Review Tour + Excerpt – MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by Penny Reid

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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?

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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.

5 Stars!

~Sonal


Excerpt

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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Review: MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by Penny Reid

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Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid
Series: Knitting in the City, book 7
Genre: romantic comedy
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


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.

5 Stars!

~Sonal


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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?


New Release – MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by Penny Reid

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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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Surprise New Release!! SCENES FROM THE HALLWAY by Penny Reid

Scenes from the Hallway, an all new novella from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE and as a special Valentine’s Day gift from Penny it’s FREE!

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From the USA TODAY Bestselling romantic comedy series, ‘Scenes from the Hallway,’ Knitting in the City #6.5

You know who I am.

I swear too much, I crack too many jokes, and I got a thing for Kat Tanner; a messy thing, a distracting thing, a getting-in-the-way-of-everything thing; a thing that makes being in the same room with the woman torture. Sometimes it’s the good kind. Mostly, it’s not.

What you don’t know is how it all started. You don’t know how we met, you might not know what happened in Vegas (or the morning after), and you definitely don’t know what happened after that.

You want to know the story before the story? Well . . . here you go.

But be careful what you ask for. As I’ve discovered the hard way, you might not like it.

‘Scenes from the Hallway’ is a companion short prequel/short story (11k words) for the upcoming book, ‘Marriage of Inconvenience,’ and includes the first 3 chapters of the soon to be released novel! (‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ releases March 6, 2018.)

WARNING This short story contains a lot of cussing. Do not download or read if you dislike curse words in novels. WARNING

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Surprise Release!! KISSING TOLSTOY by Penny Reid

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Kissing Tolstoy, an all new standalone from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

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Proceeds for the month of November go to hurricane relief efforts!

What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian Lit professor?

You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course!

‘Kissing Tolstoy’ is the first book in the Dear Professor series, is 46k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (28k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2017.

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Blog Tour + Review – BEARD IN MIND by Penny Reid

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All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.

She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

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MY HEART MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beauford Winston is probably the nicest person in all of Tennessee. He is good natured, charming, easy-going and only has smiles for everyone. Everyone except Shelly. She gets on his nerves and irritates him like God put her on his Earth for that sole purpose. With his twin leaving town for who knows how long, Beau is in a constant surly mood.

Shelly Sullivan is not the nicest person to be around. In fact she is rude, cold and almost insufferable. Beau thought so too. Until he glanced a peak at her inner self which is full of radiant complexities and exquisite facets that ensnare Beau like he never thought possible.

Staying away from Shelly isn’t an option anymore but turns out sticking it through with her might be the hardest thing for both Beau and her.

Oh my God I can’t believe I am alive after reading this book. All these emotions and feeling make me want to lie upside down hanging from my bed while blasting Heart’s A Mess because that feels like the only thing I am capable of right now.

I mean HOW?? How can fictional characters be so good that you are upset that they don’t exist? I constantly think about Winston brothers wondering how different my life would be if they were real and if I knew them. Obsessed seems an understatement at this point but do I care? No, Sire!

Beau is my sweetheart. I swear to God he is the most precious man that will ever walk his Earth. (Fictionally!! I mean fictionally.) Holy Mother do I love him! He is so compassionate, caring, understanding and every other nice adjective there is in the World. I often forgot that he was only twenty-five because his thought process was so mature and sexy and stable and oh heavens I just love his mind. I want to hug him and never let go.

(Yes I am aware that I’m basically rambling at this point but this book DEMANDS it) 

Shelly is everything pure with this World and she needs to be protected at all costs. Her struggles made my heart hurt and I desperately wanted to help her. She is such a beautifully written character. Her struggles and the way she stepped up to take care of herself was admirable and inspiring. I just really love Shelly.

Reading this story,I realised how I can’t even begin to comprehend the things people go through with invisible illness. It’s so easy to label a person as rude or cold because that is the convenient option for us. We ignore it till it’s not our problem and that hit me a bit hard. I am so glad Penny decided to take up this issue and show Shelly’s struggle without sugar coating it.

This story is incredible, y’all! It takes you on such a powerful journey that you can feel it changing you. And you LOVE EVERY DARN SECOND OF IT.

5 Stars!

~Sonal


Excerpt

She’d taken the sofa, in her own house, and given me the bed. That didn’t make a lick of sense.

I crouched next to her, threading my fingers into the silky hair at her temples. “Honey.”

