The Five-Year Plan
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Orla is a trainee reporter with a five-year plan: work her way up the career ladder, move to London and secure a job on a big national newspaper. She doesn’t want a boyfriend, he’s only going to hold her back anyway.
Aiden spends his life...more
This is a second chance romance following Orla and Aiden, who met up when Orla was in her early 20s and Aiden was in his late 20s while he was in her town photographing otters, as he's a wildlife photographer. We follow the couple that summer when they fall in love, and then 5 years later when their paths cross again.
This was overall cute and I was pulling for the couple, because I love my angst and second chance romance always deals that out. It's o ...more
He's a wildlife photographer, she sprains her ankle trying to interview him, he takes care of her, they become really good friends, have the most boring and shortest sex I have ever read in my life, he peaces out cause he's a traveling photographer, Orla can't go cause she's too focused on her journalism career, and he comes back five years later. That's literally the entire book.
The whole reason Orla can ...more
With everything going on in the world because of covid-19, I really needed something light and fun to turn my frown upside down, and this book certainly did that! I loved reading about Orla and Aiden meeting, becoming friends and turning into lovers. This was such a refreshing change of pace.
The Five-Year Plan was an interesting and emotional read. It had a lead woman character, unlike most that star in the books I read, that was very independent, strong, organized and driven logic and ...more
I loved how two strangers become so close in such a short amount of time, it didn't feel fake or unrealistic at all to me. That alone takes good writing! And both Orla and Aidan were great characters!
I also learned some stuff about otters... Who woul ...more
When I saw that the book was 555 pages, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled despite how good the synopsis sounded. After that I lowered my expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed every second of it!
The book starts with Aiden and Orla in the present, meeting up after five years of no contact. After that we see into the past for half of the book. We see how they met, how they became fr ...more
While I liked the development of each character and the story overall, there are many moments and things in the book that I couldn’t overlook and it bothered me a lot.
I’m all for make your life as you want and live it at its fullest potential but somehow I got annoyed with both characters at times. He seems a bit to entitled to decide their future without actually considering her options and what she really wants for herself and at other times I think she was more of a doormat and accepted him ...more
The story starts in the present then goes back five years to reflect on everything that happened then for Orla’s point of view……. Have you been to interviews where one of the questions is, “Where do you see yourself in five years time?” Well, Orla has her five year plan in place and knows exactly where she wants to be. Unfortunately, meeting an attractive Irish wildlife phot ...more
I recieved an eARC of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Honestly I dont really have a lot to say about this book, it was pretty much a typical romance book that has some British humour and a slight love triangle. I did enjoy the scenes set 5 years ago more because of the wildlife chapters but overall I found the rest quite cliche but enjoyable.
The book was just okay for me but I guess it's not my cuo of tea. I get bored with the career story all the time and it didn't clicked my attention and interest to it. ...more
Orla meets Aiden when she’s out to interview him about otters he’s photographing. What follows is a love that can’t be forgotten even after five years time has passed.
I found the first couple of chapters captivating, and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I read eagerly on and kept wondering if guys like Aiden actually exist. He was very honest and open about his feelings, sometimes it felt slightly stalker-ish as he had just met Orla but kept showing up at her hou ...more
A cheesy, fluffy read to brighten up your isolating days. (yes it is rather cheesy but I'm literally living for all the cheese right now. Give it all to me pls)
Well, this was cute! If you like slow-burn romances, nature, animals, the english countryside and sassy irishmen, you'll like this. I read this pretty quick considering it's quite a long book. This book involves a lot of camping, otters (you learn a lot about them and YAS I love otters), ...more
Ahhh! Orla doesn't want a man, she's content in her workplace, but the universe may have other plans for these two who are sending out mixed signals.
Orla and Aiden are our the two team tango with a twist of professional and personal touches mixed in this romantic interlude.
What can one say other than it's an interesting chemistry and a backstory that begins with a professional reporter and a misfit living in a tent helping animals.
I loved this story and Orla and Aiden are fantastic characters!
I thought that the story was well written, I loved the pace and the author really brought the pages to life for me, I loved Aiden and I liked how much of nature the author added to the story, I have always been a bit of a nature fan and this one was a treat for me to read as there are not many books out there that feature a wildlife photographer in one of the main roles!
I read the book in an ev ...more
I would have loved to start my blog with a glowing, amazing review but c'est la vie. First, let me tell you what this is all about. There may be spoilers below so be warned.
Orla Kennedy receives an invitation to an art gallery showcasing her wildlife photographer ex-boyfriend Aiden Byrne. Aiden has achieved worldwide and household name success (WHAT?) as a wildlife photograph ...more
I couldn't wait to see where this book was leading. ...more
Orla, a trainee journalist with the local daily meet Aiden, a wildlife photographer during an interview.They stuck up a chord, one thing led to another.But the commitment phobic Orla was not ready to give in, she instead followed her dreams.Five years later, doing her dream job she faces Aiden again.But does the old flame ignite again? or they settle in their own world? Read the book to find out.
The first few chapter gripped my attention.The story moves between different t ...more
I really fell in love with every single character and got so invested in Aiden and Orla's relationship. It was like a modern-day fairytale.
Now, I have read a lot of reviews that don’t think the same as me, but I honestly loved everything about this book, everything just fell together evolving into a beautiful love story. It made me smile, chuckle and even shred a little tear (I don’t usually do this so might have been hormones haha). But all in all, if you want to feel ...more
This is the premise of The Five Year Plan. When journalist Orla is invited to an exhibition by wildlife photographer and old flame Aiden, the renewed attraction between them is unwelcome at best. Because five years ago, they were on very different paths - her determined to write for a major L ...more
The Five Year Plan introduces us to Orla, an aspiring journalist who has a 5 year plan to achieve and nothing will get in her way to working her dream job and living in the big city of London. Enter Aiden - the subject of her first solo interview - a nature loving traveler who lives in a tent and never stays in one place for too long. Neither want a relationship, yet they find themselves enjoying each others company for ...more
The first chapter sets this story off with a real bang! We're quickly transported five years into the past to find out what went wrong between Orla and Aiden's relationship. It's then a slow burn story bringing us up to present day.
If you like cute romance reads wi ...more
This is a light- hearted story but at the hea ...more
I enjoyed Aiden's love for wildlife and conservation and Orla's drive towards her career and goals. Of course there was the frustrating back and forth that all romances have where one party doesn't just out and talk about their thoughts or feelings pertaining to the re ...more