One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars
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.
One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Told from the perspectives of its four main characters, One Plus One is a heartwarming novel about good people trying to dig themselves out of bad situations. Hitmaker Jojo Moyes—author of Me Before You—is blessed with an uncanny ability to get inside the emotions of her characters. She sweeps you up in a grand love story between Jess, a beleaguered single mother, and Ed, a wealthy stranger with hidden struggles.
Bestselling British author Moyes (Me Before You) blends a sobering commentary on the widening gap between haves and have-nots into this quirky tale of lopsided families finding the courage to love. Jess, barely able to make ends meet as a house cleaner after her husband, Marty, walks out, enlists the help of rich client Ed to drive her math-genius daughter Tanzie to a competition. If Tanzie wins, the prize will be enough to pay for her to attend a top-notch school. Along with Jess's Goth stepson, Nicky, who is Marty's son, and the slobbering family dog, Norman, the misfits cram into Ed's car for an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking adventure. With side trips to visit Ed's dying father and Jess's now-estranged husband, the travelers learn to reconcile with pasts they can't change and futures they're afraid to imagine. "Good things happen to good people," Jess insists. "You just have to keep faith." There's never anything predictable about stubbornly optimistic and protective Jess and her oddball kids, or the distracted Ed and his disjointed work-family relationships. It's exactly that quality that makes this offbeat journey so satisfying, and Moyes's irrepressible flaws-and-all characters so memorable.
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One Plus One
JoJo Moyes has a great way with dialogue. She writes the way people talk. This wasn't my favorite book by her, but it was still very good. She has a way of writing about normal people that makes you care about them.
Thy m takei
I just love all her books and this book is no exception! Well done!