Friday, March 23, 2018

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City Series #7) 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!

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?


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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My Review:
 My rating:  4 stars

So, up until now I've only read the first two in the series. Fortunately, you are able to read any of them without reading the ones before, although like with any other similar series. you will know what couples get together from earlier books, because they are all friends, so of course are all mentioned in each other's books.  So far, I would still say book 2 in the series, Friends Without Benefits, is my favorite. This one was as good as book one though, Neanderthal Seeks Human.  In fact, with a kidnapping in this book, it is reminiscent of that first story as well.   I really liked a lot about our main characters, Kat and Dan - the security man.  Dan seemed like such a sweetheart, and it was so awesome to know that he was just as interested in Kat as she was in him.  I loved that he got the wrong idea when she said she wasn't into monogamy after their night in Vegas, that he assumed she was into polyamory.  LOL!  That made for some fun at the beginning. But getting to Kat's real reason for why she said what she did to Dan made for some emotional parts of the story.  In a way this made it a little slower for me.  Still, I loved the friends and the humor that was in the book.  And I look forward to going back and reading more of the books in the series as I get my hands on them.  It's a great series, that I will definitely be recommending!  

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Meet Penny Reid:
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.
 
Connect with Penny:
Twitter: @ReidRomance

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