You kind of know the story and how it is going to end from the start. Jess is a single mother, raising a teenage stepson Nick and young gifted daughter Tanzie. Times are tough, besides juggling a cleaning job, barwork, raising the kids and looking after their house, she has a deadbeat ex who doesn't contribute. When an opportunity arises for Tanzie to get into an exclusive school for gifted children, she risks everything to take her to a maths competition in Scotland.
Forced to rely on the kindness of Ed, one of her customers she learns that he is battling his own problems.
Enough said? Have I given it away? Anyway if you have read Jojo Moyes, you already know that she writes well on the subject of relationships and makes it an entertaining journey. I just didn't really love the story - it was ok, and made good rainy night reading, and I could see it being a movie of the week.