A charming and uplifting love story that will make you laugh out loud, about rediscovering love when you least expect it. Perfect for fans of Us by David Nicholls and The Break by Marian Keyes.
What if the person you least want to be locked down with . . . is the one you married?
Julie and Michael Marshall have been married for thirty-four years. They've stayed together through thick and thin, through better and worse - and, for the last few years, it has mostly been worse.
As their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary approaches, Julie realises something: she doesn't want to pretend anymore. Divorce papers at the ready, she's just about to have The Talk with Michael when everything changes.
Lockdown begins and Julie and Michael face the greatest terror they can imagine: uninterrupted time with one another.
But, when stripped of all distraction and forced to meet eyes across the dinner table, could it be that Julie and Michael might find a way back to where they first began?
'It hooked me from the start' Sue Moorcroft
'An uplifting love story that could not be more timely' Eva Woods
'So relatable, so emotional, so good' Tracy Bloom
'A fabulous, heartwarming story' Julie Houston
A hilarious and uplifting love story about what happens after Happy Ever After and rediscovering love when you least expect it . . .
What readers are saying about Just the Two of Us:
'Utterly brilliant . . . It made me laugh out loud and also moved me to tears, will definitely recommend this book to everyone I know'
'A super novel . . . Amusing in places, sad in others, this really is the novel to read now'
'I was completely immersed in the story from the start!'
'Made me smile, laugh and root for the characters . . . the perfect read for the current times'
'Very enjoyable . . . A lovely romance plot'
'Highly relatable, heartwarming and emotionally charged . . . perfectly timed for the situation the world currently finds ourselves in'
'Really good read. Would recommend to friends and family'
'Funny and it was nice to relate to people in the same boat as you'
If you like emotionally intelligent books with a dash of reality, don't miss Just the Two of Us. It hooked me from the start
An uplifting love story that could not be more timely or relatable
A fabulous, heartwarming story . . . Jo Wilde has cleverly and humorously described the vagaries of being with a long-standing partner in lockdown
So relatable, so emotional, so good
Jo Wilde considers herself a proud Midlander (despite being told by a university friend that 'the Midlands' doesn't exist) and loves living in her Derbyshire village with her two children, two stepchildren, two hamsters, two dogs and - thankfully - one husband. To be fair, with the children now largely grown up, they only live with her intermittently when their own money and their supply of booze runs out. Upon retirement, Jo and her husband plan to take off in a mobile home (or, in her mind, a mobile writing office) to see the world.
In the meantime, Jo's very happy with imaginary worlds and has now published a range of fiction, including historical novels as Joanna Courtney and contemporary fiction as Anna Stuart.