You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley (2020)
For years, Mia has had dreams about a man she doesn't know. However, she meets him in real life when she and her husband move to a small Pennsylvania town. When Oliver reveals he's been dreaming about Mia, too, they begin to search for answers.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the premise, but as the story went on, I worried that it would take a too-predictable turn. There was so little happiness in this book (Mia and her husband Harrison are struggling to start a family; Harrison also has work issues), and at times it felt like the story was taking advantage of all these conveniently timed issues to move towards one conclusion. That's the part I wasn't crazy about. Thankfully, the author did surprise me a bit in the end. I also have to say, I don't think I loved any of the characters. I sympathized with Mia, but she also annoyed me a bit. Oliver felt flat, and I feel like Harrison was a good guy but I was steered to feel differently about him for a majority of the book. However, the writing was good and I might seek this author out again. 3 stars
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (2020)
Lawyer Dannie Cohan has it all - her dream job, a proposal from her dream guy, and a plan for her future - until a too-realistic dream, showing her in five years with a different man in a different apartment, makes her start to question everything.
I love a premise like this - it really makes me think about things like fate. Is Dannie's future set in stone? Can she change it, or is everything she tries to do to avoid it just bringing it closer? I had some issues with this book. I wasn't a fan of the writing, which felt very choppy. I also didn't really like Dannie - she's pretentious and superficial, and there was too much name-dropping. However, there's an unexpected plotline that actually takes the story in a totally different direction than what I thought it would be from the synopsis - I won't say what it is, because it's better to go in blind, but I will say that it changed the tone of the book and made me care about the characters more. I was even more interested to know how things would play out. 3 stars