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?
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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*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***
I won’t apologise for all the ranting in here. You’ve been warned.
I’m repeating myself but I was waiting for Dan’s story for ages, like dude, this is Dan the Security Man. I know, I had a little crush on him from the beginning. Maybe more than little.
Anyway, I couldn’t help it, I had very high expectations about this book, after years of anticipation and knowing that it would be the last on The Knitting In The City series, I was utterly excited and somehow a bit sad about it.
Then Dan and Kat’s story happened and it was time for the slow burn romance to settle, and damn these two. I appreciated how unconventional their story was, how weird and awkward they were, how I couldn’t imagine it differently.
These two characters were definitely intriguing, and even if I had some glimpses of them in the previous books, I had this certain idea of them and I have to say that I was very surprised. All my expectations flew out the window and I was getting into the flow. Sweet, a bit hot but mostly so natural.
When a Marriage of Convenience became of a Marriage of “Inconvenience”.
Because who wouldn’t be married to Dan the Security Man??
Kat could have been seen like a discreet person, as unobtrusive, enjoying her quietness, definitely not showing to the world her social status. Someone with deep scars and who was trying to learn from her past mistakes, tougher than she seemed to be, humble, kind and kickass. She was so endearing, and her upfront side was something I particularly adored.
Don’t let me even start on Dan… but I’m doing it anyway. I had to admit that I fantasized about this character and I was eager to read his story.
This character is gonna steal a lot of hearts. Like Kat, his past was tough and doing his best to provide for his family. I loved reading his POV, if I wasn’t smiling like a goof or giggling. He won me over. Swoon, swoon, swoon…Dan IS THE MAN!!
They were far from perfect, trying to navigate into the sea of overwhelming feelings, like their hearts knew but the reason? That’s another story.
The author took time to let the characters get to really know each other in spite of their situation, showing how much these two were the perfect match. The characters’ psychology were well-developed as much as the storyline, dealing with hot topics, related to Kat’s background.
I freaking swooned, these two rocked the boat. They might have started their story in an unconventional way, but it was nonetheless authentic, scorching, so smoking hot with a chemistry off the charts and the banter, so priceless.
Every time I read a book from this series, there’s always this feeling, this little thing that made every book special, and that one was no exception.
Penny Reid provided some high quality stories that you’re gonna be fond of, that would make you laugh, smile, swooned and maybe a little cry.
I couldn’t put it down. I was a bit emotional at the end but this story made me so happy, content and even if I was prepared to say goodbye to these bunch of crazies, awkward and so endearing people.
I didn’t want to be over for sure but good things must come to an end, and the author did it in a beautifully way, with this feeling of something close to home.
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