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Knocked-Up Cinderella

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  623 ratings  ·  145 reviews
I’m a walking contradiction.
School principal who liberally drops the F bomb.
Fiercely independent yet willing to auction myself off for charity.
Serial monogamist who’s down for a no-strings one-night stand.

Except now I’ve gone from one-working-ovary to co-parent in the time it took a stick to turn blue.

F. Bomb.

Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he
Published November 12th 2018 by Entangled: August
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Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Julie Hammerle Fans, Older Characters, Romance
4 No Need for Glass Slippers Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
As someone who reads a lot of Romance, it can sometimes feel like a whole segment of the population is left out. We have YA books, New Age books, and our standard Contemporary Romance books chocked full of women worried about turning 30. There has been an inching towards characters who may be 32 or so... but mainly there has been this idea that those who are in the throes of romance need to be under 35.

Well, it seems some authors and publis
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing, fun book with great humor. This is different than my usual paranormal romance, but so good. The characters are fun, relatable, react appropriately and grow throughout the book. I loved Erin, she’s the main female character. She’s intelligent, independent, knows what she wants, is use to being the boss and very likable. I love her personality. Ian is the main male character he’s a bit broken, from something in his childhood, he’s strong, driven, successful and married to his bu ...more
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I hate writing this review because I didn't love it. It came recommended to me by a sweet GR friend to try to help me out of the dreaded book slump that feels never ending at this point. Don't get me wrong -- I didn't hate it either! I just feel kind of meh about it. I didn't feel like we got nearly enough (or hardly any) time with them in a relationship, and I wanted a little more depth into the H. I, being the epi-ho that I am, was also disappointed in the amount of cl
Ivy Deluca

I liked the setup of this story - as a mature woman, I adored the fact that the leads are both 40, they have full lives outside of the romance that impact the story, and they each learn to change their lives because of their baby, putting aside the past to reach for that future. I thought the pregnancy aspect, especially considering it’s an older heroine experiencing it for the first time, was a fresh take that I don’t see eveyr day. Many times, if I read a romance with older heroes and heroines
Spoilers ahead, 2.5* not quite 3

Crap! I wanted to say so much about this book....but then I read 5 others and can't remember😭 what I do remember though was that I enjoyed some parts and others not so much

h is recently out of a relationship, she decides to take a break from relationships
The H bids on her in a school function for charity
He's a known manwhore
They hookup, she pulls a HIM move(I loved that part)
He can't stop thinking about her, tries to get his mojo back and fails
Bam she's pregnant,
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I have previously read some of Hammerle's YA romances, and jumped at the chance to read an adult contemporary by her. Well, the results are in, and I loved this book!

Five Things I Loved About Knocked-Up Cinderella

1. Erin was a stupendous heroine. Her first appearance on page had me laughing, but she wasn't just funny. She was smart, witty, driven, and independent too. I could totally see myself being friends with her.

2. I had zero problems shipping Erin and Ian. I enjoyed seein
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This was super cute, really light and funny. This was my first read from this author and I was delighted by how smart and sharp the writing was. A bit more emotion or conflict might've elevated it a bit for my personal taste, but it truly is a light, sweet, fun read and it delivers exactly what you'd hoped to find if that's what you're looking for. This is a quirky story of a one night stand resulting in an unexpected pregnancy and the story that evolves is both adorable and fast paced. I liked ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3.5 stars*

I was overjoyed to read about, Ian and Erin, our lead characters who were both 40 yrs old! The story was sweet, mature, and simply lovely.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This was surprisingly not terrible. An enjoyable read with a very cute ending. A couple things bothered me. The heroine's martyr attitude. And the hero's one night stands. Supposedly he only did one night stands his whole life. HE'S 40. And his friend was surprised when H told him that he didnt hook up with anyone over the weekend. So that tells me, he pretty much has sex every other weekend. That's what. 52 weeks in a year. Split that to a quarter. Maybe his sex career started at 20 years of ag ...more
Sam (AMNReader)
Sep 18, 2019 marked it as life-is-too-short
I thought this sounded cute, but at 10% in, an auto-DNF was triggered when a self-actualized, likeable heroine says “Why me?” To the hero.

