#FlashbackFriday – Neanderthal Seeks Human, Penny Reid

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176733071There 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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So, as we all very well know that Penny Reid is my all time favorite author, we’re going to gush a little, okay?

I’m feeling all sorts of sentimental because this is the book that started it all, you know. Neanderthal Seeks Human is the first Penny Reid novel that I ever read and that was it. There was no turning back after that. I was hooked from the very first word I read. Of course I was, the way that Penny writes is absolutely beautiful. She makes me believe that love actually exists. Her stories are a huge reason as to why I have such high expectations when it comes to men.

Quinn Sullivan, the hero, is security extraordinaire. He owns a high profile security firm and provides services to many well connected and important people. He’s strong, smart and attractive. He’s amazingly gorgeous and Janie calls him Sir McHotpants. Yeah, you get the picture, right? He has that aura of mystery around him and he doesn’t let people in easily. He’s the strong silent type of guy who believes that actions speak louder than words. But, he’s also surprisingly romantic. The way he loves Janie is so beautiful to read. He can move Heaven and Earth for her. She’s the most important person in his life and he’s extremely protective and possessive of her. It’s an absolute delight to see this man do things in love. Seriously.

Janie, the heroine, is strong willed and independent. She’s just gotten out of an unhealthy relationship and is trying to move on when she first interacts with Quinn. They work in the same building and Janie’s seen Quinn around a lot. She also happens to have crush on him and calls him Sir McHotpants like we already know. She’s crazy smart and loves facts. She has the power to spew out random Wikipedia facts at any given time about the most obscure things. She’s an amazing friend and loves all her girlfriends. Her relationship with her sister and her father isn’t really good, but her girlfriends are all the family she needs. The inner musings of her mind are definitely quirky and witty and you’d love to read them. Being inside Janie Morris’ head is something that will definitely leave a deep impact on you.

This story is absolutely beautiful. It’s funny, witty, sarcastic and romantic all at the same time. The characters are strong and have a very distinct voice which I like. The story is fast paced and keeps you interested till the last word. I finished it off in one sitting. It’s just absolutely beautiful and gorgeous and a definite must read!

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Also, from Neanderthal Marries Human –

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1. Elements of Chemistry –

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2. Winston Brothers Series (A Beauty and the Mustache Spin Off Series) – 

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3. Rugby Series (Co written with L.H Cosway)

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LINKS –

Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Smashwords

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5997227Penny Reid is a USA Today Best Selling Author of romantic fiction. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults (boy-8, girl-6, and girl-4 months), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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