Review: Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid

Posted May 16, 2017 by Quinn in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Happily Ever Ninja by Penny ReidHappily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City, #5) by Penny Reid
Published by Caped on January 19, 2016
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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
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?



Un-freaking-believable!!!!! This series has no bounds. Every single book is so different and is nothing like I expect. I work full time, have two kids and even took a bike ride today and still some how managed to read this entire book today. How is that possible!?!? Because it was written by Penny, that’s how.

One thing that is completely clear, Penny does her damn research. I can’t imagine the time and effort that she put into creating this plot. It was sexy, smart, suspenseful, just so many layers.

What I became infatuated with was the realistic perspective of marriage. This is by far the most relatable book that I have ever read. I understood Fiona and Greg’s marriage completely. I am Fiona. I don’t ask for the help I need, I work automatically like a robot, and often put myself to the brink of pure exhaustion making life perfect for everyone but myself. Thank you Penny for putting my life into words. I can see so many of my accomplishments and mistakes from this book.

And the best part!?!? There’s still going to be two more books in this series!!!!!!!!!


Reason #353 Why I need to make Penny my Bestie(Despite the fact that I can’t bake a pie to save my life or knit for shit): She shines a light on the extraordinary in ordinary people. I can’t wait to discover my extraordinary.



About 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.

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