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Penny Reid Books In Order

Publication Order of Knitting in the City Books

Neanderthal Seeks Human (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends Without Benefits (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neanderthal Marries Human (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Hacked (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Mustache (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninja At First Sight (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happily Ever Ninja (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dating-ish (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marriage of Inconvenience (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Knitting In The City Collections

Knitting Patterns (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elements of Chemistry Books

Attraction (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capture (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Winston Brothers Books

Truth or Beard (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grin and Beard It (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beard Science (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beard in Mind (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Strange Beard (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hypothesis Books

Elements of Chemistry (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rugby Books

The Hooker and the Hermit (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Player and the Pixie (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cad and the Co-Ed (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Varlet and the Voyeur (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dear Professor Books

Kissing Tolstoy (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Law Of Physics Books

Motion (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Penny Reid is an American USA Today and New York Times bestselling author who is best known for writing several series of novels in the romance genre. Her very successful novel series include the “Knitting in the City”, “Winston Brothers”, “Hypothesis”, “Rugby”, and “Dear Professor” series. Reid made her debut with the 2013 published title “Neanderthal Seeks Human” and has never looked back since. She writes quirky, funny, and smart romantic comedies that feature scorching hot heroes and relatable heroines. She made a name for herself with the “Knitting in the City” series of novels that has garnered her much critical acclaim and endeared her to many romance fans across the globe. When she is not writing her novels she spends her days working as a researcher in the bio tech industry. In addition to juggling her full-time career in bio tech and writing, she is also a general crafter, sewer, crocheter, knitter, daughter, wife and mother to three children, and thought ninja. Nonetheless, she has never taken her writing as a career as she thinks of it as more of a source of enjoyment – a kind of hobby that she enjoys doing in her free time. Moreover, she is a great advocate for managing time and uses an author assistant to manage her email, scheduling, and formatting among other tasks. Given that she can write 1000 words an hour and does not watch TV, she can churn out 8000 words of writing every week without breaking a sweat.

Most of Penny Reid’s heroines are expert knitters that are members of a knitting club. Reid asserts that she is quite literally a member of nearly every knitting club around the world, having traveled quite a lot while performing her biotechnology research. She always tries to find the local knitting group whenever she visits a city and sits down to stitch and crochet with new people. Having been to numerous Crocheter/Knitter gatherings from Alabama, New Hampshire, Birmingham, New Zealand, and London, she has become one of the most knowledgeable persons about the Knitting Club culture. For Penny the knitting club is a place where women offer help, love, and support to each other without worrying that their deepest secrets will become public knowledge, even if they drink a lot of wine. Having spent a lot of time in knitting groups she has developed a few writing quirks the most interesting of which is the tendency to make up words such manlicious, machismo-asshattery, friendscort, and arousurbed. While the knitting club is a major motif in her novels, she gets much of her inspiration from her everyday experiences with real persons. Her biggest strength that has made her novels stand out is that she is not afraid to make her characters flawed. Reid shows that a person can be lovable with all their flaws and that love is perfect when one finds that one person that loves them for their peculiarities.

Penny has always wanted to become a writer ever since she was eight when she penned short stories that she read to her mother. However, at that age she thought that becoming an author was akin to someone becoming a mermaid and hence it was not something she thought she would ever achieve. During her later school years she shifted from reading short stories to the likes of Jane Austen, which she found to have clever and smart character, with better social commentary and fantastical yet believable stories. However, even as she loved reading she never got to write until she was well into her adult life and working as a researcher. In fact, she stumbled into writing when a friend of hers lamented that finding romance novels that had intelligent heroines was almost impossible. Reid bet her that she could write about a likable, relatable, and intelligent heroine if she could take her to dinner if she was successful in her quest. Her friend loved the novel and took her out to a lobster and steak dinner. Three months after she had written the novel she thought that maybe she could make something of her writing and submitted her manuscript for “Neanderthal Seeks Human” to a publisher. She was surprised to receive an offer for publication and the book went on sale in 2013 earning many great reviews, critical acclaim, and commercial success. She has never looked back since.

Penny Reid’s novels are typically themed on the love story of a man that has had feelings for a woman for years. One of Reid’s favorite tropes in almost all of her novels is the theme of unrequited love. Her men tend to be scorching hot gorgeous men with twinkly eyes and great bodies that would sweep any woman off her feet except for the heroine that seems impervious to their charms. Nonetheless, despite being rebuffed time and again, they remain emotionally fearless and non nonchalant as if they know that it is only a matter of time before they are together. They are single-minded in their pursuit which makes them very sexy even as it puts their heart in peril. As for the heroines they are fantastically random, hilarious, intelligent, and quirky characters that would make for some of the best BFFs. Nevertheless, the heroines have to deal with the usual challenges in life such as losing their jobs, financial troubles, and relationship issues. The women are typically not ones to be swept of their feet by the men, gorgeous as they may be. Having an independent and strong willed nature they keep the men at bay which makes for an explosive romance when they finally give in to the advances of the irresistible men.

“Neanderthal Seeks Human” is Penny Reid’s captivating debut romance novel in the “Knitting in the City” series. The lead character is Janie Morris, a woman who does not know one thing about knitting, is unnerved by the sexy Quinn Sullivan, and is incapable of getting into a conversation without giving out all the trivial information. She has just lost her job, her apartment and job on the same day and cannot help be devastated at her current circumstances. She is mortified when Quinn Sullivan the hottest man in her neighborhood keeps trying to console and seduce her in the process. The man is akin to an expensive dress that you lust after in the shop window on the way home but know you can never afford. But what she never expected is that Quinn would make her an offer that she finds impossible to refuse.

“Friends Without Benefits” is a captivating novel about Elizabeth a Finney, a woman that knows how to knit, is unnerved by Nico Manganielo, and has a severe case of sarcastic syndrome. She is a very smart woman that prides herself on being right on almost anything including the fact that she has very little chance of attaining true love, one stands to benefit more from human ken dolls than with friendship, and that boy bands do not get the recognition they deserve from society. But when her carefully laid out plans to get benefits without the pesky friendship are destroyed by the chauvinistic yet irritatingly charming Nico Manganielo, she finds herself at a loss on how to proceed. Will she be able to keep herself from falling in love and keep him as far away as possible from the high walls around her heart?

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