• Neanderthal Seeks Human BoxSet: A Workplace Romance, 2020 Revised and Expanded Edition

  • Knitting in the City, Book 1 & 1.5
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace, Sebastian York
  • Length: 28 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)
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Neanderthal Seeks Human BoxSet: A Workplace Romance, 2020 Revised and Expanded Edition

By: Penny Reid
Narrated by: Jennifer Grace,Sebastian York
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2020 revised and expanded edition of Neanderthal Seeks Human and Neanderthal Marries Human from the Knitting in the City Series

Neanderthal Seeks Human, Book 1 in the Knitting in the City Series

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) 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 to make her an offer she can't refuse.

New York Times best-selling author Penny Reid’s debut novel!

Neanderthal Seeks Human is book 1 one in the Knitting in the City series. Each book is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group.

Neanderthal Marries Human, Book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City Series

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, and 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 pre-matrimony: 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?

This book is not a standalone. It is the sequel to Neanderthal Seeks Human, and is book #1.5 in the Knitting in the City series. 

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Critic reviews

 “5 stars!!! Smart, funny, sexy and all around wonderful!” (Book Babes Unite Blog)

“What an incredibly beautiful, sexy, swoony, smart and funny story about family, friends and love!” (TJ Loves to Read Romance Book Blog)

“Hot, steamy and sexy!” (Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews)

What listeners say about Neanderthal Seeks Human BoxSet: A Workplace Romance, 2020 Revised and Expanded Edition

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Super dissappointed.

Not good. No sebastian York narration!! Very very dissappointed in this book. The narration is odd, loud speaker sound??

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Have read these by hand at least 10x.

The narrator was ok. she tried hard. love these characters. How Quinn Sullivan is very good looking, highly intelligent, but most importantly to me, confident with out haughtiness, superego, and compassion.
So often, the way he responds to Janie brings to mind the near final scene of North and South. Richard Armitage's character on the train platform as he sits and gazes at Margaret as she rambles in her nervous and lovelorn state. His expression watching her is priceless. Adoration, tenderness, amusement and patience. This is Quinn Sullivan toward Janie. You can well imagine the seconds he must spend when she stops speaking and just gazes at her, fighting the urge to smile, shake his head, trying to school himself.
Janie is a loveable hoot!😙 Sometimes when we are nervous and overcome we just try too hard and the most rediculous things escape our mouths. She is in fact intelligent, but so socially ackward with him you just can't help but laugh and wish you could hug her at the same time.
So appreciative Audible has recorded these books. Masterpieces both.

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Fun, quirky novel and novella sequel

I'm a big Penny Reid fan, and I love this novel. I was very excited to listen to the audio, and it did not disappoint. Janie and Quinn are a funny, quirky, interesting couple, and the narration by Jennifer Grace captured Janie's personality perfectly.

Highly recommend this smart romance. More than worth the price of a credit.

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I wanted to like it so much.

The repetitive nature of the writing was so disappointing. There were so many characters we could have learned more about and shared more of this 28 hour book. Instead it was a struggle to hear the same situation repeat itself with the two main characters. They were fun characters don't get me wrong. But we could have learned all we needed in about 10 hours then built the backstories of the rest of the crew. Don't know if I can continue this series... some writers do improve...

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Painfully cliche

I enjoy an easy to listen to romance novel, and enjoyed penny reids Winston brothers series. However this story came off as a painfully cliched fan fiction novel of fifty shades of grey, with no kink and worse writing. Do not recommend.

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Boring

This book is soooo boring, tried to listen to the end, but couldn’t…don’t recommend it

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Fun romance listen!

LOVE this story by Penny Reid, & Jennifer Grace does a great job narrating, & Sebastian York is great when he does his small bits. They both did different voices for the different characters & excellent to listen to. I highly recommend this listen!

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Main character is so ANNOYING

Main character fits the smart-and-beautiful-woman lacks-self-confidence mold. But, boy, she’s unsure of herself to the point of being illogical and neurotic. She ends up being annoying rather than lovable.

Cute story ruined by annoying main character.

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Smart and funny

Finally something smart and funny yet hot. I am loving this series hope you do too

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I am very near to DNF-ing this book

This book is so boring. The pacing is tremendously dull. I am having a hard time with this.

I am four chapters in listening to the audiobook. I haven't read the book itself. I am holding on waiting for this to grow on me, but I am very near to giving up. So far we have heard only from the FMC. I think that was a mistake on the author's part, because the FMC was written as this meandering, mundane trivia-driven, super insecure person. It was incredibly difficult to stay with the story from her perspective. 😬 I am not fond of all the negative nitpicking of her appearance, while her love interest IS CLEARLY very interested in her. Honestly I am SOOO OVER all this clueless hot nerd trope being written in FMCs. That cliche of the FMC thinking she's an ugly loser, all the while the male love interest pants after her. UGH! It rubs me the wrong way. This FMC is probably one of the most uninteresting main characters I have ever met.

I don't have a problem with her weirdness. But the way she was written, thereby affecting the way she was performed, that I have a problem with. This is the first time that I have ever wished for the FMC to stop talking please! And give way to the other characters. 🙄

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