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Neanderthal Marries Human (NMH) will make you proud to proclaim "I REID ROMANCE!" Fresh and brilliant, NMH is the best and most satisfying sequel/continuation of a contemporary love story I have read to-date. It is a beautiful, well-crafted gift from an original, young and wildly talented writer to her growing leagues of devoted fans. Like the most valued presents, it is exactly what we didn't know we needed, but now can't live without. Expect the unexpected, but DO NOT FEAR. Happily ever after just keeps getting better!
Five things you should know before you read NMH (and I'm skipping a synopsis and hopefully what so many reviewers have already said):
1. I totally envy you if you haven't read Neanderthal Seeks Human (NSH) yet! You are in for a fantastic, romance readers' treat. I would also bet that you will be reading it and NMH again and again if you like any of the following books: Easy, Losing It, The Rosie Project, On The Island, Blackmoore, Dear Mr. Knightley, Just Ella, The Kiss of an Angel and most Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books, everything that Julie James writes, and... dare I say it... Persuasion. All my favorites in this genre until I read the Penny Reid books that now hold that distinction. NMH made me so happy, I grieved to know that I would never read it again for the first time.
2. If you read a lot in this genre like I do (especially self-published authors), you should know that Penny Reid loves and respects her characters and, very significantly, her readers. What does this mean for you? You will NOT be disappointed or abused. For instance, you will be spared a POV rehash/ attempt to make more money with the same story. You will NOT suffer the sequel/continuation that takes you on a frustrating/devastating/out-of-character detour. (I confess I was really worried when a slamp showed up!) You will be protected from annoying distractions in the form of bad grammar, word omissions (I hope), low level vocabulary or other products of rushed writing and copyediting. (Love that she uses the word "discombobulated" and the subjunctive tense!) The quality of writing in all the Knitting in The City series is, on so many levels, above the majority of what is out there. Smarter romances indeed!!
3. Penny Reid is a master of character and relationship development. In her past life, she must have been a guru of human psychology. I have never read about characters as unique as Janie and Quinn or maybe I never understood them so completely or why they really work together so well. End result? Total investment in their finding their way to deepening their love for themselves and each other. In the hands of a master, you know they can do this marriage, future thing and you are cheering with all your reader's heart for this couple. Expect to personally learn and grow with them.
4. "Reiders" already know that there is nothing formulaic about Penny Reid's writing. High level but also wildly wacky weird humor--YES. Scorching hot, beautiful sex and love scenes--YES. (Not the ucky, sordid variety--not even in her contribution to Forbidden Fruits, 2.) Moments of soul shattering, unforgettable tenderness and vulnerability--YES. Snappy, quotable, entertaining but realistic dialogue--YES. But most of all, there is Penny Reid MAGIC. Singular, wonderful, perfectly paced. Gods' gifted story telling. I hope she stays fearless and adventurous and out there. Proposals on the rack of torture, machine guns in the desert, math jokes, Amsterdam chocolates, sexy big white North Carolina organic cotton underwear, stiletto wearing comic book readers. The light -YES. But also the heft, in richly and poignantly described parents and siblings who disappoint, lovers and friends who redeem and protect and treasure, and most of all, individuals who make often unpredictable but ultimately wise choices in their pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness. Does love have to be tested to be real?
5. NMH is a bargain, so I encourage you to get in on the ground floor. If you polled Penny Reid fans everywhere, I guarantee that you would discover a majority willing to pay a lot more than 2.99 for this full-length remarkable story. Not sure about the price elasticity, but I'm certain of the value of this gift and therefore the generosity of this author to her fans. Lucky, lucky us.