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What's a guy to do when his straight best friend proposes a fake marriage? Just say...yes!

Laurie Adams looked like he had it all, but his marriage was a sham, a Mr. Wrong chosen for all the wrong reasons. When his husband dies, Laurie has no time to mourn the cheating bastard, and his in-laws have decided Laurie isn't fit to raise his children, and they'll do anything to take them from him. He's lost his husband and his faith in people, but he won't lose his children, too. So he runs back home to the small farm town he'd left behind a decade ago.

Dean MacIntosh should be the perfect alpha for anyone, but all around town he's known as Mr. Not-Quite-Right, the last man a woman dates before she finds her real Prince Charming. It should bother him, but it doesn't. So when his childhood best friend comes running home for protection, Dean has no problem stepping in.

Except when Dean offered to fake marry Laurie, he never expected the wedding kiss to feel so sweet, and he begins to question the sexuality he once took for granted. From an awkward wedding night to an even more awkward honeymoon, Dean and Laurie find their affection runs deeper than either of them ever guessed. And maybe now is Dean's chance to be somebody's Mr. Right.

This audiobook contains mpreg, adults adulting in fun and sexy ways, and probably more potty-mouth language than should be used in an audiobook with kids underfoot. Eighteen-plus listeners only please. 

©2018 Susi Hawke (P)2018 Susi Hawke

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Amazing!!!

I love hearing new narrators and OMG Drew Bacca is amazing!! First of all I love Susi Hawke's books and to hear them is already amazing. However yo then have a narrator do such an amazing job that just makes the book so much more. He brings these characters to life and I love him for it!!!

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Terrific!

This is a terrific story that quickly drew me in, I didn’t want to stop listen to the story. The narrator really brought the characters to life. Speaking of characters, I enjoyed getting to know Laurie, Dean, and the kids as well as extended family members. This is a great story to get lost in.

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perfect

oh man.. another new narrator for me and holy hottness.. i think this narrator hit the characters emotions and personalities on the head. and of course susi did a superb job with this story but she picked an awesome narrator because this was.. wonderful

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Loved it!!!

I loved this book so much. The narration was awesome, the story was awesome. I loved listening to it, and I can’t wait to listen to more by Drew and read/listen to more from Susi.

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Sweet light listen


Laurie is a super sweet beta who happened to choose the wrong man and got stuck in a bad relationship. He can’t bring himself to regret his choices however because he got three beautiful kids that he adores out of it. After the unexpected death of his husband he runs back home to live with his grandfather, where he runs into his old best and alpha friend Dean. Their friendship instantly picks up where they left off with the same great connection and closeness that they’d always had growing up. When Laurie’s in-laws come around trying to take the kids from him and things go awry Dean jumps in to help him save his family. Will it just be for pretences though?

This is an Omegaverse/mpreg story however I feel like those aspects play a pretty minor roll in the plotline, so if your nervous about trying either of those aspects I wouldn’t hesitate at all to pick this one up. It would be a great soft intro into those universes.

Overall the story was very cute and sweet. The angst was presented and handled in a way that it wasn’t too much and stayed light and didn’t loose the lighter fuzzy feel of the book. It mostly focused on the connection between the two guys which I really loved seeing develop. The friends to lovers troupe developed very well and it was great to see how that grew between them. I loved Laurie from the start, it was clear what a loving, nurturing, sweet guy he was. How he handled all that he went though without becoming jaded just made me love him even more. Getting to see the slow and steady way that Dean fell for his best friend was so well done that I got all swoony several times, it was a little bit of a slow burn but I didn’t mind at all. These two were great together. The story progressed well and I ended up listening to it in a day because I couldn’t hit pause.

This was my first time listening to Drew Bacca’s narration and I thought he was fantastic! It’s only title currently on audible he narrates which makes me very sad but I am intending to stalk him for more because he was great and I’m hoping to get some more soon!

It was a great lighter read, so if you’re looking for something sweet and easy then check it out!


