The Two Of Us by Andy Jones


Book Description:

Falling in love is the easy part. What matters most is what happens next…

Fisher and Ivy have been an item for a whole nineteen days. And they just know they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail. Over the course of twelve months, in which their lives will change forever, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing, but staying there is an entirely different story.

The Two of Us is a charming, honest and heart-breaking novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.

My Thoughts:

After reading the description of this book I thought it would be a nice read involving two people who have got involved quite quickly and all the trials and tribulations that go with it, which yes in a way it is, but then it is also so much more than that.

I’m not really used to reading many books from the male perceptive so it actually made a really pleasant change to see what goes on in a mans head and I think if anything it made this book even more poignant.

I really liked Fisher and Ivy. Ivy is a little bit older than Fisher but I think that makes her more in control of what she wants from life, as much as she loves Fisher she very much puts her own needs and feelings first which I then think she ends up feeling a bit guilty about. To be honest both of them are quite set in their ways and due to this they both end up having a pretty dismal Christmas.

Even though the story very much centres around Fisher and Ivy, I couldn’t help but feel that Fishers friend El steals some of the lime light from these two. The friendship between both men filled me with a mixture of happiness and sadness. The banter between the two was so endearing as well as being funny but El is suffering with an incurable disease that is making him a shadow of his former self. This at times made for some tough reading and I thought the author did a wonderful job on writing about such a hard subject.

It is very hard to say to much more about this book without giving stuff way, all I will say is that the story didn’t play out any way near the way I had envisioned it in my head from reading the description. I think you need to go into this story with a totally open mind and heart and believe me, this is one book that will grab you by the heart and put you through the ringer yet leaves you smiling.

The Two Of Us is a story all about relationships and making the most of what you get given in this life and making it work. It’s far from a tale of romance, flowers and hearts, this delves so much deeper than that so we see the funny side of certain situations but also the heart breaking side of others. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Two Of Us is available to purchase from Amazon.

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