Buzz, you’re ejected.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I will start this by saying I don't read romances. I don't read them because there is no suspense. The love interests are introduced right away, and you know they will get together in the end, no matter how many red herrings are thrown into the mix.

So, going into this, with my eyes wide open, I have to say that the writing was fresh, to me. The characters, were well formed, for the most part.

Erin is a good, strong woman, a PhD, who is the principal of the private school, of which Ian is an alum
Cocktails and Books
This was a cute read, but I really wanted more for Erin and Ian.

I liked how their relationship was built on friendship first, which was shaky at the beginning, but then slowly grew to something more. But I didn't feel like the friendship took a logical jump to romance since these two spent so much of the book apart and they really hadn't taken the time to truly get to know each other. It felt like that really would have been important considering they were having a child together. Instead, this
What happens when Ian Donovan, a bad boy, globe-trotting, venture capitalist millionaire coughs up $40,000 for a dinner date with an elementary school principal just to rescue her from a date with a pretentious creep? Well, they decide to have a one-night stand (because sometimes a gal just wants to step out of her control pantyhose and grab life by the baubles). Unfortunately something went wrong with one of the condoms and now our feisty, foul-mouthed heroine Dr Erin Sharpe is going to have a ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

This was a fun surprise. A contemporary romance with mature main characters, no manufactured drama, and a happy ending. The title wasn’t the greatest but that’s minor. This new to me author is someone I will keep an eye out for.
Richelle Robinson
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I saw this book on my newsfeed and the cover caught my eye. I went on NetGalley and the book sounded like something I would read and I took a chance. I have to say as soon as I opened up the book, I was laughing out loud on the first page. I LOVED Erin. She is no nonsense, funny, tells it like it is and has a good heart. Ian is your typical charming, rich playboy with tons of baggage. After Ian bids on Erin at a school auction, they agree to have a one night, no strings attached, adult night. Er ...more
Super cute, very fast, funny very light read in the romance genre. Would have been nice to see more of the relationship between the two developed, more of Ian and Erin’s interactions. I almost felt like too much time was spent on Ian and his job.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ughhhh this book was just so dang CUTE but also funny, snarky, and sexy!!

I immediately loved Ian and Erin as our main characters as well as their storyline. I also liked that they were in their early 40’s instead of the usual mid-20’s/early 30’s rom-com characters.

I had absolutely no problem reading this in just one day and I totally recommend this if you’re in the mood for a fluffy contemporary romance! The ending also made my heart practically explode from happiness!!!

Thank you to NetGalley a
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a portrayal of a 40 year old woman who is principal of an elite school and gets pregnant after a one night stand. That it the nuts and bolts of it but the layers of who these two are we're shaped by past experiences and fierce independence. I liked the mature characters although I felt Ian was getting too old to never of had a relationship. So awful was that almost to the moment of Erin giving birth that Ian and Erin remind themselves that they don't need anyone. Not awful romantic until af ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Erin, the new principal, isn't one you'd typically associate with such a position. She drops the F bomb, of course not in front of the kids, a lot. She's independent, always has been, yet she lets them rope her into participating in a charity event for the school. Which means she must wear pantyhose and suffer being uncomfortable until it's over. Deciding hiding out is the best option, her plan is ruined by a gorgeous man who wants to talk.

Ian is there, one of the elite, to donate, and of course
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Erin's gone from one crappy relationship to another. In her forties and ready to take her life back, she decides that a one-night stand is exactly what she needs to take her life back. She's ready to focus on herself and have fun. However, what she wasn't expecting was for that one night to lead to her being pregnant. Especially to a man that is not only her boyfriend or husband, but to a guy who has to desire to ever tie himself down to anyone, even a kid.

