Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human

Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1)
Penny Reid

Release Date: March 14, 2013

Penny Reid

Book Description:
This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book 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- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

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Fun, quirky, romantic and totally adorable!

Neanderthal Seeks Human has been on my to-read list for quite some time now and since I had a long weekend planed I eyed my opportunity to finally read and have a proper introduction with Janie and Quinn. Now, I admit, I’ve read second and third books of the series previously (I know! It is so improper of me, but fortunately Penny Reid’s books work as standalone(s) too *score!*) and I’ve since become quite a fangirl of hers, so I expected nothing less than a delightful reading experience, which was exactly what I got.

Janie Morris, our heroine, is smart and adorable. She loves shoes, collects comic books, tutors kids *aww!*, is great at accounting, and knows way too much trivial information that she has propensity to overshare at all the odd moments, which makes for lots of funny situations.

Quinn Sullivan is swoon-worthy, mysterious alpha male type; works in security and seems to have an eye for our heroine, whom he keeps running into. He is possessive and bossy; has a bit of a dark past, but Janie really brings the best in him, and she can’t quite resist his charms (and why should she, right?).

So these two, are very much perfect for each other. Both are good at what they do professionally, smart, witty, but totally lack some social skills when it comes to relationships and as their undeniable attraction begins to grow, this creates quite a few misunderstandings between the two. I will honestly say that I’m usually not a fan of such devices and I did think one of the misunderstandings lasted longer than necessary here as well, but otherwise it worked effortlessly as part of this romantic story.

Having seen glimpses of both Janie and Quinn in other books I was growing quite curious about them, especially the enigmatic Sir McHotpants himself, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I loved both of these characters and think you will love them too. So if you are looking for a smart and funny romantic read give this book and series a try. I highly recommend it!

Happy reading!

Knitting in the City Series:
Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City #1)
Neanderthal Marries Human (Knitting in the City #1.5)
Expected Publication: June 24, 2014
Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City #2)
Love Hacked (Knitting in the City #3)
Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4)
Expected Publication: September 9, 2014


  1. Sir McHotpants? LOL This sounds like a cute romance and I adore those. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

    1. Yes! :) Penny Reid has lots of funny nicknames and vocab in her books - some great quotes too!

  2. Oh now this sounds cute and perfect for a rainy afternoon snack!

  3. Oh I want to read this. I can't resist a man who makes an ass of himself by being a possessive idiot. And I say that with all the tenderness I can muster. Lol. Seriously though. I'm curious. :)

    1. Hehe, me too! :) Hope you give it a try!


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