Title: Best Laid Plans
Author: L.K. Farlow
Publication Date: October 16, 2018qq
Source: Personal Collection
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Rating: 4 ⭐️’s
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 he had no memory of our night together, leaving me heartbroken, and as I later discovered…pregnant.
For the last four years, I’ve been rocking the single mom thing, making sure my daughter comes first. In fact, everything is going fine—until Alden storms back into my life, as my new boss.
His reappearance wasn’t something I planned for. Add my nosy, meddlesome three-year-old and an overprotective brother, and I’m obviously in way over my head.
My only hope now is that I can sway Alden to see things my way…but you know what they say about the best laid plans…
I have recently joined a Secret Baby/Single Parent Facebook group where we share all of our favorite books pertaining to this genre because this trope is like catnip to me. One of the recommendations given was Best Laid Plans by LK Farlow. I have a signed paperback copy and it was on my board to read this month so I thought it was perfect. I am so happy that I picked it up!
This book was adorable from the beginning to the end. There were a few editing errors that I came across in the paperback edition, but overall, I thought Farlow did a fantastic job writing this story. She pulled me into the story and kept me there until I finished the book.
Natalie had her dreams crushed by the man of her dreams when he didn’t remember their night together, but he left a piece of himself with her that she cherished with all of her heart. She thought she was protecting him by keeping it a secret, but she couldn’t have been more wrong.
I struggled a little bit with Natalie because she is a young character who makes typical young teenager mistakes. However, that is part of being young and learning from said mistakes. Natalie is a devoted mother to her daughter and always puts her first. I felt her regret and anguish over the things she did, but it was beautiful to see her move past it to look at the future.
Alden stole the show for me in this book (well really a cute little girl named Tatum stole the show, but her daddy came in a very close second). Alden’s world is thrown upside down when a night he can’t even remember results in a child that he doesn’t know is his until four years later. He is distraught at all of the time he missed and angry with Natalie for keeping it a secret. Despite all of this, he can’t stop thinking about Natalie and trying to be the best father he can be to Tatum. Alden just slipped so seamlessly into the role of father and it was so beautiful to see forgiveness prevail in this story.
Natalie, Alden, and Tatum’s story was amazing to watch unfold and I am anxious to see if Uncle Nate is going to get his story!
Rating: 4 Stars!
About the Author
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She’s been writing stories for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and three rambunctious children. When she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book.