Dan And Nat Got Married by Jon Rance
Release Date: 4th October 2016
What They Say:
Marriage can be difficult. Especially when you’ve only just met.
From the bestselling author of This Thirtysomething Life, Happy Endings and Sunday Dinners, comes a romantic comedy that asks the question – can marriage between two relative strangers really work? Brutally honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heart warming, perfect for fans of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.
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’s the cure for her lovesickness.
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.
You guys, Dan and Nat Got Married is one of those books you just love. It is also one of those books that you just know is your kind of book as soon as you start reading, and you wonder why an author hasn’t come up with this plotline before because it’s epic. Most authors would be frightened, I suspect, to marry off their main couple right at the start of the book, but not Jon Rance. Jon Rance goes in there, marries them and let’s the chips fall where they may. And it’s SO entertaining.
Dan and Nat are both awesome, which I think helps with such an out-there plot (although considering what Channel 4 do in the name of dating, is getting married on a whim in Vegas really that bad? Doubt it) and have both been hurt previously, so they’re open for giving their marriage a go, because what’s the worst that can happen when the worst has already happened? And seeing them give their marriage a go was amazing. They just seemed to click, there was no awkwardness over their impromptu wedding and decision to actually make this wedding work (unlike Ross & Rachel who went down the annulment route…) and it made sense. I can’t explain how, but it did.
Adam and Ellie were amazing wingmen (and women) for Dan and Nat respectively, too, and I absolutely adored Ellie’s parents. I just loved everything about the book – the pace is fantastic and everything between Nat and Dan was just effortless, which made it even more annoying when bloody Charlie came back on the scene. I genuinely wanted to punch Charlie for being an idiot and Natalie for being an even bigger idiot, I mean COME ON NATALIE. Have some bloody respect for yourself. But such is life, and Nat was an idiot and she came THISCLOSE to ruining this book for me. THISCLOSE NATALIE.
Dan and Nat Got Married was everything I wanted in a book, seriously. It made me laugh, it made me cringe, I loved Dan, I loved Nat, I loved Adam and Ellie, the dialogue and London setting was amazing, Jon Rance is an amazing writer, and I can’t believe I haven’t read his books before because I’ve clearly been missing out! I shall now make it my mission to hunt down his other reads because this one was brilliant, I loved it.