Ellie and Dan are living proof that opposites attract.
He always follows instructions and she throws the manual away.
He loves sports whereas Ellie's allergic to any form of exercise.
Ellie doesn't have a mother. And Dan does - a mother who wants to take over... EVERYTHING.
At first Ellie is thrilled to have Linda as her 'adopted'mother and to be a part of the close, loving Cooper family. But when she and Dan decide to get married and wedding plans progress, she starts to wonder: is it normal for Linda and Dan to speak on the phone twice a day? How on earth do they come to be having a reception with Chilean bloody seabass and humongous bloody white ribbons tied everywhere when all she wanted was a quiet registry office?
In fact, is she marrying Dan...OR HIS MOTHER?
And Ellie's problems have just begun. When she discovers she's pregnant she realises that Linda's only been rehearsing for the real takeover. She seems to want to live her life through Ellie and in the words of the immortal Princess Diana, there are three of them in the marriage...