Marriage of Inconvenience, an all new romantic comedy standalone in the USA Today bestselling, Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid, is LIVE!
There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She’s determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy.
Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity—and heart—all in one piece.
Except, what happens when Dan O’Malley isn’t as indifferent—or as trustworthy—as she thought?
MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE has been a highly anticipated read for many of us for a long time — ever since the Vegas Incident — and I am happy to report that it does not disappoint.
We’d been on the sidelines of each other’s lives for years, and now — quite suddenly — we were on the same field together, playing as teammates.
As we’ve come to expect from this series, things aren’t all that straightforward for these knitters & co. I don’t want to reveal too much, because so much of the fun is in the unexpected directions Reid goes in or, rather, how everything falls in to place along the way. Not to mention how everyone has a role to play, a piece to contribute, and that made it very Team Knitting vs Bad Guy and I loved that rounded feel to it all. Especially perfect for a final book.
“Trust me that I want every part of you.”
And speaking of those characters.. my goodness. Reid has been teasing us for months about Dan’s potty mouth and those curses seriously f…king delivered. The hilarity, the verbal hijinks, the honest and charming horn-dog-ness of him He’s just the right amount of protective, he’s totally uncompromising when it comes to what he wants, and he’ll even play a little dirty to get it. But he’s also a straight-shooter and after the initial misunderstanding that kept them apart, he’s quick to make sure there are no repeats along the way. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t some little miscommunications that cause a bit of angsty confusion, they end up being totally hilarious. And the scenes with his mum? Just hysterical. I seriously loved Dan so so much. Have I already said that, he just charmed from beginning to the end.
“There’s a difference between being honest with someone, and trying to drive someone away in the name of honesty.”
Kat, on the other hand, was totally unexpected. She was so different from what we’ve thought her to be, with such a dreadful past, and her struggles were so real. At times, of course, frustrating but they were frustrating for her too. And it was always coming from a good, if uncertain or insecure, place. There was an added element to her interactions with Dan that I really enjoyed and yeah, that’s all you’re getting out of me, no spoiling it! But also, I loved the balance of these two — the heiress and the ex-con — and how beautifully they could take down their opponents with an un-choreographed verbal take down while sipping a cup of coffee.
And of course, we couldn’t have a Knitting in the City book without the other knitters. I fully expected to cry after coming to the final page of this book, especially after some of the earlier scenes that spoke of change, and I didn’t. Why? Because Reid doesn’t end on a sad note. She gives us our last glimpse of these ladies in exactly the way we ought to remember them. I loved every minute of the book and would award more than 5 stars if I could.
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Meet Penny Reid:
Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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