When We’re Thirty

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. 

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Praise for When We’re Thirty

“…Dembowski has created genuinely appealing characters… she succeeds in making their unusual relationship journey absorbing and satisfying.” 

~ Kirkus Reviews

“Something so extraordinary that you wonder how you’ve ever enjoyed anything before.”

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“Casey Dembowski’s writing style has left nothing to be desired; the characters come to life from the first second you get to know them.”

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“This sweet and unconventional romance between two people who don’t realize how much they need each other will warm your heart like an old, favorite indie rock song. When We’re Thirty is a fun twist on the marriage of convenience trope with charming leads, realistic millennial struggles, and a happily ever after with a grin-worthy emotional payoff – pinky promise!”
~ Alanna Martin, author of Heart on a Leash

“A mash-up of my favorite tropes—friends-to-lovers and marriage of convenience—When We’re Thirty is the perfect blend of sweet, fun, and sexy. I turned the last page with a full heart and a smile on my face, and let’s be honest—we could all use a little joy in our lives right now. This book has all the feels and reminded me why I’ll never stop reading love stories.”
~ Allison Ashley, author of Perfect Distraction

When We’re Thirty is a charming and engaging romp through an unconventional contemporary romance.”
~ Kimmery Martin, author of The Queen of Hearts

“In When We’re Thirty, Casey Dembowski swirls together a drunken college promise, a strings-attached proposal, the comfort of an old friendship, and the excitement of refurbished love. Will and Hannah charmed and delighted me in this fast-paced and heartfelt novel.”
~ Kathleen West, author of Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes

“I devoured this swoonworthy alt rock rom-com in one sitting! I pinky promise you’ll love it too!”
~ Erica Lucke Dean, author of To Katie With Love