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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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    Susan 02/11/2016
    Susan 02/11/2016 Member Since 2013

    Obsessive reader of at least 5 kindle books a week. Only use audiobooks to survive my daily 90 minute walk to work.

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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
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    Toyah Murray 12/11/2016
    Toyah Murray 12/11/2016 Member Since 2013
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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

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  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    30/11/16
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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
  • Angela S. (Reading Frenzy)
    Baltimore, MD USA
    11/04/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    23/08/16
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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
  • Robyn
    20/07/16
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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
  • Melissa
    11/09/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela R. Johnson
    08/08/17
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather McDade
    02/07/17
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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
  • julser
    Arizona
    15/06/17
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    "SMART LISTEN!!"
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    06/06/17
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    "Good Romance but..."

    This is still a good romance book. The first one in the series is better, but this still had plenty of smart humor with the romantic side. The last half of the book was better than the first, and the ending was wonderful and perfect!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. McLeod
    Michigan United States
    06/05/17
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    "Love Sebastian York"

    I will listen to anything Sebastian York reads, and the fact that this is a Penny Reid book makes it even better. I enjoy the characters in the Knitting in the City series but sometimes Janie drives me crazy! I am looking forward to the other books in the series and seeing how the other characters' stories play out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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