Today I am here to tell you what I thought about Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid. It’s the seventh book in the Knitting in the City series, but it is a standalone. Of course, other previous characters are mentioned, but that doesn’t make it hard to read.
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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?
Cover I actually love this cover. It’s simple but sweet and I love the few red accents. It’s refreshing that there isn’t a face on the cover. It made if possible for me to imagine Dan in my own way instead of being influenced before reading.
Plot Romantic comedies are my types of books and the idea of getting married, because it’s necessary has been done many times. This isn’t an issue when it comes to Marriage of Inconvenience though. I loved the characters from the start and this book had me smiling often while reading. My only issue is that it seemed to take just a little bit to start going. This is pretty long for a romance, so I think that’s what it is. I liked that it’s longer and even though it took a bit longer before something really happened, it was nice to get more information about the characters. This made it a lot easier to connect to them. I have to say I would’ve loved more chapters from Dan’s POV. Kat’s group of friends are the sweetest people even if they are all a bit quirky. During the whole book I was really hoping that everything would turn out okay for Kat. Her cousin is awful and her family history wasn’t the greatest. I can’t imagine what that does with a child. I mean, someone can only hear that there’s something wrong with them before they start believing it. Penny Reid has a magic way with words and she had me loving her characters from the start. Humor, romance and family were all in perfect balance. I loved that the epilogue was so far in the future. Seeing the characters still fit together so many years later left me with a smile on my face. This was my first Penny Reid book. I think I need to change that very soon!
Characters Kat seems a bit quirky in the beginning. She has her set routine and even has a certain outfit for everyday of the week. She panics easily when something doesn’t going according to plan, so of course when she hears her cousin wants to have her committed, let’s say she does kind of freak out. I know I would. Throughout the book we learn why this is a sensitive subject and I think it’s only normal she wants the routine. With her parents’ issues it is pretty normal she is afraid of something happening to her mentally. I felt bad for her though. She doesn’t think she deserves help or love from others. No one should have to feel this way. It takes her awhile, but she finally starts realizing she is worthy of love and it doesn’t cost anything to get it. And I have to say, I agree with her love of cheese.
Dan is the typical book boyfriend, yet he turns out to be so much more. He seems full of himself and a ladies’ man. He really is a kind person who has a family history as well. His half brother isn’t the nicest guy and that took him a bit to realize. Since then he has proved to be a great guy. He has liked Kat for a few years, it after a funny misunderstanding things go differently than planned. He agreed to marry her without even thinking. He is very protective and sweet and will do anything for the people he loves. His mother is the sweetest and I love how she sees Kat as family from the start.
Eugene is the family lawyer, but more like a father figure than he realizes. He really cares for a Kat. He doesn’t always do this in the right way, it tries to do what he thinks is best.
The knitting club is so much fun. They are all quirky, but I bet the best friends you could have. I wouldn’t mind being a part of their group.
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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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This was definitely a cute romantic comedy and I really hope to read more by Penny Reid. Have any of you read something by this author? What did you think?