Lauren Blakely is one of my go-to authors. I really enjoy her writing style. One of my favorite things about her is even the book is a standalone; you see some of the characters from her previous books. For me this is great because sometimes it is hard for me to let go of a character and by doing this she gives you a chance to see glimpses of previously read characters. ‘The Knocked Up Plan’ was fun, playful and sexy read and from the very first page I was sucked in.
Nicole Powers and Ryder Lockhart are co-workers. They both have their own radio shows about sex and relationships. Ryder is easygoing, charming, kind, funny and smart. He is also known as Manhattan’s love doctor because of his book about love and relationships. However, when his wife cheats on him and he gets a divorce, he losses his magical recommendations and insights about love and relationships. While his marriage went down the drain, he is also struggling with his job. He has to complete 10 date assignment given by his boss or he will lose his job. Nicole is funny, easygoing, confident and strong. She is not afraid to go after what she wants and she wants a baby 🙂 While she is trying to find the perfect donor for her baby, she realizes that he is right in front of her. When Nicole asks Ryder for sperm donation, Ryder also asks Nicole a favor in order to complete the task his boss given him which turns baby-making process into an agreement. Nicole and Ryder have an amazing chemistry and I really enjoyed reading their creative and adventures dates. Their flirtatious banter will make you swoon. Also, one warning this book can make you laugh out loud so if you think you cannot control it, I recommend you to not to read it in public 🙂
Also, the side characters are amazing and while reading I wished they were hero/ heroines of different books. Guess what? Most of them already are 🙂 (Unfortunately, I realized this after finishing the book). Delaney and Penny are Nicole’s best friends and you will be reading about them and their significant others through the book. All three can be standalone and I totally read them in reverse order but if you want to read them in order here it is: ‘The Only One’ – Penny & Gabriel’s story, ‘The Hot One’ – Delaney & Tyler’s story and ‘The Knocked Up Plan’ – Nicole & Ryder’s story. As for Ryder’s friend Flynn, his story ‘Come As You Are’ will be published on January 10th, 2018 and I cannot wait to read that one 🙂
All in all, ‘The Knocked Up Plan’ is flirtatious, funny, playful read which I finished in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down until the end.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Yes.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.