“Where do you see yourself In Five Years?” is a standard interview question. Dannie is a driven corporate attorney interviewing for her dream job. It’s December 15, 2020. Later that night, Dannie’s boyfriend, David, proposes and she accepts. Slightly high from champagne, Dannie falls asleep on the couch and dreams…
Dannie awakens in a strange Dumbo apartment. There is a good-looking man asking if she’s hungry. She surreptitiously looks at his driver’s license. His name is Aaron. And she has never seen him before. They have passionate sex on the bed. A newscast shows that it is December 15, 2025. Dannie once again sleeps.
When next Dannie wakes, she is back with David in 2020. However, she wonders why she doesn’t feel the same all-encompassing feelings with David that she did with Aaron. Was her scene with Aaron a dream or a vision?
When you think of romantic comedies, you don’t think of surprising twists. However, In Five Years has several truly surprising turns in its plot. The most surprising was its change from comedy to drama. It actually contains some good life lessons along the way. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too—even if romances are not your usual genre. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Atria Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.