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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  2,865 ratings  ·  323 reviews
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 lo
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 7th 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2015)
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Elaine
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
When we first meet Ivy and Fisher they have been together for 19 days and are in that honeymoon period – the one where you see your partner through rose coloured spectacles, count down the minutes you spend away from each other, endlessly drop your loved one’s name into every single conversation you have and where you just cannot keep your hands off each other. We have all been there! We follow them over the course of the next year because when Ivy discovers she is pregnant, they are going to ha ...more
Shahirah Loqman
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I initially picked up this book because I thought it was filled with sappy love stories of two people falling in love.

But it's not. It's even better than that. It's the story of how falling in love in the most unconventional of ways and how it makes you love the person you're with even more. The story was practical and realistic, reminds me of Jeffrey Euginides' The Marriage Plot... Only this is a little less depressing.

I learnt how adult relationships are sometimes vulnerable and romance isn't
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Heidi
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stars: A book that explores the complications in a relationship.

For Fisher and Ivy, it has been an unforgettable three weeks. They have fallen head over heels, hopelessly in love. Their passion is unbridled until everything changes. Then the wheels fall off, and the two are faced with some big decisions. Can their relationship survive all the hardships and uncertainties that life has to offer? Does their relationship have what it takes to stand the test of time?

What I Liked:
*The Two Of Us
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Rea Cobb
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have heard so many great things about The Two of Us by Andy Jones and I was excited to delve into his book because I love my romance books which more often than not are written by women so I was looking forward to seeing how Mr Jones compares.

Our main characters are Fisher and Ivy and the book starts off after the pair only having known each other less than 3 weeks, they seem to have had a heady whirlwind romance up until this point but suddenly Ivy has changed, something is a little off but l
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Sarah
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
After reading the description of this book I thought it would be a nice read involving two people who have got involved quite quickly and all the trials and tribulations that go with it, which yes in a way it is, but then it is also so much more than that.

I'm not really used to reading many books from the male perceptive so it actually made a really pleasant change to see what goes on in a mans head and I think if anything it made this book even more poignant.

I really liked Fisher and Ivy. Ivy i
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Fatima
I recieved 'the two of us' by andy jones (my all time favorite author) from goodreads for free in a Giveaway and im sooooo glad and i feel soooo blessed for that reason. Its worth reading and keeping in your bookshelf. It's a lovely read. It's not a sappy love story or a typical chick lit romance, it's much MUCH better and much more different than any other love book that I've ever read. If I could give it a 4.5 star rating,I would. It's that great. The story is narrated from a male POV and I th ...more
Ken
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I occasionally download e-books from Sainsbury's and this title was in the book club section that offered as an incentive some bonus nectar points once purchased, so on a whim I decided to give this a go and I'm glad I did!

As it turns out, I'm not exactly the target audience, but within a few chapters id already found myself getting to like Fisher the male character who you follow the story through he's view point. The novel is of him and girlfriend Ivy's start of there relationship together. As
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Renee
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2015
This is not a fluffy chick lit romance, it is much deeper and quite moving. It is told from Fisher's point of view, centered around his whirlwind romance with Ivy and through their first year together. Their highs and lows had me laughing and crying. From giggles at silly one liners, to body wracking sobs. The writing style is honest and simple, not overly descriptive or emotional. The characters are not perfect, but I found them likable.

We also meet Fisher's best friend, who has Huntington's di
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Book-shelf Shelf
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story of Ivy & Will who met and get together very quickly. Through Will's eyes we are told the story of them meeting and their first year. This story is like no other, it will have you sitting at the edge of your seat, laughing and even crying. Its raw and emotional, it cuts to the core and takes the reader on a journey that will leave you wanting more. Fantastic first book and cant wait to read more of Andy's work. ...more
AMASHI
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Simple, realistic and beautiful :)
Kathy
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun, honest, addictive, and heart-felt describe this story of the struggles and vulnerabilities found in all relationships. The Two of Us is more than romance and far from sappy; this book and its characters are believable and one that is definitely worth picking up.

