2016

The Trouble with Henry & Zoe – Andy Jones

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Paperback: 464 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Paperback Original edition (28 July 2016); eBook (1 July 2016)

Book Description:

Henry and Zoe have more in common than they realise. For a start, they both have pasts they’d rather leave behind.
After jilting his childhood sweetheart on the eve of their wedding, Henry makes a break for London. He has no friends, no job, no home, no plan.
Zoe has great friends, two jobs, a new house, and a big scary plan. After a traumatic, life-changing event, she plans to leave London and spend a year travelling. Alone.
If Henry and Zoe had met one year ago, things might have worked out differently. But that s not the way life works. They meet seven months after their worlds have been turned upside down. And four months before Zoe is due to climb on a plane…

My Review:

I was very lucky to be sent this on Paperback from the publisher. I loved Andy’s last book “the Two of Us” and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.

The story starts with Henry, the night before he marries his childhood sweetheart in a fairytale wedding (costing £17,646), having second thoughts. We then flash to Zoe who has had a morning “fumble” with her boyfriend Alex. Alex has popped out to get some breakfast in bed and Zoe is questioning their relationship.

The story takes some twists and turns and along the way Zoe and Henry meet. A totally chance meeting that changes both of their lives.

I absolutely LOVED this book. When it ended I really really wanted more. I cried a couple of times in this book – especially the emails from Alex’s mum. I hope Andy revisits Henry & Zoe in the future.

I completely recommend this book and Andy Jones is fast becoming one of my favourite Women’s fiction writers – maybe it’s because he writes it as a male writing for women he has a slight distance, whatever it is, it works! One of my favourite books of the year.

I can’t wait for Andy’s next book.

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