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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan:

1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris

2) He's not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants

3) He doesn't know how to knit.

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn - former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat - is ready to propose marriage. In fact he's more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day - thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of prematrimony: engagement; meeting the parents; bachelor/bachelorette party; and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn's dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane.

Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses?

Regardless, one thing is for certain: Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e., the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife.

You must listen to Neanderthal Seeks Human first before listening to this book.

This book is written in first person with alternating POVs (Janie Morris and Quinn Sullivan, but more Janie than Quinn).

©2014, 2015, 2016 Cipher-Naught (P)2016 Cipher-Naught

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SLOW START BUT A BEAUTIFUL HAPPY TEARS FINISH!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would....this is a cute series!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance?

The Wedding!!!

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

Janie and Quinn of course!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed an cried both..I cried a lot the last 2 hours out of sheer happiness!!!

Any additional comments?

Super cute first 2 books...I may continue after the beginning of the year...and i am definitely going to listen to the Beard books too...Oh Janie is wonderfully brilliant and mentally exhausting too!! I am so happy for these 2!! This is the wedding book and it is well worth the listen....I recommend!!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A Wedding to End All Weddings

Where does Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Janie and Quinn's humors relationship just keeps getting stronger.

What about Jennifer Grace and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?

LOVED Jennifer Grace. She's so expressive with the perfect degree of kookiness that's perfect for Janie. Sebastian York is also well cast.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed my way through this book.

Any additional comments?

If I was forced to find one flaw, it might be that the book is a tad on the long side. However, every chapter adds a great deal to the story, and I was never bored. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d like to make a toast to Penny Reid for gracing us with her creativity and fantastic sense of humor.

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Nope!

This is probably the worst book I've read/listened to. The main character is horribly annoying. She's dumb, and insecure and completely unreliable. Her fiance is borderline abusive. I hated this book and am completely turned off by this author.

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Not as good as the first

Such a cliche, I know but it's true. It was a good wrap up of Quinn and Janie's story but it didn't have me laughing out loud like I was in the first during the knitting club fight scene. Still good though.

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Love this!

Love love love Penny Reid, Sebastian York, and Jennifer Grace. Always listen to whatever they put out.

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Love, love, love.

A well written, well preformed book. I bought this as soon as I finished the first one. Janie and her friends crack me up! Quin added great balance suavely sexy and funny too! Third installment coming up!

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Laughed, cried and wanted more!

I loved following the love story of Janie and Quinn. It was so well written. I would listen to it and I could feel myself living Janie's life.

I laughed, I cried and now I want more. I could not stop listening!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️

Wonderful book. This was the 2nd book and it seemed to get better. Characters are funny especially Jenny. Omg....her antics are hilarious awkward and just refreshing.

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Just awesome

I don't know how to describe how awesome this book is, just trust me when I say is awesome. I have enjoy so much this book and all the details. This book is better than a movie. To the writer, keep up the good work! I will be looking forward been looking forward for more of your books.Thank you

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Engaging

This is a light hearted, and engaging love story about love at first sight . There are few missteps and a happy ending with people who except each other’s quirks. A fun storyline.

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  • Susan
  • 11-02-16

Very funny romantic sequel.

Oh I do so love Penny Reid. But she has forgotten that her readers are worldwide, including some (like me) living in London. So glaring factual errors will be noticed! Penny has filled this book with a glorious amount of trivia which must have taken so much research, so I am surprised at this slip-up:

The Tower of London might be a tourist attraction, but it is also the home of the Crown Jewels, and security is discrete but watertight. Each night the Tower is locked to the public, in “The Ceremony of the Keys”. After the gates are closed, only Yeoman Warders (they are all former service men and yes, those are real machine guns they carry with their ceremonial uniforms), their families and on-duty members of the Armed Services, are permitted entrance – and only to very specific areas. The wonderful thing about traditions like this, is that no matter how rich, powerful, and influential you are, there are still things that money truly cannot buy. Entrance to the Tower of London after hours is one of those things. I did love the scenes at the Tower in this book, in particularly the Torture Rooms. I just wish I was not continually distracted by my mental eye-rolls throughout the whole romantic scenario, especially in the Jewel Room! If you can understand that the estimated value of the Crown Jewels is £3-5 BILLION pounds, you will understand how impossible it is that this would have happened.

However, this book is such a joy to read I am certainly not about to deduct stars for the above criticism. It is a continuation of the first book in the series and I initially wondered how Penny Reid could make a story out of a couple who have been together five months, with a relationship that is progressing smoothly. But this is a truly unique couple – “quirky” would be an understatement when describing this h.

The H is desperate to get married, fast. We get the POV of the previously inscrutable H and realise that he is actually human (!) and not only seriously adores the h, but deep down worries that she may soon realise that he is just not good enough for her. The h, meanwhile, is worried that it is too much too soon and that one day the “other shoe will drop” and the H will realise that he can find someone better. Therefore she decides that arranging a huge over-the-top wedding with every feature possible (including doves!) will put enough strain on their relationship to test their long term potential.

Parts of this book were hilarious. Particularly mention must go to the scene where the h met one of her fiance’s ex girlfriends. Definitely not the usual “meet the ex” scenario. I was also laughing out loud when h decided that abstinence would be a good way to add stress, quickly decides she does not want the self-imposed deprivation, only to find the H takes up her suggestion and insists on it – to her horror. Then there was a fabulous Vegas visit, with surprising consequences for a couple that feature in another book – a wonderful tie-in for those of us lucky enough to have read it already. Special mention also has to go to the surprising source of the wedding dress – that really was an unexpected twist!

Meanwhile, we learn more about the h's truly “dysfunctional family” and experience her sheer joy at discovering her finance’s family. Her determined efforts to reunite them was touching and emotional for all concerned.

As usual, Penny does not do things normally, and my dismay at the lack of epilogue was quickly overcome when she instead supplied a “missing chapter” from a previous part of the book. Told from the H’s POV, this gives us final confirmation that this is a very special couple, truly deserving of each other, with both fully appreciating how lucky they are to have found each other.

A wonderful, and very unique romance that is well worth reading.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-01-18

my first audiobook

and also one of my most favourite books ever. plot is amazing, characters you fall in love with and voices perfectly matching.

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  • Sam Lloyd
  • 11-17-17

love it

Quinn I think I love you, I love that the story is clever and that the narrator's give it depth.
brilliant book!

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  • JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 11-17-17

Fabulous series

Why has my life been empty of Penny Reid’s books for so long!!! She has a flair for weirdly funny characters and adorable men. This is a highly recommended series and one that I will listen to again and again.

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  • Jane Bryder
  • 10-01-17

fantastic books

What a fantastic books. I recommend these book to anyone. it was funny..and the facts that Janie was saying was brilliantly true and funny. Well done to the author of these books 10/10

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  • Toyah Murray
  • 11-12-16

Loved this book

The writing was intelligent, fast paced and funny. A perfect romance. Not filled with overly gratuitous sex scenes just for the sake of it. I really enjoyed and looking forward to book 2, Nico and Elizabeth's story

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 06-14-18

helarous 😄😄

they are total opposite but god do they make it work .. my favourite part is vagas ... definitely worth a read.. loved it .. 💜💙💜

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-18

two perspectives

I love when books are written from both perspectives... hearing Quin's thoughts too, spoils me :)