The Neanderthal Box Set

The Neanderthal Box Set

by Penny Reid

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Neanderthal Seeks Human, Book #1 in the Knitting in the City Series

"5 stars!!! Smart, funny, sexy and all around wonderful!" -Book Babes Unite Blog

"Such a fun read! A quirky, nerdy, shy girl and a sexy, hot alpha male." -Goodreads reviewer

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 to make her an offer she can't refuse.

New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid's debut novel!

★ AAR top 100 romances of all time ★

Neanderthal Seeks Human is book #1 in the Knitting in the City series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the misadventures and exploits of seven friends in Chicago, all members of the same knitting group.

Neanderthal Marries Human, Book #1.5 in the Knitting in the City Series

"What an incredibly beautiful, sexy, swoony, smart and funny story about family, friends and love!" - TJ Loves to Read Romance Book Blog

"HOT, STEAMY AND SEXY!" - Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162798606
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 01/16/2020
Series: Knitting in the City
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,091
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


Just Released:
November 4th, 2019: Beard Necessities, Winston Brothers Series, Book 7

Upcoming Releases:
May 19, 2020: Engagement and Espionage, Handcrafted Mysteries Series, Book 1

Currently Working On:
2020: Pride and Dad Jokes, Ideal Man Series, Book 1

Customer Reviews

The Neanderthal Box Set 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Maria-Madison 12 days ago
Wonderful start to the knitters series, and loved getting both books at once!
Tina Hegyi 16 days ago
A funny and witty love story. I really enjoyed reading this book. The way the characters think is relatable. No matter how intelligent or rich you are you still feel insecure. Very well written.
Mamie Wakefield 12 days ago
A very different storyline of dysfunctional families, serious at times but still lighten up with humor. I loved Janie and Quinn. I enjoyed Janies' expounding of data. I highly recommend this book and this author. I will definitely be reading the next book. mjw
Dawn Raymer 24 days ago
I love the development of the character Janie. Her personality was original and unique. Her gal pal knitting crew added fun to the book as well. Plus everyone loves happy endings.
Que Mailliard 30 days ago
Very funny
USA_Gal-1 3 months ago
I read these books for the first time a couple of years ago. I just reread them, and I enjoyed them just as much this time as last time. I think the first book is a bit better than the second, but they are both very entertaining. They have good premises. The pacing of both books is consistent. Book two is a sequel to book one, and neither book is a cliffhanger. For those who wish to know these things, there is no graphic violence, but the language and the sex scenes, while not gratuitous, are "R" rated. The dialogue is smart, funny, interesting, and realistic. I found myself laughing out loud or giggling quite often. The characters, both primary and secondary, are complex and appealing. Janie is a unique and charming lead character. She is brilliant, shy, strong, quirky, and relatable. Quinn, the love interest, is, on initial appearance just another arrogant alpha male. Over the course of book one, we learn there is far more substance to him than initial impressions indicate. He is a good guy, and Janie and he balance each other well. Janie's best friend and roommate is a doctor (I've suddenly forgotten her name). She and Janie belong to a knitting group composed of an interesting assortment of women. The various conversations they have are honest, funny, and touching. This isn't a romance novel where the 2 lovebirds automatically fall instantly in love and spend the whole book having sex. Janie and Quinn have chemistry. But, like the majority of us, they, also, have self-doubts and baggage. Over the course of both books, we see them overcome these obstacles and develop a true romance where they love and respect themselves as well as one another. These 2 books are well-plotted, well-written, and intelligent romance novels. They have lots of humor, lots of heart, some suspense and intrigue, and some spicy love scenes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
P DuBois 4 days ago
Funny and unexpected plot. Will read more from the author and it's not a cliffhanger!
lmcPA 5 days ago
Good read
Mary San 6 days ago
Proof that everyone is weird and that there's a special someone for everyone, even introverts and self-identified billionaire Batmans. I loved the dialogue and all the random facts sprinkled through this book.
Marla Janczak 10 days ago
this is a good book series. it's nice to get a book that's more then 160 pages
Suzanne Eckles 13 days ago
Penny Reid knows how to make a man smolder in print.
Patricia Vierling 17 days ago
Absolutely delightful!
Tony Fuentes 21 days ago
Well written but I stopped reading at the anti America comments at the start of the second book.
Michele Kramer 24 days ago
Witty, fun, so a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Terry Billam 15 days ago