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Peek Inside Not According to Plan

For just one night, I dared to do something reckless. Then I was back to my “boring” life—always planning ahead. But nothing could have prepared me for the positive pregnancy test… Now what?

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For one night of my life, I dared to do something reckless.

My birthday. A bar. Karaoke. And a man so hot he could melt the sun.

Sparks flew. Lust took over. For one night of my life, I felt alive.

Then I was back to my “boring” life. Career-driven. Goal-oriented. Always planning ahead.

But nothing could have prepared me for the positive pregnancy test. We weren’t that reckless.

There goes my “boring” life. And what happens when I tell the father?


“Not According to Plan is captivating with its unconventional family dynamics, the struggles of real life, the laugh out loud humor and the sensual sexiness.”--Diane Y., Goodreads

“Not According to Plan by A.M. Madden a five-star read that goes according to a good plan. It’s cute and a bit naughty and overall a lot of fun.”--Sara O., Goodreads

“I love rom com's and Not According To Plan by AM Madden was such a fun read.  It kept me smiling, and was such a feel good story.--Aimee C., NetGalley

Likable characters, hot chemistry and drama made this a fun read.”--Urvashi H., Goodrerads

This book is loads of fun!”--Erika C., NetGalley

A.M. Madden will have you laughing crying, dreaming and loving right along with Max and Jade and let's not forget their meddling families and friends!”--Caroil S., Goodreads

I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel a part of the story. You didn't want it to end!”---Alicia G., NetGalley

“Not According to Plan is funny, sweet, and full of love.”--Becky R., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781682815441
Series: Navarro Triplets, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 23, 2020
Page Count: 350
Imprint: amara
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: accidental pregnancy, one night stand

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By Bookgasms March 26, 2020

Man, just when you think you have your life figured out, Fate steps in to remind you that you’re really not the one in charge!

Which is exactly what happened to Jade and Max. And their little surprise bundle of joy arriving in approximately nine months. A one-night stand turned into at least eightee ...more

By Joanne February 25, 2020

I absolutely loved this book. Jade and Max meet unconventionally, but when they come together, you can't help but fall in love with them.

Both driven by their work, Jade and Max aren't looking for romance. But, when they're thrown together in an unconventional way, there's no denying their chemistry ...more

By Diane March 23, 2020

I love this story!!

This one is a definite page-turner. I couldn't stop reading.  I kept thinking "how is this ever going to work" " there's just no way" ..."If this book doesn't give me an HAE"    AHHH...SOOOO SOOO GOOD!! 

I love the characters. Max and Jade have a passionate connection, the best fr ...more

By Kim March 24, 2020

If you want your heart to burst with joy, then Not According To Plan will do just that! I laughed and swooned! A.M. Madden over powered my heart with passion and love!! Brilliantly written!! Phenomenal story!!! ...more

By Heather February 18, 2020

Max isn't really a secret keeper, "confession… I stole your panties last weekend. Forgot I did until I put on my jeans and found them in my pocket." I liked this book, I liked Max. ...more

By Sandy S March 26, 2020

3.75 stars-- NOT ACCORDING TO PLAN by A.M. Madden is a contemporary, adult, erotic romance story line focusing on twenty-seven year old, attorney Jade Easton and thirty –one year old, gym owner Max Navarro.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Jade and Max) NOT ACCORDING TO PLAN follows the buil ...more

By BreeAnn March 21, 2020

What I Loved:
I love this twist on a romance storyline! A one-night-stand turned into a pregnancy and love story was adorable, and I loved it! One other thing I just adored about this book was the cover! I just think it’s utterly fabulous and I was drawn to the book from that alone!

How I Felt:
The cha ...more

By Tiffany March 25, 2020

Book: Not According to Plan
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐💫
Steam: 🔥
Review: This was a different story line for me, but I enjoyed the one night stand that leads to a relationship/baby plot. While parts of this particular story was a bit unrealistic for me, it didn't take away from my enjoyment.

