My First Ever Blog Book ReviewSaturday, September 26, 2015
I get asked a lot about books I read and for recommendations of books to read and whilst away on holiday I finally finished a book I've been reading for a long time so thought I'd write my first ever book review, I wasn't sure if to write this post or not so please let me know if me doing the odd book review post is something you'd be interested in.
I've made no secret that my favourite book of all time is Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes it is the only book that has ever had an effect on me in the way it did, I bought it at the airport on the way to our family holiday in 2012 and read it beside the pool, one day I was sat reading and absolutely sobbing so much so the rep came and asked me if I was ok but I was crying so much I couldn't speak, it is an amazing book, yes it is sad and you'll need tissues but it is fantastically written and a brilliant read, I recommend it to everyone and so many of my blog readers have bought it and loved it too.
In 2014 Simon bought me another Jo Jo Moyes book, The One Plus One knowing how much I'd loved Me Before You, unfortunately it has taken me over a year to read the book because of my medical condition I struggle to read now and take things in and it takes me a long time to read each page so it has taken me such a long time to finish the book. I think audio books are going to be the way forward for me as I love reading.
I finally finished reading The One Plus One on my recent holiday to Greece and thought since I'm asked a lot about books I have read and what I recommend, I'd share my thoughts on it with you.
What The Blurb Says
One single mum
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .
One chaotic family
Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.
Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .
One handsome stranger
Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .
One unexpected love storyThe One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.
I really enjoyed The One Plus One, I liked the mix of characters and that throughout the book you are given an insight into each character and their past and what makes them tick etc, the book has both lighthearted and funny moments but also sad moments too, I found it an easy read and not your typical chic lit, sometimes with a chic lit book the ending is very predictable but this wasn't at all and had me shocked at times, I also liked that the characters weren't all perfect and they had their flaws. I won't obviously give any spoilers away for those of you who haven't read the book but it's a great read especially if chic lit is your thing and even more so if you enjoy Jo Jo Moyes, I didn't love it as much as Me Before You but to be fair that is going to take some serious beating.
If you would like to read The One Plus One you can find it in the paperback version here on Amazon for £3.00 or the Kindle version here on Amazon for £2.85.
If you would like to see more book reviews on my blog please let me know and if you have any specific books you'd like me to review let me know.
Have you tried audio books? If so do you have any recommendations for me, I like easy reading chic lit books?
Thank you for reading, much love as always