Thursday, May 7, 2020

5/7/20 THE FIVE YEAR PLAN By Carla Burgess

  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: HQ Digital (March 20, 2020)
  • Publication Date: March 20, 2020
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers 

Two people. One epic love story. What if?

The perfect fun and heartwarming romance to escape with from the bestselling author of Marry Me Tomorrow

‘OMG! The chemistry between Orla and Aiden is electric!’ Netgalley reviewer

‘Sometimes you just need a good story with heart, and this is one of those books’ Goodreads reviewer

Orla is a trainee reporter with a five-year plan: work her way up the career ladder, move to London and secure a job on a big national newspaper. She doesn’t want a boyfriend, he’s only going to hold her back anyway.

Aiden spends his life travelling the world and living in a tent. He knows his goal: to photograph animals and raise awareness of global warming and wildlife conservation. He’s definitely not looking for a relationship past the odd casual hook-up!

So when Orla and Aiden’s lives collide, they do everything to not fall for each other – with the opposite effect. But they stick to their plans, and go their separate ways…

Five years later, they meet again…

If you love Mhairi McFarlane, Jo Watson and Paige Toon, you’ll LOVE Carla Burgess. The Five-Year Plan is the perfect fun and feel-good escapist read.


What is in your five year plan? Does it involve finding your soul mate and your partner for life?

I enjoy a friends to lovers stories and can get behind a slow burn romance with sometimes very frustrating characters who cannot see their happily ever after who is right in front of their face. I did enjoy this one a lot and love the swoons, the secondary characters and what else - being in the English country side.

What I loved about this book is the charming and sweet story of our protagonists journey in finding love. And yes, I did enjoy the animals too especially the Otters for an additional appeal. Burgess is a wonderful writer I am going to be keeping my eye on for her future releases. I really enjoyed this and had a fun time reading this fun book.


Carla Burgess lives in Chester, UK, with her husband and three children. She loves animals, the countryside and the sea. She has a degree in English Literature and Psychology and worked as a magazine editor before writing fiction.

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