In Five Years
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny...
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most
Although she could grasp and explain everything with a certain logic and some vocabulary, the whole story was about grief, friendship, love and heartbreak.
She always lived by what people would say (when she thinks about whether or not her mom knows about her "engagement" with Aaron, the wine she doesn't really like but still drinks because it's just how it is with wine, all those brands and clichés about living in NY rather than living in California) but as she realizes how unexpected life is, even her work becomes less about money and more about passion.
So, in short, I think the eye chart is some kind of reminder of how the whole story began (controlling her future, the interview...) and that although the world we live in makes us think money is the most important thing, this might just be a youthful error. With heartbreak and grief, we can realize how frivolous money is.
So, "I was young, I thought I needed the money, but then I realized that my carefree friend was actually living the good way, even though love and heartbreak are often a package deal"(less) (hide spoiler)]
Even the husband dearest who is normally coolest, mimic-less Scorpio man worried about me and cover my face with trash bag so he stopped screaming when he was looking at me!
After I finished this book, I cried so much! I couldn’t help myself. Honestly my friends shaped my life and made me who I am more than my own family. They s ...more
Of course I have to be the person who didn’t love this!
In Five Years is the story of a woman who has it all: the perfect fiancé, the perfect apartment, and the perfect job. But having it all doesn’t mean that she’s truly happy, and a tragedy is about to test the boundaries of all that she believed to be perfect.
The night Dannie, a corporate lawyer, gets engaged she has a wild dream that takes place 5 years in the future. This dream is about to alter her life in ways she could have ...more
and it should be retitled, or captioned as follows
in five years: your life will suck, bad things will happen, there will be no purpose for any of it
i went into this expecting the story to go in a certain direction (think ‘one day in december’) and i was 100% sure of it right until the last 10 pages, when all of a sudden the story doesnt end like i thought it would. and its not like it comes out of nowhere. it makes sense and im not angry about it at all. i was just so sure it would end in a certain way, i was completely blind to clues through ...more
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The Written Review
This book was amazing. It made me ugly cry.
I honestly don't want to write a review for this one cause wow. I went in there nearly blind and I was just so blown away. I want other people to have that experience.
But in brief - this is a story about love and loss and friendship and findi ...more
Rebecca Serle’s newest novel, In Five Years, caught me by surprise. In a couple of different ways.
First off, it’s not the story I believed it to be. I expected a romance -- it’s not. Not really. It is, but it isn’t.
Secondly, I had no clue I would love it. I thought I would like it, at best. But love it? Nope. I never saw it coming.
“Where do you see yourself in five years?”
We all have had this asked of us at some point in our lives. ...more
I went through so many different emotions reading this book and that is not necessarily a good thing. The first few pages of In Five Years are enthralling - Rebecca Serle can write. I remember thinking when I was 15% in that I could already tell that this had the potential to be a five-star book. Unfortunately, not long after, everything came crashing down.
Dannie is the type-A-personality-person that has her life together. She is methodical and mechanic. She has clear plans for life. S ...more
I read mostly Thrillers and mysteries which have acute plot points in the four C’s ...more
"You mistake love. Do you think it has to have a future in order to matter, but it doesn’t. It’s the only thing that does not need to be come at all. It matters only insofar as it exists. Here. Now. Love doesn’t require a future."
Dannie is a planner. Everything in her life is meticulously mapped out—the job she wants at the law firm she wants, her dream apartment in NYC, when she and her boyfriend will get engaged and married. Th ...more
"What are the odds?"
"In a city of nine million? Less than zero."
On occasion - but not often - I read a book and I really don't know how I feel about it. Not in that way where I say I don't know how I feel to soften the blow before I explain why I didn't really like it... but a way where I liked certain aspects of it, really disliked others, and couldn't ever balance out my thoughts into anything resembling a star rating. This book was one of those. I'm going to leave the rating blank.
