Friday, June 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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.

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Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book. From the moment I started reading it I was completely sucked in.  I think it may have something to do with Braxton, the sexy tattoed hero of this story.   But this book is the reason why I have always loved Stacey Lynn’s writing.  It’s the fun, sweet moments that are filled with witty banter.  The dynamic between two characters who seem to be complete opposites, but growing up on opposite sides of the tracks.   A fun, sweet, beautiful story that will make you laugh, swoon, and also feel with these characters. 

Cara is the girl who has never had a one-night stand, ever!!!  On the night of her best friend’s wedding, with a little liquid coverage she sleeps with the groom’s best friend.  Waking up the next morning, she has no idea to handle this situation, so she leaves while he is still asleep.  Weeks later she finds out that her one-night stand has left her with pregnant and not knowing what to do.  She has to tell Braxton that he is going to be a father, but first she needs to comes to terms with this surprise news herself. 

Braxton is a sexy tattoo artist who is not normally the guy that Cara goes for.  But that night one night with him completely rocked her world.  She has thought of him since but never thought she would see him again.  But now she must face him and tell him that she is carrying his baby.  At first she is a little caught off guard by his reaction to her being there.  But when he later tells her that he is all in, she is eve more surprised.  Can they make it work between the two of them when they seem to be doing things a little backwards?  Braxton is all in, but is Cara?

I have to say that Braxton is the perfect book boyfriend.  He is sexy, covered in tattoos and my God when he says he wants to take care of Cara, he does in a way that will make you swoon.  He certainly swept me off my feet.  He had a tough childhood but the man that he has become is someone that you will adore.  He is sweet an caring, sexy and hot and will just capture your heart.

Cara grew up in a completely different world than Braxton did, but the connection between the two of them worked.  I think in ways they understood each other and their pasts and their family did not define who they were.  Cara was a great heroine who I loved.  She is sweet and independent in a way that is new to her but she learned how to ask for help. she had a gorgeous man ready to be there for her and she had reservations but at the same time wanted to be all in.  These two were so perfect for each other.  Their connection alone is what I loved about them, the ease that they felt with each other and the back and forth banter just made me smile.

Knocked Up was a fun and witty read with just the right amount of drama.  I loved feeling what these characters felt, even in the moments when they talked about their past, I felt what they went through. I loved the story, the writing and I loved the characters.  Great job!!! 


I quickly take everything off and drape the paper sheet over my lap, leaving my socks on, and when I’m ready, the edges of the sheet tucked under my thighs and backside, Pam knocks on the door.

“Ready?” she calls as she’s already pushing open the door.

“Yup.” I sound like I’m about ready to croak, and Braxton’s deep, rumbling chuckle worsens my rattled nerves. He kissed me!

I raise my hand to my mouth and as my fingertips press my lips, they’re taken away, gripped in Braxton’s warm hold. He smiles down at me knowingly and I force my attention on Pam.

She pulls the internal monitor out of the drawer, along with a bottle of lubricant and a condom, and Braxton’s grip on my hand turns almost bone-crushing.

“Is that—”

“Yup.” I cut him off.


“Now you see why I wanted the external one,” I mutter quietly.

I can’t look at him. My cheeks are on fire, and for some absolutely insane reason, other parts of my body are warming and this should not be happening at my midwife’s office.

“So,” Pam says, turning around and back to business. Except it’s hard to take her seriously as she waves what looks like a massive vibrator in her hand. “We’re going to insert this inside of you.”

“Holy shit,” Braxton mutters. And God, kill me. Please kill me now.

If Pam hears him, she ignores him as she steps toward me, and pulls out a set of stirrups from beneath the table. “I’m going to need you to lie down, Cara, and spread your legs, and slip down to the edge of the bed for me.”

“I feel like I’ve heard this before,” I say, unable to stop myself. My filter has evaporated along with my self-respect and all of this is so absolutely humiliating.

Pam pauses, glances at me and then at Braxton and nods, understanding. But I swear, as her gaze sweeps down Braxton’s arms, even she blushes. Which is great . . . my midwife thinks my non-boyfriend baby daddy is hot.

“I feel like I’ve said this before,” Braxton says, and both of our eyes whip to him. My gracious. He’s smiling, shoulders shaking like he’s holding back the world’s most boisterous laugh, and it’s all I can do to not kill him while he’s standing there, glancing between the monitor-slash-vibrator and my spread legs and I can’t hold it in anymore.

“This is embarrassing.”

Pam is back to business, already spreading the condom over the phallic-shaped instrument, and then she drizzles on the lubricant.

Braxton’s breath brushes over my cheeks. His dark locks tickle my temple as he whispers, “I feel like I should be offering to help with this.”

“Shut up,” I grit, my stomach muscles clenching from trying not to die or laugh. “This isn’t funny.”

“Oh. This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m not going to lie.”

My fingers squeeze his hand and Pam is in front of me. She holds a small black box in her other hand and the tip of the wand against my center. “I’ll go slow, and it might be cold, okay?”


“Sweet Jesus,” Braxton whispers. “I don’t know whether to be terrified or turned on right now, Cara.”

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About the Author
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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.
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