Marriage of Inconvenience

Marriage of Inconvenience

by Penny Reid


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ISBN-13: 9781635763508
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Knitting in the City Series , #7
Pages: 506
Sales rank: 278,601
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling 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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Marriage of Inconvenience 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have LOVED this series since I first read about Janie and Quinn. I have treasured each book and have probably read every one a dozen or more times. So, you have to known that this book was BEYOND my expectations and I loved every second I spent with it and so will you!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and sweet. Interesting and informative. An amazing ending of an amazing series. It was absolutely worth the wait for Dan and Kat's story. Absolute perfection. Penny Reid nailed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh I can't tell you how much I loved the book, and wanted more! I didn't want the end to come, it's the end of an era. My heart is sad but I loved this story so much, so very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not disappoint, while I’m sad to see the knitting ladies end I am happy I got to go along for the ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted it to last forever. My favorite series. Great characters and all the feels. I often would send a quote or a paragraph to my husband or sister because it was so funny and worthy of sharing. I have read everything Penny Reid has published and impatiently wait for more.
jonessjjones 3 months ago
Dan has been one of my favorite "minor" characters throughout this series, so I am so excited that he steps to the forefront in this book. His willingness to help Kat is not surprising really. I loved watching how these two characters learned how to open up to one another and rely on one another. I just love, love, love Penny Reid's quirky characters and how they move through situations that are completely foreign to my particular life experience but in a way that feels authentic.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Wonderful way to for these two get together. Loved their story. The ending, 15 years later, was bittersweet. I’ll have to reread it later when my feels are a little less. This series was fantastic
Crazybooknerd 12 months ago
Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid (Audiobook) Narrated by Angela Dawe and Stephen Dexter Series: Knitting in the City book 7 5 Stars- I had been dying to get my hands on Dan’s… er... story (see what I did there,) for a long time, ever since he showed up in the very first book of the series,(I think). Wow! He did not disappoint. He was such a great guy. Understanding, funny, giving, caring, protective - really this guy has it all - and a Bostonian accent. I loved his inner narration, it was wicked awesome. Also, I loved how he longed for Kat. And let me just say..wowza.. that was some wicked hot chemistry between these two! Kat. She was well written. Even after reading all the other books in the series, I didn’t know much about her so this story was enlightening. I could actually relate to her tendency to worry about the what if’s. She was funny, knew how to control the situation, and a bit devilish when she wanted to be. I enjoyed watching her learn to figure herself out. Also, to learn how to let Dan love her and love him in return. Both narrators did a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life. I will probably reread this book again just so I can savour it a bit more. I am not quite ready to give up Kat and Dan the Security Man. The author posted that she has a bunch of deleted scenes from this book.. I would love for her to publish those! I truly enjoyed the one she did share with us. I would highly recommend this series! ~ Paragraphs and Petticoats ~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reid never disappoints.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
I hadn't registered the authors name when I started reading, but I soon shouted out in glee when I realised it was one of my favourite authors. And she did not disappoint, I laughed (yes out loud garnering some strange looks) and cried. Once again Penny had me from the first sentence to the last page and I loved every minute. 
