It’s LIVE!~~The Plan by Ella James @author_ellaj

Title: The Plan
An Off-Limits Romance Standalone
Author: Ella James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2017


You’ve heard this story before. Woman feels her biological clock ticking and gets someone to knock her up.
Not for love, for baby.
Crazy, right?
That’s what I thought.
Then I found out my fiancé had a vasectomy. The life I thought I had? Nope. Suddenly I’m 33, and I don’t even have a kissing buddy.
When my mom’s health takes a turn and I wind up back in my hometown of Fate, Alabama, I tell myself to leave things up to…well, you know.
Then I see Gabriel McKellan. He’s Fate’s most famous son, a bestselling author who is beautiful, complicated, and living just below me. In addition to his plus-sized brain, Gabe’s well-endowed in other ways, and great in bed to boot. I would know. He’s my ex husband.
When I suggest The Plan, I don’t imagine that he’ll take the bait. It’s been ten years, and we don’t work. But Fate has other plans for both of us.

 Stephanie’s 3.5 Blush Review

The Plan is book four in the Off Limits series. It can be read as a standalone.

Unexpected. Angsty. Secrets. Second chances. Love. Hate. Anguish. It was not the book I expected. The Plan is told in four parts. A virtual roller coaster for part one of the book. The relationship between Marley and Gabe is volatile and seems almost beyond repair. But there is a fine line between love and hate.

There are secrets and misunderstandings that have led Marley and Gabe to where they are today. The small town of Fate has many memories for both Marley and Gabe. Once upon a time Marley and Gabe married while on a school trip to Vegas….

Almost no one here in Fate knows Gabe and I were together for two years right after high school. Our marriage and divorce were both expunged from public record shortly after he found fame.

Twelve years later, Marley is a successful pediatrician and Gabe is an extremely famous author.

Marley and Gabe have both returned to Fate but for different reasons. Marley needs to help her mom and Gabe is in hiding from the public scandal that has found him. Their painful past is front and center as they end up renting rooms in the same house.

Marley witnesses Gabe’s anguish over losing custody of his “daughter” and something changes. She see his vulnerable side. One that she hasn’t seen before. Gabe has had so many of his own demons to deal with. His dad was an alcoholic and he followed right behind him.

Marley has her own struggles. Her insecurities of being left by her father when she was five years old. Although he died, Marley overheard her mom state the he “didn’t want to stay”. This leaves her feeling like she doesn’t matter.

“I’m scared….that I’m forgettable.” The word is broken. “That’s what every girl fears most, don’t let anyone tell you different. I don’t want to be that girl that doesn’t matter, the one that’s not worth it.”

Marley wants to be a mom. And at age thirty three, the clock is ticking. She feels desperate and hopeless.

Gabe, oh Gabe. Strong, brooding, intense, sensitive, and….broken. His fame as an author has given him many things including wealth. But the one thing he loved the most is torn away. His life, scattered on “Page Six”. He flees to Fate to ride things out, gain perspective and hopefully regroup with a new plan.

The relationship between Marley and Gabe is turbulent. After witnessing Gabe’s anguish, Marley comforts him and they become intimate. That spark ignites a flame. One that they thought had been long extinguished. And a “plan” is formulated.

The Plan is book three in the Off Limits series. I have not read any of the other books so I am not sure if there is more of a background or foundation for Marley and Gabe. This is not quite a romantic story. There are many issues like alcoholism, infertility, infidelity, and loss.

The story and the blurb are very different. The story wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t what I was expecting.


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Author Bio


Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
Ella’s obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other weird, crunchy things like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters.
To find out more about her projects, follow her on Facebook at, tweet her at author_ellaj or follow her on Instagram (authorellajames).
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