one plus one by Jojo moyes

one plus one\

“The only thing Jess really cared about were those two children and letting them know they were okay. Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.”
Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

“Because she knew that something happened to you when your mother didn’t hold you close, or tell you all the time that you were the best thing ever, or even notice when you were home: a little part of you sealed over. You didn’t need her. You didn’t need anyone. And without even knowing you were doing it, you waited. You waited for anyone who got close to you to see something they didn’t like in you, something they hadn’t initially seen, and to grow cold and disappear, too, like so much sea mist. Because there had to be something wrong, didn’t there, if even your own mother didn’t really love you?”
Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

“You see, he had once known a woman who had told herself she could do anything – and then decided she could do nothing; a woman who, finding herself at her lowest, did her best to push everyone away. And he realized in that moment that he had to make things right. He felt her injustices more fiercely than he had ever felt anything for himself. He realized, as he held her to him and kissed the top of her head and felt her cling to him, that he would do anything he could to make her happy, and her kids, and to keep them safe and give them a fair chance.”

Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

My rating: 5 stars

Jess is a single mother of two children , Tanzie and Nicky. Jess is working two jobs struggling to make it and still have time to spend with her children.When Jess comes in contact with Ed , a wealthy man in the middle of a career turmoil he becomes a huge help in getting Tanzie to her math competition and helping Nicky fight bullies. Along the way the once cold hearted man Jess couldn’t  stand is turning out to be her one true love. I love the relationship between Jess and Ed and how Jess was willing to do anything for her children.

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