“Mmm.”

I bent to whisper, “Shelly.”

“Hmm?”

“I’m going to carry you to your bed. I’ll take the sofa.”

“Mmm.”

I grinned at her soft noises, at the untroubled expression on her face, and how her brow—even in sleep—still looked regal and stern.

Sliding my arms under her legs and shoulder, I picked her up. And, unfortunately, that woke her up.

She jerked in my arms. “What are you doing?”

“I’m taking you to the bed.”

“Don’t do that.”

“I don’t mind, I’ll take the sofa.” Our mouths were just inches apart, and hers was distracting.

She squirmed. “Put me down.”

Sighing unhappily, I did. I set her on her feet next to the couch. The blanket pooled at her feet and I stepped back to give her some space. It was dark, but I could see her just fine, and that meant I had to force my eyes to remain above her neck. The woman was wearing two pathetic scraps of fabric as pajamas. A thin little tank top and shorts. That’s it.

I set my jaw and turned to the side, waiting for her to walk past.

“Where are you?”

I glanced at her and realized she couldn’t see at all. She didn’t have a hand out, but the way her eyes were moving about the room gave away her blindness.

“I’m here.” I didn’t touch her, because if I did, I wouldn’t want to stop.

Shelly turned her head in my direction and took a deep breath. Still she didn’t reach for me. I didn’t know the specifics of what to expect after her Friday session, but I recalled Dr. West saying something about Shelly doing self-guided ERP exercises over this week.

“Can you see?” She licked her lips, her voice sandpapery. “Because I can’t see at all. It’s so dark.”

“I can see.” Unbidden, my eyes dropped to her body, to the swell of her breasts, the panel of bare stomach, the curve of her hips. Pinpricks of heat raised over my skin and I curled my hands into fists.

She shuffled forward and I caught her before she bumped into me, setting my hands gently at her waist.

“Let me take you to your room.” My voice was rough, for obvious reasons.

Saying nothing, she brought her hand to my forearm, her body gently colliding with mine. And then her hand on my arm slid up my bicep to my shoulder.

“Shelly.” I was running out of breath.

“I like this.”

“What?”

“Touching you.”

Oh fuck.

I held still and endured her hands moving over my body, down the front of my shirt, stopping at the hem, then pushing it up.

“Take this off.”

I did. I pulled the T-shirt over my head and let it drop to the floor.

We stood there, facing each other in the dark, not touching. Despite the session on Friday and the progress that had been made, I realized she wasn’t quite there yet. Dr. West was right, Friday was just a step, the first step. Shelly wasn’t able to initiate contact. Not yet.

Her hands balled into fists and she swayed forward, her breath struggling little puffs.

If anything was going to happen tonight, I had to initiate it. I had to be the one to touch first.

God, how I wanted her. How I wanted her above me, beneath me, surrounding me. But how could I?

“I know why I hesitate,” her voice was breathless, “but why do you hesitate?”

“Lots of reasons.”

“Give me one.”

“I don’t want to you use you.”

“I wish you would.”

That pulled a laugh from me, just a small relief from the mounting tension. My eyes moved over her body, an undeniable impulse to devour the sight of her, her legs, stomach, chest, then up her neck to her lips.

“You asked me on Saturday if sex was a big deal for me, or if it was you. The answer is both.”

She held very still, and I got the sense she was holding her breath, straining to listen.

“You are a big deal to me. I don’t want a fling. I don’t want a flirtation. I want promises.”

“What can I promise you?”

That you’ll love me. That I’ll be your priority.

She shifted her weight from foot to foot. A spike of anxiety that she might leave me like this had me acting without forethought. I lifted my hands to her waist again and immediately, her fingertips skimmed over skin of my lower stomach in response, making my muscles tense in hot anticipation. She grew more assertive as she caressed my sides, abdomen, ribs, chest, shoulders, and then back down.

Shelly stepped closer, a hint of thrilling contact between her breasts and my torso, and all the words and worries melted from my mind, died on my tongue, suffocated by the feel of her body, and the possibility of this moment.

Her finger hooked in the waistband of my jeans. “Take these off.” Her hand turned, her fingers and palm cupping me over my zipper.

Instinctively, I pressed myself into her touch even as I grabbed her wrist.

“Beau, I promise—”

She didn’t get to speak, because I kissed her, hard and wild, unbuttoning and unzipping my fly with one hand and bringing her palm inside my boxers with the other.

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