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
What I love about Penny Reid is I never know what I’m going to get but I DO KNOW it will be spectacular! Just like I expected, this one exceeded my expectations. It was full of everything that Penny Reid is…romance, sexiness, friendship, laughter, and quirky characters. This book started out like gangbusters with a phone call. Kat has tried to make good decisions after spending her youth not making the best decisions. She is working full-time, going to college, and visiting her parents. When her Uncle Eugene calls her to tell her she is in danger, her life changes yet again. Now, she finds herself desperately seeking a husband, and she needs one NOW! She has two men in mind, and she decides to go with Dan O’Malley, the hottie in charge of security. She just hopes she can put aside her crush on him and the awkward night they shared in Vegas years ago. Dan, like Kat, has worked hard to turn his life around after his mistakes as a youth as well. He has been quite successful at it. When Kat approaches him with her predicament, he doesn’t hesitate to help her. She is full of gratitude, and she thinks he is doing it purely for unselfish reasons. Too bad, he doesn’t want her gratitude, and he is definitely not doing it for unselfish reasons. You see…Dan has had feelings for Kat too. Yeah…things are about to get really complicated! I just loved Kat. She was a character full of contradictions. At first, she appears to be shy and has only made the best decisions. No, that is not who she has always been. She has made many mistakes, but not because of being a rebellious youth. Her decisions came from fear and rejection. Many mistake her shyness for weakness, but they would be wrong. When she has to fight for her life and her family’s legacy, she is a forced to be reckoned with. With Dan and her friends by her side, she is unstoppable. Even though Dan and Kat came from two very different worlds, they had a lot in common. Dan made some bad decisions too, and he has worked hard to make a better life for himself. He too has lived with rejection, but unlike Kat, he had a mother who was able to be a stabilizing force in his life. Speaking of mothers, I just loved Dan’s mother!!!! The chemistry between Dan and Kat is sizzling, and Reid does an excellent job of teasing her readers, giving us butterflies. The romance, itself, was the perfect balance of sweet and sexy. At the core, it was a relationship built on trust, patience, friendship and love. As always, in any book I have read by Reid, there is that close-knit group of friends who are more like family. Each character is there for each other, showing support and love. Oh my gosh, Reid did a fantastic job of weaving other things into the story, like drug company ethics and mental illness. She did it flawlessly, bringing light to both things. One of my favorite things was the theme of how we view others, whether it be mental illness or social status. For instance, she illustrated that we don’t know what it’s like for someone else until we walk in their shoes. Kat was extremely wealthy. Automatically, I would think that she would have little or no problems. Reid showed me in Kat’s case, that was far from the truth. Her wealth represented isolation, rejection, and guilt. Kat felt like she should feel gratitude for all she had, a home and money, even though her mother was mentally ill and her father ignored her. For her, wealth was a burden, but she did find a way to live with it and use it for good
Tmill43 More than 1 year ago
Well written!!! Penny Reid did an excellent job with this book! This is my first book that I have read by this author and it got me hooked. Trust me, you CANNOT skip even a paragraph in this book because you will miss so much! Love, love LOVE IT!!!! The author did an excellent job developing the characters in such an engaging way, could not put the book down. It's a MUST READ for me. Thanks Penny Reid!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all of the books in this series, except for this one. There was WAY too much going on. It dealt with mental illness, past drug use, homlessness, hostile takeovers, trying to have someone committed, kidnapping, randsom demands, ridiculously low self-esteem, sexual disfunction, and misunderstandings...the list goes on and on. It was just too much. All I wanted was to read Dan and Kat's love story. While I understand that you need something to make the story interesting, all of this just distracted me from their love story. On top of that, we never really found out what happened with Seamus. The end was a nice touch. This being the last book in the series, the author did give us a glimpse into the lives of their friends 15 years in the future.
HoBraReader More than 1 year ago
Penny Reid hits another one over the Green Monster! Marriage of Inconvenience is a grand slam! I’m not sure what to say about this book. It. Is. Everything. It is everything I have ever wanted or hoped for in a book. The magnitude of how much I love this story can it be measured. Dan and Kat have waited patiently for their story to be told. Let me tell you, this story could not have be told sooner. They had to wait, had to! It was torture for us to have to wait but turns out, it was torture for them to wait too. Getting to know Kat was eye opening. She has so many layers about her she should be an onion. But at her core she is smart, kind and caring. Basically she is completely lovable. Dan is the bees knees. He is 100% everything ever. I love him. I love his morals and value. I love his brutal honesty. And most of all I love his filthy mouth. It might be my most favorite thing about him. His mouth. Can you believe this guy. Dan’s Mom steals the show when she’s around. We could all only wish for a mother in law as welcoming and loving as she is. If you haven’t read this book yet, read it.
