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An ingeniously witty novel about the risksand rewardsof opening your life to new people by Amazon Charts bestselling author Camille Pagán.

No new people: thats Annie Mercers vow. Its 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 hes gallivanting around Paris, Annie
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Hardcover, 300 pages
Published February 26th 2020 by Lake Union Publishing (first published February 25th 2020)
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh thanks to my reading stars! This great author didn't disappoint me! It's not wow, I'm over the moon reading but it's more than okay! At least it gave me so much fun and made me smile.

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 wouldnt find his own Laurie and engaged with him!)
But this is just the beginning of her problems. She is
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Elyse  Walters
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Audiobook, read by
Amy Mc Fadden, synced with kindle unlimited ebook.

Sassy, snappy, sarcastic,.....
a few laughs, and a little eye rolling.
Beguiling and cagey dialogue between characters.

Camilles plot has us examining Annie Mercers choices - (her fiancé bolts to Paris, and she loses her job as a chemist, and takes a housecleaning job),
while....
we consider what we might have done if we were in Annies situation.

The obvious question you might ask:
Does this book end well?
Yes, good enough!

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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Do you ever wish you could just shut out the world and stop adding new people/new relationships to your life? Because people are (sometimes) drama? For the record, I dont feel that way, but Annie does. Her boss recently sabotaged her career (yikes!), and her fiancé is off to soul search in France. People...stink. At least in Annies world.

As with any good story, new people come along who make Annie think twice about her resolution, and something has to give.

This Wont End Well is clever and witty.
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Nursebookie
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Wont End Well Camille Pagán

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
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Corina
3.5 stars

I finally picked up my first book by Camille Pagán, even though Ive seen her books on GR many times before. And Im actually really glad I did, since This Wont End Well turned out to be entertaining, well written and engaging.

What I enjoyed the most about This Wont End Well by Camille Pagán was the feel good story about Annie finding herself. The novel was written in journal entries, in which Annie chronicles her life, primarily from the point when her fiancée leaves for Paris without
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Anne Bogel
I've had the pleasure of reading several of Camille's books, and they have a few important things in common: they're all about love, loss, navigating life's curve balls. They go down like light-hearted, escapist reads, but they address issues that matter to us all. They get into heavy territory, but Camille's books are FUN.

In her latest, a chemist named Annie who got forced out of the job she loved has her life turned upside down. Her fiancé wants to go find himselfalonein Paris, her new
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having loved Camille Pagans last book, I could not wait to read this one. It did not disappoint. Do you ever wish you could just shut out the world and stop adding new people/new relationships to your life? Because people are drama?

Like Annie- her boss recently sabotaged her career (yikes!) and her fiancé is off to soul search in France. People...stink. At least in Annies world.

As with any good story, some new people come along who make Annie think twice about her resolution, and something has
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Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I love a fun fast paced read so much and this one was both fun and a fast read.
Good fences make good neighbors, or do they? You have to read this fun read.
I am excited to read more from Pagan soon.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this read.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
Bridgett
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love Camille Pagán

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
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Victoria
I was looking for a little comic relief and some lightness, this fit the bill. It was an entertaining bit of fluff, the main characters inner thoughts and outward remarks were smart and just the right level of snarky. The plot and characters were a little light as is typical of this genre, but if youre not expecting a deep literary dive, then why not give yourself a little break? ...more
Jamie beauty_andthebook_
4.5 Stars.

Charming, laugh out loud funny and emotional all in one package. This has been my favorite of Camille's books so far - the multi level marketing snark literally had me cackling at times and I absolutely loved our protagonist, Annie. This book is filled with so much heart in a tiny package, I can't recommend it enough.

Thank you to Amazon Publishing for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
Amy
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

This one was a breath of fresh air, Ive had a super weird reading month, Im a little all over the place and this was one of the handful of books I read in February that I truly enjoyed. It was fun, fresh and heartfelt and full of so many hilarious moments that it was just such an amusing read.

CP never disappoints when it comes to relatable characters and while Im not quite as done with other people as Annie is, Im pretty close 🤣 Seriously though, Im not a fan of change either and when life
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Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
Annie Mercer recently lost her job as a chemist because she was not getting along with her boss who repeatedly made unwanted advances. He had a great reputation and Annie feared to disclose his behavior to his superiors. Also, due to a non compete clause in her contract, she cannot work in a chemical-related field. With her career in shambles, Annie tries to find solace with her fiance, Jon.

Jon begins to act strangely and decides to take an impromptu trip to Paris. While away, he notifies her
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
My third book by Pagan! I'll be honest, when I started this one, I wasn't sure I was going to finish. Annie very quickly got on my nerves and I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle an entire book dedicated to her thoughts.... which are plentiful. But as I continued to read, she quickly grew on me and I fell in like with her. Her quirkiness and view on life are pretty funny at times but also very relatable on that human level... and this is what Pagan excels at - giving us relatable characters that ...more
Shalini
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was supposed to be a tester of a read, just to get a taste of the author Camille Pagan and her writing. But zipzapzoom I was sucked into the world of Annie, a chemist whose thoughts and emails and journal entries made me an absolute fan of hers. And of course, the authors.

