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Neanderthal Seeks Human
Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance | Penny Reid
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TheAromaofBooks
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1. Not sure how I feel about this one yet, since the main character is quite annoying.
2. Thirteen books checked out with ten more on reserve.
3. I usually turn to either rereads of books I love, or do a month of Kindle Unlimited reading nothing but brain candy! :-D

#weekendreads @RachelsBrittain

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BrandyNic12
Pickpick

I liked this book, the only hangs up I had, is the fact that I'm too dumb to understand all the smart conversations Janey had with her friends. Penny Reid is either really intelligent, or does a lot of research. I liked Janey with Quinn, but I only wished the sex scenes were less fade to black and more descriptive. Other than that I did enjoy this book

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SassyBookworm
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This looks like a cute Rom-Com and it‘s FREE!!! Y‘all check it out!!!

#SassyBookworm😏 #AmazonKindle #FREE #RomCom

QuietlyLaura The Audible Audicted podcast just talked about this book in their segment on romantic comedies. The episode even had an interview with Mindy Kaling! 4mo
SassyBookworm @QuietlyLaura how awesome!! I need to check that out then!! Thank you!! 4mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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Pickpick

I just finished re-reading this one in preparation for #bookbonanza19. I couldn‘t believe it‘s been 6 years since I first read it. Some books are forgettable but as soon as I started this one again, it all came back to me! I highly recommend anything written by Penny Reid!

LaurenReads Love penny Reid- I started with her beard series and need to read this still 5mo
I_Like_Big_Books @LaurenReads Yeah, I‘ve read all of those also! I love her writing. ❤️ 5mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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I actually hit 24 hours!! My #24in48 #readathon is complete! I even got in some good reading time on the tagged book I‘m re-reading. This was so much fun and really helped me knock out some books I‘ve been wanting to read!

parttimedomestic Woo! 🎉🎉🎉 Congrats! 5mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾 5mo
Mollyanna Congratulations! Great job! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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DGRachel Congrats! 5mo
xicanti Great job! 5mo
24in48 WHOOO congrats! 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾💃🏻📚🥳🥳🎉👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
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jasreadsquiteabit
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Pickpick

Cute, quick romance that‘s written well and isn‘t entirely gaggy! Loved that the main character is a walking factoid!

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Setsukina
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Recently subscribed to the Romance Package on Audible! Really enjoying this book so far. #currentlylistening #audiobook #audible

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howjessreads
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Panpan

Eh, I didn‘t love this one. I know a lot of people who love Penny Reid, but I almost bailed around the halfway mark, and just finished it because I didn‘t have another kindle book at the moment. The overuse of the word “slamp” was driving me craaazy. #howjessreadsin2019

julesG It's one of her first books. I think the other ones are better. But, at the time I read it, I really liked it. 11mo
sammisho What does "slamp" even mean? Lol 11mo
howjessreads @sammisho According to urban dictionary, a slamp is short for a slampiece, aka a sexual partner.

Slampiece is just a gross word. And so is slamp. 😂
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howjessreads @julesG a lot of people have told me her books get better. We shall see! 11mo
sammisho @howjessreads Oh no! That is just not okay. I use a lot of cruse language but "slampiece" or "slamp" it too much! I have read some of Penny Reid's books and liked them. I will skip this one! 11mo
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fireth
Mehso-so

Started the year by reading something easy and light. I saw a photo of this book by random on Instagram and thought why not. If you‘re looking for an easy chick-lit read, I would recommend this.

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Nessavamusic
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#SundayFunday @sebrittain
My comfort reads are Romantic Comedies. My go to authors are Penny Reid, Kristen Ashley and Alice Clayton.
#romantsy

Blueberry Dorothy Gilman, Carl Hiaasen, William Kent Kruger, Craig Johnson 12mo
Bookish.SAM My favourite comfort read... Stewart MacBride. Love the Logan McRae books! 12mo
KathyWheeler Cozy mysteries. I like M.C. Beaton, Donna Andrews, Miranda James, and Juliet Blackwell, in particular. I‘m also liking Ellery Adams‘ Secret Book and Scone Society books. 12mo
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mariaku21
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Mehso-so

Early on I realized that this was an early Reid book and that the hero, is actually a relation to one of Reid's characters in her Winston Brothers series, which I'm very much in love with, and contented to the idea that maybe this wouldn't be up to par with her current writing and I'm pretty thankful that I didn't compare the two too harshly. The traits that I love about Reid's heroines are visible in Janie the MC but I wasn't in love with her.

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CocoReads
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There is a boy in my house, other than my husband and it is weird. But eh, he‘s just here because we DVR‘d the Notre Dame game yesterday and so he‘s here to “watch” the game. I shall hide in my room and do “research”. 🤣🤣🤣

tournevis I need this book. 1y
CocoReads @tournevis which? Weapons? I got it a couple months ago because I need to kill a character off. Then I got my new job so the bad guy is still hanging around. But soon, very soon, he‘s getting taken out—I‘m thinking sniper. 1y
tournevis @CocoReads Weapons. Which I just purchased on Amazon eighteen seconds ago. 😋 1y
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CocoReads Sweet—I need to do some Amazon ordering myself. 1y
tournevis @CocoReads I need to be able to describe hand guns accurately from the point of view of a person who knows nothing about them but are seeing them in action. 1y
CocoReads Yes, that would help too. I could ask my hubs but he‘ll go into too much detail and my eyes will glaze over... 1y
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Nessavamusic
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#readingresolutions @Jess7
June 15 Bookish Friends
This series has such a delightful group of friends.
#glorytotheguild

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CoffeeK8
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🐔🐔🐔🐔For those of you following #cockygate, Penny Reid and like 20+ other authors have organized an anthology to support the writers and donate to RWA for the lawsuit. More info: https://www.cockyauthors.com/

DGRachel I‘m so excited. It releases on my birthday! 🎶happy birthday to me🎶 2y
CoffeeK8 @DGRachel happy birthday to you indeed... I have never preordered anything so fast 2y
MarriedtoMrT Love it! 2y
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jpmcwisemorgan This is awesome! I haven‘t seen an update on this on Twitter so I‘m glad you posted it! 2y
CoffeeK8 @jpmcwisemorgan I think they just announced it today 2y
JoScho Good for them! 2y
BethM Love it! 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Bailedbailed

I‘m just not really feeling this. The writing style kind of irks me for whatever reason.

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BookishGirl06
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Next up for me to read.

DGRachel I ❤️ Penny Reid! 2y
2BR02B Her books sound intriguing to me. I'd like to try out the Beard series say some point. 2y
BethM That looks cute. 2y
CoffeeK8 I adore her books! 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Welp, as usual, I messed up, lol. I hit reset rather than start 🤦🏻‍♀️. So I‘m checking in at almost 21 hours, and really enjoying this MC and her “plethora of trivial facts.”
#24in47 @24in48 #GloryToTheGuild @Aliciaftw @Zenvicious @Nessavamusic

julesG Janie is the best! 2y
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authorkatekennelly
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Pickpick

Sometimes you just need a #romance novel and a great ensemble of ladies. Check and check. #glorytotheguild

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CourtSmall
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#9 for 2018
Love the Winston Brothers Series but this was disappointing do I won‘t bother reading the rest of the Knitting Club Series.
#romanscy #cutesy #firstinseries

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authorkatekennelly
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😂🤣😂💕 2y
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Cityofamber
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Pickpick

This was fun and cute! 😊💖

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BookofWords
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Pickpick

I love Janie & Quinn. But for the love of God where did the word “slamp” come from???

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julesG
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#quirky #romance

I love Janie. Yes, she is a bit strange/weird/quirky but so cute at the same time.

#noteworthynovember @Jess7

DGRachel Perfect choice. I ❤️ Janie! 2y
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DGRachel
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When I'm heading into a book slump or just having a bad day, I turn to my favorite #romantsy authors for quick reads with guaranteed HEAs because sometimes #allyouneedislove. #rocktober

robinb Totally agree! 🙌👍 2y
Dragon Me too. I love romantsy books 👍💕 2y
MarriedtoMrT Yup! Romance for me all this week. 2y
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Jas16 Agreed❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Good to know #BookCure 2y
Centique That‘s the perfect remedy 😍 2y
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Jaya
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The first in Reid‘s Knitting in the City series, in which eccentric and Christina-Hendricks looking Janie falls in intense lust/like/love with the stern security firm owner her friends and she have christened Sir Handsome McHotpants. With a charming supporting cast (including a cheating ex and felonious relatives) to go with the adorable couple #romantsy

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ContraryMary
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Pickpick

Book 78. This was alright book, still a pick even though it wasn't as good as Truth Or Beard. I'll continue on with the series and especially the spin off series. I'm not into insta love, so I felt like they could have dragged that out a little more and the main character seemed a little naive. (Pic of Khaleesi and I)

LectricSheep The cutest doggo! 😍 2y
AmyG She‘s so cute! 2y
Ms_T 😍 2y
julesG Cute dog! I liked Janie and Quinn. I like the Knitting in the City series but right now I'm listening to book 3 of the Winston Brother series - what shall I say? #SexyBeardedMen 😀 2y
tammysue Awe ☺️ 2y
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leslieisreading
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This was a disappointing one, as it was a case of something that seemed like it should be right up my alley just turning out to be #notforme - although I tend to love stuff that is quirky, this one felt aggressively quirky in a way that grated on my nerves. I'm tempted to try a different one by this author, give her another chance to win me over, but I'm nervous about it after this one. #jubilantjuly

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ralexist
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Pickpick

I grew up surrounded by romance novels; Harlequins of all types. And I read my way through them when I was young and starry-eyed. I eventually traded them in for mysteries and science fiction but have slowly been making my way back. This was nice, light, and provided a great palate cleanser for all the dark stuff I march through both in reading and viewing. It'd be really good for a beach read and there are more books in the series if you like it!

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julesG
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I try not to be a #SmartAss all the time, but sometimes I just can't help it.

Anyway, talking books, I think Janie (MC) is a #SmartAss but not in the negative sense. She just knows a lot and the information sometimes blurbs out before she can stop herself. (I can totally relate, because I'm the same.)

#Characters2017 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 3y
DGRachel I love Janie!!! 3y
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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

This was cute but didn't knock my socks off. I liked Janie's quirky personality but it drove me nuts that as smart as she was she seemed over-the-top dense about certain things (like, almost deliberately obtuse) for the first half of the book. I mean, I get it, people can be completely oblivious about men but geez.

That said, this was my first Penny Reid and I liked her style so I'll definitely check out more of her books at some point! #romantsy

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SoniaC
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Mehso-so


I read this st the recommendation of my sister. I didn't love it but didn't hate it either. This was a pretty quick and fun read. I thought Janie was quirky and really funny. Her knitting friends were funny too.

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AnnaDesourdy
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Pickpick

I was recommended this book after finishing The Hating Game. It was a great follow up and somewhat soothed my massive THG book hangover. I very much enjoyed this book. The main character reminded me of a female Sheldon Cooper. My only complaint, and why I gave it four stars as opposed to five, is that certain scenes, like the dramatic climax for example, felt very rushed. More effort in those scenes would've made it five stars for sure.

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ParagraphsandPetticoats
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Funny and Charming! Nerdy girl heroine, mysterious hero, good chemistry.. what's not to like!

#OSRBC #romansty #audiobook 🎧 📖 ❤

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Bambi_Unbridled
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CoffeeK8 These are rereads for me, I 💖 this author! 3y
AnnaDesourdy Trying to decide if I want to read 3y
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DGRachel
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Penny Reid replied to my tweet!!! 😍😍

julesG She's great! 3y
ReadingOver50 Sweet 😄 3y
Eyelit That's awesome! 3y
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DGRachel
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Pickpick

This was exactly what I needed. I rarely read romance, and when I do it's usually period/historical romance, but this was perfect. I'm going to have to read the next one soon! Full review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1975469639. Thanks for the recommendation @Eyelit ! Oh, and this is title #letterN for #LitsyAtoZ AND finishes my Goodreads goal!! It's not even May! #blameitonLitsy

Eyelit Fabulous! Congrats 👏📚🎉 3y
Andrew65 Some achievement finish your goal within the first four months of the year! Well done! 🎯👏🎉🎊 3y
DGRachel @Andrew65 Thank you! Before Litsy, I was lucky to get through 18 books in a year. Now, I see so much I want to read that I find myself making more time for reading and getting through more books. I love this place!! 3y
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Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thank you! I'm debating on revising my goal and leaving it so I can feel accomplished. 😂😂 3y
TrishB Fab 👍😀 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Andrew65 @DGRachel Too many books, too little time! 😬 3y
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DGRachel
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Bwahahahahaha. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. @Eyelit this book has absolutely made my day. Thank you!

Eyelit So glad!! ❤️ (p.s. There's a sequel 😄) 3y
Andrew65 Lol! 3y
julesG All the ladies in this knitting group will have their own book. I think there are 6 books so far. This quote is great! I think I'd have had the same reaction. 3y
DGRachel @julesG Ooh, that's great news. @Eyelit Curse you (just kidding), I'm going to download it as soon as I get off Litsy. 😊 3y
mjdowens LOL. Only the "yarn-lovers" will understand just how much we appreciate that line! 3y
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DGRachel
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OMG, @Eyelit This is exactly what I needed (it was even free on Amazon) - except I also need sleep, but I don't want to put the book down! 😩

Eyelit Yay for free - and so glad you liked it! Rest up and savor the remaining chapters later 😄 3y
mcipher "Inadequate respect for tomorrow". ?? Love it! So true - this is me right now. 6 a.m. alarm? I'll read til midnight... ? 3y
DGRachel @mcipher Try 5 am alarm and when I started coughing at 11 decided, well I'll just read while I eat this cough drop. It's now 1:25 am. 😱 3y
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PenguinInFlight Right there with you...I have sniffles and cough from allergies, so I'm awake reading. It's now 225am. 😫Work should be fun tomorrow. LOL. 3y
Reviewsbylola Inadequate respect for tomorrow. 😂😂 3y
mcipher @DGRachel @PenguinInFlight I was yawning so much at work today.... 😆 3y
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VoraciousReader
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A fun little book with a quirky lovable heroine. I really identified with the main character. A light hearted read with some sex, but not too much detail.

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"I have no desire to cherish each person‘s bullshit and call it a beautiful snowflake. I will not make excuses for all the ways they treat the people around them like garbage." from "Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City Book 1)" by Penny Reid

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julesG
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E-book free today at amazon.de, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

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Ms_Ashley

Witty, over analytical, insightfully adorable and hellaciously quirky... Janie is my Spirit Animal!! A must read if for nothing other than the oddly intriguing trivial facts!! Those knitting ladies are badass, lol.