One Plus One
by Jojo Moyes
published by Pamela Dorman Books
I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
I am a big fan of this author and have enjoyed her books in the past, so I was really looking forward to reading this. It honestly started a little slow for me. I could not really believe what a mess Jess’s life was, or how royally Ed could screw up without someone stopping him. Once they actually got on the road and headed to Scotland on their crazy road trip to the Math Olympiad, I was totally hooked. I loved these two main characters and how funny they were when they interacted. I also love how good of a mom Jess is trying to be and how she is always thinking things will work out. This is a lite and fun read- a little different from Moyes’ other work, but very well written and engaging.
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.
4 out of 5