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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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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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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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Absolutely Wonderful!🤗

As I have stated before in my previous reviews, Susi Hawkes is a master author. She is phenomenal in her writing, imagination, creating her characters, and storylines. Laurie and Dean's story was wonderful. Their story was the true meaning of marrying your bestfriend. Drew Bacca did a superb job in his narration and bringing each characters life.👍I cant wait to listen to the next book. I highly recommend this☝️ book.

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Better when it is told to you!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book but listening to it was so much better! I got to enjoy the emotion and the voices made it all the better!

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Friends to lovers

Susi Hawke is a very new author to me. I have always enjoyed listening to MM romances and this did not disappoint. The format was a bit different. This book read as a diary rather then a book. I felt as though this was Laurie and Dean's personal thoughts and feelings. I felt as though I was intruding on a love story. I know when an author makes you feel a though you are part of the story it makes you feel like you are committed to what is going on with the couple. I love the narrator and I hope that he is going to continuing narrating this series. This is story had cute kids, family drama, and just craziness. This is a great story and I hope that this series gets better.

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enjoyable

enjoyed book. engaging story. Please note I like all of Susi Hawke's writing. The book is not dark. Not as sure about narrator. Ok for children to be whinny but to hear from adults

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Amazing new author and narrator

I loved this. Both author and narrator are new to me but that won't be for long. So happy Mother out law got what she deserved and Laurie and Dean are 1 big happy family

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very cute.

This was very cute and well narrated. I really enjoyed it very much. I recommend this one .

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it is so good

I love this series it is so worth it . that you will not be disappointed it is so good rally it is

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  • Emma Jane Marie
  • 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.