Andy Jones has delivered a delightful and touching story that I’m sure many can identify with. The Two of Us is a great recovery book that is fun, light-hearted, and touching, while introducing characters you’ll count as long time fr
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Anne
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Two of Us by Andy Jones is published by Simon and Schuster in ebook format on 12 February 2015, the paperback version is published on 7 May 2015. The Two of Us follows on from Andy Jone's previous novel; Girl 99, which was published early in 2014.

Although I've not read Girl 99, this really does not matter, for The Two of Us is easily read as a stand-alone story, in fact it wasn't until I'd finished reading it that I discovered that it was a sequel.

The Two of Us is recommended for fans of One
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Shaz Goodwin
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Three weeks into their relationship, William and Ivy go away for a week. After a visit to William's home, Ivy then becomes distant. William is waiting for the end ... but there is a totally different reason why 41 year old Ivy has pulled back and they find themselves making decisions on where they're going to live and although a future isn't discussed, it's there in their lives.

We get to meet not only their families (Ivy's brother Frank turns up with a suitcase and although William tries to cont
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Monica
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this unconventional love story of Fisher and Ivy who after only nineteen days together are thrown into a lifetime of emotions and circumstances that would put a strain on any relationship. We met them as they spent their early days in a love-induced a coma that would be shattered as soon as they ventured out and their love is revealed to others in the outside world. The cracks were soon exposed on their first road trip to meet Fisher’s family when they realized they didn’t even know the ...more
marlin1
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, netgalley
Fisher and Ivy have had a whirlwind romance. Nineteen days of spending every minute possible with each other but their intimacy comes to an abrupt end when they spontaneously meet Fishers' family. Fisher can't quite understand why this has happened, was it too much too soon? After a standoffish few days, Ivy finally reveals the issue and suddenly the relationship has to be re evaluated.
What I really appreciated in this novel were the ages of Fisher and Ivy, 32 and 41 respectively. It was refresh
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
This book had the feel of a good Brit film, like those by Richard Curtis. The characters were real, messy and awkward at times. The backdrop of London as a setting for the book worked well with description that took you right there.

This story is narrated exclusively from the male point of view and to me this is the key strength of the book. William and Ivy have an intense, passionate three weeks together before real life kicks in with a bang and a pregnancy. Hearing all this from William's persp
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Bookread2day
Dec 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
If you loved One Day and The Rosie Project, you will fall head- over- heels for The Two Of Us by Andy Jones. I have read The Rosie Project, and I can relate to the same kind humour in The Two Of Us. This funny warm story takes us through Fisher and Ivy who have been an item for a whole nineteen days. People ask them questions like How long have you two been together? and how did you two lovebirds meet? What ever the reason, when Fisher met Ivy there was something about Ivy that immediately made ...more
Sarah Dorward
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The most heartwarming, heart wrenching book I've read. Ever. I fell in love with the characters in this book so much that I felt part of their world, and I didn't want it to end. The two of us tells the story of Fisher and Ivy, who are meant for one another but have to face up to more than their fair share of challenges in the early stages of their relationship. It is written with wit, humour, sensitivity and an intelligence that goes far beyond the genre. It's easily in the same league as One d ...more
Rhi
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
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Joey Woolfardis
Apr 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Just the wrong genre for me. I should have known, but I didn't.
Holly Bourne
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
An incredibly honest voice, with a brutal but beautiful look at relationships. I cried myself to sleep after reading. Really interested to see what this author writes next.
Emily Maree
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This story follows a couple, Ivy and Fisher who have only been dating for a very short time, not even a month to be exact... and yet they are so in love and inseparable.
You are seeing this relationship from Fisher's point of view, which makes things interesting as it is from a male perspective.

You follow along their relationship and see how some circumstances can be tough on a relationship and how to pull through it and stay in love.

