Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Review: Jojo Moyes "The One Plus One."

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Review: Jojo Moyes "The One Plus One."

~ 5 Big Hearts Review ~ 

Pre Order Links: Expected Release: 27th February 2014

Amazon UK:     http://amzn.to/1ebbVkQ


One single mum
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family
Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone. 
Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .

One handsome stranger

Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .
One unexpected love story

The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/18FEqmk

Review: Kirsty Lander:

*ARC provided by NetGalley on behalf of Penguin Books UK in turn for an honest review.*

The story is about one not so 'normal' family who actually, in my mind made me feel like I was right at home when reading about them, and a guy who's life is pretty much falling apart around him. An unlikely mixture, but it worked.. so bloody well.

"I don't understand how our family can basically do the right thing 
and yet always end up in the crap."

Like I said, this family.. the Thomas' made me feel like I was right at home, reading about my own family, or my own friends. So often we are used to reading about a billionaire, a rock star, a Dom or some freaking MMA superstar.. you get the picture. Yes, we all love to fantasise that one day that is certainly going to be us with said wonder man, but the reality of it is, we probably aren't. So when we get to read about a 'normal' family, just doing normal things it's refreshing and comforting.

Jess Thomas, the mother of two extraordinary children can't catch a break. She works two jobs, raises the children by herself, and has been given a once in a life time opportunity to send her daughter to private school.. if she can find the money to make up 10% of the fees. For a family who live from one pay check to the next, it's next to impossible. And I felt their struggles, I understood them and it was almost painful to witness because it's real life. People do struggle every damn second of the day.

Their knight in shining armour comes in the form of Ed Nicholls. One of the rich guys, with struggles and issues of his own. Fast forward a very long, heart-warming, interesting and utterly brilliant story and I was IN. LOVE. with Ed. Absolutely loved the guy that Jojo created here and the way in which he took to Jess and her incredible family. 

"I want to see what we can add up to, Jessica Rae Thomas. All of us. What do you say?"

As usual, Jojo's writing here is wonderful in every single way. I admit to only having read one other book by her, Me Before You, they couldn't be any more different, but at the same time they both have a massive impact on your life and the way you look at it. The One Plus One teaches you that good things do happen to those who wait, and more importantly.. those who deserve it. And karma does come and bite you on the arse when you deserve it to. I finished this book with one of the happiest feelings I've experienced after a book in a while. It really is a feel good book and I enjoyed every single bit.
I rated "The One Plus One" 5 Hearts

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