Sunday, October 18

Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Title: Neanderthal Seeks Human
By: Penny Reid
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The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

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.

I think, no, I know, that Penny Reid is one of my new (not really new) favorite authors.  She does such a spectacular job creating such interesting character and plot lines.  Reid can take the ordinary plot line and turn it into something extravagant that does bore me; in fact, it enthralls me completely.

Janie was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT as the main heroine. Her random, nerdy, verbal vomit of information made me so happy on the inside.  Mainly because I can see myself doing such in a situation that involves a hot guy.  But what I really like about Janie (and all the other heroines that I have read from Reid) is that she is very levelheaded.  Emotions are present but they do not take over any decision-making when hard times come around.  It is never drama filled pages about miscommunication or jumping to conclusions, her characters always listen, access, and then act. 

But Janie wasn’t the only absolutely perfect character in this book; Quinn was pretty amazing himself (as well as the other characters.)  I adored his ability to just let Janie work things out herself  (which was necessary because sometimes she didn’t see the obvious) and his trait of finding Janie’s random fact spouting cute and interesting.   

And I just found out that there is a follow up to this book so guess what I am doing? I am going to save this review and go read it right now.

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