Review: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus One: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
VIKING, Pengin Group (USA) LLC, 2014

 Description (from the author’s website)

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.

My Review (5 Stars: Loved It!)

Jojo Moyes is sure-fire with One Plus One.  I devoured One Plus One in a day and loved it!  I agree with the above description.  This story at times will make you laugh out loud or smile and at other times weep.  I love knight in shining armor stories.  As Ed bonds with Jess’s family on a trip to Scotland, I felt an attachment to all of them, including the dog.

Moyes hits on topics such as honesty, family structure, rich versus poor, bullying, and girls and Math, to name a few.

One Plus One was shortlisted on the GoodReads 2014 Choice Awards in the Fiction Category.  It is easily one of the best I’ve read this year.  (Update: It didn’t win.)  I recommend checking out how votes tallied by clicking on the category titles @ GoodReads 2014 Choice Awards.  You can see lists of other’s favorites in a variety of categories.

I’ve enjoyed all of the books I’ve read by Jojo Moyes.  I’ve reviewed three others so far on Posting For Now.  Here are links to my reviews:



  1. Pat you have enthused me to get into reading Jojo Moyes and this book. I thought I might have it but do have Me Before You to read and another. I thought I’ll just click over to Audible and look is it on audible, only to find I had already bought it and it is in my library!! So it has decided me, this will be my next audio listen.


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