This is a new to me author, but not entirely unfamiliar to me. I’ve seen her books popping up all over the Amazon charts, especially her release from last year, I’m Fine and Neither are You.
When this new release, This Won’t End Well, came up for review, I jumped at the chance to read it! Everything I have heard about this book and this author, make it inevitable that I will love this book!
I couldn’t wait to crack open my copy and let the good times roll so to speak! And let me tell you, this book did not disappoint! What a refreshing new voice in contempo lit!
An ingeniously witty novel about the risks—and rewards—of opening your life to new people by Amazon Charts bestselling author Camille Pagán.
No new people: that’s Annie Mercer’s vow. It’s bad enough that her boss sabotaged her chemistry career and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancé, Jon, asks for space while he’s gallivanting around Paris, Annie decides she needs space too—from everyone.
Yet when Harper moves in next door, Annie can’t help but train a watchful eye on the glamorous but fragile young woman. And if keeping Harper safe requires teaming up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, who is she to mind her own business?
Soon Annie has let not one but two new people into her life. Then Jon reappears—and he wants her to join him in France. She’s pretty sure letting anyone get close won’t end well. So she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk? (summary from Goodreads)
My first thought about Pagan is that she has an amazing talent for conveying humor in her writing. I found myself laughing out loud at many points during this one and frequently chuckled at different plot points and dialogues. Se really has a gift for humor and I loved that the absolute most about this one.
I loved how Annie’s life is going up in flames and her fiancé has jumped ship to Paris to ‘find himself’ leaving Annie alone and lost. What transpires is the beautiful story of Annie’s own self discovery that is heartfelt and funny. She has to navigate her friends, family, career, and love life and I couldn’t get enough of this one, I just loved it so much.
Like I said before, this is a new to me author and now I want to read all of her books. This book in particular was 100% relatable for the modern woman. Annie represents what so many millennial women are going through in their lives and I think many women will find something to like in this one and will strongly connect to Annie. I definitely want to go and read some of Pagan’s other books now because I enjoyed this one so much.
It also read really fast. I mean it took me a few days to read it but only because life got in the way. They story is told through emails and journal entries etc so it went really quick. I enjoy novels written through letters and such so I didn’t find it distracting at all and I think most readers would agree that this style reads very fast.
I am thrilled that I finally got around to reading one of her novels and can’t wait to go back and read some of her others! This is an excellent spring read, it’s a novel you could pick up on a lazy weekend and breeze through or read on the beach or maybe on the plane to your next vacation spot! It’s a novel you will find enjoyable and engaging without being overly emotional and heart wrenching.