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?
In Penny Reid's Newsletter voice:
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE LONGEST REVIEW EVER
I feel like I can't just do this review for Dan and Kat, but sum up how I feel about every character in this series. "Every ending does have a beginning," after all is written under the dedication.
The whole Knitting in the City series to me, felt like this house party I got invited to and never left. I made a home here, in this giant mansion with these people. Each room is a story layed out and decorated just for them and every character can go in and out, mingle in these snippets or "Easter eggs" found throughout the series. I would find Quinn and Janie in the study of this house party that is hosted in their huge mansion; wall to wall of knowledge at your grasp, the decor a dichotomy of masculinity and femininity. Elizabeth and Nico would be in the living room, perhaps hovering just at the entrance, inviting you into their lives and easing your discomfort at being at a party where you know all know their names, and they know all of you. Marie and Ashley with their goodness, would glide in and out of each room, ensuring that you are served properly, are comfortable and having a ball; the steady lights in a room full of twinkling stars. I'd probably venture into the kitchen where Sandra and Fiona occupy a space. Hearth, laughter, warmth, mother hens in a room where the tears are shed, bellies are fed, and laughter abounds.
Throughout the series, I had pictured Kat in a tower of her own construct, and where not even the bravest knights would coax her down. I pictured her in aloofness, waiting for her story and letting the world write it for her. Never in my imagination, would I find that Kat is the embodiment of a dragon, sitting in her tower, yes waiting for her story but also bidding her time. Controlling her narrative, as best as she can. A dragon with a multimillionaire dollar pen.
I love the way Penny Reid writes each woman's prerogatives, missteps, hopes and friendships, and messy love lives. She doesn't mince words about their faults or beliefs, and sprinkles conversations that are needed in today's temperament. These women are real to me, because I find pieces of them in my friends as we struggle to have an open dialogue with each other, as we laugh over wine and books, as commiserate about what this world is coming to, and grateful that in our world, we've found each other and because pieces of them are me, in my anxiety, my mental preparations and quirks.
In Marriage of Inconvenience, I saw a lot of my worries and worst case scenarios (that I'm working on by the way) in Kat. I applaud. I toast. I salute. I continue to be in awe of how Reid approaches mental illnesses. I thought she did an amazing job covering what living with mental illness is like in Shelly Sullivan and Beau's story in Beard in Mind (Winston Bros #4) but it was just as wonderful to be able to read that in this story. (We are not our illnesses is an epiphany that we need to believe).
And there were parts here that came full circle for me. I HATE spoilers, so I'm not going to say but I appreciated this book.
I will now reread this entire series and try to hang out at this rocking party a little longer.
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions are my own.***
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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.
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1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!