Book Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human By Penny Reid

17673307Synopsis

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.

Rating: ★

sigh sigh SIGH

I only read 54%
and I reached there by forcing myself
and pushing myself to read it before bed

Sometimes I used to put off reading it by reading other books. Yeah. I don’t think that means I liked the book.

I read a lot LOT of books where the MC has verbal diarrhea. It’s not cute anymore. Really. Its not. So if you are reading this and you want to write a book please please please don’t make your MC spew out words nonstop when they are embarrassed or in a bad situation. It’s boring. It’s lame. It’s annoying.

I’m pretty sure that Janie had ADHD. Not only was her word vomit random, her train of thought was as well. However, I didn’t have the patience to read on to know if that was true.

Something I really enjoyed in this book was how it romanticized her condition to be ‘cute’. This is like Twilight all over again, where being clumsy and tripping over air was soooooo freaking adowrable. Except this lady had no mouth filter instead of the clumsiness disease.

Quinn was okay. He was one of those “dark, mysterious and smoldering” male heroes. The one who finds her actions “amusing”. Oh! Let’s not forget that he also has “a Secret”. DUN DUN DUUUN.

So we’ve got the word vomit girl and the secret hiding boy.

Does that ring a bell for you? HIGH FIVE, BECAUSE I HAD A CHURCH BELL RINGING IN MY HEAD ALL THE TIME WHILE READING THIS!

SO. OVERUSED.

STOP USING THE SAME CHARACTERS BUT WITH DIFFERENT NAMES. WE NEED NEW IDEAS.

Bottom Line

If you are fed up with all the things that I mentioned above, then skip this book.

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