One Plus One by JoJo Moyes is a Predictable, Light-Hearted Romance

Jess is a working class single mom with problems piling up on her. One of her many jobs is working as a cleaner. She finds herself in a position to take a substantial amount of money from someone, which will greatly change her life without anyone every finding out.

Ed is a tech guru who has made some mistakes when he chooses ladies. One such mistake may end up sending him to prison. Add in two kids who don’t quite fit in and an immature and absent ex-husband and you have the backbone of One Plus One.

Moyes works in some social issues, mainly the economic difficulties of the working class, but for the most part One Plus One follows a traditional romance novel formula. There is a heavy hand of a morality tale to the book as well as every character is “punished” for questionable choices and is only rewarded when they come clean. Skip this one if you are looking for an enlightening or original read. Grab it if you want a well written but easily digestible love story with lots of laughs.

My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pub Date: July 7, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-525-42658-5
Page Count: 384 pages
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

*Thank you NetGalley for a review copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.

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