This is book five in Penny Reid‘s Knitting in the City series and it follows the marriage of Fiona and Greg. With the main characters being married for so long, you don’t think that there will be much romance to this book; and that holds true in a small way. There are no grand gestures to win her affections, rather it focuses on the daily hurdles that a couple has to jump to keep a marriage happy and strong.
Fiona’s character has always been the mother of the series, literally to her children and figuratively to the gals of the knitting club. There are hints that there’s more to her back story in Neanderthal Seeks Human and more plainly stated in Love Hacked, but there aren’t many details. Greg is a here and there character that pops up in previous books but little is really known about him either. This is my least favorite book in the series because of Greg. He comes across as a domineering, stubborn, pig headed ass that doesn’t care about his wife or her feelings in the least. There were multiple times in this book that I shook my head and mentally screamed at him and his actions. He is the exact opposite of Drew’s character – he’ll say how much he loves Fiona and needs her, but his actions don’t line up with his words. Thankfully, he’s redeemed in the end – or more of a work in progress towards redemption, but that’s okay too – which gives the reader hope for their marriage.
There was a short story for Fiona and Greg, Ninja at First Sight, that is supposed to help better understand Greg’s character. But I didn’t read it only because I think short stories in between books in a series are just pointless fillers to make more money. I do recommend reading this book in the series and even though it’s not my favorite, it’s still a quick easy read.