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?
February 26th, 2020
Pagán’s writing is relatable, funny and whip-smart. Her 2019 book I’m Fine and Neither Are You is one of my favorites of the past year. I was super excited to read This Won’t End Well and couldn’t wait to dive in when it arrived.
This book made me laugh out loud and I just find Pagán’s writing to be so approachable and enjoyable to read. I especially enjoyed the parts about the friend that is involved in multi-level marketing and it was just so spot on! I love books that take on the concept of finding a new beginning when life has thrown some curveballs.
Although I wasn’t sure at first if the writing style would be hard to follow as it is written in alternating chapters of email exchanges, text messages, and diary entries as that isn’t my preferred style of narration. It ended up totally working and was part of the quirky charm of this storyline.
Pagán is skilled at building multifaceted and memorable characters and I highly recommend this one.
Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishers for an advanced copy, all opinions are my own.
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