Title : The Two Of Us
Genre : Romance Contemporary
Release Date : 9 Feb 2016
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.
*The author provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
The Two Of Us is the story of a couple madly in love with each other. They’ve not been together for long, but the depth of their relationship suggests that they’ve been together for years. It’s the connection that they share. You know, the one that only comes along once in a lifetime? The one you grab with both hands and hold onto forever? That one moment when you meet someone and you know that this who you’re meant to be with? That’s what Fisher and Ivy are. They’re forever. They’re what we dream to be. What we aspire to achieve.
That being said, I’m not glorifying their relationship. They are by no means perfect. They have their fair share of problems, misunderstandings, mis communications and fights. But, what’s important is that they are determined to be together despite of what the world throws at them. Because, deep in their heart, they both know that what they have is what people search for their entire lives. And sometimes, they’re not successful even after a lifetime of searching.
The fact that makes this more real is that none of the things in this are glorified. There isn’t any unreasonable expectation. The situations and the characters and their reactions are very much real and something that you and I would be able to identify with. That is something that I absolutely adore in this book. While having almost perfect book boyfriends who make you swoon is absolutely amazing, the feeling of having a book boyfriend who makes mistakes and is categorically realistic is something that cannot be described in words. It’s amazing to say the least.
The characters, like I’ve been saying are so amazing. I love them. I love their personalities, their doubts and insecurities and their love, their emotions, their thoughts. Everything. I love everything about them. They’re all amazing. Especially Fisher. He’s totally adorable in the boy next door kind of way, which is amazing. Ivy is a strong, strong woman and I applaud her for standing so brave in troubled times. Though, she behaves a little selfish in parts, I can identify where she’s coming from and that makes is all the more real and relatable.
The emotions flowing through this story are amazingly. They’re brilliantly described and make the reader completely feel each and every one of them. There’s happiness and sadness and euphoria and love and tears and frustration and everything just reaches you in a brilliant, brilliant way.
This is something that I would totally recommend others to read!
Andy Jones lives in London with his wife and two little girls. During the day he works in an advertising agency; at weekends and horribly early in the mornings, he writes fiction.