I was gifted four audio books from Audible by a blog reader so finding a book was a little more challenging. My free online library has some audio books but selection is limited but I didn’t want to waste any credits on books that I could get free so I did a little bit of toggling. I’d find a book I liked on Audible and then would toggle over to my online library and see if they had it there.
Once I find an author I like, it’s hard to get me to stop listening to their books. Right now, since reading Me Before You, then The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel and loving them both it’s hard not to go back to the same author hoping for another winner. After toggling back and forth I picked One Plus One: A Novel again by Jojo Moyes.
This one didn’t have as good as a rating as the first two audio books of hers that I listened to so I was a bit skeptical. So did I like it?The answer is yes.
This book although very good is contemporary…there is no historical link. Remember back in the days when there was the Friday Night Movie?? This would have been a good Friday Night Movie or Hallmark Movie. It is more of a romance but not one that is full of sex scenes. It was all in all a nice story. It would be a great summer read for the beach.
Here’s what Amazon said, “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.”
The Amazon description is spot on. I wasn’t disappointed in the book at all. I am guessing this book came before the previous two of hers that I’ve read as this book doesn’t delve so deep into more serious subject matter. I have a couple more credits of Audible to use so I’m off to see if there’s another book for me. Can you guess that I might look for yet another Jojo Moyes book? By the way, Amazon readers say 4.4 stars. I’d have to agree.
3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: One Plus One”
Have you read/listened to AFTER YOU? If not, I recommend it.
Have you seen the advertisement for the movie of Me Before You that is coming out? I read the book after you had blogged about it. It was good and I plan to read some more of her books.
Diane in WA
I read Me Before You and then picked up After You. It follows Louisa after Will. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it. The Girl You Left Behind is next on my list. Right now I am reading All the Light You Cannot See.