Yamikirky More than 1 year ago
« Do you really think it’s a good idea for me to ask the guy I haven’t been able to move past in two years to fake-marry me? » Reading this. Ok was everything apart from an inconvenience. Kat and Dan’s story was so addictive. Caleb, Kat’s evil uncle, I scheming to take her inheritance away from. As the heiress of a pharmaceutical empire, Kat needs to find a husband fast if she doesn’t want to end under the care of her uncle. She can ask her best friend Steven but she knows deep down that he is not the person she would like to ask for help. Dan the security Man is her Prince Charming but after Vegas everything changed. « He felt like a life raft. Like a strong, steady, safe harbor in the tempest of the last twelve hours. Or maybe in the chaos of my entire life. » To her surprise, Dan agrees to help her , pure and simple. However , is there more to it? Can Kat keep her feelings quiet and protect her heart? « who was going to win between my racing heart and mind. » I was S.M.I.T.T.E.N with Dan!!! I loved the characters. Dan and Kat are each loveable and faced with struggle but this is what make them believable. It was truly fabulous and I’ll never get tired of Penny Reid’s writing .
Arys More than 1 year ago
Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid is book #7 in her Knitting in the City Series. Kat (Tanner) Tyson needs to get married in a hurry. Last month would be preferable. Her scumbag cousin is trying to have her committed to a mental institution so that he can take her inheritance and her family's company. Her only option is the man she has had a crush on for years, and one terrible cringe-worthy experience, Dan "the security man" O'Malley. What Kat doesn't know is that Dan has had a thing for her for just as long and their past experience and current lack of romantic relationship is based on a rather silly misunderstanding. Dan jumps at the chance to take Kat up on her offer. Seeing it as a way to start a real relationship with her. sadly for both of them, life is not ready to let them have it easy as both have personal issues to work though as well as families that make them seem practically normal in comparison. This book had some heft to it, in a good way. The story was engaging on many levels and the characters dynamic, interesting and evolving. The struggles they are presented with are real world ones that are magnified by the circumstances they are put in. I loved how Dan and Kat were with each other. Wanting each other, but hesitant, and really building a relationship with all the complexities and pitfalls. Marriage of Inconvenience really goes the distance and runs a gamut of craziness, life, love, romance, passion and marriage. I very much recommend Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid. The story of Kat and Dan is so much more than just a fake marriage that turns into a real one. The passion, intrigue and thought provoking aspects make it even better. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am completely broken hearted over this book. From the first glance of Kat and Dan the Security Man you knew something horrible was brewing and Penny Reid was going to deliver sister!!! And I have really loved all the books, even if the last one got a touch different... This one definitely left me feeling like Janie in the bathroom with her empty toilet paper tube pyramid. *sigh*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her books. This last book finished the series.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: They have this turkey sub with stuffing and cranberry sauce. It’s like Thanksgiving in a sandwich, but without the additional seasoning of my drunk uncle Zip’s politics, or my sister Cathy’s failed attempts at pumpkin pie. The woman never met a recipe she didn’t want to ruin by making it vegan. What the f* is almond milk? They don’t call it ‘nut juice’ but that’s exactly what it is. My stomach colluded with my heart to switch places because—if my brain could be trusted—it looked like he was giving me the sexy eyes. He doesn’t scare me. He’s older than both of us, but he looks like the sort that still trips over his umbilical cord, you know? Needs everything spelled out with alphabet soup, doesn’t get the picture unless it’s finger-painted. Her tone was so salty, it made me thirsty. I stared at Dan, my lips parting in wonder. He’d just used some variation of the F-word as a noun, verb, adverb, and adjective all in one sentence. I didn’t know whether to be mortified or impressed. I frowned, my mood shifting suddenly because, who would name their dog Bark Wahlberg? Only the funniest, cleverest, most amazing man in the world, that’s who. He’ll be back. He’s like my mailman… He always comes back and brings bad news. My Review: I loved every word of this cleverly written and highly amusing book. Over five hundred pages of delightfully arranged words and I would covet five hundred more of the same. I adored this smart, quirky, and enticing group of