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Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.

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
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Atria Books
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    Larry H
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc
    Good god, I loved this book even if it left me crying on the plane!

    "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.
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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I’m so ugly right now! My face is blotchy, my eyes are bloody red, my nails, oh no I have no nails left. I’m a great candidate for any horror movie monster casting call.

    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
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    Holly  B
    Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 STARS

    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, BUTwho is this man in her dreams? He seems so alive and "real" to her, but he is not in her five year
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    "Where do you see yourself in five years?" is the quintessential interview question that most of us are required to BS our way through when getting our first job. Dannie, on the brink of getting her dream job, answers this question as well in an interview at the very beginning of the book. Things are going swell for Dannie: she has the dream boyfriend, a ritzy Manhattan lifestyle, and if she gets her position at this law firm, the perfect
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    Gabby
    I really enjoyed this story. I do agree with other reviewers that the blurb is a little misleading - this story is about a woman who is working in New York and on the night she gets engaged to her boyfriend she wakes up five years into the future in a different apartment with a different man in her bed. That makes it sound like the book is going to have time travel or some crazy sci-fi elements to it, but that is a single event at the beginning of this book, and the rest of it is a contemporary ...more
    Emer (A Little Haze)
    Do you ever just finish a book, sit back and think to yourself 'what on earth did I just read?'

    I went into this book expecting a sweeping love story for the ages, one with a love triangle that would really feel heart wrenching and give me all those conflicted feels.

    But no...

    What I got was a love rhombus?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!



    A very weird and very strange love rhombus.

    Because for so much of this book we knew the ending...
    We knew the MC would end up in flagrante delicto with this guy who wasn't
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    Ashley
    Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2019, netgalley
    Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for the chance to read this novel early.

    It's no secret I love mindbending books that play with the concept of time. As soon as I read the blurb for this one, I knew I would be bumping it to the top of my to be read list. I'm so glad I did because this book was very nearly perfect and not what I was expecting at all.

    The blurb for In Five Years is a little misleading, but I'm actually glad it was. Oftentimes the blurbs
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    Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

    Love doesn’t require a future.

    This is most likely my final review of the year and although I failed by leaving more than 30 books on my “Currently Reading” shelf (which were 100% already read and only left there to serve as reminders of my failure to post things in a timely fashion), I can at least finish up the decade as a rightreader for once and with a glowing recommendation for In Five Years when it gets released this Spring.

    So
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    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    3,5 - 4 stars

    This started well , it has a great premise and I was intrigued to see how this will go!I find it unique and brilliant and I was expected to find an emotional read but for me it wasn't!I still loved it and I find myself hooked but I didn't love it as much as I wannted!

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    This is about love and friendship, I have to say that the main heroine was ok for me, I couldn't connect with her so I couldn't empathise her either.

    Overall, it was a great read if you are looking for something
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    Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    Dannie Kohan has always been a planner and manages her life with long-ranging aspirations. One goal was met when she got engaged to her long-term boyfriend, David, after living together in New York City. Another goal is on the horizon after interviewing for a position at a prestigious law firm. This job is in line with her career ambitions as an attorney. Among her long term goals are to buy an apartment and eventually have children.

    Dannie becomes unsettled after having a dream that takes place
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    Brandice
    Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    In Five Years is a great story about Dani, a Type-A (ahem, relatable) woman, her love life, and friendship. She is a hard-working lawyer who crushes an interview for her dream job and gets engaged to her boyfriend, David. After falling asleep that night, Dani wakes up five years later in an unfamiliar setting with unexpected company. She then wakes up again, back in her current life, but has a hard time shaking this mystery premonition. Four years later, Dani is startled to meet this person in ...more
    Jessica Jeffers
    Oct 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
    Shelves: edelweiss, fiction
    There was so much that I hated about this book, I don't even know where to begin. I am hesitant to flat-out trash it because I do know that writers sometimes read these and there are others who will like something more than I did—it’s been more than three years since I’ve given out a one-star review, but this one absolutely deserves it.
    Esil
    Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    I liked In Five Years way more than I expected — especially as the story develops. Dannie is a serious type A. She’s a corporate lawyer in New York City and she happily calibrates every minute of her day. She has a five year plan that includes being a partner at her firm and marrying her corporate finance boyfriend. The only part of her life that is a bit less controlled is her strong bond with her childhood friend Bella. Then a dream or premonition shakes her up — she sees herself in 2015 with ...more
    Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    I don't think I could have loved this book more... easily in my top 5 for the entire year. Definitely add it to your TBR piles!
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    [ e-ARC received from NetGalley ]

    Release Date : 3rd March 2020
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    ♡ Kim ♡
    Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, i-own
    4.5 - Absolutely loved this one!
    Dennis
    Imagine having a premonition five years into the future and your life is completely different—living somewhere you never thought you'd live and being married to someone you never met! This happened to Danielle "Dannie" Cohan and it's turned her life upside down. Currently, she is engaged to her fiancé David and the two live in Midtown Manhattan. Dannie is an star attorney, interviewing for one of the most influential law firms in the world, and her husband David works in the financial services ...more
    MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: fiction
    Thank you to the publisher for gifting me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. I give this one 4.5 stars!

