Book Review Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid

Sep 052019

Neanderthal Marries Human (Knitting in the City #1.5) by Penny Reid

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, and 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 pre-matrimony: 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?

This book is not a standalone. It is the sequel to ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human,’ and is book #1.5 in the Knitting in the City series.

Title: Neanderthal Marries Human (Knitting in the City #1.5)
Author: Penny Reid
Publication Date: June 14th, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (360 pages)
Rating: 10/10

This is the sequel to Neanderthal Seeks Human, the book where Quinn proposes to Janie, after just five months of dating.

While Quinn in ready for the after math of their wedding, Janie wants to go through all the “troubles” like being engaged, wedding planning, meeting the parents etc. The writing still blows my mind! It’s hilarious in a Janie’s way!

“Proposing is like giving someone your dick and a sharp knife, then waiting to see what they do next.”

I loved getting both Janie and Quinn’s POV and reading more about the characters I love. And I enjoyed how Janie made Quinn work for it. She’s very independent and will have to learn how to share a life with him. Even though she wants to build a life together, she will do what needs to be done to prove a point. Instead of the small wedding they both want, she thinks that if they face the stress that comes with a bigger wedding, than they are ok to get married.

All in all, this book is perfect for seeing how their story unfolds after reading the first book. I was glad to learn more about Quinn’s background story and how he came to be the man he is today.

“I will do anything to prove that to you. I will do anything to prove that what we have is worth a battle. What we have is worth a war.”

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