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?
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I'm still very new to Penny Reid, this is only my second book from her and the first from her Knitting in the City series but man oh, man did I devour this one! I loved that little taste of danger that was always lingering in the background. But more than that. the whole ensemble was really wonderful- all of the characters, even the bad guys, made A Marriage of Inconvenience unputdownable.
I'll start with Kat...I just adored her. The awkwardness. Her mistakes. Her generosity. Her issues. The strength that she didn't know she had. And how when she was around Dan the Security Man, she was a mess. And Dan- insert the swoony sigh here....I loved his gentleness. His protectiveness. His surliness. How he loves his friends and family- especially his mom. But more than that, how he saw Kat. He saw her fear and embraced it and helped her face it.
I liked that as connected as Kat and Dan's worlds were, they had avoided each other. A major misunderstanding got blown way out of proportion and they lost a lot of time. But with Kat's situation, they have a chance to make up some of it. I enjoyed the dark twist this took. There were some nefarious actions against both Dan and Kat that got the whole crew involved. My heart was racing waiting to see how it would all play out.
Let me tell you, Penny Reid didn't disappoint. Marriage of Inconvenience gave me the everything. I laughed, I gasped, I cringed and I sighed with relief and joy. I stayed up way past my bedtime reading and I didn't even miss the sleep- it was that good. Kat and Dan's story was unconventional, unassuming and wonderfully unexpected.
About the Author
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.