Two friends. One pact. The performance of their lives.
From the outside, Hannah Abbott’s life looks near-perfect. She has a job she loves, lives a quick subway ride from Manhattan, and has a long-term boyfriend… but the truth is always more complicated. Her job barely pays the bills on her tiny one-bedroom and doesn’t offer health insurance. Which wouldn’t be a problem if she didn’t have a chronic knee injury. And that boyfriend? How can marriage be in their future if he doesn’t even remember it’s her birthday?
Will Thorne has been in love with Hannah for almost a decade. Not that she knows that. But after tonight, she will. Because he can’t wait any longer. His life is in a tailspin after a devastating breakup and an almost-career-ending mistake. He needs to get married if he wants any hope of saving his career, and Hannah is the only person he trusts. It can’t hurt that she already promised to be his wife.
On graduation night, Hannah and Will made a pact to get married if they were both still single when they turned thirty. Eight years later, they’ve lost touch, moved on and forgotten all about it. At least, that’s what Hannah thinks until Will shows up at her door the day after her thirtieth birthday with a diamond ring and a grin that promises all sorts of things if she just says yes.
When We’re Thirty will be released by Red Adept Publishing in Summer 2021.