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The Neanderthal Box Set: A Workplace Romance, 2020 Revised and Expanded Edition (Knitting in the City) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00P0D4V8Y
- Language : English
- File size : 2698 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 732 pages
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One other thing that I found quite disappointing and lacking was the "height of tension" in the book, where all the action supposedly took place. It's written in a manner that doesn't position the reader to be in the front seat watching all the action. In fact, not even Janie (the protagonist of the story) really was in the front seat watching it all. Everything happened around her and was "told" not "shown". This was disappointing and the actual "action" itself was disappointing itself too. Neither one of the MCs even really had a hand in the action- they were just bystanders to the (also forgettable and undistinguishable) secondary characters who solved the issue.
Regarding the narration: I didn't mind the female narrator, Jennifer Grace (she wasn't my favourite, but she definitely wasn't the worse that I've ever heard- and I have 73 Audiobooks currently sitting in my Audible library). She had a nice voice, the sound quality was great, and she was quite emotive and adhered to the emotions specified in the book. One thing I found a bit strange through was the strangely slow pace of her narration- it was at a kind of slow pace that 1.2 didn't cut it but 1.3 (in my opinion) was a little too fast. I also noticed that her narration didn't always flow nicely. At times, it was a little stilted.
I could not love Janie and Quinn more. Or I could, if I had more Quinn POVs, but that doesnt deteact my love for the book, I'm merely pointing out I think it could have been enhanced by the smallest of margins.
What I would like to know is this. Janies random facts. Known by the author or researched? There was alot. I found them both interesting and wonderfully quirky, I found Janie to be brave, fearless and unfraid to be who she was and I loved her for it. Like I said, I would have loved to get more of Quinns POV, just so I could understand where he was coming from. He was kind of strong and silent for me (except when he wasn't ) and I loved him for that. I wonder if it was the authors intent to make him so?
All in all I loved these books, I loved these characters, equal amounts of hot and swoon, angst and heartbreak made a perfect combination for a perfect romantic story that will lead me to read the rest of the Knitting group stories.
Top reviews from other countries
Janie and Quinn have great chemistry and you can feel them fall in love. It's a sweet love story and a good introduction to the Knitting in the City series of books of which I recommend.
Janie and Quinn, such an amazing, funny story.
I absolutely 💕💕💕💕 this story.
Janie is so awkward, she's endearing. She doesn't have very good social skills as she is highly intelligent and has a habit of blurting out abstract facts about anything and everything.
Quinn doesn't really have many close friends or relationships but there is something about Janie that makes him want to do better.
Their journey together is emotional, sweet and so addicting.
Janie has a group of friends who knit, they meet regularly and are amazing. This group of women feature in the rest of the series.
Loved this book, Quinn and Janie... YAY!! The las vegas bachelette was hilarious.
This story focuses on the development of Janie and Quinn's relationship.
We meet Quinn's family in Boston. Quinn's parents are amazing and the way they understand and accept Janie is so sweet.
Hints at Dan and Kat, very sad.
The humour in this book was it's strongest point. Knitting as you might imagine from the series title was a side backdrop to the story. Janie had the best knitting friends! The romance was intense, full of chemistry, light on description. This is the start of a great series, I can just feel it. The fact that I have so many books to go at fills me with excitement and I'm looking forward to more of Quinn and Janie in the next book.
Clever, witty, romantic, laugh out loud funny with original characters and an engaging story line. I even learned a few new facts that I will be attempting to crowbar into conversations in coming days. People will probably think I'm right clever.
Janie is a true eccentric, rather socially awkward and an unapologetic nerd. I want to be her best friend. Quinn meanwhile is a successful businessman but socially introverted with a permanently inscrutable expression. Kind of all strong and silent but with eyes that burn whenever Janie turns him on - this happens lots. Got to love a strong, silent, alpha protector but this one *whispers* speaks in full sentences...
Their romance is an absolute belly tingling delight to enjoy.This couple has fabulous chemistry and even though the smut is PG, it doesn't matter, I didn't miss it. I know, I was amazed as well, but when a story is this engaging, the chemistry and suggestion of smut is enough.
I loved the secondary characters too, the scenes involving her knitting group buddies and even Quinn's scenes with his best buddy Dan made me feel all warm and glowy. All was well in my world reading this, it was pure contented escapism.
This is a complete story but there are others in the series with recurring characters. I read Love Hacked from this series last year and loved it so I can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Just brilliant. Highly recommended.