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Friends Without Benefits

Book 2, Knitting in the City - Knitting in the City

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Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone, is a full length 120k word novel, and is book #2 in the Knitting in the City Series.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, "benefits" with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth's plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

Customer Reviews

Love it

This is my 2nd book by author. Loved this. Need to find a knitting group like the one in the book.

5 'Freaking Nico!' stars!

There are 3 things about this book that I absolutely loved. 1) Nico and Elizabeth. Their banter and chemistry are superb. 2) It made me all gooey inside when Nico professed his love. He loves Elizabeth so much! 3) I can't stand how much I love all the side characters in the book. Sandra and Ashley are my two favs.

"He is h-o-t hot. I would’ve thought you’d get T-shirts made that said ‘Yeah, I hit that.’”

"Nico Moretti, or Manganiello or whatever, still has the leg humpies for you—” Leg humpies!! *snort*

I just love how entertaining her books are and so funny! I'm quickly moving on to the next one.

My favorite Knitting in the City book

I love Penny Reid's books, but I made the mistake of reading them out of order. I started by reading Truth or Beard, then listened to Beauty and the Mustache (4), Neanderthal Seeks Human (1) and Neanderthal Marries Human (1.5) before reading Friends Without Benefits, so I already knew a little about Elizabeth and Nico. (For example, I remembered reading in BatM that Nico was famous, and that he crochets.)

Usually when I know that a couple is going to end up together, I'm not as interested in their story. This was not the case with Elizabeth and Nico. Theirs is so unique, and interesting, and sexy. It was so much more than a "will-they/won't-they" or "how are they going to get there" story. Their history together is heart-breaking, and the more you learn about it, the more you root for them.

I devoured this book. I normally like to read books slowly, take my time, savor them. But since this is only book 2 in the series, I knew that there were many more great books in my future, so I didn't feel badly as I stayed up late and skipped my favorite show so I could stay with Elizabeth and Nico. So glad I haven't seen the last of them, and I am looking forward to more Knitting in the City!

Friends Without Benefits
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: May 31, 2014
  • Publisher: Penny Reid
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 516 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, Knitting in the City
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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