{Blog Tour + ARC Review} Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid

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{Blog Tour + ARC Review} Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid

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!

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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?

Excerpt:

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.”

My Review

I received this book for free from Blog Tour, Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Blog Tour + ARC Review} Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny ReidMarriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City, #7) By: Penny Reid

3 Stars


Series: Knitting in the City #7
Published on March 6th 2018
Published by Penny Reid
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 510
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour, Social Butterfly PR
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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?

I cannot believe we are in the last book of Knitting in the City series! It’s really sad to see this fun series come to an end.

Now, back to the review. I have to admit it took me a while to finish reading this book, because I had a rather difficult time to stay focused on the story. Marriage of Inconvenience features two characters with trouble background, and an unconventional start of romance. Before going into this book, I didn’t know much about Kat or Dan. While I read about Dan throughout of the series, however it was not enough to paint me a full picture of his character. Therefore, I was surprised that I didn’t quite connect with the two main characters, Kat or Dan, mainly because of their personalities and the flow of the story plot.

I think the reason I had a difficult time to stay focus was because of the slow pace of the book and the miscommunication between Kat and Dan. However, once they managed to clear up the misunderstanding the pace of the book did pick up a little.

I found Kat’s character not so easy to connect with, she seems to always question about herself, despite of her able to turn around with her life, Kat did not overcome her troubled past, which often become the reason with her battle with herself internally. Being in her head can be a little overwhelming sometimes, she tends to overthink and doesn’t value herself.

I did however find Dan’s inner dialogue hilarious, and I enjoyed learning more about his friendship with Quinn. I think I was a little disappointed with how Dan’s character turned out to be, Dan was clearly interested with Kat, and I just don’t understand how he took her words at face value without trying to clarify with Kat on what she meant.

While this book may not be my favorite of the series, however I still found it entertaining and the few sexy times in the book were pretty steamy XD. It was also wonderful to read about how the knitting group work together to help with Kat and Dan’s trouble. I really love how Penny created a strong, loving supports group in this series. Lastly, I just wanted to add, I’ve always liked Alex’s character, and the more I read about him from other characters’ perceptive, the more I love him XD

Happy reading! XO

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling 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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