The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

Posted June 23, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren BlakelyThe Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on June 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Format: eARC
Source: InkSlinger PR
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There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not those…I mean these… “knock me up.”

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it’s not true love. It’s a bun in the oven, and I’m not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming — and he’s also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

I won’t fall for him, he won’t fall for me, and there’s no way baby will make three.

There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date — “your place or mine?”

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place — as well as any position — I can’t refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

There’s no way I’ll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Note: Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, naughty jokes and a hot, swoonworthy hero you will fall madly in love with.

Lauren Blakely is my go to for fun and sexy romances with great characters. The Knocked Up Plan is classic Blakely with a twist. She’s done the fake engagement before where the friends end up together. Now she’s taking a baby plot and added her own style to it.

Co-workers Nicole and Ryder have a great friendship where they are both on air radio personalities that talk about sex, love and relationships. They both have hang-ups about the love part. He doesn’t believe in it anymore after his marriage ended after his wife cheated on him. She thinks she is broken and will never have love in the romantic sense.

Nicole wants the white picket fence but she doesn’t need or want the prince Charming to go with it. She’s ready for a baby, but the sperm banks choices are a little cold. She finds all the things she wants in a donor within her work buddy Ryder. There’s an attraction between them for sure but they’ve never acted on it.

Nicole pitches the idea of Ryder making nightly deposits into her oven with the promise of no strings attached. Ryder figures he is helping out a friend and agrees. Plus there is the bonus of having sex with his gorgeous co-work and Ping Pong partner. (Insert ball jokes here)

Blakely takes Nicole and Ryder on a journey from two people not wanting or believing in love to them finding what they thought they didn’t want/need in each other. The Knocked Up Plan is a wildly funny, romantic comedy about two people find loving in an everyday place but with some unexpected twists and turns of the heart. I really enjoyed reading Nicole and Ryder’s story.

About Lauren Blakely

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor.

A devout fan of cake, comedy and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs.

With nine New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times.

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