Published by Lauren Blakely Books on June 22nd 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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 s-e-x-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?
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, playful jokes and a hot, swoonworthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment!
I finished The Knocked Up Plan hours ago and I’m still smiling! I consider myself to be a bit of a romantic comedy connoisseur, and this book has all the necessary elements to make it extraordinarily entertaining:
1) A funny, easygoing, and assured heroine.
I developed a massive girl crush on Nicole. Whether hanging out with her gal squad, or dishing out advice on dating and intimacy to women on her podcast, her quick wit is on full display. (Who knew there were so many euphemisms for semen?) While she might be immune to falling passionately in love with a man, Nicole is certain she’ll rock as a single mom. When her biological clock starts ticking, she knows just the man who can grease her gears, as it were. Nicole is brave and bold in all aspects of her life, and she’s determined to get what she wants.
2) A dreamy hero who is considerate and confident, but not cocky.
Ryder is a former love guru and current co-worker of Nicole’s. He’s basically her male on-air equivalent. Although he’s disillusioned where true love is concerned, he’s all about a woman’s pleasure. Did I mention he’s 100% yummy?
“He wears dark jeans that fit him so damn well I bet they gossip to other jeans about how good it feels to hug his legs.”
Selfless man that he is, he agrees to “share his DNA” with Nicole in exchange for her help with an assignment.
3) More than just sex.
As two sexperts, Nicole and Ryder definitely know their way around the bedroom. This story delivers steamy sexy times, but what I truly loved are the moments they share outside of bed. Their unique and adventurous dates, honesty, and flirtatious banter made me fall hard for this couple.
4) Lots of humor; little drama.
I’m pretty sure Lauren Blakely will have Santa thoroughly confused because she’s made this story both naughty and nice. It’s provocative and hilarious throughout. There’s a little conflict to add interest, but it’s blessedly short lived.
5) A happily every after.
That’s not even a spoiler. Really, is there another way for this story to end other than with grand gestures and overflowing love?
I have yet to read a Lauren Blakely book I didn’t like, but she really pulls out all the stops in this playful and sexy story. She gets a gold star and I get a new favorite of hers.
Recommended for fans of:
Sisters doing it for themselves
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
My chest falls. The man is known for punctuality. I scan the white bakery case and the five round iron tables, but he’s not here. When I spin around and survey the bookshelves, my heart nearly leaps from my chest.
He’s in the . . .
Oh my fucking God, he’s waiting for me in the . . .
I bring my hand to my mouth, and I want to run, to leap into his arms. When he sees me, his blue eyes twinkle with mischief.
I am a teapot about to whistle. I am a dog dancing before dinnertime.
He taps the shelves and holds up a book.
A pregnancy guide.
He’s ten feet from me. But I sprint anyway, and I grin like a fool. I stop two inches from him and clamp my hands on his broad shoulders. “Is that a yes?”
I tackle-hug him before he can say anything more. I knock the breath from him in an oomph as I rope my arms around his neck and crash into him.
“But I have one condition,” he says, embracing me back.
I’m crying tears of happiness, so I don’t care. “Anything. Name it.”
“You better hear it before you agree.”
The moment screeches to a halt. He’s going to want visitation rights. He’ll want lots of money. He’ll want summers, or weekends, or evenings out.
I unwrap myself from the warmth of his strong chest and swallow. “What’s your condition?”
“I thought it would be best to present it in the form of a column.”
“Top five list and everything.”
I groan inside. He has five conditions? Maybe my mother was right. Maybe asking for baby-mix from someone you know is a big mistake. Anonymous donors request nothing but greenbacks.
I steel myself as he fishes in the back pocket of his jeans. The paper is square, folded in quarters. He hands it to me. “Open it.”
I unfold it then read the headline out loud. “‘Top Five Positions for Getting a Woman Pregnant’?”
I blink and stare at him. The cogs turn slowly in my brain. I part my lips to speak.
He raises a hand to silence me. “Hear me out. You explained how it worked. The room, the cup, the magazines, the videos. The whacking off in a fucking public place. The cost. But most of all . . . the wait.
You’d have to wait for an appointment for me, for the testing, for the jerking off, then for your special date with the turkey baster.” He cups my cheek. His hand is big and warm. “What if we did it the old-fashioned way?”
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