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Knocking Her Up

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  427 ratings  ·  77 reviews
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
Published October 10th 2017 by London Hale
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Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
London Hale once again brings all the smutty goodness with a light side of taboo. I loved this book!

Emery Collins wants a baby before she has to have a preventative procedure done to remove her ovaries. Her mother died of ovarian cancer, and Emery wants to be proactive. She’s also dreamed of having her own family, and she’s decided now is the time. She doesn’t have a boyfriend or husband, and she’s only interested in carrying one specific mans baby anyway. John Hamilton. Her stepbrother. Their
Laid-back Book Bitches
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly!!!!

That was intense!!

I loved this book!

I was hooked from the very first page. I loved the characters, you could just tell they were meant to be together. I wish I had a John in my life! He's possessive and right down sexy.. (Lets make one thing clear John and Em are in no way related, they are just best friends.) If you are looking for a quick smoking hot, filthy even read this book will be for you. There should be a warning " will need extra batteries".
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After years of wishing, hoping, and dreams Emery Collins is finally ready to make her move.

When came John Hamilton home he was surprised by his attraction to Emery. He tries to fight it with everything he has but when she comes to him with a proposal, every reason to deny his desires goes out the window.

But John isn't a "wham bam-thank you-ma'am" kind of guy, he wants it all. Can John convince Emery that this is more than just giving her baby? Or will Emery say thanks but no thanks to John lifet
Brandy Roberts
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a good London Hale story they are so steamy with possessive heroes , likable heroins , seeing past characters from previous books , and short story line that sets the perfect pace / length . Oh my wet panties John Hamilton is so tempting he tries really hard to stay away from the one woman he thinks he can't have so he blocks her out but once she asks him a favor there is no way of stopping him and his oh so talented tongue . Emery is beautiful , sweet , hard working , and wants a baby , ...more
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Sexy, Short and Smutty Stepbrother Story.

This was a pretty good story told mostly from the Hero, John’s POV. John’s Mom Married Emery’s Dad right before John joined the military and left for the Middle East. Emery was a teenager at the time and they met at the wedding and became pen pals while he was away. Eventually they wrote and emailed daily telling each other everything.

However when John came home, the first night he went out with some friends and sees a beautiful woman across the bar that
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Knocking Her Up was hot. It's short but packs quite a bit of heat which I loved. I also loved how protective and possessive the hero was and how feisty the heroine was. I definitely recommend this book.

ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3 “sweet girl” Kisses

I’ll be honest…the cover sold me on this one. I’m a huge cover whore and all I really need is a pretty picture to catch my eye and you’re half way there. The blurb definitely intrigued me too…I liked the concept and the added stepbrother aspect upped the ante so I figured why not. I don’t know what I was really expecting but Knocking Her Up definitely captivated my attention – I finished it in almost one sitting!

John Michael Hamilton J
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary, adult

You guys know how much I’ve been enjoying this series, but this one is one I should have stayed away from because it has a trope that I don’t particularly care for – step-sibling romance. Even though I know that there’s no blood relation, it still feels a little bit icky to me. And while these books are erotica most certainly, I thought a lot of the previous books did a really good job at simultaneously building up the relationship between the couple as well. In Knocking Her Up, we only really g
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Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
London Hale’s Knocking Her Up is a fast, easy and sexy read. It is a forbidden story of stepsiblings who have found more in each other than they ever expected.

Emery Collins is the girl everybody loves and protects. She is sweet, honest and very likable. She lost her mother to ovarian cancer, but later, her father found a second chance with Yvonne Hamilton. Emery is a bit innocent, but wants to be taken seriously. Because of her mother’s history, she wants to start a family before making a life-
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Knocking Her Up by London Hale was a hot and steamy read and I really enjoyed it.
I loved Emery and John, they were strong, passionate characters that were made for each other. I enjoyed watching them come together, fall in love and work through the issues that faced them.


Once again author London Hale has written a great read that will keep you reading late into the night and make you hot under the collar on more than one occasion.

Well done ladies, keep up the wonderful work, looking forwa
While I really love John, I felt a bit detached from the romance between him and Emery. It needs a little bit more depth, I feel? which you can't really get with the length of this novella. Love John's mom and Emery's dad <3

E-ARC is received thanks to the author.
Teresa Mary Rose
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Temperance Falls is always such a great place to visit. I loved Emery and John and they were super sweet together. John was so endearing with his protectiveness and he was easy to fall for. He and Emery had such great chemistry and they worked so well together. I loved how their relationship built over years and they really got to know one another well. I loved that they wanted the same things and were on the same page. And John is just ugh. He is such a good guy and I loved how all in he was. A ...more

This was really bad. The writing was terrible, the sexy talk was lackluster and because it was so short, it didnt feel like we had enough time to get to know WHY the characters felt the way they did about each other. There was a bit towards the end that was good though. I liked how Emmy didnt let John get away with making her upset and that he genuinely listened to her and corrected his behavior. Unfortunately that bit was only like MAYBE 5 pages worth of the 140 or so page book.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 fig
Judy Miracle
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Knocking her up was a quick and hot read. It has a bit of a taboo subject in it seeing as they are step brother and sister. But it's not as taboo as you think. Yes, their parents are married but it was a marriage done after they were both off to college and the marines.

