Romance

Book Review – In Five Years by Rebecca Serle #20booksofsummer20 #audiobookreview

Book Details
Genre: Romance
Series: None
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: 3/10/2010
Narrated By: Megan Hilty

Goodreads Synopsis –

When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.

But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.

After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.

That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.

My Opinion –

I found myself in between audiobooks over the weekend and went scrambling to find something to listen to. I saw this book was under 300 pages and I had seen quite a few really good reviews for it so I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did, I loved it!

Dannie lives her life by numbers. She has her whole life mapped out and has the perfect boyfriend and job to complete it. That is until one fateful night she gets a glimpse into the future and is baffled by what she sees.

I don’t read a lot of romance and I was pleased that this book is not what I call “overly romantic.” It was a whole lot more fiction than romance. Perfect for me!

It is a really sweet story of love, friendship, and loss. I had initially thought it would be a light-hearted read. Oh boy, was I wrong! There is so much more to this book than what first meets the eye.

I thought the narration was spot on! I enjoyed it so much I think I will go in search of what else Megan Hilty has narrated.

For a quick, emotional read or listen, be sure to give this book a try!

*Book 9/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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