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Publisher Description

The Montgomery Ink saga continues with an unforgettable romance where two best friends make a bet that could change their lives forever.

Bristol Montgomery and Marcus Stearn have been best friends for so long, they sometimes forget when they weren't as close as they are now. While friends and family think there's something beneath the surface of their friendship, the two have always been steadfast in their stance on no heated looks or deeper feelings.

The problem? Years ago, they promised each other that if neither of them was married by the time Bristol turned thirty, they'd marry each other. 

Even though both have long since decided never to force the other into an arranged marriage, circumstances and sheer stubbornness force them to refuse to back out of their deal. 

Now, they're determined to get married—even as dangerous exes and feelings they deny, block their path.

May 12
Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Silverstein

Customer Reviews

Chicky345 ,

Embraced in ink

Of all of the Montgomery books, I think this one hits in my top favorites. I absolutely love childhood friends to lovers, but throw in this not quite arranged marriage and I am in love. Bristol and Marcus struggle with everyone already thinking that they are a couple when they are only best friends, but as a means to not lose their friendship they decide that if they are both single on Bristol's 30th bday that they will get married, but they must remain friends over the ten years to make sure they aren't marrying a stranger. Instead of bonding them closer this bargain actually strains their friendship as they both try to avoid the possibility of losing each other. I loved the twist with Bristol I honestly didn't see it coming but I am glad in the end it brought them closer together!

Katrina Mcmurtry ,


Bristol and Marcus’s story is one of the best friends to lovers story. They have been best friends since they were six years old. When Bristol turns 20 at her birthday party they make a pack together that if neither one of them is married by the time the 30 they would marry each other..... Can they change the Dynamics of them relationship and still remain best friends or will it be to much for them !! I absolutely loved their journey to their happily ever after ...

RowenaB10 ,

A definite must read!

A best friend to lovers with the Montgomery Ink setting equals awesomeness! Bristol and Marcus takes friendship to a new level when a promises become so much more. I loved the realistic storyline with the likable characters that draws you in this story of friendship and love that was written in the stars. Steamy loving, great chemistry and a HEA makes this newest release a must read! If you been craving for another read from this series that keeps on giving than this is for you. I can’t wait for more!

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