Review: ​Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City #7) by Penny Reid + Teaser and Excerpt

I am so excited to share my review for Marriage of Inconvenience today! I loved this all new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid. It was captivating and I adored Dan and Kat!



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Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City #7) by Penny Reid 


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?


5 out of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow. Penny Reid is truly an incredible storyteller. I loved, loved, loved Kat and Dan’s story. This was an absolute joy to read, incredibly entertaining and detailed and full of so much heart! It was excellent!

I thought Dan and Kat were amazing characters. Kat was complicated, sweet, and shy and had some really serious issues she was dealing with. I felt for her and hurt for her and understood her. Watching her over the course of the story, grow and heal and fall and love with Dan was a beautiful thing. And Dan the Security man? This guy. So sweet, charming, caring... and the king of the F word. I loved him. And I swear his use of the F word was spectacularly creative and awesome. They have such an interesting relationship. How they viewed the other and themselves. It's a well developed story that I lost myself in as they make their way through everything. These two had an amazing slow burn happening and I was just so excited learning all the details. There's a wonderful build happening, not only for Dan and Kat together but for them as I individuals. It's complex and intricate.

Penny Reid has this wonderful and unique writing style that I find captivating. It’s incredible and brings real issues to the surface in this smart and entertaining way. I thought it had had a great pace, I loved the storyline, all the ups and downs, the drama, and the humor (there are some amazing one liners!!!). There was a great flow and I found it very inviting. I freaking loved that this was dual POV, I adored both Kat and Dan’s voices. I loved their internal battles and how they worked them out.

This is one of those stories you just lose yourself in and absorb ever detail. This is a story to be savored and is an absolute winner. Honestly I'm not sure how to articulate my feelings. So much happened over the course of the book and I can't even begin to pin point one thing or moment. It was such a full story, extremely detailed and and well crafted. I loved the emotion and feelings and fun and drama and depth. I loved it all!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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.”



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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