    Oh how I love Rebecca Serle. I love her ability to make us question and ask "what if." In Five Years tugged at my heart strings. Dannie Cohan has played by the rules and achieved every goal she has set for herself. She's on the path to becoming partner at a prestigious law firm, she has an incredibly thoughtful fiancee, and she has the support of a loving family and best friend.
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    Laura Rash
    Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    All the feels buddy, all the feels! Perfect for fans of One Day In December! Thanks to the publisher for this review copy:)
    Sherri Thacker
    Thanks to the publisher for an early release of this book for my honest review. A beautiful story about friendships, love and heartbreak. It’s very moving. I really enjoyed it!
    Cindy Burnett
    Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    IN FIVE YEARS is absolutely phenomenal. I firmly believe that it should be read before reading any reviews so that absolutely nothing about it is spoiled. However for those that do like to read reviews before choosing a book, I will strive to include no spoilers but instead just rave about the premise and its stellar implementation. This book is truly a not-to-be missed book.

    What would you do if you had a brief glimpse into the future and saw that you were living a completely different life than
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    Jen
    Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    In Five Years was SO much more than I was expecting from the synopsis!

    A brief glimpse into the future rocks Dannie’s carefully crafted world. She attempts to navigate life after this glimpse even though she’s shaken to the core. This is a moving story about life, love, and loss. I loved it and read it in one sitting! The characters are well rounded, the plot moves along nicely, and the author threw some well timed twists into the storyline.

    Skip the synopsis and reviews, just go into this one
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    Sarah
    Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: contemporary
    Who knew contemporary women’s fiction would give me my biggest reading twist of the year.
    A very enjoyable and heartbreaking read.
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    4.5 Stars

    This book will really pull on your emotions. I viewed this more as a woman's fiction story instead of a romance. Only because it wasn't the romance that was the draw for me this time. Dannie's character is what really had me pulled into this story. It's a well written story. The characters are everyday people with such different personalities. The characters and the story line grab you and take you into their world. You laugh, cry and weep with them and live every event like it's your
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    Jacqueline (We Be Book'N)
    I am so thankful I was able to read this book early (I swapped for the physical arc and received a copy through netgalley!). This was one of my most anticipated books for 2020, and it did not disappoint. This is exactly the book I was in the mood for approaching New Years Eve - something warm, fast-paced, and a little emotional.
    This book had vibes of Sex and the City, with a little bit of smut, but a lot of friendship. I really loved the writing style and loved seeing more of the city-life of
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    4.5 stars rounded up!

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? The age old question almost everyone has asked or answered in their lifetime.

    Dannie has her life planned out to a T, and so far, everything is going accordingly; the law career, the fiancé, the house.... But what happens when a wrench is thrown in your 5-year plan? Where do you pick up? Where are you left off? What if you have a dream of something unfathomable?

    I immediately was immersed in this story from the very first few chapters. it
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    Kate
    Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I decided to spend my Boxing Day having my heart ripped out by a book. More to come when I can form coherent sentences and it’s not 1am.
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    5 stars.

    I can’t remember the last time a book had me sobbing. This was so beautiful.
    Amalie_reads
    Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
    In Five Years was a unique, beautiful and heartbreaking story that took me by surprise. Once I started I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting as I was so intrigued as to how the story was going to unfold.

    Everything is going to plan in Dannie’s life, she’s engaged to the perfect man who’s plans align with hers and she has just interviewed for her dream job in a top form in New York City when she has a dream of herself 5 years in the future with a man that isn’t her fiancé.

    The
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    Lori
    Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc-publisher
    Romance is not really my genre, but this story hooked me from the beginning. As annoying as Dannie’s quirks could sometimes be, I found a vulnerability in her from the very beginning.

    I enjoyed how tightly this book was written. It didn’t meander off point. The friendship between Dannie and Bella was explored and I was constantly asking myself where this story would go. Opposites do attract and these ladies couldn’t be more different. What would be a satisfactory ending? The ending wasn’t what I
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    Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives between New York and Los Angeles. Serle most recently co-developed the hit TV adaptation of her young adult series Famous in Love, now on Freeform. She loves Nancy Meyers films, bathrobes, and giving unsolicited advice on love. She can be found on twitter: @RebeccaASerle
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    “It feels impossible how much space there can be in this intimacy, how much privacy. And I think that maybe that is what love is. Not the absence of space but the acknowledgement of it, the thing that lives between the parts, the things that makes it possible not to be one, but to be different, to be two.” 0 likes
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