Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Megan @ bookslayerreads. On Standalone Sunday I feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that I love or would recommend!
On my second Standalone Sunday I’m featuring…
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Pamela Dorman Books
My very first book by Jojo Moyes was Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) and OMG how much I hated this book when it was all done and over.
I hate crying – and Me Before You had me cry UGLY tears.
It tore me apart.
I was VERY hesitant afterwards about reading anything else by this author, because I couldn’t stand another MBY, so I made damn sure that whatever I read would have a happy ending.
One Plus One was AWESOME!!!
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
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.
And here is my review from August 2014…… (please be aware, my reviews sucked at that time, they still suck, but they sucked even more then 🙂
In 2014 I ONLY wrote reviews for books I either HATED or LOVED
One Plus One fit definitely into the ladder categorie.
I loved this book, truly loved it!
After reading Me Before You I was a little bit cautious reading another of her books. Me Before You destroyed me, it truly wreaked me. I cried, which is the last thing I want to do reading a book, I’m not a crier and don’t appreciate it. But that woman can write amazing books.
So, I gave One Plus One a try, and I loved it!!!!!
The story, the kids, the farting dog, the romance and the happy ending. Woohoo
She wrote Jess as one amazingly strong and fierce woman, that would do anything and did anything for her children. And Ed, gosh, he was so geeky and nerdy, and kind, and wonderful, and, and, and…….
Those two deserved each other, no doubt about that.
I laughed and shook my head disbelieving, and teared up (again), and hoped, and smiled. Wonderful witty dialogs, such great characters, and a storyline that gripped me and didn’t let go. It won’t be my last book of hers, but I’m still proceeding with caution, with her I need to be careful, otherwise I’m turning into a crybaby every single time.