The Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely

August 4th, 2017 Kimberly Review 52 Comments

4th Aug
The Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely
The Knocked up Plan
by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Length: 6 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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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 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.
Right?

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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, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Fave Narrator RomCom SEXY Sweet

THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, written by Lauren Blakley and narrated by Sebastian York, and Andi Arndt, was the perfect summer romantic comedy.  I love “arrangement” tropes, and Blakely delivered. Miscommunication, adorable pets, and two flawed characters had me devouring this in two listens.

Coffee Dates with The Knocked Up Plan

First Date: Blakely introduces us to co-workers Nicole and Ryder. These two enjoy a great friendship and have mutual respect for one another.  Both host radio talk shows where listeners dial in to talk about sex, love, and relationships. Nicole and Ryder are both likable characters with funny, confident on-air personalities. However, when it comes to love and committed relationships both have issues.  Nicole has made a decision to have a baby on her own. After researching sperm banks, she decides to ask Ryder to donate his sperm. Thus begins their plan to skip the sperm bank and make a baby the old fashion way. The chemistry between them was sizzling, but this is strictly an arrangement with legally binding contracts. Oh yeah, we all know how this is gonna play out! With York and Arndt narrating I am all in.

Second Date: We get to see previous characters from Blakley’s books and friends of the four-legged variety. The middle of the story is all about making the baby, spending time together and it is hot, funny and delicious with lots of swoony moments and sizzling scenes. It is clear the two are attracted to the other, and the chemistry is off the chart.  They build a friendship beyond work mates and slowly they form an emotional attachment. I loved them together as Blakely did an excellent job of allowing me to connect. Once the deed is done, the two go back to being friends but both miss the other, and I loved how Blakley created moments and built things up.

Third Date: With the”arrangement” trope nothing goes according to the plan. Now, these two have feelings, and No One is Talking! *pulls out hair* While I never doubted the outcome I was curious to see how Blakely would bring it all about and dang miscommunication aside she nailed it. Forget the outside world I listened until the bitter end in one sitting. I laughed, pulled my hair in frustration and wanted to knock some heads. Thankful Blakley knows just how to get me engaged without overdoing it and soon I was left grinning like a dork.

Narration: York and Arndt are magic together. They both captured the personalities of the hero and heroine while enhancing the story from snark to swoons.

THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, was such a fantastic listen, and I adored the multiple epilogues. If you have never tried Blakely grab this standalone audio, you won’t regret it!

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About Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With nine New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.

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52 Responses to “The Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Naomi Hop

    Ahhh… Blakely is awesome! I do need to read more of her work. I love the way she makes romance so fun and sexy. Great review Kimberly!

  2. Fran

    Ohhh.. This one sounds great! I’ve read other works by Lauren Blakely and truly enjoyed them, so I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kimberly!

  3. RO

    This sounds interesting Kim, but despite such a great review, I think I’m on the fence with this one. I have to admit that the title definitely grabs your attention. (lol) Hugs…and Happy Friday RO

  4. Michelle Parsons

    How fun! I really need to try reading audios with duel narrators. Wonder if that would make me listen to them more.
    I recently read a Lauren Blakely books and loved it, add this one to my TBR list, I want to read a few more from her.

    Awesome Review, Kim! 🙂

  5. verushka

    This sounds utterly wonderful — the author sounds like she’s nailed the characterisation of a familiar trope and made it all the better in this.

  6. Nadene

    I must confess, never read this author before, but I am hoping to rectify that soon. Great review.

  7. Jenea

    I really like this sounds of this one and it has duel narrators which I like. It helps a lot. Great review. You’ve definitely peaked my interest!

  8. Sarah

    This sounds super cute, Kimberly! I love that this book sent you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster with the comedy, hair pulling, and head knocking!

  9. Carole

    I will have to pick this one up at some point. I like Blakely but the big draw for me is the narrators. I love Sebastian York and Andi Arndt separately but together they are even better. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  10. Quinn's Book Nook

    I have listened to books narrated by these two and really liked them. I’m not so sure if this book would work for me, but I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Kristen

    This sounds like such a strange premise to me lol, but it seems like the author did a great job with the relationship and feelings progression between the characters! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I thought it was progressive. More and more woman are opting to have children on their own. Now, the skipping of the sperm bank deposit was different..but then I know a few gay couples who skipped the invitro for cost reasons and did the deed instead..LOL

  12. Heidi

    Can’t go wrong with Blakely and York. This sounds fun, however, I am never a fan of miscommunication. Glad it worked out.

  13. Megan Riverina Romantics

    I love the Blakely/York team but I’ve never heard one of those books with dual narration. Thanks for the review.

  14. Paij

    I love it when there is more than one narrator! This sounds fantastic. Great review Kim!

  15. Debbie Haupt

    As you know she’s a fave of mine too Kim. Great review and I love the snippets makes me want to move this up on the list

  16. Kay

    I am on a romance kick lately and I am always on the hunt for new ones to read. Even though it sounds pretty good and you enjoyed it I am not sure simply because of the general idea. I may change my mind when I read it though. I think it shall be worth it to give it a try. Great review as always.

  17. Cyn

    Glad to see this is another winner! I’m really intrigued by premise. And always extra awesome when the narration is good! Looking forward to checking it out! Great review, Kim!

  18. Lover Of Romance

    aww…this story sounds simply fantastic here! I have been wanting to read this author for ages and I am definitely going to go grab this up…because I need this book on my shelves. Great review darling.