REVIEW: There’s a new author in town! Her name is Casey Dembowski and her debut book is called When We’re Thirty. If this is just her beginning, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and her readers.
The book is based on a pact two college students made at graduation. If neither one of them were married when they turned thirty, they would marry each other. Will shows up at Hannah’s door and the rest is history. Or…is it? This was such an enchanting premise and as you can guess, there were some bumps along the way.
I really came to care about Will and Hannah. The characters and plot were developed in a way that allowed you to insert yourself into their circumstances. Most of the secondary characters were just that. They weren’t as well developed so, I didn’t feel as close to them. I’m alright with that and didn’t feel anything was missing.
If you like a story that is on the surface fun and carefree but, has some heavy topics underneath to stretch your mind, this is a book for you. It hooked me from the first couple of page and wouldn’t let me go. If my husband didn’t want to go fishing in the morning I would have finished it in one day.
I received a copy of this book from #Red Adept Publishing and #Netgalley for a fair and honest review. Thank you!
SYNOPSIS: Two friends. One pact. The performance of their lives.
Hannah Abbott is stuck in a dead-end relationship and at a job she loves but that barely pays the bills. The four walls of her tiny New York City apartment have never seemed so small. She’s barely toasted her thirtieth birthday when her old college friend Will knocks on her door with an unexpected proposal.
Will Thorne never forgot the marriage pact he made with Hannah, but he also never imagined he’d be the one to initiate it. One ex-fiancée and an almost-career-ending mistake later, however, he finds himself outside Hannah’s door, on bended knee, to collect on their graduation-night pinky promise.
With both of their futures at stake, Hannah and Will take a leap of faith. Now, all they have to do is convince their friends and family that they’re madly in love. As long as they follow the list of rules they’ve drafted, everything should go smoothly. Except Will has never been good with rules, and Hannah can’t stop overthinking the sleeping arrangements. Turning thirty has never been so promising.