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The Five-Year Plan

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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.

Readers LOVE The Five-Year Plan!

‘This is such a sweet read! I got so invested! It made me smile, chuckle and even shed a tear’ Netgalley reviewer

Absolutely loved this book from the moment I started reading it. I was hooked and thoroughly enjoyed reading it!’ Netgalley reviewer

‘A great love story and relaxing read for anyone wanting to escape for an afternoon’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I instantly fell in love with Orla, Aiden and their relationship. This is one of the best books I’ve read this year’ Netgalley reviewer

‘I just love Carla Burgess! I love how she writes every emotion into her stories, how I feel like I know the characters and am invested in their happy ending. Another perfect book by one of my favourite contemporary authors’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I absolutely adored The Five-Year Plan. From the moment we meet Aiden and Orla, I was invested. A gorgeous, romantic read and the ending left me beaming’ Netgalley reviewer

‘I LOVED this! A very lovely, heart-warming book’ Netgalley reviewer

‘If you’re looking for a book to bring some light into your life, this is definitely one for you’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A cute feel-good second-chance romance’ Goodreads reviewer

Genre: Romance

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Used availability for Carla Burgess's The Five-Year Plan

Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN: The utterly heart-warming and feel good romance for 2021
Author(s): Carla Burgess
ISBN: 0-00-837879-7 / 978-0-00-837879-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Five-Year Plan: The utterly heart-warming and feel good romance for 2021
Author(s): Carla Burgess
Publisher: HQ Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU