The Knocked Up Plan

The Knocked Up Plan

by Lauren Blakely

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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 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?

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157386382
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication date: 06/23/2017
Series: One Love , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 9,369
File size: 574 KB

About the Author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 80 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a fun and sexy standalone. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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The Knocked Up Plan 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This standalone ranks right up there with all the others ! I loved this story ! Loved the characters ! Get this book , you won't be disappointed . I consider this a must read !
gabby2846 More than 1 year ago
Lauren Blakely books just flat out make me happy. Everything she writes brings me pure joy. The smile on my face currently is a direct result of The Knocked Up Plan. I absolutely LOVED this book! (Pretty much a guarantee with this author.) Thank you Lauren Blakely for a smart, fun, strong and independent heroine in Nicole. Thank you the sexy, swoon worthy hero in Ryder. Thanks for this charming, witty, deliciously sexy story filled with laughter, swoons, and even a tear or two. Thank for this book. It’s perfect. The premise of The Knocked Up Plan is unique and fun. Nicole wants to have a baby. Alone. She just needs to find the perfect donor. She’s looking for someone who is college educated, handsome, and obviously not a serial killer. Enter Ryder, her sexy coworker. He’s perfect. Meets all her criteria and more importantly he’s not looking for a relationship. They strike up a deal where Nicole helps Ryder with a work project in return for his “cupcakes.” The baby making fun ensues and feelings develop. I am pretty much obsessed with Ryder and Nicole’s relationship. Their friendship evolved over the months of arrangement into something strong and passionate. They connect so well because they are both genuinely good people with shared interest and off the charts chemistry. I mean, they are seriously perfect for each other. Oh and their kisses and embraces are smoking hot. I just adored them. From the very first page, I just knew I was going to love Nicole. Her wit, determination and caring nature won me over immediately. I love a strong woman who goes after what she wants. That is one of Lauren Blakely’s strong suits. She never creates a weak woman. Ryder has made it onto my favorite Blakely Boy list. Swoon. That man and his ovaries exploding charm is everything you need in a hero. Betrayed in a previous relationship, it is not hard to understand why he sought out to remain single and unattached. Even though he is a confirmed commitment-phobe, he wasn’t a manwhore. Loved that. He’s such a great guy and I really really fell for him. If you are a fan of great romantic comedies with sweetness, great characters, heat, and a unique and refreshing plot line, I highly recommend The Knocked Up Plan. Time and time again, this author knocks it out of the park. She never disappoints.
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
There is so much to love about this friends to lovers romance! It is hilarious, hot & steamy and a new sexy alpha hero that you can't help but fall in love with. Ryder is a successful author who helps men find the woman of their dreams. Since the breakup of his marriage he has lost his faith in the HEA. His boss is forcing him to find his romantic side again and come up with a dating guide. Ryder is at a loss at where to start. His sexy coworker and ping pong partner, Nicole, believes she isn't made for love. She does feel her clock ticking and wants to have a baby tho. Handsome, smart, funny, Ryder has the perfect attributes to be the potential father. They come to an agreement to help each other out. But as they spend more time together going on the perfect dates and then trying to make a baby, their attraction grows. Will they be able to walk away when their 'projects' are completed without breaking their hearts and remain friends? I loved Ryder and Nicole together, their banter was witty, and their chemistry was explosive. They also complimented each other, feeling like two halves of a whole, completing each other. We were treated to cameos from characters from previous books which is always fun. There are also some intriguing twin brothers that I hope to read more about soon. I highly recommend this heartfelt, smart, funny, sweet and sexy romance!
mjlovestoread More than 1 year ago
