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Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1 | [Penny Reid]

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris:

  • She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved,
  • No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and
  • She doesn't know how to knit.

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

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    Sharon Tulsa, OK, United States 07-08-14
    Sharon Tulsa, OK, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2015

    Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.

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    "Could Not Stop Listening....."

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    jodiod Bay area ca 01-25-15
    jodiod Bay area ca 01-25-15 Member Since 2015

    Jodiod

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    "Pure joy"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Brooklyn, NY, United States 11-26-14
    Ann Brooklyn, NY, United States 11-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Audible Listener Seeks More From This Author"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Neanderthal Seeks Human to be better than the print version?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved jane, however the story allows you to like Quinn aka Mr. McHotPants just as much


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Grace’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    If you could take any character from Neanderthal Seeks Human out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Quinn. He is so smooth and complicated, but yet so human.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pemberley Proud 07-22-14
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    "Smart Romance Says It All"
    What did you love best about Neanderthal Seeks Human?

    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!


    What other book might you compare Neanderthal Seeks Human to and why?

    I think that if someone has read and enjoyed Alice Clayton, specifically Wallbanger, then that same reader will enjoy this series!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    If you could take any character from Neanderthal Seeks Human out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    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!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kari 04-16-15
    Kari 04-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "what a fun book"

    easy, delightful and fun. I really enjoyed listening to it and plan to get the others

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 03-05-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 03-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A romance with an IQ - cute!"

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Boone the Basset 07-30-14 Member Since 2003

    The Big Kahuna

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    "Quirky romance"
    If you could sum up Neanderthal Seeks Human in three words, what would they be?

    Original, quirky, and fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The originality and eccentricity of the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Grace – was your favorite?

    I loved Janie.


    If you could take any character from Neanderthal Seeks Human out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Janie I would meet for coffee and desert, Quinn I would take to dinner.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    1avidreader CA United States 04-05-15
    1avidreader CA United States 04-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderfully funny!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan 03-25-15
    Meghan 03-25-15
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    "Boring version of 50 Shades"

    This book was dull from beginning to end, with about 1 chapter of interesting plot that was barely explained. Would not recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    phosphor girl 02-15-15
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    "love this book"

    Love this book so much, very funny and great storyline. The narrator does quite a good job. Really great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Wow"

    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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