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Fourteen-years of marriage, two-children - and Dan and Lauren were now on the rocks.
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 26th 2017 by JF Holland Romance
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Marnie
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful, poignant and thought provoking, and lightened with a touch of humour.

After 14 years of marriage, and children, Dan has an epiphany one morning, realising that his relationship to Lauren is in danger, their son is almost a teenager, and their young daughter has just lost her first tooth. Despite Lauren’s wish that he spend more time with his family, he’s been all but living at work, leaving them to carry on with their lives without him, something that he now realises, they are very eff
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Dawn Yarrow
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book isn't my typical read but I'm glad i read it as it was an emotional rollercoaster of a read. I can imagine many couples could relate in some way to this story and that is what is so great about it, it feels like you are reading one woman's diary. It is my first book by this author and i would recommend. ...more
Lindsay Crook
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book its filled with so many emotions that had me reaching for the tissues..Witty,heart breaking and sexy all at once..After 14 years and suffering a tragic loss Dan and Lauren decide to get their happy back with hot sex,heart wrenching talks and family days out..A must read for romance lovers.
TopsieJ
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this story!

A very realistic, emotional rollercoaster resulting in tears and laughter; the shower scene was hysterical.
I sometimes got frustrated with Dan and Lauren and their lack of communucation, but as the reasons became evident, it made sense where they were coming from. Such a beautiful story, with a wonderful, emotional celebration scene.
Lou
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Up to this point, I've never attempted to read or listen to any of the books by this author.
I've listened to this audiobook twice now, there are 2 reasons for this; firstly, because I listened to this at work and I was afraid I may have missed some parts, and secondly because I enjoyed it so much the first time.
Date Night is a story about reconnecting, not with old friends but with the love of your life, your wife, your best friend and your children.
Dan and Lauren have been best friends forever
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Rosie Chapel
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Date Night follows Lauren and Dan, a once happily married couple who, following a heartbreaking loss, slowly stopped communicating, stopped actually being a couple. Dan spends so many hours at work that Lauren feels like a single parent, the kids don't really know their dad anymore and despite her countless attempts to get Dan to talk about their problems, maybe she just has to accept their marriage is over. After a sleepless night, Dan suddenly recognises what has been right there in front of h ...more
Ksarak Kent
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Went to read a different J.F. Holland book but ended up reading this one simply because the cover caught my attention. It's stunning.
And very happy to report that the stunning cover that led me to this story, did not disappoint at all.

I quite liked how the story began. We're introduced to Dan, Lauren and a cast of supporting characters.
By the time Dan notices his marriage is in trouble, it's in his best interest to refuse to believe that it's too late to save it. Yet with each passing day, he
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Sandra
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant carry on from Blue Christmas...what JF Holland has done with this story is genius. I
felt i was reading Dane and Lorie`s future or was i ??? you read it and make your own mind up, great sex scenes with some very humorous line`s also some very sad and touching moments that were written so well with care and feeling....another amazing book from this Author and i loved it and i`m sure you will too. This story of Dan and Lauren is an insight into family life where love and understan
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Nikki
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow this books has all the feels!!!!!
What a great way to carry on from Blue Christmas and actually get to read what Lorie was writing!
This book has everything involved emotionally and really makes you think about how easy it is to lose the communication and trust within a relationship.
Dan and Lauren both thought they were doing the best to help each other but without the key communication would they be able to work it out?
Really really loved reading this book and would definitely recommend i
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T.N. Traynor
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is what I call a real story. No Cinderella or such other sweet romance in sight.
Real people dealing with real issues and finding real, true love.
I really liked that a lot of the POV was from Dan and explored his thoughts and reasons for acting the way he did. Some sadness in the tale, but overall I felt it was uplifting.
It is a quick, easy to read book with really likable main characters and some hot romance.
Would definitely read something else by JF Holland.
Paige Morris
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lauren and Dan have been married for many years and have gone through hell together. But will they fall apart? Dan starts to realize that his marriage isn't the happily ever after he'd thought he had. That just won't work for him. He realizes he needs to win her affections back and sets out to do so with the help of his mother-in-law. But will it be too late?

