Friday 23 June 2017

Release Day Blitz, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely


From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a new and sexy romance…THE KNOCKED UP PLAN! A standalone romance told in dual POV, THE KNOCKED UP PLAN is about all of the fun, hotness, and heartfelt emotions that come when a single woman asks her gorgeous, jaded, sworn-to-be-single-forever good friend to get one particular job done. What happens next when he agrees to provide the bun for her oven are lots of hot sexy times and heartfelt moments. 

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Book Description:

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, swoon worthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment!

Buy Links:

Amazon UK 
Amazon US 
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✦The audiobook will be narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt! Link coming soon! ✦


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars

“Kisses are the sustenance of love. They will feed you.”

Be still my beating heart, Lauren Blakely certainly hit the spot with The Knocked Up Plan. While I have seen this plot done before, the difference with this one was that this was just so much more. From navigating the paths of broken hearts and trust issues, to swoon worthy dates, dialogue that hits all those heart strings and to a hero that will have you worshipping at his feet. I fell in love with these characters just as much as I fell in love with this book. My heart was full to bursting, tearing up from pure emotion as these two characters navigate their way to “I Love You.” Absolutely adored it.

“I like it hard. I like it good. And I like it a lot.” A groan echoes in his throat. I tap-dance my fingers down his chest. “And I think I’m going to find out if you’re as good in bed as I’ve always thought you might be.”

Ryder certainly stole the show in this book, this was a man that loved with his entire being, Mr Romantic, a doctor of love…until his wife ruined it and him in the process. Now bitter, he is adamant that he will never go there again. His heart has a huge wall erected in front of it, an impenetrable fortress. Ryder’s outlook on love is jaded and this reflects in his work, something his boss is not happy about. Ryder is Mr Relationship guy on the radio, but after the demise of his own he has little left to talk about.

“I don’t know how I fit into this scenario. My part is over, like a character in a play who was killed off in the first act. My role in the story of her life has ended…”

Nicole is the sex therapist at the same radio station, she has commitment issues, again jaded on the love front but constantly feels the incessant ticking of her biological clock. Nicole was raised by a single mum, she knows that it is possible and she knows that she has had a great life, so she decides to go it alone. Sperm donor…artificial insemination…or her colleague, her friend…Ryder.

“So, love is a virus?”
“Absolutely. And it seems I’ve got more antibodies to it than I expected,”

This was more than a “contract for sperm” book. Lauren Blakely delivered on so many fronts. Firstly, the dating scene, but insofar as dating is not all about getting laid, but that getting to know you stage and getting to trust you stage. With POV’s from both Ryder and Nicole the reader is treated to a broad spectrum of thoughts and opinions, emotions and feelings as what started out as a business arrangement soon turns into a lot more.

“I’m standing in front of my building, holding my keys with the tadpole charm, wondering what the fuck I’m supposed to do about the whole no expectations part of the arrangement. Right now, I want expectations.”

The emotional connection is what really got to me, these characters wormed their way into my heart and as the reader is treated to their inner most thoughts and feelings before they are shared with each other you will find yourself on the edge of your seat desperately willing them along. To take that chance, make that jump. These two were just so right for each other. The chemistry was palpable, the between the sheets action was not only hot but intense and emotional and that is something that I haven’t felt in quite a while.

“The world fragments around us as we come together. And I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m in love with the mother of my child. But I know, too, that I haven’t a clue if she wants the same things I do.”

I had pre-ordered this book, as soon as it downloaded I started reading, early morning reading, and before the kids had their breakfast this book was read. I could not put it down, totally engrossed and loved every single bit. While my eyes probably have bags…it was worth it. I have read a few by this author now and it seems I have a lot of catching up to do.


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?”

What others are saying:

"A refreshing take on the baby trope, The Knocked Up Plan is as sweet as it is naughty. Blakely not only balloons Nicole and Ryder’s incredibly powerful chemistry to new heights with their steamy love scenes, but she also infuses sweet emotion into every single one of their interactions."
- USA Today

“Wildly romantic! Incredibly sexy! Hilarious and sweet! The Knocked Up Plan HAD IT ALL! The PERFECT romance to kick your Summer into HIGH GEAR! Ryder and Nicole are Lauren Blakely's BEST CHARACTERS YET!”
- Shayna at Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

“The chemistry between Ryder and Nicole is COMBUSTIBLE!!! They are magic together.”
- Bookalicious Babes Blog

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About the Author:

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 eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!


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