Review | In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Hello, fellow readers! Today’s review is one of my most anticipated books of 2020, and I am so thankful I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle will be published March 10, 2020 and is available for pre-order now!


 Many thanks to Atria Books for an advance copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

New York lawyer Dannie is asked an all too familiar question during her dream job interview: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” She of course has the perfect answer prepared and nails her interview. Dannie’s boyfriend proposes that night and everything in her life seems to be falling into place perfectly. When Dannie wakes up from the best day of her life, she is in a different apartment with a very different man than the one who just proposed to her. She sees that the year is 2020-five years in the future. After an hour or so, she wakes up again, but now Dannie is back in her old apartment with her fiance. She decides to put the experience out of her mind until she meets the same man four and a half years later.

This book is not what you think. It sounds like a hard-hitting romance, but it is not really about that at all. It is about friendship and fate more than anything else. I prefer the author’s previous adult fiction book, The Dinner List, over In Five Years.

Read my review of The Dinner List here.

I rated this book 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 on Goodreads. In Five Years is a quick read at only 272 pages, so you can definitely read it in one sitting or over a weekend like I did. I just don’t feel like it was marketed properly, so I was disappointed in the route the book went. The “love story” mentioned in the blurb of the book is actually between Dannie and her best friend, Bella, who is more of a main character than Dannie’s fiance. If you go into this one knowing it is not going to be a romance where the main character has to choose between two people, then you might enjoy it way more. I do recommend this title, but be aware that it is not really a romance.


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