Jess Thomas wants . . . . . .
to be more than a single mum getting by day after day . . .
to do her best for her gifted but sensitive daughter Tanzie . . .
to find a way back from the loneliest place on earth
Ed Nicholls is hoping . . . . . .
he won't go to jail . . .
there's a way back from the biggest mistake of his life . . .
something or someone will make it all go away
Jess and Ed are . . . . . .
two strangers looking for a little kindness . . .
two lost souls with a lot to learn from each other . . .
about to find out that one plus one makes more - so much more - than two.
Jojo Moyes is a much loved author by many. I look forward to her new releases each year because she is an author whose books are always compelling reads and she never gets it wrong.
The One Plus One is about a single parent family who are living on desperate times. Money isn’t tight it is non-existent even though mum Jess is trying to hold down two jobs. Son Nicky just doesn’t fit in and is a constant target, whilst bright little Tanzie could become very successful but she needs to go to St Anne’s School but although she has been accepted one thing stands in her way ….. School fees.
When a possible solution arises to be able to help with the financial struggle all hope rests on a handsome stranger. Their fate is in his hands.
This was yet another fantastic read by Jojo Moyes that I couldn’t put down. This book had a more uplifting, fun feel to it compared to the author’s previous books which was nice to see a different side to her writing and I lived it. Although there was a light side to the storyline this was weaved around lots of family struggles, financial crisis, broken homes and bullying to name but a few and so I am sure there is something in this book that everyone can relate too.
I liked the light humour in this book I know I sure won’t be rushing to eat a Kebab anytime soon!
The four main characters in this book were all a joy to read. They were all very different, Jess was a strong, hardworking character who was a great role model ( most of the time!) Ed was a true gentleman underneath it all. Tanzie was a bright little spark and Nicky bless him was a quirky little lad who hasn’t quite figured out where he belongs in the world yet.
It is quite clever how most of the book is set on a car journey and yet it still managed to keep me entertained the whole time when I would have thought it could have got tiresome as I would have thought there is only so much that can happen on a car journey but I was well and truly proved wrong.
It was great to see a different side to this authors writing style and although this doesn’t beat Me Before You ( but honestly could this book ever be beaten!) it was still a fabulously entertaining read.