and very secretive. He reveals nothing about himself—not even his favorite movies and certainly not his past. While I came to understand the reasons behind his odd behavior, I couldn’t help wondering at times why someone as smart and awesome as Sandra would be willing to put up with it. She can’t get a read on him, but he’s quite perceptive when it comes to her.
Eventually, Alex’s passion for Sandra won me over. He clearly adores her and I enjoyed their chemistry. The dramatic and sweet climax is a real highlight, and having the usual gang of suspects back is highly entertaining. Despite some frustrations, this unique story is delightful.
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