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This Won't End Well

By: Camille Pagán
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
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Publisher's summary

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?

©2020 by Camille Pagán. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Right on trend with books about strong-willed women, this is a fun and uplifting story. Will be popular with fans of Jennifer Weiner and Maria Semple.” (Library Journal)

“The book’s format includes diary entries, texts, and emails, giving the reader a glimpse of Annie’s robust inner life - she may seem standoffish and distant, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes...[Annie’s] journey takes unexpected, poignant turns, delving into deeper issues while maintaining a positive tone and peppy pace. Fans of Sarah Haywood and Gail Honeyman will appreciate the quirky, yet thoughtfully presented, characters.” (Booklist)

“Never has a quirky lead character been so lovable or well drawn as Annie, the lovelorn chemist who carries This Won’t End Well. Though she pretends to be closed off to the world, in fact she can’t stop caring - and that push-pull of who to let into her life, and under what terms, is something we all understand at a soul-deep level. Annie’s journey from oblivious in love to aware and empowered had me cheering and turning the pages madly, unable to tear myself away. If you want to laugh and lose yourself in a great read, this is the one for you!” (Kelly Harms, best-selling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler)