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?
Kat has a seriously messed up family.
And, I love Dan the security man.
Just like the rest of the Knitting in the City books, we get little glimpses of all the prior couples and friends, so it’s always fun to read one of these. I love that Kat and Janie are besties and that both are just odd in the best of ways.
Dan has always been a favorite, but I will admit that the way he jumped to conclusions about Kat really tarnished my image of him for a hot minute, but he did a good job of restoring my faith in him. His kind of sketchy background actually makes him the perfect person to be Kat’s champion. Although, he took his good sweet time getting to it. He is smart as hell and I loved how he didn’t let Kat’s family pull any of their shit once he clued in to what was going on.
One of my favorite parts of this book was the reappearance of Seamus, Dan’s half brother. Their relationship is seriously messed up and Seamus has pulled some shady and reprehensible shit, but I have to think that there is a lot about Seamus we haven’t seen yet and I’m hoping that he gets his own book.
Penny Reid is my favorite “Smart Romance” author. Her books are packed with information, facts and research. I learn so much from her books, every single time.
As an extra bonus, if you’re a fan of a good epilogue, count yourself lucky! I think the epilogue may have been my favorite part of the whole book.