Friday 23 June 2017

★ Lauren Blakely ★ THE KNOCKED UP PLAN ★ Excerpt & Giveaway

© Bianca Janeane

• Release Day: 23 June 2017
• Slightly connected standalone
(we've met Nicole's besties in the previous books!)
• Dual POV
• We'll meet Ryder's best friend Flynn and his twin brother Dylan in the next two books!
4.9 Stars
There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not thoseI 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 wild  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. After all, my job is like a coach and my latest assignment for the good of mankind is to create a fail-safe, battle-tested, proven guide of what to do or say to get a woman to fall into your bed  I mean, fall for you. So when Nicole says she’s game to work through my list in a hands-on way, I 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, anywhere, 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!

Nicole is a very successful New York columnist/radio dating & mating guru. And now that she's 30 she finally wants to make her biggest dream come true: having a baby. BUT, without a daddy. She wants to be an amazing single mom, just like her mom was after her dad died.
Her relationships never work anyway - she must be missing the true love gene!
Just like Ryder. Her colleague and friend at the radio station.
He was in love and married once. Even wrote a how-to-find-true-love bestseller, but then his wife cheated on him - multiple times. And now he doesn't believe in that love sh*t anymore.
He's hot. Super nice and fun and kind and ... really hot!
Perfect candidate to donate some sperm for Nicole, right?
But of course those two are mega attracted to each other!!!
And their boss is making them go out on ten how-to-find-true-love test dates for a new column.
Let the fun times begin....


Such a sweet & sexy & fun book!
I loved reading it!
We have this amazingly tough and strong woman - Nicole - who doesn't want to need a man to be happy.
And this really sweet and kind and mega hot guy - Ryder, who's been hurt badly by a woman before.
One plus one makes three ... but not with those two. They want the friendship, the sex, the baby, but not the happily ever after!
But of course things never work out like they've been planned!
I just loved watching those two falling for each other.
So adorable!
Also adorable are the friends - we already know Nicole's besties from previous books and we meet Ryder's best buddy Flynn! He'll be the star of the next book. Cute nerd alert!

Great romance! I wouldn't mind seeing this on TV one day!! ☺

THE KNOCKED UP PLAN was such a funny & sexy lovestory! Nicole and Ryder weren't planning to fall for each other - she only wanted a baby - not a husband ... but life doesn't really care about what you thought you wanted ☺
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Ryder - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

Gimme gimme gimme - that's me every time a new Lauren Blakely book is on the horizon.  

What would happen if How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days met The Back Up Plan.

That is kind of the premise of this friends-to-parents-to-lovers story.

I just loved everything about this story.  It is sweet, sexy, funny and a whole lotta hot.

I feel that I could be best friends with Nicole - she is smart, sassy, funny and knows what she wants and will do what she has to get it.

Ryder is all kinds of hot and sexy and swoonworthy - yes, definitely got my swoon on reading this.

It is adorable watching these friends fall for each other - even though neither of them wants or expects anything more than some hot AF baby making.

I was hooked from the first "O" to the last.  This is what Ms Blakely does. She lures you in and has you rabidly reading until the wee hours of the morning, just to know what is happening with her lovelies.

Now I am impatiently waiting for what she will bring use next.


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?”


✮ Enter to win this amazing THE KNOCKED UP PLAN GIVEAWAY! 

Lauren’s Bundle of Joy Special Delivery Giveaway! This bundle is valued at $200 and includes the most delicious cupcakes delivered to your door from Wicked Cupcakes, a $50 gift certificate for luxurious bath products to make your skin baby soft from The Body Shop, and comes wrapped up with a beautiful sterling silver bow bangle bracelet from Pandora ($125 value).


Meet Nicole's besties Delaney, Penny in the first books in the 'series':

#1 The Sexy One




#3 The Hot One

#PreOrder Stud Finder - the book about Ryder's best friend Flynn's twin brother Dylan
(Flynn's book COME AS YOU ARE will be out soon too - no pre-order links yet!)

If you haven't read Lauren's Male POV books yet - DO IT NOW!!





 Pre-Order Mia's book HARD WOOD!


Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.