The Second Life of Nathan Jones

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2/5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Impluse and Killer Reads, and One More Chapter for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

There may be spoilers below

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 to begin a relationship with her. Some of the dialogue was offensive and cringe-worthy. The plot had some depth… a loving father fights for rights to visit his children, but also included two women trying to convince him that they are worthy of his love.

What could have been a funny and quirky love story missed the mark for me.