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Published by Caped Publishing on 03/06/2018
Genres: Romance, Humor
Review Copy Provided By: Penny Reid
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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?
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝Just because I don’t wish to discuss putting junk in my poop-shoot doesn’t mean I’m a prude.❞
The best banter in the entire book once again comes from the knitting group. These women are hilarious! I laughed until I cried! (A side note: I want an entire book written about one of their knitting nights. Nothing else, just their night together!)
I’m not sure what I thought we would get with ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’, but it wasn’t this. ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’, was multi-layered goodness, iced with a dollop of humanity and sprinkled with hilarity!
And this was the problem for me. I have written and erased and started my review over so many times. I knew no one wanted to read a review that was as long as a chapter in this book! And yet, I couldn’t edit out all of the good things I have to say about it AND give you a concise description of it! So, I’m sorry, if you choose to not read the rest of this review, just know YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK!
I want to go back and re-read this series because I am intrigued by Kat and need to meet her again. I want to remember how she interacted with her knitting group and Dan.
Up until this book, Kat was hiding a secret and we didn’t even know it. She was quiet, reserved (the person you see in the corner at a party). It wasn’t until her history and secrets were revealed that I began to understand her personality.
Her mother suffered from mental illness and was institutionalized while Kat was just a small child. Her father’s only concern showed to her was his belief she would surely develop schizophrenia too. He constantly watched and waited for signs. And that was the extent of his parenting. Because of this, she was a pro at self-blame. She questioned everything she did and everyone’s intentions towards her.
In her teenage years, she was afraid of becoming like her mother so she wanted to live her life to the fullest, going wild and making poor choices, she was at rock bottom when she visited her mother in the mental hospital. It was there she had a light bulb moment, she can live each day to its fullest even if she, at some point in her life, was diagnosed with schizophrenia. So she turned her life around, went to school, got a job and also made a concerted effort to learn the family business.
Kat was the only heir to her families pharmaceutical company and fortune which pisses of her cousin because he believes the company should be his. He is a vile, evil man, with a side business worthy of any villain. Kat’s cousin Caleb, the CEO of Caravel Pharmaceuticals, wants to have her committed to a mental hospital. He wants what he feels is rightly his, ‘what he’s owed’!
She has three options:
Option one: let Caleb become guardian of her person and property. Where he would immediately commit her and take control of her inheritance and her controlling shares in Caravel Pharmaceuticals.
Option two: execute a medical power of attorney to someone close to her.
Option three: get married. By doing so her husband would become her medical power of attorney.
Kat chose option three. A marriage of inconvenience with the man she’s had a crush on for years! Dan.
❝My intentions are to deserve him.❞
Dan is definitely one of my top favorite male character’s created by Penny Reid! He was alpha, sensitive, vulnerable, understanding, caring, loving, generous, patient … I could keep going. He loves her for who she is, all her oddities, all her insecurities and holds her close, wraps her up in his arms and shows her she is worthy of love. He too, has family issues, namely his brother — whom we met before. Yeah, he’s back raining his crazy down on Kat. But Dan is there. He’s always there. And he wants Kat and will have her, anyway he can! ♥
❝Trust me that I want every part of you.❞ I stared at him, panic ballooning within me. ❝What if parts of me are messy? Or ugly?❞ He smirked. ❝Parts of you are ugly and messy. I still want you. I want the ugly and the beautiful and everything in between. You don’t pick and choose the parts of a person you want. Sh*t, I’m the ugliest f*cker I know and I want to give it all to you.❞
Filled with passion and tenderness, Marriage of Inconvenience is a phenomenal “conclusion” (say it ain’t so) to the Knitting in the City series.
❝I have to tell you my limits because you have to trust me. So you have to know…you mean something to me. It’s never going to be a finish line with you or something to cross off a list. It’s—I want —I need—it to be everything.❞
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