One Plus One: A Novel by Jojo MoyesOne Plus One: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

One Plus One: A Novel

byJojo MoyesRead byElizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot

Audio Book (CD) | July 1, 2014

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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 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’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.
Jojo Moyes is the internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, and The Last Letter from Your Lover, among others. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian, and lives with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.
Title:One Plus One: A NovelFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 pages, 5.75 × 5.35 × 1.5 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Fun Read Enjoyable story plot but some parts were just too incredible to believe real, but still a good read!
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really loved the characters! This book is adorable and made me smile throughout. I loved all the characters in the book, from the little girl to her dog. It is just a fun and enjoyable read. I'm a big fan of Jojo Moyes and highly recommend all of her books.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Plus One I really enjoyed Me Before You and After You so I thought I would check out another one of her novels - and I'm glad I did. I loved the characters, the story and the writing! I'm a huge chick lit love and One Plus One really makes me want to read some of her other novels as well.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, light read If you are a fan of this author, you will enjoy this novel.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! Highly recommend this super sweet read.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book proves anything can happen! This was my second book by JOJO , my first being me before you ( which if you have not read it you need to and keep Kleenex with you) And I enjoyed it :) This book will make you feel that even at your worst time things can get better if you keep positive energy with you!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chick lit at its best. Another fun and addictive love story, this time focusing on single mum Jess, her 2 kids, a cantankerous millionaire, and a ginormous dog. 4/5
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life I find it hard to believe that I only found my first Jojo Moyes book last year. But Me Before You easily became one the best books I'd read, so I quickly went on a rampage to read all of her books. Although I'm not anywhere close to have done that yet, I am making a decent size dent. Moyes writes words. I really love how she sticks together words. These strings of words make an impact in my heart. They make me think about life and certain situations. These words bring enjoyment into my day(even when they make me cry). This is why I must read all the words that Moyes puts into a story; they bring me heart warming books like One Plus One. One Plus One is a road trip book. And like most road trip books the characters tend to find a lot more on the journey than they expected. Nothing can be more truer than for Jess, Ed, Nicky and Tanzie. Jess's husband left her two years ago and she's struggling to keep herself, her teenage stepson Nicky and tween daughter afloat. Live was never easy from the point that Jess became pregnant at sixteen with Tanzie. But at least she had her husband by her side. Jess tries to keep an up beat attitude for the kids. It's just really hard when life seems to be against them. She works a lot, Nicky is getting bullied daily and Tanzie has just been offered a spot at a prestigious private school. That's just the tip. Tanzie is ten year old math genius and that has gotten her a 90% scholarship to a private school. The things is, Jess has no idea where she's going to get the remaining 10% to secure her spot. So when Tanzie's math teacher informs Jess of a math competition taking place in Scotland with winnings of five thousand pounds. Jess packs up the family, including their dog into a barely working car in to make the eight hour drive. Ed's life has just done a turn. A few days ago he was CEO to his tech company. Now he's being charged with insider trading. The thing is Ed didn't know that's what he was doing when he gave his girlfriend some money and told her to invest in new shares from his company. He just wanted to help her out as well as lessen the blow when he broke up with her. Probably should have thought that one through. One night when Ed is out driving, he finds Jess and her family stranded on the side of the road and for some reason volunteers to drive them to Scotland. He's quickly re-thinking this as they start on the road and realizes Jess's life is very different than his. Moyes is fantastic at creating full and real characters. It doesn't matter what your feeling towards one of her characters, it's the fact that your are feeling something. And that something is a pretty strong something. These characters are real, so they are not going to be likable at every point in the book. They're going to make mistakes and say things they should have thought twice about saying. But so do we. At least I do. Probably on a daily basis. It's what makes me human. And that's also what makes Moyes characters very human. On the outside Jess is a very positive person. Even though there isn't a lot to be positive about. It isn't that she's about appearances, it's that she doesn't know how to be anything else but. Tanzie and Nicky are her life and although Nicky is sixteen is gets that they aren't living the high life, Jess still needs to show that even when life keeps knocking them back it's okay, they'll get through it. Jess is a very endearing character. She's tough and stubborn. Very hesitant to accept any help. But she's also a little too trusting. Especially with her husband. That guy is a piece of work. I understand that it was hard for her to realize it was time to move forward in that aspect of her life. This is where Ed fits in. Ed is a geeky, super smart millionaire. He's super sweet and caring guy. He's a little hesitant at first with Tanzie and Nicky, but soon finds himself enamored with them. It's not horrible traits to have, but Ed is a little naive. He also is scared to disappoint or hurt people. Which is why he finds himself in trouble with the law and distancing himself from his sick father. Jess's attitude helps Ed see that there's some things he needs get over and improve in himself. I really loved Ed and Jess's relationship. It starts off quite distant but they come to learn things about each other in the short period they are traveling. They each accidentally help each other come to an understanding about certain aspects of their lives. Nicky is getting bullied because he's not the norm. He wears eye liner and the kids at school think he's gay. He spends his time online playing video games. I love Nicky. He's such a good, strong kid. He could be angry all the time. But he's not. It's really sad how he's getting bullied very badly. To the point that he ends up in the hospital. He just takes it and it breaks your heart. That's why Nicky's character growth is my favourite. He's not ashamed to be different, he just needed to learn to show that on his face. Ed helps him out a little there, but it's mostly seeing how strong he needs to be for Tanzie and Jess. He's technically the man of the house and he wants to be able to take care of them. He never had a bad attitude, it changes to a more positive one. Tanzie is a special girl. There is a lot to be learned from her. Math makes her happy. It helps he understand most any situation. Tanzie and math also bring Jess, Nicky and Ed together. She's a shy and imaginative child that they think they must help and protect. But I think it's Tanzie that really does the helping. It took some work, but once she came out of her shelf they'll be no stopping her. She could rule the world with her math skills. These different relationships and their dynamics is what I love most about a Moyes book. She has this way about intertwining these characters that should not meet. But somehow they do. She brings very different lives together into a new one that makes more sense. It fits. It's right. And than they help mend each other and it's beautiful. It's not a Moyes book without some heart break and a few tears. But the fact is she never fails to warm my heart. One Plus One is fantastic and endearing story that every reader will love.