[ e-ARC received from NetGalley ]
Here’s some advice from me : Before reading this book, read others’ reviews first because the story is not what you think. It’s not the same as the synopsis said.
[This review might contain some spoilers so make sure you don’t continue reading this if you don’t want to know beforehand about some major events in the story.]
I started having bad feelings about it when Dannie fell asleep and dreamed about her new life in the next five years with an unknow ...more
This book was nothing like I expected. If you're looking for a swoony romance or easy to read chick-lit type book, that's not what you're getting here. This was a hard-hitting contemporary fiction that hit me right in the feels. After reading the blurb, I thought I had an idea of how this book would go, but I wasn't prepared for what happened. It had twists and turns I didn't see coming, but I loved it.
Dannie is an attorney and a number oriented person. As a fellow Type-A person who ...more
Where will you be in 5 years? Have you thought about it?
Dannie has methodically planned out every detail of her life from the time she was a young girl. You name it…career, family, every single aspect of her future.
What happens when she actually gets a glimpse into the future? Five years to be exact. Is it anything close to what she had imagined or planned? Is it too late to change her destiny and reverse course?
This was a superbly written story of love and friendship that wrappe ...more
Couldn't put this one down!
Although I'm not a huge romance reader, every now and then a book comes along that just warms (and breaks) my heart.
After reading the intriguing synopsis, I knew I wanted to read this one and find out just what In Five Years was all about.
Dannie is a Manhattan lawyer with a five year plan (I love that!). She has a wonderful career, boyfriend, New York life, BUT who is this man in her dreams? He seems so alive and "real" to her, but he is not in her fiv ...more
The premise of this story immediately caught my attention. There ...more
Pass Me the Tissues Please!!
Falling asleep on what has been the best day of her life, Dannie couldn’t be happier. Attaining her dream job and getting engaged to David, the perfect fiance all in one day, she is excited about what life holds.
When Dannie wakes up an hour later she finds herself somewhere else completely, with a different man, wearing a completely different ring. The date on the calendar is five years into the future. Falling back asleep, she wakes b ...more
From the very beginning I had a bad feeling about this book so I couldn't read it properly, I just skimmed and scanned it to see where it goes. And in the end, I was happy that I didn't spend 5 or 6 hours on this book because the ending would frustrate the hell out of me.
Here is the result of my skim-scan and quick reading. It has all the spoilers so make sure you don't uncover it if you really want to read this book.
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The story starts with a hook that had me asking myself a few questions and anticipating the answers. I do have to admit I was a bit worried about the direction this one might go. I am a romance eye-roller, and I went into this one expecting to exercise my eyelids with some eye-rolling. Lindsay, my eye-rolling partner, read this faster than I did and loved it, so I figured there had t ...more
When she eventually wakes up back in her own timeline, she thinks it's a dream, though a very realistic one, and puts it behind her. ...more
Emotional. Surprising. Intense. Thought-provoking. Heart wrenching.
Dannie and David are both highly motivated in moving up in their careers. They “get” each other and fully support one another in their career progressions. Dannie and David get engaged after dating for two years, yet over four years later, they still haven’t found the time to plan their wedding. Bella is Dannie’s life long best friend. Their friendship is the one stable thing in Bella’s life. Bella is ...more
IN FIVE YEARS by REBECCA SERLE is an engaging, touching, heartwarming, and absolutely beautiful story of love and friendship that I was immediately drawn into and quickly devoured. The storyline definitely kept me intrigued and took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride right to the very end.
REBECCA SERLE delivers a fantastic, captivating, emotional and beautifully written story here with some startling twists and turns that will definitely give you ...more
I picked this one up after seeing a few of my Goodreads friend’s reviews and while I am not a fan of love stories this one appeared to be a little different and peaked my curiosity.
“ What would you do if you glimpsed your life five years from now..... Dannie Lohan has just nailed the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man , she is well on her way to ...more
She wakes up back into the present in 2020, but can’t seem to shake off how real the vision was and have always kept her ...more
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