REVIEW – MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE (Knitting in the City #7) by Penny Reid

SYNOPSIS

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?

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE ~Dan Is Mine Stars*****

A lot of emotions I’m feeling right now with this book. First, excitement, because I’ve been wanting to read Kat and Dan’s story FOREVER, and let me tell you, it was even better than I could ever imagine. I’ve been a die-hard fan of this series since the first book came out and I’ve loved them all, a lot, but Marriage Of Inconvenience is truly my favorite, EVER!

The only way I can describe what this book meant to me is by saying it was, a total unicorn of a read, so special, so unique, so unbelievably amazing. Kat was a heroine like no other, and what I loved the most about her, were her flaws and insecurities, and she had a lot. But Dan with his love, patience and the most precious care started to peel every, single layer in what was the onion of Kat’s issues. Their relationship is the most beautiful, and even the most hilarious romance I’ve read in a long time. Penny simply outdid herself with this one, it was truly a spectacular read. (Insert fireworks)

 

 

So… Remember when the whole knitting gang went to Las Vegas, and tons of crazy things happened? We knew Kat and Dan “The Security Man” had shared a night together and that something has happened between them that nobody else knew. So in this book, we get the very juicy piece of information that explains what brought them together for a night and then push them apart for two years.

Kat, as it turns out, is the heiress of a Pharmaceutical empire. Her past is one she doesn’t often like to think or talk about, and her current mission in life is to overcome everything she once used to be. She has been preparing to take her place, and take charge of the family business but her heinous cousin is concocting an awful plan to take from Kat, what is rightfully hers. Kat needs help, but she also has a crazy plan and lucky for her, Dan is the first in line to help her.

All the ladies in the Knitting In The City series feel like they are close friends of mine. I feel like we, as readers have gone through so much with these characters, and they are like a little fictional family. These ladies are always there for each other, each with their own special kind of love and talent and they just make each story, even more precious. The men too. At some point or another throughout the years, I’ve fantasized about either dating, marrying, or engaging in naughty panty parties with one or all of them at some point. But Dan takes the cake, he is hands down my absolute favorite. I love the way he talks, the way he looks, his hilarious humor; I especially love how he is still scared of his mom. I mean, I LOVED EVERY. SINGLE. THING about Dan. He is my Dan the Man, my Man!!!! Sigh!!! I could talk and think about him all day…

This book comes packed with a ton of laughter, tons of beautiful romance and a very healthy dose of sexy. This book will go down in my TBR history as the best book I could have read. I was having an unusually hard week and this romance made it all better. I kept having to go back and re-read my highlighted notes in order to relive all the beautiful emotions this book was giving me. I’ve actually decided to buy myself a hard copy to always carry it with me as a guide to help myself find happy when I most need it.

So do yourself a favor and give this book or any of the other previous books in this utterly awesome series. By the time you’ve read them all, you too will feel, like you have seven new crazy friends, that will stay with you forever…

Pre-order Marriage Of Inconvenience here:
http://amzn.to/2oA2Yxm

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****5++++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I have to tell you my limits because you have to trust me. So you have to know…you mean something to me. It’s never going to be a finish line with you or something to cross off a list. It’s—I want—I need—it to be everything.” 

 

 

Almost on an everyday basis, I wish that there was more time in the day so that I could get to all of the books out there that I am sure I am missing out on. This is a serious conflict for us avid readers. I read ”Neanderthal Meets Human”several years ago and somehow I never had a chance to get back to this series until now. I wish that I had read all the previous books because I truly feel like I missed out by not getting to spend more time with these incredible characters. To say that I LOVED ”MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE” is just the tip of the iceberg. I was in book heaven with this one! It had the perfect blend of romantic comedy, intrigue, action, and of course, the yummy steamy bits! There’s a new book boyfriend who has swept me off my feet and I am sure when you all read this, Dan O’Malley is going to steal your hearts!

Kat is the sole heir to a Pharmaceutical empire worth billions. Her mother suffers from an extreme case of catatonic schizophrenia and has been institutionalized for many years. Her father has been suffering from Alzheimer’s and has also been hospitalized for the past three years. Growing up, Kat and her father didn’t have much of a relationship. She was sent away to boarding schools and he was always watching for clues that she may be succumbing to the same sickness her mother had. During her teenage years, Kat felt the need to rebel. She went down a dark road filled with countless casual hook-ups, alcohol, and even drugs. Eventually, she got herself back on track and cleaned up her life, but the damage was done and some of her family considered her to be unstable. Caleb, her cousin, who is currently CEO of her parent’s company is an evil ‘SOB’, who wants to gain access to her parent’s assets, so he plans to prove that Kat is mentally incapacitated so that he can become her legal guardian. This will enable him to gain access to her inheritance. Kat’s legal counsel has been her parent’s lawyer since before she was born and he advises her to get married to someone trustworthy which will thwart her cousin’s attempt to gain guardianship.

Kat goes to her best-friend Steven, but he’s just recently started dating his boyfriend and suggests that she ask Dan O’Malley ‘aka’ Dan the Security Man, who has been the secret object of her desires for over two years. The two had a “moment” in Vegas where things could have turned romantic between them but a stupid misunderstanding wound up keeping them apart. Kat has no idea that while she has secretly been swooning over Dan, he’s also been hiding his true feelings for her too.

To say that Dan is dumbstruck when Kat proposes is putting it mildly. Kat was certain that he wouldn’t agree to her proposal because she really believes that she isn’t good enough for him. But what she doesn’t realize is that she has been a walking fantasy for him for far too long. Dan jumps at the chance to become her husband. Deep down he’s hoping that feelings will develop between them and maybe it won’t have to end up being a “pretend” marriage, and Kat is definitely wishing for the same.

The romantic tension that builds between Dan and Kat throughout the progression of the story was giving me endless goosebumps. Every kiss and every brush of his fingertips across any part of Kat’s body was driving me insane. I got worked up when he merely kissed the back of her hand!! This man had serious game!! What made it even better was the fact that he truly was a goner for Kat. I loved that Dan somehow always knew when Kat was struggling internally over what was happening between them and he would make sure to express what he was truly feeling about her so as to leave no doubt. It was clear from the start of their marriage that this was going to turn into something everlasting.

Both Dan and Kat have deep rooted insecurities about relationships and added on top of that for Kat is her inability to be intimate which stems from her wild teenage years. Their pasts and dysfunctional families played a huge part. While they try to navigate through their new life as a married couple and deal with issues that affect their relationship, there are also multiple outside threats that they have to contend with that make up the action and intrigue portion of the story.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5+++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Heros & Heroine: 5

MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE is currently available. This was such a fantastic book! I hope that you’ll add this one to your TBRs if you haven’t already! If you’ve never read Penny Reid, I honestly can say you’re doing yourselves an injustice!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2GjPbU1
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/MarriageofInconvenience
iBooks: https://apple.co/2FjtjGW
Nook: http://bit.ly/2yycreU
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2zRl42J

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