Erin has always wanted to have kids but
Jaime Fiction Fangirls

This was a really cute story. I love how strong And independent Erin was but that she still let herself feel vulnerable when it came to Ian. I even really liked Ian, though at times I wanted to smack him upside his head for being dense. I wouldn’t call this a slow burn since they got together very early in the book but it definitely was still a drawn out, will they or won’t they kind of story. This is one of those books that feels very realistic but also provides a great escape from realit
2.5 stars

Well, this was a sweet slow building romance about having the courage to take a chance on love. Even if you are a committed bachelor for life or someone who is deathly scared of getting her heart broken.

I rather liked that the characters are both older than the norm. It's actually refreshing reading about mature adults. Erin is a strong, independent heroine who isn't all that convinced about Ian, who might be good looking but still have to do some serious work to get her affection.

Karen Roma
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 Star Review.....

Knocked-Up Cinderella was a story of contradiction. It was funny, steamy and packed with drama and angst, but slow moving and I really had to push through. Unfortunately it was also overloaded with YA dialogue and its 40 plus year-old characters were unbearably immature. That said, Erin was fabulous, and funny as all get out, but the male portrayals were mediocre. I’m sure it will appeal to many readers, but it was just OK for me.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
From the moment I heard about the concept of this novel, I knew I wanted to read it. I liked the idea of older characters (~40 year olds) being romantic leads and I liked the idea that the heroine, Erin, had the agency to not “need” her baby daddy, rich man-child, Ian, and that her strength could be a source of attraction to him.

My issues are with the characterization of the protagonists in this novel. I found it incredibly difficult to believe that they were in their 40s. Don’t get me wrong, I
It’s been a while since I have indulged in chick lit. I forgot how sugary and cute they can be. And predictable. Boy and girl meet, things go well, throw in some drama, kiss and make up, and TADA! HEA. Simple, predicable formula. It’s kind of like watching the Hallmark channel, just funnier. Don’t get me wrong because there is nothing wrong with any of this…so long as you have all the right ingredients. Which, I am happy to say, Knocked-Up Cinderella has.

Quick run-down of the story: Erin is a sc
Amanda Stelter
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I got this book as an arc from Netgalley and Entangled Publishing so thank you to both of them for providing this arc to me for my honest review.
This book is about a 40 year old woman who is recently divorced after a bad relationship. Erin ends up having a one night stand with Ian, the town’s playboy who is married to his job. This one night stand leads to Erin deciding that she is going to stay single for a while and get her life back on track. This is all working out fine and dandy until sh
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s been a while since I read something about adults over 35 years old, but I like this one.

“You turn into a pumpkin post-coitus.”

Oh my god!!!! I cannot believe I read something like this “and up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-Select-Start would get you thirty lives in Contra “, and relate so much to a character from a book! It’s freaking hilarious!

This CSI reference just about killed me: “This was his version of David Caruso putting on his shades”. Seriously! I was laughing like a ma
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
I haven't read Julie Hammerle, she is a new tome author. I'm not even sure what to say, I loved the idea of this book, like I really liked the characters were older then the average character in other books we read, Erin and Ian are in there 40's knocked and confused.

I am a massive romance junkie, I love al my books with heavy plot of romance, and yet this had romance In it but It felt weird, there relationship they created was a friendship, I don't know in the beginning I felt there chemistry a
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sruprises
4.5 stars

title: catchy
cover: cute design
follow thru: enjoyable, cute

I flagged this at the library b/c the cover & title grabbed my attention. I wasn't sure what to expect as this is a new writer to me. (she's written YA books previously)
i wasn't disappointed.

by page 6, we learn that Erin has a sarcastic humor, cusses like a sailor but tries not to around the kids, and veg's out w/romcom movies & trash tv. I said, "I'm in!"
i loved the Erin character & could relate.

Ian is the typical genre's hero
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone
Ages of H and h: Erin and Ian are 40
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)
Amount of Sex In The Book: (view spoiler)
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USA Today best-selling, RITA nominated author Julie Hammerle writes romantic comedies for adults and teens. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, aside from writing, she ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows includ ...more

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