Review and Giveaway! Plan B by Jana Aston

☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:

Mistakes were made, okay?

The moment I laid eyes on Kyle Kingston I knew he was a mistake. A satisfying, toe curling, hair pulling, best night of my life mistake, but a mistake all the same. I didn’t yet know his name, or who he was, but I knew he was a bad idea.

I take comfort in that, because it means my instincts are still good. Too late, but it’s something.

Because, FYI, I’m pregnant

… and did I mention my baby daddy is both heir to a retail empire and impossible to get ahold of?

I do what any girl would. I break into his Grandfather’s retirement gala by telling the prissy gatekeeper Kyle’s my fiancé. It was a halfway decent plan at the time, trust me.

But it blows up in my face, disastrously so. You see, Kyle Kingston is all about representing the family values his family’s retail empire was founded on. At least in public. In private- well I’ll tell you about that later.

He proposes – a marriage of convenience.

Convenient for everyone but me, because while I’m falling in love with my convenient husband, he’s keeping a billion-dollar secret. From me.

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My Thoughts:

What happens if your not-so-carefully planned out life takes a left turn? Everyone should have a Plan B, right?

Jana Aston’s latest romantic comedy, Plan B, is a hilarious second installment in her Best Laid Plans series.  Daisy is first introduced in the absolutely adorable “Sure Thing”, where she has forced her identical twin sister, Violet, to cover for her at work for a week.  In Plan B, readers discover the reason behind Daisy’s needed twin switcheroo.

I adored Daisy.  Ms. Aston has a knack for creating relatable, quirky heroines who have the perfect balance of self-esteem and self-doubt.  No whiny self-loathing, just pure-gold, crazy inner-dialogue.  The author creates women who are naturally appealing and reflect the thoughts, desires, doubts that most of us harbor. I don’t know how much of the author is in her heroines, but I feel like she has captured some part of me in each of them.

“Kyle overfeeds me too.  I wonder if I’m also a rescue project.”

When Daisy hunts down her one-night-stand-turned-baby-daddy, the laughs begin.  Since the woman is not much for planning, she easily gets in over her head rather easily! Kyle Kingston—the baby daddy–is yet another example of the author’s fantastic leading men.  Again, Aston gives her readers exactly what they desire most, a successful in his field, slightly more experienced, gorgeous hunk. Kyle must have some flaws, right? I only saw a guy who made a couple small mistakes as a result of protecting the family legacy/image.   The guy is near perfect and totally lovable.

The secondary characters are equally endearing.  Kyle’s sister, Kerrigan, is delightful.  Her bubbly energy is charming.  I would have loved a little more of the Kingston grandparents.

Ms. Aston’s natural comedic timing is evident throughout the book.  The elevator scenes with Kyle’s neighbor are laugh-out-loud funny.  Whether a comedic scene or a sexy scene, the author’s writing flows.  The plot is realistic and focused.  The characters and dialogue always felt organic, no matter how zany the situation. The vibe between Daisy and Kyle is absolutely electric!

The straightforward storyline and engaging characters make Plan B by Jana Aston a funny, quick read.  The mild conflict and easy resolution make for a perfect reading escape.  A super fun read that I highly recommend.

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A credit card.

With my name on it.

“What is this?” I fan the card in front of him, pinched between my fingers. “Are we doing a Daddy thing now? Like, ‘call me Daddy,’ instead of baby daddy? Because I’m not into that. And that’s really something you should talk about beforehand.”

“What?” Kyle looks confused about my outburst, then he looks pissed off. “No, don’t call me Daddy.  It’s for expenses. For the baby,” he adds, before I can interrupt. “You mentioned shopping the other day and I want to pay for whatever the baby needs. If that’s okay with you.” He says that part sarcastically, as if I’m being ridiculous.

“Oh.” Well, sure, that makes more sense. Did I mention that I’m cranky? “I guess. I don’t know. Maybe we could split the expenses?”

“We could.” He nods. “But it’s hardly an even split. I can’t help you gestate. I can’t help you breastfeed. I’m kinda behind the eight-ball here in terms of doing my share, so helping financially seems like the least I can do.”

“Hmm.” He’s not totally wrong. He should be in charge of breastfeeding, but biology means I’m responsible for everything so I guess I can use his card to buy a pink astronaut cat blanket for Tubbs. “They do need a lot of stuff,” I agree, thinking about that kid on the plane and the gate-checked stroller and the diaper bag and Colechester the stuffed kitten. “Hey, do you know anyone who can implant a tracking device?” I had the worst nightmare last night that I lost the baby’s favorite stuffed thing. There’s got to be a way to ensure that never happens, right?

“A microchip only works if you scan it. Anything with GPS tracking would require a cellular receiver and a battery so it’s not really ethical. Or possible, even.”

“Oh, my God, you weirdo, I wasn’t talking about for the baby. I was talking about their teddy bear. Or stuffed dog. Or whatever their favorite stuffed thing is that we can never ever lose.”

“Right. That’s what I meant too.” He tugs on his ear and I don’t think that’s what he meant at all, but I’m mollified that it’s not technologically possible to embed a GPS tracker so I drop it. I’ve got other things on my mind right now.




Enter Jana’s giveaway for one of TEN SIGNED COPIES of Plan B! (US only)


About the Author:  Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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  1. Julie’s review here made me buy this book, and I finally read it last night. LOVED it! Read it all in one night . . . couldn’t put it down!
    Thanks, Julie!
    All best,

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