After a disastrous New Year's Eve, when even being mistaken for a tragic widower can't get him into bed, Dan Taylor declared his retirement from the world of dating. But his best friend Rob and his wife Hannah, aren't letting him give up so easily. Taking him on as their very own special project, they start breaking him down to build him up again.
But their belief that they can re-build him is put to the test from the start, and it's while Rob and Hannah put him through unwanted makeovers, 'flirting practice', and late-night date post mortems, that Dan realises that life as a couple can be twice as difficult.
Now Dan's not sure what to despair about the most -
That he's unable to complete a date without involving the emergency services?
That Rob and Hannah's marriage may be on the rocks?
Or that the woman of his dreams might be the wife of his best friend?
Praise for Neal Doran
'Neal Doran is a very funny writer' John O'Farrell, author of The Man Who Forgot His Wife and Things Can Only Get Better
'Dan Taylor is Giving Up on Women is witty, warm-hearted and achingly real. Neal Doran has created a love story for our times that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with Dan Taylor. I loved it!' - Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of Take a Look at Me Now and I'll Take New York.
'Full of witty one-liners, Dan Taylor Is Giving Up On Women is a hilarious examination of the morals of modern-day dating." - Matt Dunn, bestselling author of The Ex-Boyfriends' Handbook and A Day at the Office.
'A big-hearted breath of hilarious fresh-air, Dan Taylor Is Giving Up On Women is a tender, touching and terrifically funny debut. The crises, the crushes and the cringes of an honest and sharp look at a very modern romance, treat yourself.' - Richard Asplin, author of T-shirt and Genes