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If I'm as straight as I always thought, why does kissing my best friend feel so right?

Zach has been my ride-or-die since we were nine. Business partners, roommates, best friends... we do everything together. But the last thing either of us expected was to be staring 40 in the face just as single as we both were when we made a silly, drunken marriage pact 20 years ago. 

The problem? 

Zach is gay...and, well, I’m not.

Under pressure from family, that pact comes rushing back, and I lock us into a fake engagement. But is it possible some part of me wants it to be real?

Convincing Zach I’m legit is another story. With each passing day, I wonder if my feelings of affection for my best friend can morph into the love I desperately want in my life. Something in Zach’s eyes tells me we can have it all if we just try.

It may have taken me a lifetime to see Zach with new eyes, but with every touch and discovery, it’s been worth the wait. On the edge of Dirty Forty, it’s time to go for it.

All I have to do is convince Zach it’s real.

Dirty Forty is a best-friends-to-lovers, marriage pact, demi/bisexual awakening featuring 30 years of pining, a fake engagement, curious kisses, and two guys finally embracing what’s always been in front of them.

©2021 Mia Monroe (P)2021 Mia Monroe

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  • Amy Brownlee
  • 17-08-2021

Its a really good story but........

KINDA SPOILER, BUT NOT REALLY
Ok so the main story is a great concept. I love the best friends to lovers trope and this one ticks all the boxes. BUUTTTTT.....it was too stretched out. There is like an hours worth of listening after we are given an "ending". I mean, I get it, there's another conflict but it is so not necessary. Like did the writer have a word quota she had to meet? Parts of the story are completely pointless. The concept is great, but it is just lackluster writing. Even the sex isn't great. The narrators saved this for sure. I got to certain point and just skipped to the end. Not going to listen again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-08-2021

The character depth of a porno

I usually try to be more understanding, but this book has STELLAR reviews, and I don't see why. Neither character had ANY personality what so ever - and their conversations don't make any sense. Maybe they would if you actually saw inside the characters' minds some, but by chapter 3 that hadn't happened yet.

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  • NerdyNovel
  • 17-07-2021

Friends til the end

I love a good Friends to lovers romance and surely this one did Not disappoint!
The sweetness, the caring, the 'let's be sure' of everything as the story rolls along. Everyone is so excepting, as it should be in the real world but sadly is not. This story is perfect. Mia Monroe, you have a soft heart and a sensual way with words. I'm on the hunt for more of your work!
As always, Tim and Liam bring the characters to life in a way the listeners love. I wouldn't have picked better narrators to do this book.
on to the next!

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  • FHR
  • 29-07-2021

Sealing Their Pact

Friends from childhood, Dominic and Zach more or less did everything together. But, as the big 40 is approaching, they both still find themselves single.
A pact made made when they were younger comes into play and Dom gets to realise that there is more to himself than he knew.

A fantastic best friend's to lovers romance. We get to see these characters relationship evolve to the next level as they both finally get to have what was right in front of them all along.
Many tropes are touched on in this plot which makes this story enjoyable.

The dual narrarion makes this an excellent tale to listen to. The narrators did an amazing job in bringing the characters to life. A highly recommended audio for sure.

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  • Janet L Hunt
  • 29-07-2021

sooo good!!

Dominic and Zach have been best friends since they were children. Zach has been in love with Dominic since they were teenagers. Dominic is straight. They make a pact when they’re twenty-one to marry each other if they are not married to anyone else. I loved these two so much. Their journey together was fantastic!! Dominic had to slowly sink into love. I loved the silver fox, best friends to lover’s troupe. Tim and Paige and Liam DiCosimo did a great job with the dual narrative.

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  • LRACAC
  • 05-09-2021

Yes, gay men age too……

More about older men! More about older men! This book, as his obvious by its title, deals with men who are facing the big 40 & years beyond! I am 40+ ears old (I just broke a gay commandment) and stories involving relationships between older men seem scarce. There are wonderful stories yet to be told about lives that do not get settled until later in life, The freedom to come out in MY high school and college years was totally not there, and still is not! Stigmas and prejudice are just as prevalent at 40! We ARE discriminated against if out, can lose everything if we choose to come out, or have not been in the place (literally & metaphorically) to find our love. AND the older I get, no matter how good the stories, I am finding it harder to relate to stories of contemporary teens, 20s, and even 30s. THANK YOU, Mia Monroe for a story that acknowledged that some have to wait—even in society today—for their HEA!

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 26-08-2021

Best Friends To Lovers Keeping Promises!

I loved the ebook, the paperback and now I'm in love with the audiobook. Dom and Zach giving us a glimpse of what it's like to have a life changing awakening in their Forties, while also trying to preserve a lifetime worth of friendship.
I adore Dom and even if Zach drove me crazy, I understood where he was coming from.
Mia's choice of narrators are perfect for this story. I can't wait for more of her books to go on audio.

Low angst, high heat, lots of friendship, snark, loving family and happily ever after -- if these are your jam, then this one is for you. Don't take my word for it, you have to just listen. ^_^

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  • Samantha T
  • 28-07-2021

So SO good!

This book is so stinking good! The audio is even better! From the minute I hit play I was all in. These men really came to life with this narration. I can't wait for the next one on audio.

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  • J Barry
  • 27-07-2021

Good

Liked this story and the narration. A little slow at time because not much happens, but I was in the mood for little drama and angst so it the spot. Zach annoyed me at times too - but just a little bit.

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  • Cocoapeppernut
  • 26-07-2021

amazing story

Very well written. I loved the narration. It kept my attention. Sad to see it end.

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  • AL
  • 22-07-2021

Forty and still kicking

Story: Two men approaching forty and a marriage pact from the past that comes to life. I loved the feelings that bloomed between Zach and Dominic and the slow exploration of their attraction! The story is hot and fun, but also thougthfully written and very mature in approach to the emotions! It was a great read!
Narration: A great voice and very good performance!

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  • Susana
  • 29-07-2021

Loved it!

Absolutely loved the audiobook, Zach and Dominic have been friends since they were nine years old, Zach has being in love with Dominic, but Dominic is straight. They made a drunken pact on their twentieth birthday, they decide to get married at forty if neither of them have found anyone. I love the relationship between Dom and Zach, the book was get written and they have a great chemistry, Tim Paige and Liam DiCosimo did a great job with the narration of this book! Love it!

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 24-07-2021

Fun best friend to lovers story

Absolutely loved the book . Zach and Dominic have been friends since they were nine years old. Zach being in love with Dominic, but Dominic being straight. On their twentieth birthday they decide to get married when their forty if they have not found anyone.
Going from friends to lovers is easy for Dominic but harder for Zach , but very well written.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-07-2021

Super friends to lover's story

A brand new author to me but wasn't disappointed. Loved the story between Zack and Dominic. Tim Paige and Liam DiCosimo are just the perfect pair to have brought it all to life.

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