Marriage of Inconvenience, an all new romantic comedy standalone in the USA Today bestselling, Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW!
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?
Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars
This book was fantastic, Penny Reid had me enthralled from the beginning to the end. For being such a long book, I enjoyed every bit of the story and I never wanted it to end! The fluidity and the pace of the story were just perfect. This book is witty, intelligent, riveting and just fun to read. Kat and Dan are enticing characters, easy to relate to. From the start, I felt a true connection between them. Their romance is tender and the chemistry between them is sizzling. I loved that their story was a slow burn, nothing felt rushed or implausible.
Kat is an endearing heroine. Heiress to the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world, she has experienced the hard way that money doesn’t equal happiness. Her uber-wealthy family is dysfunctional and disinterested in her, no one has ever shielded her from hardship. Kat experiences difficulty accepting her emotions. She is used to hold herself back, hiding behind routine and orderliness. She is socially awkward, and her honesty is absolutely endearing and just hilarious at times. She tried to escape her heiress life, but she has finally accepted her fate and is preparing herself for her future role. Her cousin is a powerful and devious enemy, who has more than one sneaky trick up his sleeves to frame her and take her place at the head of the company.
Dan is the perfect book boyfriend, smart, caring, funny, thoughtful, not to mention incredibly hot. He accepts to marry Kat so that her cousin can’t commit her to a mental hospital. He is selfless, willing to rearrange his life to protect Kat.
Dan and Kat were distant friends. The sparks flew between them when they first met, but they never acted on their feelings due to a misunderstanding. When they finally get the opportunity to know each other better, everything between them is natural and easy. And yet, expressing boundaries and desires is incredibly complicated for both of them. There was plenty of sexual tension, as they learn to navigate and balance their obvious love for each other. I loved watching the development of their relationship and the suspense kept me on my toes.
I had the best time reading this book! It has Penny Reid trademark humor, Kat and Dan had me giggling and smiling. I adored these characters! The interactions with the secondary characters were fantastic. There were a lot of swoon inducing moments. I love Penny Reid’s writing style and will definitely look forward to her next book!
ARC generously provided by the author and Social Butterfly PR.
Staring at his chin, because I couldn’t quite lift my eyes any higher, I cleared my throat. “Should we get ready for bed?”
“Sure,” he said, his voice a rumble. Dan’s eyes were on me, I felt the weight of them.
My hands came to the hem of my skirt and I hesitated, feeling winded for some reason. Sneaking a glance at him, I immediately wished I hadn’t. His gaze was watchful, but it was also unmistakably hot in a way that seemed at once both avaricious and accusatory. The vice tightened around my lungs.
Kiss him! Just freaking kiss him! You want numbered steps? Fine. You kiss him- check. He kisses you back- check. Then you make out- check. Check the boxes.
I licked my lips, balling my hands into fists at my sides again, preparing to follow my hasty list.
But then he said, “Undress me.”
My breath caught. On instinct, my eyes lifted and collided with his in much the same way our bodies had collided at the top of the stairs just moments ago. Jarring. Startling. Thrilling. This time I couldn’t look away because this time I was falling. He made no move to catch me.
“What? What did you say?”
His eyes narrowed, which served only to increase the intensity of his gaze from smolder to inferno. “Take my clothes off.”
I stared at him, licking my lips again, and shaking my head. That wasn’t one of my steps.
Lifting my chin, I moved to kiss him. He leaned to the side, evading me even as his eyes dropped to my mouth.
“Take off my shirt and I’ll give you a kiss.” He’d used his naughty-secret voice.
An explosion of heat erupted in my belly, and now I was hot all over. I couldn’t figure out if the heat was embarrassment or arousal or both.
He didn’t give me a chance to figure it out. His hands lifted and he undid his cuffs; then they moved to the top button of his shirt.
“You better take over,” he said darkly, “or else you’re not getting that kiss.”
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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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