Annie was not having a good day. Her fiancé had left for Paris alone to get his head screwed on tight. (I was sure he was going to screw others too) She was being charged with sexual harassment when it was the other way
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The Lit Bitch
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new to me author, but not entirely unfamiliar to me. Ive seen her books popping up all over the Amazon charts, especially her release from last year, Im Fine and Neither are You.

When this new release, This Wont End Well, came up for review, I jumped at the chance to read it! Everything I have heard about this book and this author, make it inevitable that I will love this book!

I couldnt wait to crack open my copy and let the good times roll so to speak! And let me tell you, this book
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Kristy Harvey
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! The format is fresh and unique, the characters are realistic and lovable yet charmingly flawed and the story is one that wont let you go. Dont miss this one! ...more
Lori Spielman
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book! It's everything I love in fiction--clever, moving, compelling, and hilarious! Camille Pagán is a master at creating lovable, unconventional characters we relate to and cheer for--Annie Mercer is THAT character. In turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply affecting, this book is a true gem. Part mystery, part love story, This Won't End Well is a lesson in empowerment, and a beautiful reminder that we get by with a little help from our friends. It has my highest recommendation!
Sonja Yoerg
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm something of a geeky girl myself so stories featuring science-driven women are my jam. This Won't End Well explores what happens when hard-headed thinking collides matters of the heart--complicated ones. I loved the multiplicity of relationships at play here: the central romance(s), the friendships, the mother-daughter relationship, and the workplace woes. Pagan handles all these threads like the seasoned pro she is, creating a memorable main character in Annie, keeping the pacing tight ...more
mindful.librarian ☀️
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
(free review copy) This is my 4th Camille Pagan novel and I've really enjoyed all of them. I have one left on my shelf, but I almost don't want to start it because then I won't have any more left! THIS WON'T END WELL is a novel in journal entries and emails narrated by Annie, a young woman having a bit of a life crisis. The story is quirky and I loved Annie's analytical mind so much, as much as I loved her evolution over the course of the novel. Highly recommend to fans of stories written in ...more
Laura Peden
I chose this on a whim & ended up loving it. Its a light, quick, quirky read but at the same time deeply touching. Id say this is a feel-good book & if youre looking for a laugh, give it a try. Any McFadden narrates & its available on Kindle Unlimited. ...more
Tammy
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This Won't End Well is a fast paced and funny read! Annie's fiance has fled to Paris to "find himself", leaving Annie twisting in the wind. I so loved Annie and enjoyed her journey in finding herself. I am a huge Camille Pagan fan and this one didn't disappoint!
Rebecca
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Annie's life is about to implode (which is fitting since she's a chemist) but so not fun when it's her life instead of an experiment. Her boss, Todd, has been sexually harassing her, she's living with her mom because she's worried about her health, and her fiancé, Jon, has left on an impromptu trip to Paris... without even asking her to join him! In order to cope and in turn, avoid getting hurt again, she's decided to avoid anyone new in her life. But, of course, as we all know, life doesn't ...more
ℳacarena
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
~This ARC has been gently provided in exchange for an honest review~

This book has touched me deeply. Im not good at words, but Ill try to give it the review it deserves.

Things arent 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 couldnt stand it
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Melissa
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This Wont End Well was a read I just didnt want to set down. I loved the quirky characters, the witty writing, the strong women. I loved Annie and her journeyfiguring out her friendships, family, career, and love life. I loved how every woman in this book was juggling things, figuring out life at all stages, and there were several components of mental health.

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 men).
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Andrea Pole
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This Won't End Well by Camille Pagan is a novel about finding a new beginning when the familiar has gone by the wayside.. I love a novel that is written in an epistolary format, and I flew through this one as a result.

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
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Caroline Bertaud
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Camille Pagán is a HUGELY TALENTED writer and she never disappoints. Her fresh, unique, and funny style is as close to perfection as can beshe makes it look like writing is really no big deal at all. And again, she creates a set of well-drawn characters you want to hold in a tight embrace. A marvelous, smart, and quick read.
Thanks for the opportunity to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Tif
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Camille Pagan is truly such a talented writer! Her books are consistently pithy, funny, and written with impeccable pacing. THIS WONT END WELL was no different. I loved Annie, the protagonist, and willingly joined her on her journey to self discovery. I highly recommend! ...more
Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This Wont End Well is a delight! Im a huge Camille Pagan fan and always enjoy her books - they are SO MUCH FUN.

Poor Annie. She was recently fired from her Chemist job, her fiancé has jetted off to Paris to find himself, and her relationship with her best friend is on the rocks.

So she decides to start cleaning houses and just ignore all humans. But curiosity gets the better of her when a glamourous but mysterious new neighbor moves in next door and finds a strange man lurking in her bushes. Could
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Jocelyne
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
I really enjoyed this one, it was a quirky and fun read. I liked the storyline and absolutely loved Annie!! I loved the writing and the format of the book (emails and diary entries). I definitely need to pick up more books by this author! I recommend checking this one out.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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