The Second Life of Nathan Jones
Getting hit by a bus was the best thing that ever happened to him…
When one wrong step – and the poor timing of the number 19 bus – send Nathan Jones to the Edinburgh morgue his story should have ended…but then he went and woke up.
Returned to real life Nathan finds a wife disappointed...more
Nathan Jones life ended after he was hit by a bus that is where his story should have ended, but when he woke up in a morgue, he left everyone baffled. But, now his world has been turned upside down as his wife has left him to be the father to their three kids.
I didn't get in far enough to really judge the characters, but from what I saw none of them really left me with the good vibes that left me ...more
This book was funny, quirky and peculiar - but in a good way!
It starts off a bit like the 80s movie "War of the Roses". While the husband is having a serious medical emergency (and in this case is even believed to be dead!), the wife is not sad at all but thinks "mmmh, this freedom actually feels kinda good!".
At least this gives Nathan the chance to get to know his life-saver Kat a bit better. And discover she might be a better fit for him than his snobbish wife Laura. She, of course, ...more
I love the quirky, odd characters. I love that they all have issues, but are dealing with them and have become the champions of their ...more
I really liked Kat and her friend Hayley, who were both misfits in their own ways when they ...more
The writing was beautifully done with some funny lines and the dialogue being fast paced.
I wanted to love this book but sadly I didn't ...more
Seems far fetched but life is all about second chances right?
In this case Nathan was given that 2nd chance to make it right but with whom and why is probably the better question to ask oneself.
What if your married life is nothing more than a bicker aka bitch fest and you prefer to separate while fighting over the visitation and other issues such as relationships outside the marriage.
This sounds like a recipe for ...more
Premise was good and I liked the main female ‘Kat’ who was a bit quirky and different from the usual women in this type of book, being a goth and working in a mortuary. This book felt like it should have more depth, one of the storylines being a divorce with children in the middle. But I didn’t think it went deep enough. The ex wife is so unlikeable I found her a little far fetched. Nathan is fine, but I’m not sure I’d have put as ...more
I really wanted to love this book. After seeing that it was similar to Eleanor Oliphant, I had really high hopes. I found the entire plot to be entirely unrealistic and a bit creepy. Nathan Jones was killed by a bus, but not really, and is found alive in the morgue by Kat. Kat begins her quest to date Nathan and not-so-subtly convinces (forces?) him ...more
The terrible relationship between Nathan and Laura was barely touched on. Laura's actions after Nathan's accident were appalling sure but ...more
However, Nathan Jones comes back from the dead. Not as a vampire or as a ghost (or a walker) he comes back as Nathan Jones. However, his wife has decided she quite liked the idea of life without her husband and moves to London with a new job.
The mortuary attendant Kat is no hand though and what follows is quite a nice ...more
The dry humour in the book is outstanding and I laughed out loud in many places earning weird glances. But who cares? The characters are funny and quirky and I imagined being in their company.
The author did a great job in writing these characters each with their own quirkiness. There is ...more
The Second Life of Nathan Jones is an entertaining romantic comedy. Nathan gets hit by a bus and seems to be dead but comes back to life in the morgue. Kat, a goth girl who works there, discovers him alive and is instantly attracted. What follows Is a funny and heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, tale of second chances. If you enjoy romantic comedies, quirky humor, and stories about getting another chance in ...more
The writing was fast paced with some funny lines. I wanted to love this book but sadly I didn't.
Nathan I found lacked substance and I couldn't ...more
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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