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Best Laid Plans: A Brother's Best Friend Standalone Romance

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,530 ratings  ·  332 reviews

"A moving story of second chances that left me with a huge smile on my face." -Mary, USA Today HEA

The summer before my senior year of high school I had only one goal: to make Alden Warner see me as more than his best friend's annoying little sister.

Finally, my wish came true and he noticed me. In a big way. Too bad that the next morning
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published October 16th 2018
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Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not a huge fan of books that involve a hidden pregnancy but I am a big fan of the brothers-best-friend trope so I couldn't pass this book up. And I'm glad I didn't since I ended up really enjoying it. I have never been in the same situation as Natalie yet I found her character very easy to connect to and at times could relate to the emotions that she showed.

Alden was also a really great character to read about and I could understand everything he was going thro
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
This heroine was too pathetic. She dated but none of her dates were the hero, She tried to have 1 ons and she couldn’t go through with it. She chickened out, she never slept with anyone but the hero.
The woman spent the whole book stuttering and apologizing “I-I-I” “I-I-I s-sorry”
She apologized until she was green and even after that she still apologized and when he acted like a dick he wanted to apologize she would cut him off and said that it was all her fault and that she was sorry because i
Dri ✰
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
★ 2 STARS ★

Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by this author. The blurb is really promising. Falling in love with ur best friend sister. Always a go to for me. The story is simple enough and expected. The characters are likeable even though i wish nathalie have more backbone. Alden is the sweet Hero. Well he does reacts like an ass when he found out he has a daughter. But i can understand where he is coming from.

What i also loke there is some cooking tips lace together into the story. Which makes it more interesting f
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It had so much going for it! I loved Alden and Natalie so hard!! Beautiful second chance romance!
Allyson ☘️
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta, single-parent
Y’all already know, I love me some Kate Farlow. I’ve been a fan since I discovered Coming Up Roses... and I knew then that she would be going places. I’m so excited that I can be on sidelines to watch her grow and succeed while cheering her on.

Best Laid Plans was another winner for me. It’s not a home run but it’s definitely a triple.
You get a little bit of everything with this book.
You like the brother’s best friend trope?
It’s got it!
Like single parents?
Secret baby?
Boom, baby!
Office rom
Christy Bailey
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One word...AMAZING! This book turned out to be way better than I expected! Yes there were a few errors in words but hey no one is perfect. I'm not really one for books where kids are involved because let's be real, I read to get a break from my kids. However Tatum stole my heart. She has to be the cutest little 3 year old ever! She made this book what it was. Alden was amazing in himself and stepped up big time. The world needs more men like him in it or at least I need to look harder. Haha. All ...more
3 Alden & Natalie (and little Tatum ) Stars

I struggled a bit with what rating to give this book. It had real potential to be a cracking 5 star read. It’s a good story with some really funny parts, a hero who I could have cheerfully slapped but then he redeemed himself and a heroine who I really was rooting for. The pace was good and there was lots of dialogue which was interesting and well done.

So, why 3 stars?
Two main reasons for my rating :
1) There are lots of typos and this book could r
Happily Mary After
Recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on October 16, 2018.

For years, Natalie had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Alden, so when he shows interest in her one night, she doesn’t hesitate to be intimate with him. Unfortunately, he was intoxicated and doesn’t even remember it happened and breaks her heart. But she’s truly devastated when he becomes seriously involved with someone soon afterward just as she realizes that she is pregnant. She has the baby on her own and doesn’t
Dilek VT
I hated everything in this blurb!
Book Maniac Forever

4.5 "Tater Tot" Stars
Best Laid Plans was my very first read by L.K. Farlow and I’m very impress! The gorgeous cover initially grabbed my attention, but then I read the blurb and I was already sold on this story. Brother’s best friend, secret baby and second chance romances are tropes that I enjoyed particularly and together it shaped an adorable novel that gave me butterflies in the stomach.

Natalie Reynolds became pregnant from her big brother’s best friend, Alden Warner, when she was seve
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Gah stick a fork in me, I’m done. This was so damn adorable and sad and oh my god I have all the feels right now, it was like an emotional tornado going off inside me.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Give me a second chance romance/friends-to-lovers romance and I’m putty in your hands, seriously they’re my absolute weakness in the book world and LK Farlow’s book was everything I hope for in these kind of books. She slayed everything and gave us a masterpiece, a huge ass masterpiece
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
This book was an emotional roller-coaster.

Sometimes I felt sorry for Alden and the shock he must have experienced, as well as the sense of anger and betrayal. Often I felt sorry for Natalie, doing what she thought was best but also hurting people in the process. There were moments when I felt bad for both of them and their extremely difficult situation. But then there were the times that I wanted to smack someone. I wanted to shout at their assumptions, prejudgement and accusation. So again, th
Sissy's Romance Book Review
BEST LAID PLANS by LK Farlow this is the story of Alden and Natalie.
Natalie always had a crush on her brother friend. Natalie did have a hot encounter with Alden that left her with a baby but their shared encounter was something Alden didn't remember. Now years later Alden is back and their connection is still there along with the fast development connection with their child. I overall really enjoyed this book and will be looking for more from this author.
Jacqueline J
It wasn’t horrible but nothing to really write home about either. It seemed to lack depth. And again, why 1st person present tense? Also the little girl talked cutesy baby talk but her sentence structure and word choices were too old for her age.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm confused as to why this has such a high rating.

