'Ninja at First Sight' sat on my TBR list for ages. I was under the impression that I wouldn't connect with these two lovelies - Fiona Shepard and Greg Archer - but their 'beginning' ended up being my favourite read in the series (despite being a novella).
The setting was the late 90s at Iowa State University, centering mainly around dorm life.
Freshman and Audrey Hepburn lookalike, Fiona was quiet and an observer, not so much a joiner. She had experienced pain and hardship, yet was kind, smart and adorably quirky. Greg had already been in the American Marines, (even though he was British) and now the tall and athletic man was studying at the same college and living in the same building as Fiona. He was older, confident, a thinker and outspoken, but when he saw Fiona he realised she was his soulmate. I had a soft spot for Greg (he reminded me of my husband, right down to the speedy marriage proposal) and Fiona was a beautiful gem.
I was captured by Penny's writing, characters and plot - simply gorgeous. She continues to be one of the best story-tellers I've ever read.
“I LOVED IT! Funny, sexy, smart and so adorable.”-Coffee Addict Books
“Two brains coming together challenging one another… I am not sure there is anything sexier than that?”-Goodreads reviewer
What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?
He has a girlfriend and she’s never been kissed.
He’s sullenly sarcastic and she’s earnestly empathetic.
He can’t stop thinking about her.
She knows she should keep her distance.
Nevertheless, when opposites attract, the results may be unexpected, but they’re also undeniably magnetic.
Ninja at First Sight is book #4.75 in the Knitting in the City series. It is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy prequel novella (40k words) to ‘Happily Ever Ninja’ book #5 in the Knitting in the City series.