June 23, 2017

The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely *REVIEW* & *EXCERPT*

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The Knocked Up Plan

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: June 23, 2017

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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?

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!


The Knocked Up Plan is a HOT & Steamy read with a swoon-worthy plot that will leave you with a MAJOR book hangover and a little bit of baby fever.

I already knew this book was going to be good after reading the synopsis (and let’s face it, I love most anything from author Lauren Blakely) but The Knocked Up Plan exceeded my already large expectations and I’m already calling this as one of my TOP reads of 2017!!

This book takes the friends-to-lovers plot to an entirely new level when the two main characters agree to make a child sans any romantic commitment to each other. There is something so exciting, and in a strange way, romantic about the way these two characters went about this baby making business together and I couldn’t read through the pages fast enough to see how they would make it all work in the end.

It’s probably the mommy side of me, but I swooned so hard over Ryder and the way his character handled his role of baby daddy. There’s just something so sexy about reading this strong, alpha male who’s a little commitment phobic, fall head over heels for his unborn child. (And possibly his baby mama as well.) 😉

I spent a good bit of this book worried for Nicole. For some reason I had this nagging feeling that this whole situation was going to end badly for her and instead of a HEA (happily ever after) this book would end with a HFN (happily for now). It was probably because I read a lot of romance and know full well that there has to be a conflict at some point in the book haha!

But, when I did get to the major conflict in this story it felt so natural and the resolution, in my opinion, was perfect.

I give The Knocked Up Plan 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars!

This romance has the perfect mix of steam and swoon for my personal taste. I flew through the pages and was left with the biggest book hangover EVER! For real, y’all NEED to read this book!


*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Add The Knocked Up Plan to your Goodreads TBR!


Yanking open the door, I head inside. I stride to the small cafe where Ryder said he’d wait for me.

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.”

“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?”


About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 80 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In June she’ll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter



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