Today I have an A-MAY-ZING giveaway for you guys!! Jojo’s One Plus One comes out in softcover/trade paperback next week and I’m thrilled to be able to make some lucky reader’s day with a copy! (keep in mind that although the photo is a hardback, the giveaway is for the softcover – and, yes, the colors really are that bright!)
Um excuse you, this is JOJO we’re talking about. You don’t need to know what the story is, you’re guaranteed a fantastic read. But since you insist:
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.
A down-on-her-luck single mother who supports her kids by cleaning wealthy vacationers’ homes. The bullied stepson, the math-whiz daughter, and the phone call that could change their lives. There’s a self-made man who found himself in a compromising position and now could potentially face lawsuits – and worse. An attempt to lay low brings Ed to the coast, to his beach-front home where he runs into Jess, her children, and one slobbery pooch and decides to get on the right side of karma for once.
There’s so. much. to talk about with this book. I’m slowly working my way through Jojo’s novels and have loved every single one! One Plus One is my fourth and if you still need convincing here are a few quotes from last year’s review:
To say One Plus One is a road trip novel would be selling it short. Yes, technically, it is, but it’s about so much more. These are flawed, broken characters who, over the course of the book, discover what it’s like to love and be loved in return. My emotions ran the gamut: I laughed, I cried, I fretted over several choices made but stood in their corner through it all. While reading I lived and breathed these characters and now that it’s over, I’m left feeling like I’m six years old again and my best friend has just moved away. I cannot praise Jojo’s skill highly enough. She took a relatively ordinary story – single mom trying to support her kids – and turned it into something extraordinary.
One of my favorite things about any Jojo novel is the sheer amount of character growth. She has a no-holds-barred kind of attitude when it comes to her stories and seriously puts her characters through the wringer.
One Plus One is a phenomenal novel and firmly secures Jojo’s rank as one of my favorite authors. Are you a long-time fan? Read this. Are you still new to her work and feel a bit overwhelmed by all the love she’s received? Read this. Are you looking for a damn fine story? Read this.
GOOD FOR YOU! Before we get to the fun bits, there’s the boring mumbo jumbo: US only, I’ll announce the winner Sunday, March 29 and he/she will have 24 hours to reply. If I don’t hear back I’ll select a new winner.