Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Marriage of Inconvenience - Penny Reid - Blog Tour


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

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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?

Staring at his chin, because I couldn’t quite lift my eyes any higher, I cleared my throat. “Should we get ready for bed?”

“Sure,” he said, his voice a rumble. Dan’s eyes were on me, I felt the weight of them.

My hands came to the hem of my skirt and I hesitated, feeling winded for some reason. Sneaking a glance at him, I immediately wished I hadn’t. His gaze was watchful, but it was also unmistakably hot in a way that seemed at once both avaricious and accusatory. The vice tightened around my lungs.

Kiss him! Just freaking kiss him! You want numbered steps? Fine. You kiss him- check. He kisses you back- check. Then you make out- check. Check the boxes.

I licked my lips, balling my hands into fists at my sides again, preparing to follow my hasty list.

But then he said, “Undress me.”

My breath caught. On instinct, my eyes lifted and collided with his in much the same way our bodies had collided at the top of the stairs just moments ago. Jarring. Startling. Thrilling. This time I couldn’t look away because this time I was falling. He made no move to catch me.

“What? What did you say?”

His eyes narrowed, which served only to increase the intensity of his gaze from smolder to inferno. “Take my clothes off.”

I stared at him, licking my lips again, and shaking my head. That wasn’t one of my steps.

Lifting my chin, I moved to kiss him. He leaned to the side, evading me even as his eyes dropped to my mouth.

“Take off my shirt and I’ll give you a kiss.” He’d used his naughty-secret voice.

An explosion of heat erupted in my belly, and now I was hot all over. I couldn’t figure out if the heat was embarrassment or arousal or both.

He didn’t give me a chance to figure it out. His hands lifted and he undid his cuffs; then they moved to the top button of his shirt.

“You better take over,” he said darkly, “or else you’re not getting that kiss.”


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4.5 Stars

Marriage of Inconvenience is the seventh title in the Knitting In the City series, and features Kat and Dan. This is a title that is full of emotion, humour, drama and friendship.

Kat’s family are evil and scheming, and Dan the security man is more than happy to come to her rescue.

Kat Tanner aka Kathleen Tyson is a fantastic heroine, she’s quite enigmatic a little bit geeky, quirky, and neurotic but also strong and resilient. She’s a reluctant heiress and as such can be quite reserved and quiet, but all her actions are very deliberate and controlled. I found her to be an endearing, realistic, and relatable. She’s quite a lonely character, who expresses feelings of shame and unworthiness as a consequence of her teen years, and it makes her vulnerable and uneasy in knowing who to trust.

Dan the security man is a broody, protective, kind, considerate and caring alpha. When Kat turns to him for help, it calls to his protective, loyal and trustworthy nature. He is quite the charmer, and honest and has a tendency to say it like it is. A little bit rough around the edges, but he has a heart of gold, and will do anything for those he cares for most.

Penny Reid is one of the only authors I know that has metaphors & puns sprinkled throughout the story line that leave you feeling a mixture of emotions. Whether it be a warm feeling of happiness that results in a face splitting smile, or cackling and laughing out loud so you’re family give you the side eye you know it will be unique, captivating and entertaining. Overall this title is a fun, sexy, swoony read told in a dual point of view.

Despite the misunderstandings and miscommunications that kept this pair apart their banter is fun, flirty and intelligent. For me Marriage of Inconvenience epitomises a slow burn romance, the relationship Kat and Dan share is unconventional and they have quite a few bumps in the road, on the path to finding their happy ever after.

For those familiar with the Love and Beard series there was some character crossover from the Knitting in the City series in Beard In Mind, and the events in this title take place prior to that book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this title and cannot wait to see where Penny takes her readers next.

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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.

Twitter: @ReidRomance