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I really enjoyed reading this book. I would definitely recommend this to friends (and I have, even) to read.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One plus one A wonderful read. Love all the characters including Norman the dog. I think the writer however made the main characters just a little too Naive.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 stars This author's "Me before you" is in my top 10 books of all time. This book was also quite good, although "Me before you" did set the bar rather high. I'm giving this book 4.5 stars. The story was told from the perspective of each of the 4 main characters. I enjoyed each of their narratives immensely. I loved Jess's optimistic spirit, her work ethic, and her parenting. With this author you know you're in for a satisfying ending, which doesn't always mean happily ever after, so I read to the end with great interest as to how the novel would wrap. A recommended read.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This was a wonderful book. I really enjoyed reading it cover to cover. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Love this author and this book definitely does not disppoint.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended only recently picked up one of British author JoJo Moyes's titles - Me Before You. I chose to listen to it on the way back and forth to work. I absolutely loved it and found myself taking backroads so listen a little longer! My library hold for the audio version of her latest book, One Plus One, came in at the beginning of last week - and I again started taking the slower road home! Jess has been a single mom to her goth stepson Nicky and her math prodigy daughter Tanzie for two years - since her husband had to 'get away for a bit' and went to live with his mother. Jess and the kids live on a council estate along with Norman the dog. Jess does what she can to make ends meet - barmaid and cleaning, scrimping and saving. Ed is a computer whiz, under investigation for insider training. And their lives collide in the most chaotic, wonderful way. Moyes is such a wonderful writer - her characters are flawed and lovable - and the listener can't help but wish for a happy ending. The story is engaging, funny, sad, romantic, real and oh so incredibly addicting and entertaining. And for those thinking to lable it 'chick lit', I think it's much more than that. Moyes explores real situations such as bullying, poverty, parenting and more. After listening to the first book in audio, I knew I wanted to listen to all of Moyes's titles. The publisher has chosen excellent readers for One Plus One - their voices all suited the mental images I had for the characters, their voices were incredibly expressive and I immediately felt like I was part of the story. Highly, highly recommended as both a read and a listen
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One plus One - A Novel A really good read. I finished it in 2 days! Nice to have a happy ending and the dog doesn't die. I hate it when that happens.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read! I bought this book when it came out but put it on my bookshelf for just the right time. I just finished reading it and I absolutely loved it. I was so sorry when I finished the book. Definitely a book I would recommend! You laugh, you cry, you can relate (at least I can)! Bravo!
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One plus one What a great book! The lessons in this one are priceless.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One plus one Loved this book so well written and hard to put down!!!
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book by jojo moyes Slow start but it really picks up in the middle and becomes a page turner. I almost cried a few times at the injustice this family has to face but at the same time, its such an uplifting novel!
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny, Warm-Hearted, and Quirky Another excellent novel from Jojo Moyes. I have read many of her books and One by One is just another example of the author's ability to write a realistic love story infused with humor, sadness, and reward. Well done.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One plus One Awesome books. My 3rd book written by Jojo Moyes and they were all wonderful. Can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's incredible How an author canmake you hunger for more. Another amazing read. Sorry the book ended. Many more tears shed.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! Jojo Moyes has done it again! This book made me laugh and made me cry. The story is a very touching one about a family that just can't seem to get anywhere. Jess, the mother, is working two jobs to make ends meet but it is never quite enough. I loved the characters, even the dog. The book is about flawed people trying to do the right thing, even though it doesn't always work out for them. There are all sorts of little moments in the story that make you sigh and just say "Awwww...". You will find yourself rooting for this little family and hoping like crazy that just once, something can go right for them. This author has the talent to make you feel empathy for the characters, quite like no author I've read before. She did it in Me Before You and she's done it again in this book.
Date published: 2014-07-07

Editorial Reviews

Praise for THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND:"Vibrant and gripping.”—People (***)"Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings. A-"—Entertainment Weekly“Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose.”—USA Today (3 1/2 stars)"Jojo Moyes builds on her strengths in this moving and accomplished new novel. As she did in the best-selling Me Before You, she asks readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue. . . . The Girl You Left Behind is strong, provocative, satisfying fiction.—The Washington Post"'In this moving paean to daring, determination and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie."—Los Angeles Times"Good storytelling."—New York Daily News"In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London."—Parade"Lovely and wry, Moyes’s newest is captivating and bittersweet."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Moyes (Me Before You) has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!"—Library Journal (starred review)"Moyes (Me Before You, 2012) writes with such clarity that one can almost see the eponymous 100-year-old painting at the center of her wonderful new novel. . . .  an uncommonly good love story."—Booklist