characters and could never tire of reading of their antics, shenanigans, and perilous adventures. The cheese-loving heiress Kat was advised to quickly find herself married to prevent her sinister and nefarious cousin (AKA Tiny Satan) from gaining control of her treasure chest of assets and family’s business empire by appointing himself as her guardian and having her committed. Enter Dan the sexy security man - foul-mouthed, expletive-spewing, creative cussing, bawdy talking Dan; who was excellence personified and my new BBF. Written from my favorite dual POV, this book was complete perfection. Humor, a sweet romance, danger, an original and well-crafted plot, and top-notch writing - all in one place. There was nothing more I could have asked for other. I treasure and idolize the Divine Penny Reid whose prose had me Googling the Five Knuckle Shuffle. I am always excited about learning new things ;)
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Penny Reid is one of my favorite authors for her ability to write unique romances and characters that you quickly find yourself caring about and wishing could be in your circle of friends too. Kat’s always been somewhat quiet and reserved, but with thoughtful advice, and Dan has been ever present as a steady, dependable security guard. They’ve had eyes for each other for years but they needed this push to make them confront the past and learn to trust each other in the present. Dan has his own complicated background, with a gang leader brother Seamus who causes them some grief in this story too (as he did in the first story in the series). When he and Kat start their ‘married’ life, they discover that the attraction between them is mutual, but that doesn’t mean they fall in bed together right away. Kat has some performance problems that make this a slow burn romance as she and Dan work through these issues together. The sexy times, when they get to them, are worth the wait. The one thing you can say about a Penny Reid romance is that it’s unpredictable. Yes, there is a guaranteed happy ending but how they get there can sometimes be a wild ride, and this one certainly has a fair amount of action and surprises, especially in the second half. I loved how Dan and Kat come to trust each other and though they both make some mistakes, it makes their relationship even stronger in the end. The ladies in the knitting circle never disappoint with their banter and serious conversations on eyebrow raising topics, and their partners also provide some excellent conversational moments. The epilogue is lovely, yet bittersweet with the knowledge that it’s the end of a spectacular series. I’m still hoping there will be another spinoff! Fans of the series will be well pleased with how everything is pulled together.
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
This book made me so happy! Dan and Kat's story has been building with each book and I was dying to see how Penny would bring them together. I knew the least about Kat going into this one. She's always been the quietest person in the group, the most obscure. Kat's past was heartbreaking and I came to respect her even more because of how she chose to face it. Kat is a perfectionist trying to fly under the radar. She has her reasons and they all have to do with her parents, her fears, and why she has to fly back to Boston twice a month. She's great at her job and smarter than she gives herself credit for. Because of her upbringing, Kat struggles to know who to trust but the Knit Night ladies won her over by continuing to show up, as well as show her what healthy friendship looks like. In each of the books in this series, the heroine has had to rely on the group in some way, even when it wasn't comfortable, and I love how we've seen them grow individually and collectively. In comparison to Kat, Dan has been charming me ever since Neanderthal Seeks Human. I thoroughly loved getting to know him better. I mean, watching Kat get to know him better. Dan might swear "too much" but he takes incredible care of the people he loves. He puts people at ease and is somehow able to draw out their best qualities. Plus, he's hilarious and I loved his perspective on life. I laughed so much while reading this. SO MUCH. While Penny's novels always make me laugh out loud a time or two, this was next level laughter-worthy moments. There was a point about three-quarters in where I was howling because of how perfectly Dan handled a situation. Watching Dan and Kat enter into a marriage of convenience while knowing they both secretly have feelings for one another was like being in on the most delicious secret. At first, I did not understand how the previous misunderstanding in Las Vegas happened but the explanation did make eventual sense, although I'm still giving Dan a side eye for it. I appreciate how Penny gives her characters space to make mistakes and then learn and grow from them. Neither Kat nor Dan believe they deserve the other person, albeit for different reasons. They