Title: Neanderthal Marries Human (Knitting in the City #1.5)
Author: Penny Reid
**If you haven’t read the first book in the series, I would recommend not to read this review in case it might spoiled something for you.
Reading Quinn and Janie’s story has been a fun journey. Their relationship is one that will make you smile, the whole time. Yes, there are some frustrating moments, but there’s always something that will bring a smile to your face, either some fun fact from Janie, an adorable comment from Quinn, or something one of the girls from the knitting group said or did.
Neanderthal Marries Human is the continuation of Quinn and Janie’s story about how she said yes. This book explains everything it takes to have a wedding, how hard or how easy it can be. Janie, of course, being the know-it-all that she is (and I say that in a positive way), doesn’t believe everything can be that easy. There are steps, procedures, people need to take in order to get somewhere. Before you marry someone, you need to know how that other person is when she/he is sick, when he/she is happy, sad, annoyed. You need to know certain things before you make the decision of spending your life with said person. So, how could she marry someone she’s known for six months? She decides to make it as complicated as she can with all the wedding preparations, because without obstacles, how can you be certain you’ll be able to get through them once you have to face them?
Well, if you’ve read NSH you know how frustrating Janie can be when she overanalyzes each situation. I love her for it though, because you get a new perspective of things, in a smart way. You know Janie doesn’t bring out all those facts just to show how much she knows. Her fascination about the most common and uncommon things is such an interesting quality. Yet, there are times I wished she’d just let go and live her life without thinking so much. She’s amazing though, and just like she analyzes all the pros and cons about something, she can identify when something will bring her what she’s looking for. Quinn will give her the love and attention she’s always wanted. Quinn will give her the opportunity to explore, and think, and just be herself.
“Be beautiful for yourself, Janie. And only if you want to. If a man is worthy of you, he’ll see more beauty in who you are than in what you look like”
Quinn, Quinn, Quinn. I love you. He’s an amazing guy, even when he thinks he’s not. I love how much he wants to do good, for Janie, for his family, for himself. He’s so passionate about the things he cares, it’s unbelievable, and this book will show you a different side of him, one that’s sweeter, and one that will make your heart melt.
“I do think of her as belonging to me, because I belong to her.”
I absolutely loved meeting Quinn’s parents. And the knitting group got even funnier than before. Each of them gives the story something unique, and make everything a lot more fun. Each of them has a story to tell, and I can’t wait to read them.
Penny Reid is an amazing writer. From what I’ve read and what I’ve seen of her, she creates stories and characters that will give you a reason to smile for hours. How she does it, I have no idea. But I recommend Penny Reid’s books to everyone who’s looking for something awesome to read, because you will have a good time and fall in love with the characters. Trust me.
I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.