In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
I’m sure you have been asked in an interview, “where do you see yourself in five years?” I dread and loath that question. It doesn’t matter how much time I’ve had to prepare for it. I never have a truthful answer. It’s so hard for me to think that far ahead in a realistic way. Life doesn’t need the pressure of my expectations. I prefer to focus on being where I want to be right now.
The story starts on one of the most pivotal days of Dannie’s life. She has an interview at the law firm she’s wanted to work at before she was even a lawyer, and it’s also the day she will get engaged. Dannie has worked hard for all of it, and her life plan is on track and on time.
But when Dannie goes to bed that night, she wakes up five years in the future sharing an apartment she doesn’t recognize with a man she’s never met before. THIS IS NOT THE PLAN! She then wakes back up back to her old life, but she can’t shake the uneasiness. It felt so real. Was it just a dream?
Four and a half years pass, and Dannie has kept that dream to herself, but she hasn’t forgotten. Imagine her shock when she meets the man in her dream! Will her dream (or nightmare) become a reality? She has the life she wants. Does this mean it might all blow up? Can she prevent it from happening?
In Five Years is chick lit at it’s best
I read In Five Years in one sitting. Rebecca Serle’s storytelling is engaging and fresh. Her characters are well rounded and lovable. Dannie, driven and ambitious but also caring and devoted. David, her fiancee, generous, warm and supportive. Bella, her total opposite, boy crazy, bohemian soul sister. And, Aaron the kindhearted and thoughtful gentleman of her dream. I loved my time with all of them!
I do need to warn you this is not a conventional girl in the city romance novel. This is a story about love but not the one you expect. It’s what makes this story special. Give yourself the gift of reading it. I promise you it is truly unforgettable.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle will be released on March 10, 2020.
Darienne was 15 when her aunt gave her a copy of Princess by Jean Sasson, and she has been hooked on books ever since. Originally from Puerto Rico and now living in Maryland, she’s always looking to visit new coffee shops and bookstores. Her favorite genres include YA, spicy romcoms, and women’s fiction. Thanks to the Bees, she’s also now obsessed with romantasy series. Other loves include lavender lattes, sassy coffee mugs, sunrises, sleeping in, small-town charm, and big city lights. One day, she’ll write that book that lives in her head.