by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Length: 6 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
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?
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.
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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!The Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely was hot, funny and adorkable #audio #mustlisten Click To Tweet