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Penny Reid

Author of Neanderthal Seeks Human

84+ Works 6,817 Members 495 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Penny Reid is a part-time romance author and full-time biotech researcher. She is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City Series. Her titles include: Attraction: Elements of Chemistry, Beauty and the Mustache, and Dating-ish. She has also been nominated for a show more Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Penny Reid

Neanderthal Seeks Human (2013) 697 copies
Truth or Beard (2015) 566 copies
Beard Science (2016) 320 copies
Beauty and the Mustache (2014) 310 copies
Grin and Beard It (2016) 234 copies
Friends Without Benefits (2014) 233 copies
The Hooker and the Hermit (2015) 225 copies
Love Hacked (2014) 225 copies
Beard in Mind (2017) 224 copies
Attraction (2015) 209 copies
Neanderthal Marries Human (2014) 190 copies
Dr. Strange Beard (2018) 188 copies
Marriage of Inconvenience (2018) 184 copies
Dating-ish (2017) 183 copies
Beard Necessities (2019) 154 copies
Happily Ever Ninja (2016) 151 copies
Ninja at First Sight (2015) 148 copies
Beard with Me (2019) 132 copies
Kissing Tolstoy (2017) 115 copies
Totally Folked (2021) 114 copies
The Player and the Pixie (2016) 111 copies
Capture (2015) — Author — 109 copies
Motion (2019) 105 copies
Heat (2015) — Author — 104 copies
Cocktales: The Cocky Collective Anthology (2018) — Editor; Contributor — 101 copies
The Cad and the Co-Ed (2017) 98 copies
Engagement and Espionage (2020) 87 copies
The Varlet and the Voyeur (2018) 77 copies
Homecoming King (2021) 77 copies
Space (2019) 75 copies
Time (2019) 74 copies
Elements of Chemistry (2015) 72 copies
Marriage and Murder (2021) 66 copies
Just Folking Around (2021) 63 copies
Kissing Galileo (2019) 56 copies
Folk Around and Find Out (2022) 51 copies
Drama King (2022) 49 copies
Live and Let Grow (2021) 48 copies
A Beardy Bonus (2020) 37 copies
Hilariously Ever After (2019) — Contributor — 35 copies
Beard in Hiding (2021) 32 copies
Beard in Waiting (2016) 30 copies
Winter Nights (2018) — Author — 25 copies
Scenes from the Hallway (2018) 23 copies
Dating the Boss (2022) — Contributor — 11 copies
Songbird (2022) 11 copies
Home and Heist 9 copies
Structure 8 copies
Wrap Me Up: Holiday Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 7 copies
Growth 7 copies
Pride and Dad Jokes (2022) 6 copies
Evolution 6 copies
All Folked Up (2024) 4 copies
Beach Reads Box Set, Volume 3 (2023) — Author — 4 copies
The Confession (2014) 3 copies
A Proposal 2 copies
Nobody Looks Good Naked (2018) 2 copies
Pash No Rash 1 copy
The Key (2013) 1 copy
Beard and Hen (2018) 1 copy

Associated Works

Nightingale: A Charity Anthology in Support of Ukraine (2022) — Contributor — 76 copies
Christmas in the City (6-in-1) (2019) — Contributor — 49 copies
AUSTRALIA: A Romance Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 43 copies
Valentines Days & Nights (2019) — Contributor — 21 copies
Smartasses (2022) — Contributor — 18 copies
Beach Reads Box Set, Volume 2 (2022) — Contributor — 16 copies
Beach Reads Box Set (2021) — Contributor — 13 copies
Forbidden Fruit: Volume Two (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Winston Family Paperdolls (2020) — Author — 7 copies
Playing the Field — Contributor — 5 copies
Fall in Love (2021) — Contributor — 4 copies
Persuasion {Penny Reid edit} — Editor; Foreward — 2 copies


Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Reid, Penny
Places of residence
Seattle, Washington, USA
biomedical researcher



I struggled to rate this because I think nearly all the issues here had to to with my specific turn-offs and not with the quality of the writing or the construction. In fact I liked the interactions of many characters, and am up to read another book by Penny Reid, who though a very popular romance writer is new to me. The two main characters here were extremely awkward. Both had childhood trauma, and Byron has some sensory processing problems which explain some of the awkwardness, but not most of it. Reid tried to make Byron into Darcy, and she failed badly at that. There is a whole thing where the taciturn and rude Byron essentially says he likes the people pleaser Winn against his will and better judgment. Reid is not subtle with the P&P references. The problem is that these two keep missing each other because of miscommunications (a trope that really needs to be used sparingly and is on every damn page here) and the miscommunications are willful, especially on the part of Winn. Her twisting of Byron's clear statements of adoration as indicators he does not like her reads like a parade of passive aggression. I felt so bad for Byron who has serious communication problems and who gets up the courage to clearly tell someone he has been crushing on her for years, and she just blows it off and leaves the scene. The burn was too slow, the miscommunications too plentiful, and both parties are too insecure for this to work for me.… (more)
Narshkite | 5 other reviews | May 1, 2024 |
Penny Reid does it again!! I love this book series and I shall not tire until I read every single one of these books!!

Funny, sweet romance. Some heavy topics are tackled here, and it’s sad, but the romance brewing makes it hopeful. It’s like a balm for the scar the heavy topics leave.

Would highly recommend this book series!
Donnela | 18 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
3 stars

What the hell was the ending?? Why were we left hanging??? I’m so confused.

This was short and nice.
Donnela | 10 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
3.75 stars

I really enjoyed this one. However the miscommunication trope makes a feature and I don’t like it
Donnela | 17 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |



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