In Five Years
publication: March 10th 2020 by Atria Books
Where do you see yourself in five years?
When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.
But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.
After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.
Brimming with joy and heartbreak, In Five Years is an unforgettable love story that reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.
In Five Years started, for me, as a romance book. Two people in 2020 are living together, in love, getting engaged but then there was a twist. Dannie has a dream that she is in 2025 and that her life is different from what she is living now. It was a dream, right? It couldn’t have really happened, could it?
I love how her life in 2020 continues, she gets her dream job, she is with a wonderful man but is she really happy? I had many thoughts while enjoying this book. I wondered how many people settle in life, how many people wish their life could change and would they be happier if it changed? While Dannie doesn’t really want a different life, is she settling with her life?
The story of Dannie and her best friend broke my heart. I had tears rolling down my face as their story was told. Their friendships were so true. They fought, they loved, and they protected each other. Even while not getting along they did things for each other, just because they knew the other would appreciate or need it.
This is my first book by Rebecca Serle and I look forward to reading more. The twists, the friendships, the love, and the story are all amazing and I recommend picking up your own copy.
Thank you to Atria Books for a copy of In Five Years in exchange for my honest review.
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