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One Plus One: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jojo Moyes
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,437 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

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*Starred Review* One Plus One equals one fine novel. With its ensemble cast of skillfully crafted characters—from single-mom Jess Thomas to tortured goth teen Nicky and gifted sister Tanzie to Ed Nicholls, technology millionaire—each person’s story flows on its own, yet they all meld together into an uncommonly good story about family, trust, and love. Best-selling Moyes (The Girl You Left Behind, 2013) gets things rolling as this hysterically mismatched mélange—along with Norman, a slobbering 80-pound dog of “indeterminate” breed—embarks on a road trip from the English shore to Aberdeen, Scotland, so that Tanzie can compete in a maths “Olympiad.” Her ability to enroll in a prestigious school rides on whether she can win the competition’s cash prize. She’s certainly earned the best education; her family just can’t afford it. In a riotous twist and momentary lapse of good sense, Ed volunteers his “top-of-the-range” Audi, complete with his services as driver. There are high jinks galore as perhaps one-too-many gastrointestinal problems arise, but, in all, the trip, with what Ed perceives as its terrifying “boundarylessness,” delivers on its promise, just not in the way anyone anticipated. Bravo to Moyes for delivering toothsome characters in a story readers will truly care about. Is that Hollywood calling? --Donna Chavez


Moyes does a majestic job of conjuring a cast of characters who are charismatic, credible and utterly compelling Independent on Sunday Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in story-telling that fans of Me Before You will adore Elle

Product Details

  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0525426582
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (July 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G3L7VPC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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100 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating, profound, meaningful July 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Jojo Moyes' words are bullets, and she shoots them straight into your heart.

One Plus One is an absolutely exhilarating novel. Equal parts moving, heartbreaking, hopeful and hilarious, it's a smart and memorable story about one untypical family and their journey to happiness. A journey that includes a painfully slow road-trip to Scotland in a car with a rude boss, two kids and one huge, smelly dog.

Two people. Two completely different worlds. What do they add up to?

Jess' life is as far from easy and privileged as you can imagine. Her husband, depressed because of his steady stream of bad decisions resulting in a complete financial fiasco, went away to spend a couple weeks at his mom's. That was two years ago. With two kids to provide for - one not even her own - and a whole load of other problems (including, but not limited to, bully neighbors, rude employers, and constant lack of money), Jess works her ars off at two jobs. She's one tough gal, she never gives up, always bounces back, no matter what obstacles land in her path. But even this short and feisty Erin Bronkovitch-like woman is not unbeatable. She can't always "sort things out", though God knows she tries her best.

Ed is a disaster of a whole different kind, and kind of of his on making. He's not exactly filthy rich, though he's definitely on the other end of the spectrum from Jess. His job is hugely profitable, he works alongside his best friend, his high-end home is regularly cleaned - and guess who is the cleaner? - and the only thing that he seems to be missing in his life, is love. Due to an unfortunate affair, he finds himself in a lot of trouble. Legal trouble. Very serious, potentially life-devastating trouble.
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89 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me cry - brilliant author! July 6, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Why is this getting such high rating? Why is it that Jojo Moyes is super popular & everyone wants to read & buy all of her books? Well because she made me cry with her beautiful writing & touching story.

This was my first book by Moyes & I didn't really know what to expect. But right when I read first chapter, I knew I would be hooked. You have your unique but somewhat regular family. Jess is a single mother with two kids, her ex husband left 2 years ago and she's trying to meet ends. Her daughter Tanzie is brilliant! She gets offered a scholarship into private school but there is still a charge that needs to be paid off. When Jess tries to take her to Olympiad in hopes that the winnings could cover the tuition, Jess ends up going on a roadtrip with Ed, an attractive stranger who steals her heart.

Now that I'm trying to write this review, I'm already missing Jess and her children. I thought it was genius to have the book written from everyone's POVs because it definitely made me connect with everyone more. I loved everyone. Jess, Ed, NORMAN!, Nicky, Tanzie. EVerything about this book made me happy. Their conversations were funny, thoughtful, and Jess's optimism wasn't over the top. Typically I don't like books are that too sweet but Jess got some wittiness to her & Ed definitely had his flaws that made me love him even more.

Jojo Moyes. Thank you.

Thank you for being so talented & making me sob uncontrollably.

*ARC copy was provided by PENGUIN GROUP Viking‏ in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.*
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101 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DON'T MISS THIS FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD! February 26, 2014
Format:Audible Audio Edition
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes is a superbly crafted story which is a pure joy to read. After reading The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter From Your Lover, Me Before You and several others, it's almost impossible to imagine she could come up with something as spectacular and extraordinary as this. Yet, One Plus One proves that Jojo Moyes is still to attain her creative best, and a magnum opus is still in the offing.

Her latest offering is undoubtedly one of her best to date. It is a story that will blow you away with its simplicity and beauty. It is the story of Jess, a single parent, who is struggling hard to make both ends meet. She has two children - her daughter Tanzie, who is just eight, and her stepson, Nicky, who is a teen. They are amazing kids but with their own imperfections.

When Tanzie is offered the opportunity to gain a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Jess works hard to seize the chance. But in the process she fumbles leading to slip-ups and what follows is a rollicking disaster of imposing magnitudes - ensuing in a journey of a lifetime and the opportunity to change all their lives. Will Jess take control of the situation or will she let it slip by?

One Plus One is also the story of Ed whose life is falling apart at its seams. When a chance encounter brought them together, he is well aware that Jess and her two kids are the last things he needs. But he is drawn into their world, plunging his own into a deeper abyss. Yet, he is determined to help them out.

The book is emotionally poignant, yet it will make you laugh and scream in delight as you turn the pages. It is beautifully written as only Joio Moyes can, with the characters and their emotions reaching deep down into your heart, touching every part of your being. One Plus One is every reader's delight and every writer's envy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem
I have read almost everything JoJo Moyes has written and they are all gems. Her characters are always well developed and her sensitivity to them are always immense. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by jeffrey gross
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This is a wonderful story! Jess, Tanzie, Nicky, Ed and Norman are memorable characters, story about struggle and hope. Loving Jojo Moyes as an author. Read more
Published 1 day ago by MinnesotaGal
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting
Funny and poignant at the same time. Very real and relatable. It is the story of human nature in its full splendor.
Published 1 day ago by ERNEST R. BATES
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really enjoyed this book!
Published 1 day ago by Marsha Ann Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars I am in love with jojo
Didn't think I could love her more but then I'm crying and laughing and voila, there I am, ms. Moyes' newest fan,
Published 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars One story plus one great lesson in humanity
Another great tome by Jojo Moyes!

What do you get when you throw a math genius, her gothic brother, their desperately optimistic mother, and their slobbering behemoth... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jan Kellis
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book that I hated to see end
Don't miss this one, fabulous book that I hated to see end! Best one yet. I fell in love with all the characters.
Published 1 day ago by MaggieT
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth reading
Absolutely pathetic - corny - predictable - a 12 year old could have written a better book
Published 1 day ago by Edwina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The story evolves so that it wraps you into the plot and the characters. Difficult to put down
Published 2 days ago by Sharrnface
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
The ultimate in chick lit but I just loved it even though the genre usually bores me. A really feel good book. Sorry it ended. Now on to something more serious. Ugh!!!
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