This Won't End Well
An ingeniously witty novel about the risks—and rewards—of opening your life to new people by Amazon Charts bestselling author Camille Pagán.
No new people: that’s Annie Mercer’s vow. It’s bad enough that her boss sabotaged her chemistry career and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancé, Jon, asks for space while he’s gallivanting around...more
Yes, it was funny, it was fast paced and enjoyable and finished soooo quickly!
Poor Annie Mercer is dumped by her fiancée who travels to Paris to find himself like young Amy March (I prayed for Annie that he wouldn’t find his own Laurie and engaged with him!)
But this is just the beginning of her problems. She is ...more
I enjoyed this cute story about Annie Mercer whose life was quickly spiraling down the drain. Annie went from enjoying her rewarding career as a chemist and looking forward to a fabulous engagement with her fiancée Jon to losing her job, banned from any chemist job for the next few years, to working as a housekeeper, with a fiancée that has gone MIA in France for some soul searching.
This is truly a feel good story about a woman who finds her voice and learns to ...more
She's a brilliant, pithy writer whose books are always quirky and deeply relatable. Such is true for This Won't End Well. Told from various diary entries, e-mails, neighborhood newsletters (which are hysterical), and an occasional newspaper article, this story is a quick, fun read.
Scientifically-minded Annie is a beautifully fleshed-out character. I truly loved her spectrum-like thinking...reminded me very much of my son. But she's just one of many lovable characters in this ...more
This book has touched me deeply. I’m not good at words, but I’ll try to give it the review it deserves.
Things aren’t going well for Annie, lately. She had been harassed for months by her boss. One day, he tried to go further, and started groping her, so she shoved him away and he fell onto a lab table, causing the destruction of several expensive material. She handed her resignation, because as she explained, she couldn’t stand ...more
Annie Mercer has lost her job, her fiance has gone to Paris to find himself before he commits, and her mother is an ongoing concern. Moving into her mother's home in Michigan, Annie is forced to take a hard look at her life, and wonders if the career and love for which she has ...more
Thanks for the opportunity to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I love that Pagan manages to make books that have so many layers but are so readable. I recommend this one to every woman (and most ...more
The book is written solely in journal entries, emails, and newsletters, which I thought might be annoying but after a while, I didn't even notice it anymore because the plot flowed so smoothly. It was a bit predictable, but overall ...more
I really liked the narrative choice of telling the story through the main character's diary, which helped convey her character's portrayal to the reader. The romance plotline sure was sweet, but my favourite parts were the friendships created or strengthened along the way and of course the MC's personal growth.
The novel’s protagonist is Annie, a dedicated scientist, who likes both structure and the ability to plan ahead. Change is not a good thing for Annie so when her carefully planned life ...more
When Annie's fiance unexpectedly moves to France without a warning and she loses her job, Annie decides to shut herself off from the road. After all, you can't be hurt or disappointed by people if you don't spend time with them, right? But after meeting a mysterious new neighbor, Annie slowly starts to ...more
From: A very satisfied reader
Subject: four and half stars for This Won’t End Well
I LOVE Camille Pagan. She is very witty and writes fun, lovable characters.
This Won’t End Well follows Annie Mercer and her fiancé Jon. It’s a classic Will they/won’t they scenario.
I found myself really invested in the side characters as well.
I love Epistolary novels, so this was a slam dunk for me.
Thank you #netgalley and #lakeunion for the ARC.
I love everything Camille writes, and this one won't disappoint you even if you've never had the Pagan experience. It will get you hooked, though, and be warned--she has plenty of great ...more
'In reality, I’ve been expecting the best in spite of all evidence to the contrary- including an unshakable feeling that my so-called fiancé would not be coming home tomorrow as he claimed.'
Annie Mercer and her fiancé (French teacher) Jon suddenly no longer seem to be on the same page about their future. Her important work as a chemist has ‘derailed’ after an incident involving her heinous boss Todd (who is way too hands on) , her best friend ...more
Three points kept This Won't End Well, from being five stars for me. I missed the style of ...more
In another life, I was a health editor at Real Simple and Fitness magazines; these days, I write for publications like ...more