Damn that Lauren Blakely. She's cast her voodoo magic on me once again with this latest rom-com of hers. The Knocked Up Plan knocked ME off of my feet, happily floating in a world of pure bliss. She somehow manages to craft her words just right so that I'm as swept away by this unexpected romance just as much as her characters are. This is the ultimate in charming romance involving two co-workers, Ryder and Nicole, who genuinely like each other and who are truly nice people. Who find their chemistry translates into wildly steamy nights all in the name of giving Nicole what she has always wanted: a baby. A simple premise made exquisitely complicated (thank goodness) when love rears its wonderful head. Yes I swooned. I sighed. I felt everything and more. And sure we've all read plenty of friends to lovers kind of stories but the writing style that is so uniquely Blakely sets this one apart from so many others. There is always that mutual respect, that sweet vulnerability that is never taken for granted and the passion that drives both characters to gladly give their hearts away. Add in some familiar faces from prior books, the ever-present loyal four legged friend, wickedly adorable humor, and you get a wonderful read. Plain and simple. Grab this one since it's destined to become a favorite summer read for 2017 since it's quite perfect for those lazy days by the pool or beach. 5 very happy stars!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Blakely never ceases to amaze me. Her talent continues to grow as she sets out to delight and entice her readers. Whether setting the stage for adventure, luring into danger or manipulating the heart and hormones, the name Blakely is synonymous with IRRESISTIBLE. The Knocked Up Plan has a reputation to live up to and it does so with the thrill of the chase and the heat of the attraction while delivering laughs that are punch line gold. I loved that she dreamed up two people that are more alike than most characters in romance. The commonalities far outweigh their differences but the battle still simmers with each look and conversation Ryder and Nicole exchange.
Kelly_BTCBlog More than 1 year ago
Omg....I loved this book! And not just any regular-type love that I have for all of Lauren's books, but a wholehearted, all-encompassing, bona fide LOVE!! The Knocked Up Plan's title is 100% catchy, and the uniqueness of the story line keeps you intrigued the entire time. Factor in the incredible writing and a def-con swoon level of about a million, and this book is a trip to romance paradise! "And I know without a shadow of a doubt that I'm in love with the mother of my child." I literally got goosebumps from reading that line. A slow shiver ran through me, and I was a complete goner over the book! The romance and passion will no doubt get your heart racing, but the compassion, emotions, and insecurities hit your right in the feels when you least expect it. The character development, and comedic interactions and dialogue truly showcases The Knocked Up Plan's entertainment aspects. The Knocked Up Plan is a genuine and heartfelt, friends-to-lovers romance that will make you beg for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny! Entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet, sexy, sigh,i need a Ryder
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved it. I love Lauren's humor in all her books. The love story was amazing, I loved the gifts to him. Thanks for another great story.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely is a fantastic romantic comedy. Ryder Lockhart is just perfect, perfect for the job that Nicole Powers has in mind for him. Co-workers, friends and now lovers these two are so perfect for one another, because what Nicole has in mind doesn't need a happily ever after and after the stunt his ex pulled on him, the last thing Ryder is looking for is love. They are both radio host doling out advice to callers, but Ryder's dating coach show is in a little trouble, so they decide to help one another out, and that is when the fun really begins. This book is loaded with funny banter, steamy sex, lovable dogs, and a sweet little niece by the name of Simone. Not to mention other lovable characters, her best friends Penny and Delaney, and Ryder's brother Devon and his partner Paul. I highly recommend this book to anybody who loves romantic comedy and I give this one five glowing stars. Even though this is not the first book that I have read by Lauren Blakely, I don't know what took me so long to start reading her books but now that I have I cannot get enough of her writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Hooked from page one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. I love everyone of Lauren's books. Love the HEA . Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love Ryder and Nicole. Very upbeat and honest with each other. Very cute story!!!??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story...loved the chemistry and the emotional interactin...highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy afternoon read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love L.B.'s books and I have to say this may be my favorite of all. Highly recommend. I would love more of Ryder and Nicole.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS FULL OF HEAT & HEART! Lauren Blakely delivers yet another fantastic story with enough heat to melt your ovaries and enough heart and emotion to make your heart burst. The swoon factor is STRONG with Nicole and Ryder! I thoroughly enjoyed myself reading this book. I’m one of those people who is always on high alert for surprise pregnancies in a story. I’m constantly scrutinizing the details of a story wondering if that is where the “sex with no condom” part of the story is going to lead. Well, who knew it could be so much filthy fun when they forgo the condoms all together and get down and dirty in the name of procreation? SO. MUCH. FUN! So, brace yourself for the sexual heat wave in this story and be prepared to endure a serious case of perma-grin, because this book is going to DO things to you!
