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Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance Audiobook

Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance: Knitting in the City, Book 1.5

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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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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-30-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-30-16 Member Since 2017
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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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    Heather McDade 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela S. (Reading Frenzy) Baltimore, MD USA 04-11-17
    Angela S. (Reading Frenzy) Baltimore, MD USA 04-11-17
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08-23-16
    Anonymous 08-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this!"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn 07-20-16
    Robyn 07-20-16
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jules 10-21-17
    Jules 10-21-17
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    "Marriage? Easy. Not with soon to be Janie Sullivan"

    ** spoiler alert **

    Janie, oh Janie..

    Okay, imagine this: Your dream man proposes to you with the dream ring, in the dream location (well, sorta, but it's so YOU)... and you say?!
    "We haven't had enough fights yet" ARGH!!!!
    I can certainly understand Quinn's anger at all this.
    OH lord.. this book took me to the edge and back, it made me laugh, it made me cry... It was truly special to accompany Quinn and Janie on their way to the altar.. and oh my, that bachelor/ette party will forever be in my mind :D
    And, Nico.. dear dear Nico. I cannot wait for his story with Lizzie.

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    Stacey is Sassy (Stacey B-Reviews) Australia 10-14-17
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    "It's a funny thing..."

    This is the biggest .5 I've ever come across and I loved it. Normally a .5 is a novella/short story. In this case you get the whole shebang. Trust Penny Reid to be different, original and generous. Love her for it.

    What amazed me the most in Neanderthal Marries Human, was getting to see inside Quinn's mind. I read this one out of order and I had forgotten how much he loves Janie and what their love was based on. In the later books he comes across as quite aloof and not quite as nice as I remembered.

    There is nothing as appealing as a strong and intelligent man unafraid to show his devotion. Quinn is DEVOTED.

    Janie is her usual quirky self and totally loveable.

    I loved the narrators and think they did an amazing job. I think it's quite humorous that I don't care that Sebastian York does an atrocious female voice. That sexy voice of his and David Gandy's face (for Quinn) in mind...HUBBA HUBBA!

    Seriously, this series is PERFECT on audio. I can't get enough and will be devastated when I run out (I think I only have one left). Maybe, I should take a break for a week or two to drag out how long it will last.

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    Melissa 09-11-17
    Melissa 09-11-17
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    "Not at good as the first but a fun listen"
    Where does Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of the more fun books i've listened to. Love all things Penny Reid.


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

    The vegas scene.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The story was a bit slow in the beginning . The second part was better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I cant understand why the female narrator's voice sounded more high pitched in this book. She sounded normal and charming in Neanderthal seeks but sounds shrill and more ridiculous in this book.

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    Pamela R. Johnson 08-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Really, really funny"

    I love the quirkiness of Janie and how those around her love her for it too. This is a really funny and cute romantic novel. And the narrators are awesome!

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    julser Arizona 06-15-17
    julser Arizona 06-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    I picked this book out of the suggestions . What a great pick..I totally cracked up and totally listen to the next installment.

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  • Susan
    11/2/16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Bryder
    10/1/17
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Toyah Murray
    11/12/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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