Book Review: Knocking Her Up by London Hale

Goodreads Synopsis:

She wants a baby
All I’ve ever desired is a family of my own. Too afraid I’ll follow in my late mother’s footsteps, I plan to have a baby before time runs out. Problem is, I fell in love with someone unattainable. John Hamilton is kind, thoughtful, and generous…and it doesn’t hurt that he’s built like a Mack truck. I’m ready to throw caution to the wind and ask him to be the father of my child. The only problem? He’s my stepbrother, and it could destroy our family.

He just wants her
The first time I met Emery Collins, she was a scrawny teenager…and my new stepsister.  She’s a grown woman now, and every long, hard inch of me has taken notice. But with our family ties, she’s officially off limits. Too bad she’s come to me with something she wants, something she needs from me. Now I can’t stop dreaming of filling her…of watching her belly swell with my child. What she’s asking for could tear apart our cobbled-together family. I’m just not sure it’s enough to stop me from taking what I want.

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5

London Hale is always able to deliver a straight to the point book full of smutty goodness with a splash of taboo in the mix, but is able to help the reader forget their hang ups at the same time. Their ability to wrap a reader so far into the story that they forget their own personal senses of wrong and right is amazing.

This story focuses on Emery Collins. She has only loved one man her entire life, her step brother John. John and Emery have bonded through letter writing while John was away fighting with the Marines. However when John came home, he did not see the little girl that he met at his mothers wedding. He met a feisty and gorgeous woman who knocked him for a loop. They both tried to deny their feelings, but when it came time for Emery to decide who was to father her child she could think of no one other than John. Love does not always have clear boundaries, the question is will these two be able to help everyone else understand their love for one another is not as taboo as it seems.

Once again Hale has given us a hot and steamy story with a lot of heart. This goes beyond just about getting a baby for Emery. There are deep emotions for both of these characters for each other and having children that are present in the story. Hale does an amazing job of explaining the insta-love story that we are given through the letter writing aspect between the two characters. Hale also does an amazing job of involving everyone in this highly taboo romance. It is not just magically okay for all those involved. John and Emery must take the time to explain their relationship to both of their parents and their siblings as well as have to deal with the gossip from others around their small time. This adds a very realistic feel to the story. So although they get their happily ever after, they still have a rough road to travel and hard work to do to make sure that it stays that way.

I would highly recommend any London Hale book to anyone that is looking for a shirt steamy romance with a lot of heart!

*** I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review ***

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

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