Book Review: One Plus One
TGIF! Let’s take a little break from the food. I want to share my latest read, One Plus One, with you.
If you’ve read some of my previous book reviews, you’re probably aware that I’m a huge fan of the author, Jojo Moyes. Her writing is whimsical and heartfelt with just the right amount of humor to keep things from getting too heavy. Love her! On the blog, you can find reviews for; Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind and The Last Letter From Your Lover.
Official summary of the book:
Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.
Honestly, after reading the official summary of the book, I wasn’t really interested in reading the novel. However, I had thoroughly enjoyed the three other novels from Moyes; so I figured it was worth a try. I’m so glad I gave this sweet story a chance.
All of the characters were so unique and strangely lovable in their own ways, especially single mom- Jess Thomas. This story is equal parts sad, sweet, hopeful, funny and just downright wonderful. When I came to the end of this story, I was just so sad to be finished. I think we need a part 2, Jojo!
Something to think about….
Have you read One Plus One?
Have you read any of Jojo Moyes’ books?
What great book have you read lately? I’m just started, Still Alice, but I’m always open to knew recommendations. Still Alice is set to release as a movie, starring Julienne Moore, in January.
Happy reading and happy weekend!