Marriage of Inconvenience, an all new romantic comedy standalone in the USA Today bestselling, Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid, is LIVE!

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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?


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It’s always the quiet ones who blow your mind once you take the time to get to know that person and truly understand everything that makes that person who she is…all of the best and worst parts of her…all of her insecurities…her dreams…her worries…her guilt and most of all, her backstory that sheds more than enough light on who/what has shaped her personality and made it difficult for her to accept herself and all of her neurotic impulses and overthinking tendencies.

Kat has always been the shy and reserved woman in her circle of knitting ladies, allowing her friends’ dominant personalities to reign, simply enjoying the comfort and feel of family that she reveled in each and every Tuesday night and all the other times they got together to celebrate one of their own. And while I completely understood her bystander interactions because I am who introvert twin, I was desperate to find out more about Kat because she intrigued me and because she caught Dan the Security Man’s eye from the very beginning and I’ve had quite the crush on Dan’s foul mouth and endearing personality. Because I wanted to figure out everything I could about Kat, every scene that she was present in, in the other books in Penelope Reid’s Knitting in the City series, Kat became my focus; I wanted to get a handle on who she was and understand what her quietness as well as what seemed to be the moments she got lost in her head illustrated about her. And while I didn’t learn too much about Kat, I knew that if I just held on until Penny Reid was ready to tell Kat’s story that I would get my answers so that I could fully appreciate everything that Kat has been through and all of the awesomeness that makes her who she is, even if her self-perception is skewed.

I don’t think I’ve read a more dynamic and multifaceted heroine than Kathleen Caravel-Tyson, partly because each one of her monikers sheds light on certain parts of her personality and background and partly because there are so many layers to who she is…that I was still discovering things about her up until the very end of her and Dan’s story. Kat Tanner, Kit-Kat, Mrs. O’Malley, sole heiress to the single largest privately held pharmaceutical fortune, executive assistant at an Architecture firm…all of these names illuminate different parts of her personality, helping readers to acquire a well-rounded view of all that Kat is as well as what she is not, even though she has a difficult time believing it.

I’ve always appreciated the kind of man that Dan O’Malley is. He’s a loyal friend, a fantastic bodyguard and the perfect second-in-command to Quinn Sullivan. And I truly believe that his less than stellar choices when he was a teen actually makes him a much more understanding and badass adult, and boy does he prove me right in Marriage of Inconvenience. Because I’m an obsessed fan of this series, I’ve witnessed every exchange between Kat and Dan, and I have been impatiently waiting for Reid to put me inside Kat and Dan’s psyche so I can hear what they’re thinking about one another and just how obsessive they’ve become about each other while they seem oblivious to the fact that their feelings are more than reciprocated. And, I can honestly say that getting both of their perspectives and watching them misunderstand one another, assume things about each other, and ultimately accept every part of one another was frustrating, entertaining, and downright swoon worthy.

Marriage of Inconvenience is one heck of a smart romance. Like always, Penny Reid takes a stereotypical plot line – this time a fake marriage – and makes it her own with her quirky, lovable characters and a mountain of truths beneath all the white lies. Kat and Dan couldn’t be any more perfect for one another, but Kat needs to believe that on her own, which won’t happen until she works through her issues and accepts her past and herself and sees herself like everyone who loves her does, and Dan is for sure included in that group.

As sad as I am for Kat and Dan’s story to be the last in the series, I’ve adored each knitter’s book and the way Penny Reid brings her heroine’s soulmate into her life. Part of the reason why so many romance readers adore this series is because they can relate to Reid’s female leads’ personalities and revel in the sweet and sexy ways Reid’s main characters get together and make their lives so much fuller because they found the perfect person for all of their idiosyncrasies. I can honestly say that I love every single one of the heroes and heroines in the Knitting in the City series, and their stories will definitely be ones that I reread because they’re just that amazing!

5+ Poison Apples 

Meet Penny Reid

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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Twitter: @ReidRomance


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