6. Oct, 2016

Dan And Nat Got Married - Jon Rance

Marriage can be difficult. Especially when you've only just met. Meet Dan Fox, 34, an online marketing manager from Clapham, who was jilted at the altar two years ago by the love of his life and hasn’t dated since.

Nat Howard, 32, is living back at home with her parents in Dorking after her perfect boyfriend dumped her and she had to move out of his bespoke flat in Putney.

On separate Stag and Hen weekends in Las Vegas, Dan and Nat wake up married. Both too drunk to remember what happened, they return to England and try to get on with their lives. But there was something about Nat that makes the usually cautious Dan think they should give their marriage a go. Nat’s still in love with her Ex, but maybe Dan can help mend her broken heart.

Can marriage between two relative strangers really work? And when Nat's ex-boyfriend - the gorgeous Charlie - comes back into her life, she must decide - something old or something new?

Set in London, Dan And Nat Got Married, is a funny and full of heart modern romantic comedy about marriage, relationships, and giving love a second chance.

 

We’ve all been there, waking up after a heavy night with a monster of a hangover, unable to remember a thing about what happened the previous night? Well, what if you woke up with a stranger in your bed - and a wedding ring on your finger?

Dan and Nat are horrified - a one-night stand is one thing, but a one night-stand AND marrying a total stranger is another!

It’s ridiculous, right? Reckless and stupid!

Back in home in London, Dan gets thinking. What if they give this marriage lark a go? What’s the worst that can happen - divorce? That was the plan anyway, once the alcohol fog had lifted.

Both Dan and Nat are un-lucky in love. They’ve both been badly hurt by their respective ex’s and are still trying to heal their wounds, neither have anything to lose and so Nat agrees to Dan’s plan and moves in to his flat - what could go wrong?

Dan is a male version of Hyacinth Bucket, he likes things a certain way and is extremely house proud, whilst Nat has nick-knacks, a thousand pair of shoes and she’s messy when she cooks.

They’re the complete polar opposites and add on Nat’s very good looking, very rich ex that she’s still not really over, Dan and Nat don’t stand a chance, do they?

I absolutely loved this book! It was funny and emotional in all the right places. I was rooting for Dan and Nat from the moment they woke up in bed together, I really, really wanted it to work out for them.

I loved the supporting characters - Adam, Dan’s best mate and Ellie, Nat’s best friend - they were hysterical and really gave me a bit of a Gavin and Stacey vibe - Adam was Smithy to a tee!

This is the first book by Jon Rance that I’ve read, I loved his style of writing, his one liners and quips. It was one of those books that had me snorting with laughter - the situations that Dan got himself into were hysterical.

I enjoyed this book so much that as soon as I’d finished I immediately downloaded another book by Jon Rance.

A well-deserved five stars!

 

Meet The Author

Jon Rance is the author of four novels: the Kindle top ten bestseller, This Thirtysomething Life, Happy Endings (both published by Hodder and Stoughton), This Family Life and Sunday Dinners. He's also the author of the short story prequel, This Twentysomething Life and the Christmas novella, A Notting Hill Christmas. His fifth novel, Dan And Nat Got Married, will be out this October!

 

Jon studied English Literature at Middlesex University, London, before going travelling and meeting his American wife in Australia. Jon loves comedy (especially sitcoms), the films of Richard Curtis, travelling and tea. He just turned forty, which is a terrifying time, so his books might get a bit edgier and possibly angrier as a result.

 

Jon writes dramatic, romantic, comedy fiction similar to the work of Mike Gayle, Matt Dunn, Nick Spalding and David Nicholls.

 

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