There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris:
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.
©2013, 2014 Kathleen Paulus (P)2014 Kathleen Paulus
Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.
This is a really fun listen. On the surface this is a nerd-gets-hot-guy story, but Janie is not a typical nerd and the author does a good job making her character's insecurities believable and not annoying. Janie is a 26 year old, smart girl that is insecure and querky due to her background. She starts out having a bad day but meets Quinn, the good looking building security guard, that helps her land a new job. They develop a relationship despite Janie's insecurities, ex boyfriend issues and family dramas.
There were parts of the story that were predictable (Janie not realizing Quinn's position in the company), but there is enough other stuff going on with the characters to keep me engaged and listening. I also enjoyed the humor of this story, I liked the eccentric trivia and Janie's internal dialogues.
Over all this is a very solid contemporay romance/ chic-lit story and a highly enjoyable listen. I highly recommend this one - especially at $6 with the Whispersync.
This is a cute and clever romance. The narrator was great too. The two drawbacks are: 1) the excessive use of the word "however" and 2) lack of XXX content. If you're looking for a contemporary romance with no smut but good dialogue pick this one up.
The Big Kahuna
Original, quirky, and fun.
The originality and eccentricity of the characters.
I loved Janie.
Janie I would meet for coffee and desert, Quinn I would take to dinner.
I loved this book. The characters were original and well developed. I hated for the book to end, and I can not wait for the sequels to be made into audio books. I normally don't write reviews, but I felt that I owed the author a thank-you note because I had such a good time listening to her book. Please, please, please get the other books in the series in audio form.
So smart Janie definitely has aspergers like my son. Made for a fascinating and fun read. My second read was even better than the first. Penny Reid is so creative with her complex yet delightful characters.
I have not read the print version. However it is so great to have a title that is fun, but quite intelligent. I loved the hyperbole. Ms. Reid can really wax lyrically. Well done!
I loved jane, however the story allows you to like Quinn aka Mr. McHotPants just as much
I thought her performance absolutely wonderful. It would be great if she would do the next selection "Neanderthal Marries Human". Her reading brings Janie to life.
Quinn. He is so smooth and complicated, but yet so human.
I would love to be able to listen to Neanderthal Marries Human, My research says that both selections were set to be done in "Audio" and available by May or June of 2014. However it appears audible is only offering us the one selection. I guess i will need to try and find the second selection on my own. I normally can and do wait for a follow-up title to present itself. However, I enjoyed this one so much, this week-end I am going to try and find the next audible title on my own. This really is a "Smart" read.
I loved Janie's knowledge of random things and her curiosities -- robot companions was too funny because it was too random. I loved that Quinn could take Janie's wiki facts in stride!
I think that if someone has read and enjoyed Alice Clayton, specifically Wallbanger, then that same reader will enjoy this series!
There are too many scenes I thoroughly enjoyed to limit to one favorite! Let's see.. the kisses at the concert, the afternoon at the concert in the park, all scenes when Quinn asks Janie what she's thinking and she tells him random factoids or random ideas for an invention or out-of-the-blue curiosities!
I think most female readers would want dinner out with Quinn (and it is hard for me to not want dinner out with him, too, he's almost too yummy to resist and I love that he orders for Janie), but I think I'd love to chat with Janie!
This is the first novel from this author I have read. I'm now on the third one ,I just finished Beauty and the Mustache ( do yourself a favor and get this one also). So... this was the breakthrough book for me with this author.I adored the wit and dialog immensely.I personally love a well written book that has strong characters,love interest and quirk to it. I never give a story away but I'm willing to say what needs to be said ,the good ,the bad etc. I laughed out loud reading this novel and thought the dialog was well done.Very good / strong story line and very interesting characters. Why 4 stars you ask? Because nothing is perfect,though I can find no fault in this book!
The dialogue was extremely witty. I was laughing out loud. The narrator did a fantastic job with all the characters, especially bringing Janie's personality to life. A smart, funny romance, a great story with the perfect narration. I wish that the sequels were narrated, too. Janie's words and thoughts NEED to be heard as well as read.
Love to both read and listen to books... Happy Reading!!
I have never listened to any other narrations by Jennifer Grace, but now I will. I think she did Janie's voice perfectly.
I really loved the love story. I loved how it developed for the most part. However, towards the end, Janie's insecurities got on my nerves. But saying that, the ending made up for it and how it all came together. I want to add that I will definitely be reading everything by Penny Reid moving forward. I have no regrets making this audible purchase.
I stumbled upon this by chance and thanks to the very engaging story line spent 2 hours walking on the treadmill every day just so I could listen. Not a funny story but a really sweet one. Not so sweet that it was unbelievable but that fuzzy feeling sweet. The characters are likeable & the narrator not annoying. Real writing that is not a story based around sex. Be warned if you are looking for a 'hot' story ,this will not be for you. The sex is discreet which in my opinion is just right for this story. A truly fabulous listen which is so good I am buying the books. A real gem
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