This book will have you sucked in from page one all the way to the end of it. Emery is a sassy, independent female character that knows what she wants and she's not afraid to ask for it even if it means getting turned down. John
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
When I heard that 'Big' John was getting his own story I was hyped because I wanted to know if the firefighter lived up to his nickname. Unfortunately, Knocking Her Up didn't quite live up to my expectations. I think the problem may be more so with me because I'm not really a fan of "baby making books". They're just very predictable and majority of the plot ends up just being about sex, which was the case for this book. I know John and Emery have already established a connection but I wish we co ...more
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Knocking Her Up
By: London Hale

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K

Another breathtaking trip to Temperance Falls, where true love knows no limits, boundaries, or distance…

London Hale takes us on a journey back to Temperance Falls with Knocking Her Up. This tale focuses on John Hamilton, former Marine and Temperance Falls firefighter; and Emery Collins, personal assistant to a local bigwig…and John’s stepsister. No stranger to the “taboo”, London Hale ventures into forbidden territory with a step-siblin
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I've gotta be honest with you here, I was a little nervous going into Knocking Her Up. "Breeding" books are not something I've enjoyed in the past. Truth be told, if this one hadn't been written by London Hale, I probably would've passed. I'm glad I didn't, however. I really liked Emery and John, and the setup for this book — her desire to have a baby, with someone she trusts, before preventative ovary removal surgery — made it more appealing t
April Symes
Emery Collins wants a baby before she has to have a proactive preventative female procedure done for a female issue that affected her deceased mother . She has always wanted her own family and in order to have that family she has always wanted, she needs to do it now before she has this proactive procedure done. Only problem is , she isn’t married, doesn’t have a boyfriend and there is no one on her horizon that she could look to for help –except there is one person, one person she would definit ...more
Kristen Johnson
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
First I have to say that each London Hale books just gets dirtier and more delicious than the last; I think I've found my favorite, and then I read the latest and have a new pick. As with all London reads, Knocking Her Up was a quick one, but full of heat and a beautiful story to boot.

Emery and John have been raised as step-siblings for a while now - but that hasn't stopped their non-sibling feelings from rearing up now and then. Determined to keep things kosher, John has tried to stay away. He
SBee Reviews
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Sinful sexy stepsister cravings...

I received an Advance Reader Copy for Knocking Her Up written by London Hale and voluntarily reviewed this book. John Hamilton is now settled back home in Temperance Falls, working at the fire department after leaving the Marines. While he was away on foreign soil, the only thing that kept him sane and linked him back to the US were the letters he received from his little stepsister, Emery Collins. While he was gone all this time
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Short, sexy and sweet...London Hale has released another hot little novella that is sure to fog up your e-reader and have you changing your panties once..or twice. This isn't my first time with Hale and I promise it won't be my last.

Knocking Her Up was the perfect bedtime story that got my heart beating a little faster and my blood really flowing. I adored these two... devouring them in less than a hour.

She wants a baby and he's gonna be that man.

John and Emery were addicting to read, r
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Family Affairs

I already louuurve Big Jihn...You know I'm blade he's a freaking Marine...Sepmer Fi! Once a Marine always a Marine...I should know...back in topic.....John's mom marries Emery' dad the police chief while he's away serving his country and Em was a teen. When he finish his tour of duty and comes home he spots her in a bar and wants bone her not realizing it's her. She is all grown up and wow! What a woman....Merry wants her best friend back and a baby. And she wants them both like ye
Sassy Southern
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Knocking Her Up by author, London Hale, is a step-brother romance. I've read several books by London Hale and this one ranks as one of the best. The story revolves around Emery Collins and her step-brother, John Hamilton. Emery has suffered through losing her mother to cancer and John has suffered through losing his father. Their parents marry each other and so the story begins. The taboo that John has to get over is difficult but Emory has a request for him that makes him realize that she's not ...more
I liked this book. I read this book in one sitting and wasn’t once bored despite the slow pace at times.
I did feel some chemistry between Emery and John. I liked them as a couple and was rooting for them to get together. I will admit that I found parts of the story slow. I wanted to shout at John to hurry up and go after the woman he wanted, stepsister or not.
I was irritated at Emery when she continued to be mad at john when he admitted he went to the graveyard. Any normal person would be like
Jessica Wannamaker
Pen pals, step siblings, crushes what do these all have in common? John and Emery.

They shouldn’t want each other, they shouldn’t be hurting their family. But when Emery wants a baby before her surgery to remove her ovaries she only knows one person who could be daddy.

This story has the taboo nature of step siblings but otherwise is about two people in lust and love over each other. It’s steamy, and wanton.

Quick short read. Has erotica and a splash of drama but otherwise it was more of a have
LaShanta Charles
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've learned that I can always count on this duo to give me a quick dose of ooey gooey sweetness in the form of a love story. I loved the visual I got of John, big and tortured, but altogether sweet. He got so perfectly with Em, tiny and cute as a button. I liked that she was determined to get what she wanted and that when John was wrong she wholeheartedly let him know. I loved that Em's brothers were overprotective through and through. It didn't matter that they knew and respected John, and eve ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5* read.

I do love a good taboo romance, especially a step brother/sister one so I was really looking forward to this book.

I enjoyed the actual story even though it was heartbreaking in places, especially the reason why Emery whats and needs to have a child, it was also beautiful and well wrote.

My main and only real problem with the book that affected my score was the characters and my connection to them as a couple. I struggled to connect to John and Emery and for me thats the main thing I ne
Tracie Simister
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I gave this Book a rating of 4 ✩’s
Title: Knocking Her Up
Series: Standalone
Genre: Taboo Romance
Author: London Hale
Format: Kindle Edition
Published on: Oct 4, 2017

I voluntarily reviewed a Free Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the author and am choosing to leave a review.
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Character’s Descriptions:
John Hamilton has lusted over his stepsister for years but now she wants him to father her child, WTH?
Emery Collins all she wants is a family of her o
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