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Peek Inside Knocked-Up Cinderella

What happens when a serial monogamist and a richer-than-hell venture capitalist go from one-night stand to co-parents in the time it takes a stick to turn blue?

Knocked-Up Cinderella

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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’s no Prince Charming ready to sweep me off my feet. Good thing I don’t need him. I’ve been doing fine on my own for forty years, and I’m not about to start changing that now.

Ultrasounds, swollen feet, midnight cravings? Bring. It. On.

But why is it when you finally swear off men, you meet one who’s too sexy—and determined we can make it work?

F. Bomb.


“Great read that was funny, snarky, and completely entertaining.” -Bette H., Goodreads

“This book was exactly what I thought it would be: fast, fun, and fluffy.” -Jessica G., Goodreads

I adored this spin on a fairytale! First off, kudos to the author for creating characters of an older age - it adds even more reality to an already contemporary novel.” -Keshia M., Goodreads

I abso-freaking-lutely loved this one! Honestly, if this book is any indication (which I sincerely hope it is!) this line--Entangled's August imprint--is exactly what I've been looking for. I can't wait to read more from it, and (hopefully!) more non-YA reads from Ms. Hammerle too!” -Becky M., Goodreads

Get ready to laugh your butt off with Knocked-Up Cinderella, a chic-lit-ish contemporary romance. I smiled and laughed, and although there’s no sexplicity, their chemistry was amazing and they have some really steamy and downright hot scenes.” -Edgy Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640636903
Release Date: Nov 12, 2018
Page Count: 267
Imprint: august
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: accidental pregnancy, bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, friends to lovers, one night stand

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By Jenna April 28, 2019

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 disap... ...more

By Penny November 12, 2018

3.5/4 Stars

Get ready to laugh your butt off with Knocked-Up Cinderella, a chic-lit-ish contemporary romance.

Erin is 40, recently single and killing it as the new principal at a private elementary school. She loves what she does, but now it also includes schmoozing and fund-raising and that’s...

By Alison November 12, 2018

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... ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews November 12, 2018

4.5 stars

When I saw Julie Hammerle looking for reviews of her soon to be released seasoned romance (romance for the 40 and older set) Knocked-Up Cinderella it sounded like a story I’d really enjoy so I requested it and I’m so glad I did. Julie is a new to me author and this is her first adult romance alth... ...more

By Laura (Kyahgirl) November 26, 2018

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. ...more

By RachelReadsandSings November 01, 2018

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... ...more

By Kristin November 12, 2018

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... ...more

By Jaime April 14, 2019


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 togeth... ...more

By Jacque November 06, 2018

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’... ...more

By Amanda November 30, 2018

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,... ...more

By Elle March 20, 2019

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...

By Samantha (WLABB) November 08, 2018

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 appear.../>

By Wendy'sThoughts April 11, 2019

4 No Need for Glass Slippers Stars
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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 turni...

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Julie Hammerle

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Julie Hammerle

Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana. Newsletter:

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