En Plus En
Title: One plus One
Author: Jojo Moyes
Published in English: 2014
Dansk titel: En Plus en
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: April 2020
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
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.
I’ve read many positive reviews of this book, however, I don’t understand why though. It’s not a secret that I hate books in which separates the different characters into their own chapters; it bothers me on a level that can ruin a book, perhaps that is what happened here. In my opinion, the book took to many different points of views, and at times, the author messed up having Norman, the dog; appear in two different places at ones.
I’ve read three books of hers now. Two of them I’ve not been too fund off, and the last one, which is probably one of my favorite in the entire world. Me before you was my first book written by Moyes, and since then I’ve had high expectations – but ended up disappointed instead.
I didn’t care for the characters; actually, I thought they were farfetched and the whole scenario was unrealistic and unbelievable. I still have hope that one day I will be able to read another book of hers, that are as good as Me before You.
I am disappointed now.