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A Wonderful Listen

This is the first book in The MacIntoch Meadows Series. This is for the audiobook version. A delightful book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters wonderful. The characters were developed and thought out. Laurie Adams is an Omega and Dean MacIntosh is an Alpha and they are the MC’s of this book. I loved the humor of this book it had me out loud laughing which doesn’t happen often. There was humor, Alphas, Omegas, kids, nasty in-laws, a farm, betrayal, a messy truck, party games, family and so much more in this book.

I am picky about narration and unfortunately this narration was average for me. Having said that it did have the 2 most important qualities for a narration. 1 there were different voices for each of the characters. And 2 it wasn’t monotone, I even suspect that it is due to the narration that had me laughing out loud in a couple of places. So, it was worth listening too. I can recommend this book as a good read and listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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Great Friends To Lovers

This is a wonderfully sweet friends to lovers story. Laurie and Dean are wonderful together and their connection and love are undeniable. What started as a fake marriage to help Laurie and his kids turns into so much more. I love how Dean takes on Laurie's kids as his own without a second thought. It was great seeing the relationship of not only Laurie and Dean, but also all of the kids, grow throughout the story. It's a really cute and loving story that should not be missed.
The narrator did a great job with all of the different character voices.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Sweet friends-to-lovers fake marriage story

Laurie is a father of 3 children when his husband is killed in a car accident. We find out that there were many problems with their marriage, and his mother-in-law is atrocious! I had so much anxiety reading the beginning of this book because this woman was so evil. I was worried about angst level potential with her, but thankfully it wasn't that bad (of course, not for lack of her trying lol). Laurie goes back to his hometown after the funeral to escape the threat of the MIL threatening to take his children away. His childhood best friend is still there, and it is like they had never been apart. Dean is a calm, loving, and supportive friend. When push comes to shove, he offers to marry Laurie as a way to keep custody of his kids. As time moves forward, however, he finds that his love for his friend can translate to a complete real marriage, not just friendship only feelings. It took a little while for Dean to realize it all, but when he did, they were very sweet together. I loved Dean with the kids, and Laurie was an awesome father.

I loved all of the secondary characters (other than the ones we are supposed to hate because they are evil). The brothers and grandparents were awesome. I'm looking forward to reading/listening to more from this family. The narration was very well done.

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The Alpha's Widower

This book was really cute. I always enjoy reading this authors books and now that they are being put into audio I have been purchasing them all up as they come out. I thought this book is a great start to this series and I look forward to seeing more of this whole family in the next few books. I’m not sure whose book is next but I want them all to get their HEA’s.

I loved how Laurie just rolls with all the punches life gives him. He has to deal with the death of his Ex-husband and moving with 3 kids. And the bad treatment of the ex’s family members. And then coming back to his home town and learning about everything he missed in recent years. I completed Hated hearing how his ex-husband treated him. But was really glad to see that he was able to overcome all the hard times, go with the flow and make the best of it all. Dean in my opinion, was totally clueless and a total dumbass. Lol. I mean really, he has no clue what is in front of his face until almost the end of the book. But he really does step up to the plate when it comes to treating Laurie’s kids like his own and I really appreciated that part of the story. I think they were made for each other it’s just a shame it took them so long to figure it all out.

I do feel I need to express my Hate, yes, Hate for Laurie’s monster-in-law. She is a horrible human being and I wish all kinds of bad karma and undesirable things to happen to her. She is a mean person right from the beginning of the book and turns out to be even worse than my initial thoughts of her were. To the point I was yelling out loud at her and her actions while listening along to this book. I really disliked every part of her, but throwing her into the mix of this book was a great plan and added more to the sweeter story.

