Thursday, October 10, 2013

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid

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 bought this because the 2nd book in the series, Friends Without Benefits, was free on Amazon and because I loved the title.  This is a quirky romance from the start.  Janie Morris struck me as almost autistic.  Not that that is a bad thing.  (an aside here – my grandson is autistic and this book gave me hope that he may one day find someone who “gets” him).  Janie is beautiful, brilliant and socially inept.  She has a close circle of friends aka the Knitting Club who understand her and help her navigate through emotional issues.  Despite her brilliance she can be oblivious to the obvious a fact that Quinn uses to his advantage.  There were times I didn't like Quinn very much but he has his own issues and if nothing else he seems to “get” Janie and loves in spite or maybe because of those quirks.  Now off to read Friends Without Benefits.

 This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book in the Knitting in the City series.

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