I quite enjoyed this one by Jojo Moyes, and it was the perfect rebound after the last few duds that I’ve read!
Jess is a single mom to two kids who are very much unique. Ed is a tech-guru who isn’t exactly brilliant at reading between the lines. Norman is, well, Norman!
While romance is/was expected, One Plus One tells more of a tale of sticking by family no matter what. Jess is a fierce advocate for her kids and puts them first no matter what obstacles are in the way, and Ed, while slightly disconnected from his own, pulls himself together when he needs to and does the right thing.
One Plus One is an easy read that you don’t have to take too seriously. It was a little slow to start, but overall it was put together just fine. My main question is – how the heck does one lose track of $5K and not even realize it? Certainly Ed isn’t that well off, is he? I at least didn’t get that impression.
I also really thought Norman could’ve played a bigger role than he does near the end. I get that he was supposed to provide a bit of a comedic relief, but there just wasn’t enough there. Blame it on my inner dog-lover, I suppose.
My rating: ★★★★/5 stars