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Review: Andy Jones – The Two of Us

WP_20150803_06_41_05_ProAfter slogging through the last book over a painful two weeks of forcing myself to pick up the book and continue, it was nice to read something so compulsive that I just couldn’t put it down.

I initially dismissed the book as the usual chick-lit style book, but I was wrong to judge the book by its cover. The book went so much deeper than a light romance, it was full of raw emotion, sometimes painful, sometimes delightful, but always real.

Unusually for books that I read, the entire book was from the guy’s perspective. Fisher has just started a new romance with a lovely girl called Ivy, but less than three weeks into their relationship, they find out that Ivy is pregnant…with twins. They’ve not even got to know each other yet, so the next 9 months are going to be quite a struggle as they adapt to this new reality.

As we’re taken on this journey with Fisher and Ivy, we’re absorbed completely into this couple, their feelings became my feelings, and their frustrations became frustrating to me too. You might think that it would all be plain sailing, but of course it isn’t. But the troubles that Ivy and Fisher experience go far deeper than I could ever have imagined.

As I’m not a parent, I don’t think I could truly experience the full range of emotions offered by the book, but it still had me in tears. I wouldn’t say it was the easiest book to read, but it was so beautifully crafted that I just couldn’t bear to put it down without finding out how things would work out for Fisher and Ivy.

4/5

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