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!
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?
Nine hundred thousand million starts.
Kat Tanner has a problem. She needs to get married asap to avoid disastrous consequences. Being a billionaire heiress is not an easy job and Kat is about to learn that the hard way.
The only person who can help her is Dan O’Malley.
Dan is the perfect candidate for the job, single, charming, trustworthy and is not even the least bit romantically interested in Kat.
What’ll happen when Kat realises that Dan is not as unaffected by her as she thought?
I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved this book and what special place it holds in my heart. I have been a ginormous Penny Reid fan since I read her first Knitting In The City book and that hasn’t changed one bit. In fact, my love for ger stories grows more and more everyday.
Kat, I think, is my most favourite Penny heroine. She might not have all of her life sorted but she had the strength to fight it out. I loved how innocent, self – aware and freaking smart she was. I think I have a teeny tiny maybe huge crush on her.
Dan oh my sweet dirty man! *heart eyes* I just adore this man with all my heart. I’ve always maintained that people who curse a lot and the most genuine people because they do not hesitate in expressing their thoughts. This hold true for Dan the Security Man. He is just so honest and caring and hot and lovely. He made my heart ache with the same shitty feeling he experienced. I am swooning while writing about Dan so you can imagine how much I truly love love him.
This story is unlike any I’ve ever read and as someone who has been waiting for Dan and Kat’s story since NSH I was so elated to have gotten a chance to experience this beautiful journey of two of my favourite characters.
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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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.