each have to decide whether they can take the risk and make their marriage real and it is so worth the wait. I was impressed with how the story explored Kat's issues with sex, specifically her lack of enjoyment, anxiety, and performance issues. There's no magic fix and she has to figure out how to trust Dan and be honest about her fears. I don't know that I've ever seen this in a romance novel before, at least not to this degree, and I have no doubt it will mean a lot to readers who experience similar difficulties. While there were tender and bittersweet moments, Marriage Of Inconvenience felt like a celebration of this friend group and the way they've grown (both as humans and literally as they've fallen in love, had babies, etc.) I loved how they discussed these changing dynamics and reaffirmed their commitment to one another. A great model for friend groups everywhere! The very last line could not have been a more perfect ending to this beloved series. I'm thankful to Penny Reid for giving us such a wonderful group of friends. While we may not get to read about their lives anymore, she helps us imagine them getting together for many more years to come and that does my heart good. Disclosure: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid is the seventh full length romance in her Knitting in the City series. This is Dan the Security Man and Kit-Kat's story, also known as Dan O'Malley and Kathleen Caravel-Tyson. Told in dual POV and can be read as a standalone this is yet another fantabulously wonderful tale from one of my absolute favorite authors, ever! I absolutely adored getting to see more of Dan's perspective having become familiar with him throughout the series. His outlook on Kat, his relationship with his brother, his origins in Boston and his Dog Wally's real name (view spoiler)! Kit-Kat was always an enigma throughout the previous books. Quite, supportive, loyal and obviously attracted to Dan but with little else to go on seeing things from her perspective was also eye-opening and keenly interesting. These two mis-matched people together crated an absolutely perfect whole. Despite the difference int their upbringings, one person's lack was another's strength and the depth of their feelings for each other just could NOT be kept down. An addictive page-turner that was devoured in as short a time as possible I highly recommend any and all things Penny Reid. Enjoy!
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
A Marriage of Inconvenience with the possibility of more? Sure. Count me in. A Marriage of inconvenience skillfully crafted with engaging characters, a fresh spin to the trope, and a wonderful blend of wit, sexual tension and heartfelt moments that will make it impossible for you to put your eReader down? ABSOLUTELY! Kat Tanner is a reluctant heiress. She would have liked to cut all strings to her family, but now it seems that in order to circumvent certain disaster she is in dire need of a husband. Someone who can be trusted and won’t want emotional entanglements. And the only man who fits the bill is Dan the security man who she has a crush on. Thinking that a business proposition with defined expectations would suit the seemingly indifferent man best, Kat takes the plunge hoping her heart will survive. What would she do though if she had it wrong and Dan is interested? As with all beloved series, the ending is bittersweet. We want to see everyone happily ride into the sunset while wishing the series would keep on going, but without a doubt the overriding emotion was joyful excitement over getting to know a couple whose story has been in the making for a long time. I enjoyed every single beautifully strung word and was pleased and satisfied with this last chapter in the Knitting in the City Series. Reid pens a fascinating and delightful romance that vibrates with humor, drama and a whole lot of wonderful friendship from the loveable knitters and their respective partners. The antics, camaraderie and loyalty between the ladies will make you want to be part of their close knit tribe. The chemistry between Kat and Dan is appealing, full of warmth and enhanced by Reid’s brilliant plotting and character development which gives us two seemingly different individuals with different backgrounds and equally dissimilar struggles but who complement one another perfectly. I loved Kat’s journey of self-discovery and hers and Dan’s heart melting romance. There were so many incredible moments and the best aren’t restricted to the romantic portions. Besides the aforementioned knitting sisterhood there’s also Penny’s ability to educate while entertaining. I always appreciate the snippets of information included in the epigraphs as related to the story. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Marriage of Inconvenience is standalone contemporary romance by Penny Reid. T told from both points of view with lots of cursing and happily ever after that will leave you delighted. A must read for any romantic comedy lover.