What I loved about this bo ...more

By Kari March 15, 2020

Jade is determined to ensure that the next junior partner at the law firm where she works will be her, so her life is a case of all work and no play. The one time her girlfriend convinces her to come out and play she spends a steamy evening with a man and she now finds herself pregnant and all her l ...more

By Faith89 March 27, 2020

This is a twist on the unplanned pregnancy trope. When first meet Max we learn about his pending fatherhood with a close friend in Miami. When he meets Max is is juggling New York, Miami and a baby on the way. Jade is out to celebrate her birthday. One night of hot sex and a box of defective condoms ...more

By Amanda April 03, 2020

*I got this book from Entangled Publishing for my honest review*


While I enjoyed this story, I feel like it was missing something. But at the same time, it probably could have been cut down a bit. It felt like it was a really long book. I mean, it does follow the entire pregnancy and shortly a ...more

By Michele April 14, 2020

Not According to Plan is Jade & Max story filled with fun, sizzle and insta-attraction .Who would of thought that a karaoke bar night out could change your life! This couples one night hook up has now resulted in the rest of their days not going according to plan . A surprise pregnancy has now left ...more

By Sheree May 24, 2020

Great book

This was such a good book. With a very interesting storyline. 2 baby mamas!!! Jade and Max were too cute. I'm glad they got th r if happily ever after and kept the drama to a minimum. ...more

By Jackie March 29, 2020

I really enjoyed this fun entertaining read , it has characters I feel for and I loved the connection Max and Jade shared right from the moment they met to the final pages of this great beach read.
It was meant to be a fun night with some karaoke, it was meant to get Jade living a little what it was ...more

By Kendra April 25, 2020

Full review appeared at Reader's Edyn on 04/25/20

Jade is a career-driven, workaholic. One of a few women brought into the law office and vying for the junior partner position, she doesn’t have time for any fun. All she does is eat (when she remembers), sleep (once she collapses from exhaustion), and ...more

By FunUndertheCovers March 17, 2020

Jade and Max's relationship began in a very unique way - fate, with a little help from Max's brother and Jade's best friend pushed the two together in a karoake singing contest. Jade was out to celebrate her birthday. Max was helping his brother in the bar. What happens later is nothing short of mag ...more

By Sara March 03, 2020

Not According to Plan by A.M. Madden a five-star read that goes according to a good plan. I liked this book and I gave it five-stars but I don’t think it deserved them all the time, I gave it five as it had a good story (one some will find fanciful but my brother lived through meaning I now have two ...more

By NICUnurse March 23, 2020

I’ve read a few books by A.M. Madden in the past and really enjoyed them so when I saw this cover, I thought I was getting into a romcom. Maybe the cartoon-y effect on the cover just made my mind wander in that direction. But let me warn you here, this is NOT a romcom! It’s a contemporary romance wi ...more

By LJT March 23, 2020

I truly enjoy the "Accidental Pregnancy" trope, and I always seek out these types of romantic story-lines. Not According to Plan by new to me author A.M. Madden, executed this trope quite nicely, along with a mind-blowing twist.

Jade Easton has her future planned down to the last, meticulous detail. ...more

By Just Love books April 26, 2020

"It’s your birthday, you deserve a fun time, and you’re going to get some in the way of a hot night of sexual debauchery.
Plan A..will be with a hottie who doesn’t mind singing in front of a crowd.
Plan B..will be someone of my choosing. You might be better of letting kismet control this night."


Brou ...more

By B. February 22, 2020

This was an intriguing twist in the surprise baby plotline. Dedicated workaholic, Jade, decides to break free of her boring life and have a one-night stand with sexy gym owner, Max. Max is a great guy - serious and responsible. He is one of a set of identical triplets. I wonder if the author is plan ...more

By Jenny March 23, 2020

I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we meet Jade Easton and Max Navarro. In this book we meet these two characters when for her birthday Jade is dragged to a bar owned by one of Max's brothers, Brad. She then learns that Max is o ...more

By Downward dog April 05, 2020

Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

A.M. Madden writes a lighthearted story about a one night stand that turns into an unexpected pregnancy. This is a fun and emotional story a ...more

By Downward dog April 09, 2020

A.M. Madden writes a lighthearted story about a one night stand that turns into an unexpected pregnancy. This is a fun and emotional story about two people who try to figure how to deal with the idea of becoming parents. Even though everything is a tangled mess, the two main characters, Max and Jade ...more

5 Stars

Max Navarro is busy pursuing his dream of opening a second gym in Miami and doesn’t have a lot of free time. Hence why it’s been months since he was last with a woman. Agreeing to help his brother, he shows up at Brad’s Tavern to help bartend. Recognizing the beautiful girl across the room fr ...more

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A.M. Madden

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

A.M. Madden

A USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, A.M. Madden is also a Jersey girl whose addiction to romance started at twelve after reading Judy Blume's Forever. As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to write fun, sexy, realistic love stories that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. She creates realistic characters and believes there's no better compliment than when readers felt they knew the characters personally. When not writing, she's busy being a wife to her soulmate, and a mother to two boys who she believes are the most handsome men on earth. She loves to cook, hates to bake, and dreams about living at the beach someday. A. M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Entangled Publishing. Her debut novel was Back-Up, the first in the Back-Up series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character, Jack Lair, caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well as to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair.

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