|Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid|
(Knitting in the City #1)
March 13, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Personal purchase
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.My Review:
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.
From the very start, this book had me. We enter with Janie on the worst day of her life. But despite the misery and mishaps (or because of them), I was instantly hooked on the unique humor and hilarity used by the author. Not only was this story funny, quirky, and romantic, but the characters, Janie in particular, made it oh so much more enjoyable and fun to read.
I adored Janie. She is such a refreshing change of heroine. She has not only a unique look to her, but unique personality and intellect as well. She was weird and quirky and I loved it. Plus the whole way she processed things mentally was hilarious, then frustrating, then hilarious all over again. Quinn was the strong, mysterious type, but oh so patient with Janie. I loved their interactions. Janie's random trivia facts were so out-of-left-field at times and yet Quinn remained incredibly patient listening to her. I liked that they were honestly interested in the quirks of the other person. I also liked that Janie was appreciated by her true friends in her knitting circle, as well as Quinn, for just being herself.
I truly enjoyed watching Janie and Quinn work through their relationship, through the miscommunications, through the drama and interference, and through their raw chemistry. I loved how they were written and how they each brought something to the table, saw the realness and brought out the best in the other. There was never a dull moment for me.
I loved this book, loved Janie and Quinn, and loved Penny Reid's sense of humor and writing style. This was book one of the Knitting in the City series, and I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series.