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Author Override: Penny Reid

Dear Reader,

I struggled to find a place for this scene! It was one of my favorites. But, alas, as Dan and Kat’s story approached 500 pages, I realized it would have to be cut. Really, it could have gone almost anywhere. A “human moment” between them, where Kat is uncharacteristically vulnerable and Dan responds with characteristic empathy. . . and curse words. Always curse words. <3
I hope you enjoy.

-Penny Reid

Deleted Scene: Cry Porn

“What’s wrong?”

Oh no!

I sniffed, wiping my nose and pressing the tissue to my lips. My stunned and horrified gaze darted from the computer screen to Dan. He also looked stunned and horrified. And worried.

I’d been caught.

“Nothing.” I shut the laptop hastily and jumped to my feet, knowing my eyes were rimmed red and my face was likely blotchy.

“Kat, you’re sitting here crying.” He ventured further into the room, glancing around as though a monster hid in one of the corners. “Tell me what’s wrong.”

“It’s honestly no big deal.”

Coming to stand in front of me, he glared at my computer, then softened his expression as it moved over me. “Kit-Kat, tell me what’s wrong. Please.”

“Dan, I promise, it’s not—”

“I’ll do anything, anything you need. Just let me help make this right for you, whatever it is? Was it your cousin? Did he—”

“It was YouTube!” I dropped my chin, my hair falling forward. His concern was breaking my heart. But mostly, I felt embarrassed. Really, really embarrassed.

He paused before asking, “What? What was YouTube?”

“I was . . .” I motioned to the computer screen but didn’t give him my eyes. “You know, watching videos on YouTube.”

“What kind of videos?” He fit a finger under my chin, forcing my gaze back to his.

Taking a deep breath, I admitted reluctantly, “Sad ones.”

He blinked. “Like what?”

“Like—like… this little girl,” my attention moved over his shoulder as I confessed, “who had a dog, and the dog loved her so much he would walk with her everywhere she went. And then the dog got hit by a car, saving her. It was so sad. And then the other dog stepped up and took care of her. And then that dog—”

“Whoa, wait a minute. Calm down.” He pulled me into a hug as my voice cracked, smoothing his hand down my hair. “Do you know this girl? Is that why you’re upset?”

“No. I don’t know her. I—I—I do a thing, and I’m not proud of this thing. But I do it nevertheless, whenever I need to . . .” I gripped the front of his suit, unable to continue my sentence and admit that I was a total weirdo.

“Need to?”

“Whenever I need to cry,” I said on a rush, a wave of mortification rushing downward from my forehead to my toes. Crap. This was the worst. THE WORST! Gah!

“I don’t . . .” He held me away, gripping me by the shoulders, his narrowed eyes sweeping over my face. “I don’t understand.”

“I watch cry porn,” I spit out the truth.

“Uh. . .” Dan glanced around the room looking seriously confused, “You mean you, like, watch people having sex while they cry?”

“No! No, not that. It’s, like, youtube videos of sad-happy things,” I explained, looking everywhere but at Dan, my voice quiet. “Like, soldiers coming home from active duty and surprising their kids at school. Or, stories about bravery, puppies, enduring love—that kind of thing. Things that I know will make me . . .”

God.

I just wanted to disappear into the carpet.

“Oh,” he said thoughtfully, and then added, “Like the first ten minutes of Up.”

Startled, I looked at him. “Pardon?”

“The first ten minutes of the movie Up, the Pixar movie?” He lifted his eyebrows, his expression free of judgement. “You know, with the kids, and they’re so cute. And the girl has moxie, ya know? And when they grow up they get married and they’re so fucking happy, but they try to have babies and. . .” Dan’s face twisted and re-arranged itself, his eyes losing focus. “Then they’re at the doctor and she’s crying, and you know he’s got to feel so fucking helpless, ‘cause he loves this woman,” he tapped his chest, using his hands to give emphasis to his words, “like, love-loves her, and he can’t give her the one thing she wants the most.” He swiped at his eyes.

I stared at him in wonder. “It makes you cry?”

“Yes. It’s the worst. Saddest fucking ten minutes of any movie ever. Damn Pixar and their sad movies. What’d you call it?”

“Cry porn?”

“Yeah. Fucking cry porn. That movie is the cry-porniest.”

I laughed at that—at him and me and us—wiping my eyes and sniffing. Of all the reactions I’d been expecting, acceptance and empathy hadn’t been on the list.

This man.

This man.

He was amazing.

Meanwhile, Dan lifted the screen of my laptop and reached for the box of Kleenex. “So, what are we watching? And should I get more tissues?”

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Available March 6, 2018!

