If you loved One Day and The Rosie Project, you will fall head-over-heels for The Two of Us.
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.
Relationships aren’t like what they used to be. This sounds simple to say but equally it is very true. Long gone are the days of courting and asking for a hand in marriage and doing things in what is – believed by some – the correct order. Modern day relationships are hard. They are hard to maintain, hard to control and hard to navigate through this miasma of feelings and emotions.
This is the topic of Andy Jones’ brilliant book The Two of Us. Through Fisher and Ivy we see how the modern pitfalls of relationships can stymie the most committed and, more so, the most inexperienced when it comes to love. Yet there is no doubt throughout the book that Fisher and Ivy love each other, however, a major one of contention (from this reader’s perspective) is that they both find it hard to compromise. Fisher is more willing to concede in this than Ivy is which sometimes makes you become very frustrated with her. Equally, when you get the sense that Fisher is going to do something to screw things up you get angry at the book and start talking to the characters, offering them advice (just me?).
The Two of Us by Andy Jones is a damn fine book and has already barged its way into my top ten of the year so far. I know it is early days but I don’t foresee it budging. Well done, Andy Jones.
The Two of Us by Andy Jones is available now.
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