Audio – I’m not quite sure how Susi Hawke does it, but I have to say that this author specifically always finds the Best narrators for each of her books/series. They seem to mesh perfectly along with each of the stories they are narrating and they always have the exact amount of emotion and the perfect voices for each of the books from what I think they should be in my head. My first time hearing this narrator Drew Bacca (I also think this is his first narration in general) but I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with how this one turned out. I liked hearing his voices for both of the main characters, and feel like he did great with the supporting ones as well, even the kids and female voices, which can sometimes be harder to do, and harder to listen to. Great job and I will be watching out for more of Drew’s narrations in the future.

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 07-14-18

Adorable story!

I loved both Dean and Laury right from the start. Laury moves back home after his husband passes away, where he reconnects with his best friend Dean.
When Laury's evil in laws threatenes to take away his children, Dean suggests that they get married.
This book has some laugh out loud moments as well as some heartwrenching moments too.
I think I have found another favourite narrator. Drew Becca done an amazing job with the narration and I highly recommend this book!

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  • Dee Slate
  • 07-12-18

Very interesting story with engaging narration

This was such an enjoyable 'friends to fake marriage to real marriage' story! Laurie and Dean were such sweethearts and the supporting characters were great, especially Kade, whose story is now on my list to read.
Laurie goes back to his childhood home to get away from the memory of his unfaithful husband and horrid in-laws. He falls back into the friendship he shared with Dean, even though he's always had a crush on Dean. Dean, for his part, has always considered himself straight, but when issues arise where Laurie's kids could be taken away, Dean steps in to marry him. The way the 2 men explore their feelings for each other is sweet and funny, with the right amount of mild misunderstanding.

The narration was quite good - Drew Bacca is new to me and I would definitely listen to his work again (I hope that if there is an audiobook for Kade's story, he is the narrator). He had different voices for the characters, had good pacing and projected the humour, sweetness and other emotions of the characters well. I was entertained!
I'm still a newbie to this trope (mpreg, non shifting shifters), but I really like it so far.
Even though I received this copy from the publisher, the opinions expressed were unsolicited and entirely my own.

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  • Meph666
  • 07-10-18

Wonderful start to a new series

I loved this story, easily falling in love with all of the characters involved as well as disliking the bad guy of the story.
The farm that they live on and the community around them is described wonderfully by Susi and Drew.
The emotions brought out by the story lines throughout the book are easily felt and draw you into the tale even more, making you more involved in the outcome for the family.
Susi has made a great start in the MacIntosh Meadows series and I look forward to enjoying all of the characters again, the sense of family being a big draw for me.
Drew Bacca has done a great job in narrating this book. I was drawn right in from the start, finding his voice very easy to listen to. There is enough difference between the characters voices to know who is who and when they're talking. The emotional moments, both upsetting and happy are done well, giving a great voice to a wonderful story.
I received an ARC and am giving an honest opinion of the book.

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  • Anna E.
  • 07-09-18

Oh what a great story!

I really loved this story and I hope to see more of these guys, maybe as we get Dean’s brothers story? Cross fingers.
I really liked the narration too. I could tell who was speaking when.
It was a great length with some ups and downs but the story really flowed, and the kids were gorgeous!

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  • Headinabook
  • 07-05-18

Sweet to listen to

I had already read this book, in ebook format and thought it was really good. But to have Drew Bacca bring the story to life with the narration was simply wonderful, I hope that all the MacIntoch Meadows series are done to this standard. Well Done.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 07-04-18

Loved this so much

I had already read the ebook, Listening to it was amazing bought the story alive. Laurie and Dean especially entertaining. Drew Bacca gave each character to life and was brilliant listening too.

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  • Lyn whittle
  • 06-30-18

Wow another excellent book from Susi Hawke

Totally loved this book. first time I've listened to Drew Bacca narratoring and he was brilliant especially with using different voices to bring the whole of the characters alive. Especially with Laurie and Dean the mcs of this story. It was extremely funny in places especially Kade and Zeke and their bets. It was a well written story that sets you up for wanting and needing more it's a best friends to lovers story with lots loving and laughter along way. Definitely one to be re-listened to over and again.