Author Override: Penny Reid
Marriage of Inconvenience
Book Info

Released: March 6th 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Knitting in the City #7
Published by Cipher-Naught
 

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?

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. 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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Sue G.

OMG, while I never purposely look for sad things, I do tend to cry at many things! And that movie Up….yeah, cried in the theater with my kids!

Kristy Petree

I think I’d have to pass lol. I’d rather look for happy porn, I guess (kittens and such, being cute and happy and playful). But I guess I should watch some Pixar movies so I know what people are talking about. Thanks!

Jayne

Jeez Dan! Can you get anymore perfect!

Laura

I MOI now!!!

elena

Love this author!

Diane

I cry easily so no surprise here but sometimes crying is very good for the soul, happy or sad.

Jane Vogler

I just found your blog today. I followed the link from Sharks of Awesome Facebook post (Penny Reid’s readers’ group). I love your website features! Very user friendly.

Currer Bell

Thank you for posting this beautiful and saddly deleted scene from MoI by Penny Reid- Supreme Overlord of The Sharks of Awesome group.

Angel Crum

Love this!! cry-porn!!

Becca

I totally thought I was the only one who did this! And Dan is so sweet!

carissa

never heard it being called “cry porn” lol

Trix

I can’t take Pixar anymore either for that reason!

Carrie

Hahaha I also watch a ton of “cry porn” but didn’t realize it was called that.

Make Kay

I Love this little vignette!

Andi Zs.

Such a cute scene!❤

Sonia Macewicz

Look ing forward to tomorrow and Up is my favorite Pixar movie it is something that is close to me.Love Dan !!!!

Kathy Valentine

Great deleted scence,cry porn that’s a new one!!Shared on all my socials!

Melanie Jayne

I can’t wait. I adore Dan.

Amy R

I can’t read this book, I love this series.

Elizabeth

I cry at those types of things too! Also, I watched UP once and it was so sad I will not watch it again 🙂

Susan T.

Dan *sigh*. Can’t wait to read his book.

denise

Dan sounds wonderful

Alison

I love Dan!!!

Mary Preston

Thank you. I loved this.

Angy Quintero

I am so in love with this book!! this deleted scene is amazing!!1

Maria Therea Santos

In love it. Thanks Penny for the deleted scene

Sarah Sleek

Aww! That was so adorable! Are men like this real? Like…really, are they real or are they some sort of fantasy? It would explain why I’d prefer book boyfriends over a real one…
Just saying.

Kim Perry

Really cute scene!!

Elissa

I love deleted scenes!!! It’s like a sneak peak into their world!! Thank you!! ??

Debbie A.

That was super cute! Thanks for sharing the deleted scene.

Micky

I loved these snippets, fun to my soul.

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Penny always gets the Hot Humor perfect !

Paige

Love Dan and Kat!

Kerri

I love Dan!

Elso

Dan my man – and cry porn! So I mig not be alone doing this? ??

JenM

I’m with Dan, the first 10 minutes of Up are so sad. I cry really easily so the last thing I need is to purposely watch “cry porn” LOL.

Sheila C. Lawrence

I definitely need to read this series! I know I’d love them!

Cris Bardan

I love it!!! Dan is beyond amazing <3

Artemis Giote

Love this scene!!! That movie is the cry-porniest. Dan sounds wonderful!

Xanthie

I do the same damn thing! Glad to know it’s not just me!

Kalie Jernigan

I loved Marriage of Inconvenience! This may be one of my favorite scenes and it’s not even in the book! Up always makes me cry. Glad to see Dan feels the same way ?

Julie

“Cry Porn” – perfect! And so is the deleted scene. Thank you, Penny!

Camilla

I stayed up until 4am reading this because I couldn’t get to sleep until I’d finished it! Loved the epilogue – although I wish I could have found out more details about what happened to my all time faves Sandra/Alex and Marie/Matt! 🙂

Fabiola Pérez

I love Dan the security man. I would be sitting next to him watching cryporn.

Christy

I <3 Penny and while I think Dan is great…my heart may belong to Drew (he was my first Penny book boyfriend after all)

Sara

I am so excited for this book! Penny Reid has been a writer I just fell in love with! ?

Aanchal

This scene was so cute! And I think Dan might be my favorite. ??

Elizabeth

Glad to have a name for it! Back before YouTube I used to read Uncle Titus by Johanna Spyri when my hormones were out of kilter and I needed to cry without ending up depressed. That book has a tear-jerkingly happy ending!

Amanda Ruane

I find that I cry about smallest things as I get older. I don’t know if it’s hormones or something else but I do remember crying when watching Up.

Timitra

Thanks for sharing