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One Plus One: A Novel | [Jojo Moyes]

One Plus One: A Novel

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' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' 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.
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Publisher's Summary

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You.

American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated fans and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times best-seller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she's written another contemporary opposites-attract love story that reads like a modern-day Two for the Road.

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' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' 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 hear the last page, you'll want to start all over again.

©2014 Jojo Moyes (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    Kathy FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, United States 07-05-14
    Kathy FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2009

    I love books!

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    "Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read."

    One plus One by JoJo Moyers is in my opinion a very easy read or in my case easy listening. In this book I defiantly liked having .all the different narrators. I think it was the right decision on their part to have someone with a child's voice doing the part of the little girl Tansy and adults doing the adult parts. It took just a couple of minutes to get use to the British accents and I think they all did well.
    Ed a wealthy nerd that has gotten into some trouble for unintentional insider trading .He is told to get out of town for a while by his lawyer and he ends up taking a road trip with Jess a single mother, her teenage step son, her 10 year old math wiz daughter Tansy and their great big slobbering dog. They need to get to Scotland for a math competition cause it looks like that is the only way Tansy will ever get into a school that is suited for her high intelligence. Jess seems to be stuck in Murphy's law cause if something can go wrong for her or her kids it does but Jess has such a good attitude about things working out.
    JoJo Moyers has a very special talent to write about quirky people The story may be a little predictable but I ended up liking the characters so much that I just wanted the best for them. It is a very nice romantic story about people being right for each other. I am pretty sure that at some point I will listen or read this book again

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 07-12-14
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2005

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Great Beach Read"

    I enjoyed this book, it wasnt original or exciting but it was well done and a fun listen. I liked the various narrators in different voices, it added something to the story. Most of the characters had their flaws but they were likeable. You find yourself rooting for them! I would recommend this as a great beach read or to listen on a car trip. I love JoJo Moyes, she doesnt disappoint!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Antonette 07-28-14
    Antonette 07-28-14 Member Since 2011

    I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!

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    "I think I found my new favorite author"

    I highly recommend this book!

    The first book I ever read that had multiple points of view was "Disappearing Act" by Terry McMillian. I loved the story because I got to see the story from each persons point of view. There are FOUR points of view in this story. Each person - just as in life - has their own point of view, and their own life situations going on, and yet their story intersect, and the author did a great job in keeping me interested in the hardships. It funny because at a certain point, just like the main character - Jessie, I forgot what she did too, until the moment in the book when it was discovered.

    Very entertaining, and thankful that the sex scenes weren't explicit. Jojo Moyes wrote enough that I was able to fill in the rest with my imagination, just the way a book should be; I think!

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Wells 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet story made better by brilliant performances"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Plus One to be better than the print version?

    I think this audio version was brilliant, probably better than reading the book. Hearing the accents and the inflection in each performance made the story come alive! The characters are so likable and you root for their happiness.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just when you thought nothing else could go wrong...


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rosana 08-27-14
    Rosana 08-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!!"
    Would you listen to One Plus One again? Why?

    A wonderful story, and the actors are wonderful. I couldn't wait to get in the car to hear more on my long drives.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 08-01-14
    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 08-01-14 Member Since 2005

    I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?

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    "Just Loved this Book!"

    What a sweet funny and bittersweet story! Ms. Moyes does it again, she gives us an engaging lovely story with heart. I laughed, teared up and just didn't want to put it down. The author hits it right in the mark, the feelings and challenges of a single parent with "special and different" kids This book is not fine literature but a damn good listen. The narrator did a fine job; I really liked everything about this book.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 09-21-14
    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2010

    MTF

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    "a fun, feel-good novel"

    As a math guy, I was drawn to the novel because it was about a genius girl being taken to a math competition in Scotland. The first two hours did not grab my interest and I was almost ready to stop listening, but then the road trip began, and I was quickly hooked. I really enjoyed the rest of the novel. It's really about a single mother and her two quirky kids trying to scrape by in life. Those characters were great, and the road trip with a virtual stranger was funny and heart-warming, and the rest of the book was great, too. The author found the right balance between interesting and believable (like Anne Tyler usually does), with an energy and sense of humor that made this book a lot of fun.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela J United States 09-02-14
    Pamela J United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2004

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    "I want to adopt all of them into my family"

    This lovely book is the perfect reminder of what the ups and downs of being a family really is, and that your family is who YOU choose it to be. I lived, fretted, rejoiced, worried, and felt for each character as each lived through the tortures and triumphs of life - - just praying that they all are "okay" when it's all said and done. Great narration of a wonderful British family (and yes, I did miss a few of the references) that proves one plus one equals more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish Virginia 08-19-14
    Trish Virginia 08-19-14 Member Since 2005

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable!!"

    I really enjoyed One Plus One--it is a well written novel with a sweet story. And I love multiple narrators when appropriate, and all four of these narrators portray the characters perfectly--it was a great book to listen to!

    I loved the reality of this family--struggling in today's tough times, but hanging in there with the ever-optimistic Jess leading the way. And even Ed, who is unexpectedly thrown into Jess' family chaos, has very real-world issues he has to deal with. But you end up rooting for all of them--and it's an up and down journey the whole way.

    I highly recommend One Plus One--not only is it entertaining, but it is a refreshing reminder that optimism, honesty and generosity are still the best traits for us to embrace.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Omaha, NE, United States 07-05-14
    Kelly Omaha, NE, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great one by Jojo!"

    As usual, Jojo Moyes turns a few simple characters, an interesting storyline and excellent writing into a highly enjoyable and accessible book. I didn't want to stop listening!

    However...
    while the narrators all did an excellent job, the book is written in the third person so to have the voices change is a little distracting. It doesn't make sense to have multiple narrators for the audiobook when there is only one real third person narrator throughout the book. I think this one was a bit over-produced, but still excellent.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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