Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Posted April 25, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
Neanderthal Seeks Human
by Penny Reid

5 Stars

Released: March 14, 2013
Series: Knitting in the City #1
Published by Caped Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 394
Format: eBook

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It is safe to say I loved this book, I am gonna be honest for a while there it became a bit of an obsession ~ Under the Covers


I have taken three things away from this book

1 Quite a few bits of trivial knowledge that I didn’t know before
2 A massive crush on Quinn Sullivan aka Sir McHotpants
3 A reputation for being crazy in the chill out area in work for all the sudden bursts of giggling whilst I was sat by myself

It is safe to say I loved this book, I am gonna be honest for a while there it became a bit of an obsession; trying to find a spare minute to whip out Kendra the Kindle and sneakily read a few line; staring suspiciously at security guards searching for secret CEOs; looking up local knitting groups…for a while there shit got crazy!

Penny Reid has definitely found the direct route to my heart (and a 5 star review); one clever, clueless, goofy hilarious female + one smoulderingly hot bad boy type + making my laugh so hard I started making strange snorty noises = One happy Suzanne. I think the aforementioned heroine is what really made this a 5 star book for me, most books are told from a heroine’s POV and if you don’t like her or are ambivalent about her it is going to tinge how you see the book. But Janie (the heroine) was great, she wasn’t your usual kind of heroine, she was genuinely quirky not just i-name-my-toaster-and-have-mummy-issues quirky (although she did have mummy issues) and more importantly she was funny and didn’t piss me off.

As well as writing a great heroine Ms Reid also excelled at building the chemistry and connection between Janie and Quinn. Whenever they were together you could feel the mutual attraction drawing them to each other and although this was fade to black in regards to the sexercise I still thought they were pretty hot together.

So, here I am devastated that the book is over and having seen this is a debut book by Penny Reid (which I was surprised at, it was fairly polished and confident; it didn’t seem like a first book), doubly devastated that I can’t immediately starting reading her back list of books. I highly recommend you give this book a try!

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid has difficulty writing about herself in the third person. She finds it strange and unsettling. Therefore, Penny will now switch to the first person.

I'm originally from California but now live in the Southeast US with my family. I work full time in the biotech industry as a researcher. I work a lot. I'm also a full time mom to two diminutive adults (boy-5 and girl-3), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought hijacker.

I don't like to sit still unless I'm writing, reading, or knitting and I usually only knit in my knitting group... or at red lights while stuck in traffic. I only read on planes (where I'm trapped). Luckily, I travel a lot for work.

The voices in my head (characters) became so loud over the summer of 2012- specifically, Janie Morris- that I was forced to write Neanderthal Seeks Human, my first attempt at a full length novel. It took me 7 months.

If I could have any job in the world it would be my job because I feel like what I do makes a tangible difference in the lives of every living person. If I could have any life in the world it would be my life. Happiness is the seed of good fortune and success. Do what it takes to be happy and be a source of happiness for others.

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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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9 responses to “Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

  1. Kate

    This is a great review! Almost as entertaining as the book. Your description is exactly how I felt after reading the book (and while I read it). I just googled this author and I am so sad there are no more books!! New we’ll just have to wait for the next one.

  2. I’ve seen and heard a lot about this book and have added it to the TBR–love it when a book makes you snort coffee and other drinks through your nose as you’re reading 🙂

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