Monday, June 11, 2018

REVIEW - Knocked Up - Stacey Lynn

TITLE - Knocked Up
AUTHOR - Stacey Lynn


First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order. . . .
Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.
Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night stand might’ve led me to the one.

Johnaka's Review:

“Sometimes getting knocked up is the best thing to happen to you, 4 stars”

Cara may have been born into the rich life but she sure isn’t living it now. She’s trying to go out on her own and live the life she’s always wanted. Cara can’t explain what came over her at her best friend’s wedding when she decided to have a one-night stand with the best man, but she does. She never expected those two pink lines to show, and she definitely didn’t expect to fall in love with her baby daddy. Is this all too good to be true?

Braxton liked Cara when he first met her. He didn’t like her when she disappeared only to reappear months later. But when she breaks the news to him he steps up, in more than one way. He wanted her back then and he wants her now, only question is will he get her? He comes from the wrong side of the tracks but has his life together, but will his past prevent him from his happily ever after?

I really got into this book and their love story. It wasn’t easy for Cara to finally accept Braxton but there was no denying that he stepped up and stayed. Not out of obligation but because he wanted to. Knocked Up went by fast and was super sweet from beginning to end. It was my first book by Stacey Lynn and I plan on reading more of her work later in the future.

Star Ratings:
Plot - 4/5
Characters - 4/5
Heat - 4/5
Writing style - 4/5
Overall - 4/5

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