LoraJ More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 stars!!!! Oh man how I loved this book! Ryder and Nicole are such a great couple because they don’t even see themselves as a couple and it just sort of happens as life usually does. I loved the slow burn of their hearts with the spicy sexy stuff thrown in. THis is the first book by Ms. Blakely that I’ve actually read. I have listened to several of hers and the audio versions are always so well done, but even just reading this one, I totally fell in love with the characters and the story. She never fails to keep me entertained. The only thing I didn’t like about this wasn’t long enough. I’m greedy and I want so, so much more of this couple and their family! I can’t believe it’s all over so soon! *** I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
Theresa-Martin More than 1 year ago
Oh. My! This was great from the beginning, and just got better! Having read the other standalone books in this non-series, I couldn't wait to see what Nicole's story was. And it was great to get a deeper look at this girl-crush of mine. She's the strong, confident, friend who will be brutally honest with you while at the same time having your back, no questions asked. She believed fairy tales existed...just not for her. Enter Ryder! Ryder's had a rough patch in the love department, but he's great at giving advice to guys looking for Mrs. Right, or Mrs. Right Now. Ryder's got great friends and a supportive family. He's got a great job, and co-workers. He and Nicole work for the same company, and have become fast friends. When Nicole propositions Ryder to help her get pregnant, that's where the fun really starts. No spoilers, but this is one of my favorite favorites of Lauren Blakely's books. That's saying a lot, because all her books are my favorite. This is a great tale of two people not looking for anything, and finding exactly what they need. There is lots of heat--as is the LB norm--but you also get that HEA, and I love the journey Lauren takes getting there. I voluntarily read an ARC of this story, and I give it five dirty-talking, baby-making stars!!
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely (Audiobook) Narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt 4.5 stars - Sweet funny and brings all the good feelings. Love the guy that doesn't see love coming! The narrators were great, and still on my favourites list! ~ Paragraphs and Petticoats ~
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of The Knocked Up Plan (was The Wild One) by Lauren Blakely A tadpole, a woman, and a ring - 5+++++ stars If you've read any of Lauren's recent books, you will have already met Nicole. We've seen her running with the other girls and their dogs. She is the one that was always touted as the relationship expert, but never believed that finding 'the one' was for her. We finally get to learn more about Nicole and why she is the way she is. She hosts a radio show called Hanky Panky Love. Ryder hosts his own show for the same media giant as Lauren. The two of them have been friends for quite a while, so when Lauren poses a request of her friend, they are both caught off guard. I absolutely love the interactions between ALL of the characters in this story. The relationships that Lauren has cultivated with her besties (and even the daughter of one) is beautiful. You guys really don't want to miss this one! I absolutely ADORED it. Favorite quotes - - "...I had the harebrained idea to ask my co-worker for a cup of baby batter." "Surely, I wouldn’t want to paddle the pink canoe on a doctor’s table." **Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely scrumptious in every way! I love being able to experience the story from both Ryder and the Nicole's point of view because while I might intrinsically know what a woman is thinking I usually have no idea what men are thinking and the insight really enhances the storyline for me. Lauren writes the most entertaining sexual innuendo between her characters and all that dirty-talking flirtation sets the scene for panty-melting sex scenes that are really HOT but never cross the line into vulgarity which is a real turn-off for me. And, last but not least, what could be sexier than a baby daddy who adores the changes pregnancy brings to a woman's body and is humbled by the sight of his child on an ultrasound screen? OMG! My extremely happy heart melted all over the floor at the end of this happily-ever-after that is one of Lauren's best books to date. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.