Nothing was remotely interesting about these characters and they were under-developed.

The dialogue for Tatum was... okay, she's not a real 3 year old so I'm gonna say it—annoying as hell. It made it frustrating to get through.
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
5 Cranky Stars

I’m sure we can all agree that our teenage selves made some pretty epically bad decisions. Things we thought were right and they came back to bite us in the butt later. Natalie did just that when it came to Alden. Their age difference and booze at play doesn’t make for wise choices but the heart wants what the heart wants at least according to Natalie.

Natalie had grand plans for her life none of them was being a mom much less a single one so soon. She feels she would ruin Aldens li
3.5 for me.

I loved the writing, the easy way this is to read and of course... Tatum! Such a loveable kid.

I was not really impressed with the storyline I must say. Natalie is 17 and has a crush on her brother's best friend Alden so when he seems interested during her party she goes for it, only to be devastated when the next morning Alden doesn't remember a thing because he was really drunk. And soon he starts dating another girl, while she is taking a pregnancy test and bawling her eyes out. Sh
Joy Novel Thoughts
Best Laid Plans is my new favorite from LK Farlow! It was emotional, humorous and heartwarming.

As a single mother with a son from a one night stand, I was able to relate to and understand Natalie in a way that I'm not sure everyone will be able too. She is forced to make some very difficult decisions at a very young age and although she may regret them, I get it it and have made the same decisions myself.

Alden is such a perfect hero, but not in an overly gross unrealistic way. He was flawed to
Aurora - Whoo Gives A Hoot
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
LK Farlow has hands down become one of my favorite authors. She had me hook, line, and sinker right from the very beginning with her debut, Coming Up Roses and since then my love for her books (and of course her spunky personality) has grown with each new release. From the moment she released the first teaser of Best Laid Plans I knew that readers (myself included) were going to be in for another treat because this author knows how to write and ent
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I read the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. Alden and Natalie’s story is everything that I love! Best friends little sister? CHECK!!! Surprise/Unplanned pregnancy? CHECK!! Adorable kid? CHECK!!!
This is my first time reading a book my LK Farlow, and I know for a fact that I will be reading more of her work in the future. BEST LAID PLANS was a sweet story, with great characters, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Danielle Robbins
Best Laid Plans was so good! I loved loved it! Natalie, Alden and sweet little Tatum were awesome! Natalie and Alden had amazing chemistry. They were perfect together! Little Tator Tot was so adorable. This was a beautiful and sweet read! Definitely recommend!
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
I like books with kids and especially secret kids, but this was a little boring. Didn't love the female narrator either. Oh well.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, wow, wow! I was in a funk. Nothing sounded good to read and I couldn’t get into anything. Until I was looking for another book to one click and I stumbled across this one instead. Omg!!! Nat and Alden, man I just about love the crap out of them. I could not put this story down and it pulled me right out of my funk. Brothers best friend is one of my favorite tropes to read and this one did not disappoint! I’m gonna go back and read all of Ms. Farlow’s work after this! That’s for dang sure!
G (heartbooked)
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don’t punk it out but, would it be weird for me to say that my favourite thing about this book is Alden and Tatum’s relationship? Yeh I get it that it’s a second chance romance but a swoon worthy man who dotes on his little girl is just freaking A-Game for me!! Add in a brothers best friend vibe and you have yourself a good read... especially when said brother is just all round amazing (and I want his story sooooo bad)!!! - that should be enough to get you to have a quick read of this...

Alden a
Samantha Schwerin
This is basically a typical paint by numbers brother's best friend romance. Nothing new was brought to the table with the plot and the writing was okay but nothing spectacular. Girl pines after her brothers best friend for years, he gets her pregnant after a drunken night he doesn't remember (added twist but still not groundbreaking), she keeps it a secret until he comes back into town years later. He is upset with her but of course they end up together in the end and live ~happily ever after~. ...more
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
This was my first book by LK Farlow and after reading this book you better believe it won't be my last. This book brought out all the feels. It was story that was realistic and that just helped bring all of those feels to the surface. I could just imagine what it would be like and I was completely invested and engrossed into this story. I couldn't put this book down having to know how they would navigate through everything and I was eager to see if they could get over the hurt, anger and guilt.

Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

Best Laid Plans had all the ingredients I love for my romances to have... steamy chemistry, incredible characters and a brother's best friend, office, secret baby romance that will steal your heart and leave you with a big ol' smile on your face. I loved every moment in this book... even the harder, more conplicated ones.

She had one night with her dream guy...until reality crashed around them leaving her with memories and a plus sign while he had no recollection of it. Fast forward a f
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Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


In Short
- Best Laid Plans is honest and real which creates a refreshing read.
- Alden is a top guy.
- Such a perfect balance of everything from love to heart break.

In Long
Best Laid Plans is such a charming and sweet read that is full of different emotions and point of views which really creates a great dynamic. This is my first book by L.K. Farlow and I really enjoyed her writing.

What I found refreshing and different about Best Laid Plans was how Natalie knew
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