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.
Thank you to Sainbury’s Books for sending me a copy to read and review.
The Two of Us has frequently been compared to One Day, Us and The Rosie Project and although I loved the latter, One Day and Us were not my favourite. I hate the feeling of opening a book and thinking you won’t enjoy it because you don’t give the story your full attention. However, the comparison should not even have been considered because I enjoyed the Two of Us an awful lot.
Emotional, fun and inspiring – these are probably the best three words to describe The Two of Us – I absoutely LOVED it. I cried my little heart out in some areas too and for me that’s quite hard, I never cry at books.
Ivy and Fisher are in relationship bliss and although it’s only been a few months they are in love. You can evidently feel the chemistry between the two and you secretly hope they will be together forever – well I did anyway. What I liked the most about them was how they weren’t a stereotypical couple and like everyone else they had silly arguments – they were realistic. Why is it that some authors make couples fall madly in love and then have no problems ever? That just does not work.
Prepare yourself to have a little cry because it definitely pulls on a few of your heart strings. My partner Tom and his family have experienced the same level of sadness that Fisher and Ivy have to go through. I obviously won’t tell you what happened to them, but it really hit home for me. It must be such a harrowing thing to experience and it unfortunately affected Ivy the most.
Andy does an amazing job at balancing the sadness with elements of humour. There are a variety of scenarios which do make you laugh out loud and I think if these weren’t added you’d feel awfully depressed.
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