Monday, 14 February 2011

The Accidental Proposal by Matt Dunn

Rom Com for Valentine's Day
Review by Maryom

Ed Middleton thinks he's just got engaged but he isn't too sure. For one thing, his girlfriend, Sam, did the proposing; for another, she might just have been talking about marriage in general rather than theirs in particular; the more he thinks about it, the less certain Ed is. With help and advice - such as it is - from his best friend Dan, ex-girlfriend Jane turning up and Sam holding furtive meetings with a strange man there's enough to bring back all Ed's insecurities and make the road to the registry office one filled with pit-falls.
To be honest I didn't find the last Matt Dunn novel I read, The Good Bride Guide, to be as funny as his earlier ones but with The Accidental Proposal he is back to his brilliantly funny laugh-out-loud best. Ed is loving and endearing, though confused - the kind of guy any one would want. Side-kick Dan is an appalling "love 'em and leave 'em" TV presenter beginning to think there's something he's missing out on. Together they make a brilliant comic double-act. This is one of those books that are so irritating to others as they have to listen constantly while I read the funny bits out to them. Sorry folks - but admit it, it was funny.

Maryom's review - 5 stars
Publisher -
Simon & Schuster
Genre - Chick Lit- Rom Com

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1 comment:

  1. To be brutally honest I didn't like this at all. The male characters were totally lacking in depth and substance, they had the feel of being written to appeal to women rather than as characters in their own right.
    It should have been made as a short series of 30 minute episodes on ITV, that would at least have justified the way the main character repeated himself endlessly.
    There is a David Tennant short film of similar concept and name which in 9 minutes covers this subject much better, and much funnier.