I will tell you I "read" this on audiobook. I stood in the frozen foods section of my grocery store sobbing. Not many books can make me cry
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j v sanford
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like many of us before them, Lauren and Dan find themselves caught up in the kids and work. There own relationship takes a back seat. A wakeup call for Dan leaves him desperate to reclaim what they have lost. Hopefully it's not too late...
A relatable, emotional tear jerker well worth a read.
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D.M.
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free audio copy with no strings attached but I thought it deserved a review.

Date Night is a story about reconnecting with love. How little things can be taken out of context and how losing sight of whats important can ruin everything.
Dan and Lauren have been been married for 14 years and have 2 children. Dan has been working longer and longer hours, whilst Lauren and the kids have been living their lives without him. It's like they no longer have a real marriage. Lauren thinks he
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Kirsten Carlyle
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of the audiobook version of this story in return for an honest review and here it is! This story is fantastic. It is about a couple who have been married for 14 years, suffered a loss and grown apart as a result. The husband decides to try to rekindle the spark in their relationship. The story had me laughing and crying at parts. The narrator told the story beautifully, though I did find the daughters voice a bit annoying 😂. I’ll definitely look out for more from this aut ...more
Mandy Sawyer
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This storyline is a honest account of most relationships that are over 10 years. It can get stagnant especially when you go through so much trauma. It’s very brave of this author to take on such a book. I really enjoyed it. Well written characters. With a humours performance from John.
Sally Wareham
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down was a brilliant. storyline one which happens to most married couples.....what happen when life takes over and you dnt make/spend that quality time with your loved ones ... question start running through your wife's head that's what .Will Lauren ever get the answers she needs should she just leave and move on or can Dan turn his life around for the sake or fixing his marriage. definately worth more than 5 stars. I personally recommend you all to go read it when it co ...more
Supriya
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A steamy romance, relatable couple, okay-ish narration

Overall: ****/5
Narrator's Performance: ***/5
Story: *****/5

The story begins with a troubled marriage that's on the verge of breaking and an oblivious husband.
It continues with how the husband (Dan) realizes the truth about his marriage and makes a plan on saving his marriage, to stop his wife- the love of his life- from leaving him with their 3 beautiful children.
The intimate scenes are written very well and feel very real. One can see that J.
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Laura Smith
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first J.F. Holland book I’ve read and it was such a good one to start with. It’s only short so didn’t take me long at all.

This book had me suffering several emotions but was so well written I was glad to have been able to feel everything that was happening with Dan and Lauren.

I would recommend this to others. A very well deserved 5 stars.
Sylvia Clail
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of recapturing a love that was almost lost and healing together as a family.

I listened to this on audio and would recommend it.

The story is heartwarming and emotional read.
Julia Stevens
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bbb-brighton18
Listened to audio version - 3.75 stars
Katherine Jordan
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You might want to have a tissue ready. This is a very in depth look into what can happen to a marriage when something catastrophic happens. The way the characters interact all thru the story you know something happened but you don’t find out until the almost end what that is. Once the couple work thru the issue they institute a date night to keep things interesting in their lives and it sounds fun. JF Holland covered real issues that can happen to people who have been married for years and the i ...more
tania
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

This book was intence and amazing, every time Lauren would want to speak to Dan I was always wondering what was going on but when I found out it broke my heart.

Such a well written novella that I read it in less than a day
5 stars well deserved
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Linda Rea
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off this story actually applies to so many marriages, life happens and things slide and you forget what made you a couple. Dan has been working long hours seven days a week and his family are strangers to him. Lauren has become indifferent to their marriage just trying to do the best for her children Rudy and Darcy. When Dan wakes up one day he realizes what he has done and has no idea how to fix it, he goes to see his mother in law because she will set him straight. What she suggests is f ...more
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I was born at home in a small town on the border of Manchester and Cheshire in the UK in January 1968. I finally joined the RNA (Romance Novelists Association) at the tail end of 2017 – a late bloomer and a tad forgetful.
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