Jojo Moyes writes romantic comedy tempered with a social edge. Ed, a highflying techie, sold the company he founded with his best friend for major bucks. A momentary indiscretion will bring it crashing down like a house of cards. Jess is the woman who cleans his high-end vacation home. She works two jobs, cleaning during the day and waitressing at a bar at night, trying to make ends meet. Her husband ran home to Mom, leaving her in debt with two kids to raise. She is exhausted, broke, and worried about her children. Ed and Jess live in different universes, their paths should not converge but they do. A series of unrelated events cause their world’s to collide. Ed has been taking stock and isn’t entirely pleased with himself. In a weak moment he offers to do something totally unselfish and drive Jess and her family along with their flatulent dog across country to a math competition that means a lot to Jess’s precocious daughter, Tanzie. Ed is the orderly sort, his luxury vehicle has never experienced the kind of turmoil a family with kids and a dog can inflict. Ed and his car have this in common. Funny, tragic, and ultimately hopeful, this is a charmer.— Deon Stonehouse
July 2014 Indie Next List
“Jess is a single mom working two jobs to support her kids -- Nicky, her goth-like teenage stepson, and Tanzie, her math whiz daughter - who are both struggling to find their way in the world. Ed is a tech millionaire facing charges of insider trading, whose vacation home Jess happens to clean. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Tanzie throws this unlikely group together, sending them on a hellish, hilarious road trip littered with mishaps, misunderstandings, and moments of clarity. The bestselling author of Me Before You offers another unforgettable tale reminding readers that families and love stories both come in all shapes and sizes.”
— Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL
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.
About the Author
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.