PennySparkles More than 1 year ago
5 “Dan the security man, I’ll always be your #1 fan” Stars YOWZA! Let me start this review by confessing that I haven’t read all the books in this series, something that I’ll be rectifying ASAP, don’t you worry. But even if I was a wee bit lost as to who was married to who (and whose kids belonged to who later on) I absolutely freaking loved Marriage of Inconvenience. This book is so good that I’ve given up on trying to write anything about the story because everything I’ve written so far feels like duck poop. So I’ll just tell you why I loved this so much. Kat and Dan had been dancing around each other for over two years. Most of this was lost time because a misunderstanding that happened in Vegas didn’t stay there. When circumstances make it so that Kat has to marry in order to thwart her evil weasel of a cousin’s malevolent plans, Dan doesn’t hesitate even a nanosecond in agreeing to help her out. Kat’s more than complicated childhood left her with severe issues she’s been working on and successfully overcoming… slowly. Dan’s past and his parent’s marriage left him with some misconceptions about relationships. Fortunately, their impromptu marital status forces them not only to work faster through all of this but to learn from their past and not let miscommunication get between them. And I really, really loved this about the story. Kat was an inspirational character. Considering what she’d dealt with in the past, the fact that she turned her life around and was only focused on doing the right thing was short of a small miracle. She was quiet, a bit shy, sweet and caring. Slowly, though, we got to see a sassy, bossy side of her too and I absolutely adored how protective of her loved ones (and what was right) she was. Dan, Oh Dan. He was the most cheeky, enchanting, sexy, bad mouthed security man ever. I totally loved him. It was impossible not to, as he was charming from start to finish. He was alpha and bossy, really possessive and protective… And let me tell you, Dan had some truly fantastic moves. He had me totally in love with him within the first few paragraphs. As always, I find Ms. Reid’s writing style charming, fresh and completely spellbinding. I love her quirky humor, the weirdish characters and all the freaky subjects she decides to incorporate into her stories. Marriage of Inconvenience was a truly moving story about acceptance and believing in oneself, learning to trust others and being brave enough to open up your heart. I loved it from start to finish and I can’t wait to start this whole series from the beginning. Just a little warning though, if you have a yarn fetish, like any proper knitter/crocheter has, read at your own discretion… you’ll feel the temptation to go peruse a couple of aisles…also, I’m starting on a new pair of crocheted house slippers as soon as I’m done writing this. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
JaneyC More than 1 year ago
Approaching the last in this series, I knew I was going to have to get the rest of the series engulfed beforehand. After all, this was about a group of people that each had their own story to tell, and I wasn’t going to hinder my enjoyment of Marriage of Inconvenience by bypassing at all. Kat Tanner had appeared to be the quiet one of the group. She was always there, inserting herself where required, but managed to stay on the periphery. Not much was known about her, but her frequent trips home had conjured something of a topic of interest amongst the knitting group. Dan O’Malley was Quinn’s long term friend and significant number two. Known affectionately as Dan the Security Man, he was where he needed to be, whilst inconspicuously keeping these bunch of friends in order. It transpires that Kat is from a wealthy family, and given her wayward youth and the imminent demise of her father, her cousin had fierce plans to overrule her in every way possible to obtain the strings of the mega status pharmaceutical firm she was destined to inherit. What hadn’t been allowed for was the loyalty within the group and how they come together in a crisis. I don’t really want to say anymore, as there are suggestions made along the way in the series, but its mighty fine to hit them as you read this. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, and didn’t experience one feeling of “sameness” reading them back to back. Each story was unique not only in its characterisation, but in its delivery. Dan had quite a strong character, as we already knew from the previous books, but meeting him up front and personal had me admiring him even more, let alone what his potty mouth did to me. I love Penny’s stories and after reading Dan and Kat’s account, I think it was the perfect round up to a fantastic series. Complimentary copy gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review.