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Neanderthal (Last Man Standing #2) by Avery Flynn


So I may be in the Last Single Man Standing competition with my cousins, but five minutes around Kinsey was all it took to take myself out. Who cares about bragging rights when you’ve just found the woman you’re going to marry? Sure, she may work for my biggest competitor. Sure, she’s not dating right now. Sure, she’s my sister’s best friend and I’ve been sworn off her. But somehow she agrees to go on six fake dates to help me save face in this competition.

What does the guy who never uses his words have to say to convince the girl of his dreams that they’re perfect for each other?

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Good gravy. What a charming and sexy rom-com! I’ve discovered yet another delightful author. I’m on a roll with the strong silent types and the women that love them. 

Kinsey is a child prodigy skincare scientist trying to prove herself in the cosmetics business, but she has the cards stacked against her. She’s younger than most scientists in the business, she is judged by her looks and her Southern accent, her immediate boss is a dickhead, and she’s falling for the head of R&D of her company’s biggest competitor.

Griff thinks talking is overrated. He feels you can solve more problems if you just keep quiet and focus on the solutions. So why did he agree with his cousin’s Last Man Standing bet? Because he loved his Grandma Betty who left a gift for the oldest cousins without putting a name on it before she died. So to win the gift, each of them had to go out on six online dates, and the last man still single at the end of the year won. It might be easy for most guys, but Griff isn’t a people person until he meets Kinsey and falls in love with her sexy brain first before he even sees her. He goes through with the bet knowing he will lose because he wants to make Kinsey fall in love with him.

I am blown away by Griff and Kinsey. They get each other. They have so much in common like their nerdiness, their messed up family lives, and their need to protect their loved ones. Kinsey is so strong and feisty with her lovely Southern charm. Griff is that amazing hero who is a natural protector as he endures his loathsome controlling father’s insults and criticisms to shield his sister. It’s Kinsey that clears his mind and soothes his soul and though he talks very little he becomes one heck of a dirty talker around her! Yum! Watching the chemistry between these two is awesome as they break down their defenses and accept each other as they are.

Griff’s family is hilarious as they push each other’s buttons in a loving way. Kinsey’s Meemaw is also a treat with her loving wisdom and love for her granddaughter.

I highly recommend this delectable rom-com with loveable characters who are fighting for their dreams and the people they love.

Thank you to Ms. Flynn for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Avery FlynnUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their ahem other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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