I feel like the story was a slow burn but for what the story
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Iris Ymra
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tearjerker
Time seemed to move twice as fast in Fisher and Ivy's 19 days relationship and forward. They both were expecting baby, just 19 days into their relationship -- to be exact babies -- they were expecting twin. Whilst the three words, had not even slip out through either of their lips.

Fisher all knew he's in love with this woman of 9 years apart in age from him, and their relationship was a living proof of romance isn't always has to present in a relationship; in each other companionship -- a relati
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Fabulous Book Fiend
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review: there had been a lot of hype surrounding it before I read this book so I decided rather than devour it all in one go, I would take my time over it and savour each moment. I think this increased the tensions of this novel even more. It's not a thriller, it's not even specifically a romance, this novel showcases real life and that is where the tension and the hold-your-breath moments cme from in this novel, the parells with real life are on every page, in every paragraph and every sentence ...more
Sue Lilley
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an emotional read, by turns funny then utterly heartbreaking. Fisher was a great character. I loved the pregnancy journey from the man’s point of view. It was so realistic I wondered if it was based on the author’s own experiences – I hope the sad parts are fiction. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Review
Fisher and Ivy fell for each other hard and fast. They might not know a lot about each other but they know they should be together. They both find out falling in love is the easy part and that staying in love is a whole different thing. We follow the ups and downs in their relationship.

The biggest thought I had after reading this book is that this should be a movie. Totally reminds me of a British dramedy type. If anyone wants to make that happen I am in full support!

I love books that fo
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Natalie TBGWP
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I'm finding it very hard to summon up any words for this book. I've literally finished it and I honestly do not know what I'm thinking. It's like I'm split down the middle. One side loved it and thought it was one of the most heartbreaking and brilliant books I have read. It was made much more special because it's from a male perspective in what is fair to say, usually comes from a female one. (I know that doesn't make sense but I promise it will when you read it.) The other side had my forehead ...more
Deska
Dec 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Well Well... one of the reasons I picked out this book out of other books at the bookstore coz I feel like the need of change to my reading genre.. There is nothing wrong to like fantasy or high fantasy fiction or even YA books in general, it's just coz I have almost non-existence romantic life.. and my age is not actually at around YA ages anymore, so I should read more Adult Contemporary Romance books (my friend's words, not mine), so I decided to buy this one (and my friend encouraged it).

Ok,
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Melanie Trevelyan
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely story, well written and tender, both heart warming and heartbreaking.
Ivy is a make-up artist and Fisher is a director, they get together and Ivy falls pregnant. Fisher stands by her sensing that despite their brief liaison he is falling for Ivy. She in turn is falling for him.
This is a story about how two people come together and form a relationship. They have their up and downs and awkward moments, meeting each others family , who to spend their first Christmas with and Frank,
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Suze Bryant
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A different book to those that I would normally choose; after a run of bad luck and bad choices within my usual preferred genre I thought it was time for a palatte cleanser and this turned out to be just that.
Fisher and Ivy instantaneously become an inseperable couple, whose lives become inextricably linked with the utterance of two words: 'It's OK'. Rather than focusing on the moment about which so much is often asked ('So then, how did you meet?') instead Fisher leads us through what happened
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“After forty-odd years you stop asking," she says. "Want some free advice?"
I nod.
"Don't trip over yourselves trying to be a perfect couple, love. Get out of each other's way; don't be afraid of falling out, shutting up, or telling little porky pies; do your share of the cleaning; don't leave your dirty undies inside out on the carpet; leave the seat down; buy her flowers once a month; and pinch her bum once a week - the rest's up to you.”
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“Ivy wird also einundvierzig, und damit ist sie neun Jahre älter als ich. Als sie so alt war wie ich jetzt, war ich zweiundzwanzig. Als sie zweiundzwanzig war, war ich dreizehn. Und in die andere Richtung gedacht: Wenn ich so alt bin wie sie jetzt, wird Ivy fünfzig sein. Man kann sagen, was man will - das ist echt alt.” 0 likes
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