The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely
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?
One of the things I liked the most about this book is that the sex is a non-issue. I mean, it’s still hot as fuck, but all the stress around when they will or won’t get busy is already decided. The sex is already part of their agreement so it’s just assumed we’ll be getting sexy times later. Since there’s no chase for the physical, it becomes all about how they connect emotionally, event though they don’t realize or plan on it.
Nicole was a great character. She didn’t plan her life around finding that perfect partner. She knows she can raise a child on her own because she’s been raised by a strong single mother. There isn’t any reason to put off starting her family. Honestly, she doesn’t even need the physical man to start her family and her plan to use a clinic would definitely be easier, but Ryder is just so damn sweet and sexy as hell, why not make it fun, right?
Ryder was a lot of fun. He’s been burnt by a past relationship and he doesn’t want anything that even touches on long term…with anyone. Watching him come out of his relationship funk as he connects with Nicole was incredibly sweet. Some of the ideas he came up with for his radio show on how to connect with your partner were inspired and everyone should be taking notes. There wasn’t even any real drama at the end. It was a much slower development for Ryder than it was for Nicole, but it was steady.
Each time I read one of Blakely’s books it reminds me of why she’s one of my go to writers. There were a ton of characters I’d like to see get their own books after reading this one and I even found myself going to her other books to see if I missed some of them in the books I had not read yet. Unfortunately no, but maybe the next nine months will bring us one of them.