I enjoyed Me Before You, even with it’s faults, and wanted something light after The Art of Baking Blind and the Book of Fate, so I decided to pick up Jojo Moyes’s latest, One Plus One. I wound up liking this less than Me Before You, but for entirely different reasons. The plot was similar in that it was about a woman who was somewhat down on her luck being saved by a rich man who was down on his luck in other ways. However, I found that this book had fewer cloying cliches about how we’re all supposed to dance while no one is watching or whatever.
In the case of One Plus One, it’s a single mother named Jess raising her step-son and her gifted daughter on her own who meets down on his luck tech millionaire, Ed.