Book Review: The Trouble with Henry and Zoe by Andy Jones

I've got a new book review today for Andy Jones' latest book, The Trouble with Henry and Zoe. After loving his previous book, The Two of Us, I was very excited to get a review copy of this one. And you know what? It didn't disappoint at all. Read my thought about it here: 

Title: The Trouble with Henry and Zoe
Author: Andy Jones
Published: July 28th 2016 by Simon & Schuster

Blurb: 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 in the small town where they both grew up, Henry runs away to London, planning to reinvent himself and start afresh.

Zoe has her own healing to do and so she plans to leave London, travel the world, and figure out just what it is she wants out of life. She doesn't know where she's going, but she is determined to go there alone.

If Henry and Zoe had met one year ago, perhaps things could have worked out differently. But that's not the way it 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...

Review: Last year, I fell in love with Andy Jones' first book, The Two of Us, so I was really excited to read The Trouble with Henry and Zoe. The first think that caught my attention, was the awesome cover. I think it fits with the story perfectly and gives you an idea of you can expect, a fun, unconventional love story between two people whose lives seem to go in opposite directions but have a lot in common.

Henry and Zoe are two very complex characters and I loved getting to know them. At the beginning, it's difficult to like them as they both have made many mistakes, especially Henry. I mean, he disappeared the night before his wedding without telling anybody! But as you get to know him, you can't help but warming to him. And you end up caring for both of them and wishing the best for them.

As I said, Henry and Zoe do not have the most conventional love story. For starters, they don't tell each other about their pasts and then, they also have an expiration date, Zoe is leaving to discover the world and herself in a few months. But this is what makes this story so unique and unexpected. You have no idea how it will go, so you just sit and enjoy the journey while it lasts. Plus, the story is told from both characters' points of view so you know what both are thinking and how they are feeling at each stage of their relationship. I always find it fascinating to know both sides of the story in a book. And Andy Jones' easy and sharp style make you connect with his characters really quickly.

All in all, I enjoyed this story immensely. It made me laugh and it surprised me more than once. I even shade a tear or two. The emails you find between some chapters are just the perfect emotional touch to this quirky and warm story. Definitely a recommended read for this summer.  

Rating: 5 stars

I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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  1. I loved The Two of Us Alba. It was refreshing to read a romance written by a male (Andy was spot on too).
    Thanks for linking #TalkoftheTown

    1. Then you'll love this one too. This one is no so sad but it has the same charm and quirky humor! I think Andy has the ability to create really interesting and complex characters. Alba x