Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

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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.

Book: Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid
Published: March 14th, 2013
Pages: 394
Genres: Romance, Freebie On Amazon
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 12-14, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was pulled in by the character of Janie, I loved her nervous habits and her random ramblings. I actually learned a bit from her! Quinn was very sexy and intriguing but I feel like we don't really know much about him. What I do know, I like a lot, but there is so much about his character that is a mystery.

Now I must talk about Steven for a second because I truly loved this character.

Steven reached forward, squeezed my hand, and kept me in place for a brief moment. His voice was low enough to ensure the comment was not heard by the others. “He’s going to subject you to the silent twenty-minute car ride from hell. After the meeting this afternoon, we’ll order room service and have a sleepover. We can commiserate, and you cry on my shoulder.”
I absolutely love Steven! I hope the author does a book just for him. His character is just so refreshing - he says what he means, he's in tune with peoples feelings, he's smart and funny. I want Steven's book!

“Good girl. Test passed. I think I love you, Janie. Let’s get married and not have children.”
How can you not love Steven?

My only complaint, and the reason this book is not getting 5 stars, is that it just ends. We're finally getting somewhere with Janie and Quinn and their relationship woes and the book just ends all wrapped up in a bow at like 85%. A chapter ago the characters were nearly broken up and then everything is all happily ever after. What? And the characters that were prominent for most of the book are not mentioned for the last 1/3 of it - Steven, Jon... I feel like the author has such a great story here but then she just ends it without wrapping anything up. Plus, we still don't really know a lot about Quinn. We can infer a lot of things but we don't truly know.

I still think this is a great book and I would recommend it, I just wish it was longer and more fleshed out.