Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: Marriage of Inconvenience

Marriage of Inconvenience Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Knitting in the City Series, but this is my first read in the series. The story does allude to other things that has happened in previous books, but it was not difficult to follow at all. After having read this book, I will definitely look into the rest of the series though.

Kat is the heiress to a billion plus dollar pharmaceutical company, but that doesn’t stop her from holding down a job in a field she loves and living on her own. She’s had very little to do with the family business since she ran away as a teen. She had a bad home life. Her mom was diagnosed as schizophrenic and is hospitalized and her father kept tight control over Kat’s life and would suspect Kat was schizophrenic as well and would routinely do things that would make anyone question their sanity. Running away as a teen was the one thing Kat thought she could do to get away from the misery she was in. Finally settling down in Chicago, she’s made a life for herself and no one knows that she’s an heiress because she’s changed her identity. At least that’s what she thinks. She’s joined a knitting circle and has made some amazing, supportive friends.

One day the family lawyer contacts her to tell her that her cousin (who’s been running the company) has decided that he wants control of the company and is willing to have Kat committed to get his way. The lawyer advises Kat to get married and to do it like yesterday so that her cousin won’t be able to have her committed. Now Kat needs to find someone who will marry her. In steps Dan, someone she’s had a crush on for a couple of years, but a misunderstanding stopped their relationship in the tracks before it even began. He’s accepted Kat’s proposal and their tight knit group of friends rally around them.

Ms. Reid is such a great writer. I have read other books by her before and am always in awe of the witty writing. The character development is top notch and the second-string characters are never left out or not fully formed. Reading this book was like watching a great rom-com. One that you don’t want to end but laugh out loud throughout. I can’t wait to read the others in this series. I know when the time comes, I will be rereading this one.

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