by Jojo Moyes
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Just released: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Hardback: 384 pages
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story.
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.
"Would you read me a story?"
"Only if it has zombies in it." Jess watched as Nicky half smiled at Tanzie.
"Okay," she said. And she tried to fight the wave of nausea at what she had just agreed to.
-chapter 12, page 115
Loved how this family bonded via road trip (humongous dog included).
The individual characters in this story were fleshed out so well that it felt like I was visiting friends every time I went into their world. Knowing their backstories and trials and tribulations made me cheer for each in their efforts.
* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - road trip square