Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park


5 stars


*Please read Flat-Out Love first*

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My Review:

Absolutely LOVED this book. It was even better than the first in my opinion. It definitely gave you a whole new view on the situation that they all went though as a family. Matt was going through so much himself aside from the problems with celeste and his parents. He was facing a lot of demons that came with his brothers death. It was heartbreaking in its own. On top of all that he was falling in love with Julie. I don't know about you, but in FOL Matt annoyed the heck out of me when I found out what he had been doing with the emails. But I also understood to an extent. He had fallen in love with her and was to deep into what he was doing to dig himself out. I loved getting to read his side of the conversations with him thoughts and parallel them with julie. It was amazing. It takes a very talented author to be able to write the way Jessica Park does in these book. You gain such an understanding of the characters. The Prequel chapters and the FInale chapters were such a treat. It added to the depth of the story getting to meet Finn and Have a clue-in on his and Matt relationship. You get a glimpse into the love that they felt for each other. It took the book to a whole other level for me The Finale chapters. Oh gosh were they great. It was a perfect ending in my opinion. Julie and Matt get exactly what the deserve and its a perfect way to end the story. I Loved getting to be inside their heads and experience the adventure of their love story. Definitely books to put on your list.


*Please note: This is not a full retelling of Flat-Out Love, but rather a companion piece with select FOL chapters, and it is meant for readers who know the story very well.*Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he's witty, he's brilliant.And he’s also very, very stupid. When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit? It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn. But … Matt is the right one for her. If only he can make Julie see it. Without telling her the truth, without shattering them all. Particularly his fragile sister, Celeste, who may need Julie the most. You saw Matt through Julie’s eyes in FLAT-OUT LOVE. Now go deeper into Matt’s world in this FLAT-OUT MATT novella. Live his side of the story, break when his heart breaks, and fall for the unlikely hero all over again. Take an emotional skydive for two prequel chapters and seven FLAT-OUT LOVE chapters retold from his perspective, and then land with a brand-new steamy finale chapter from Julie. Author’s Note: Two chapters, The Sleepover and Keep Going, contain more mature content than Flat-Out Love (Keep Going, in particular), and were written based on reader demand. They wouldn’t have fit in well with the original Flat-Out Love, but given that this is a fan-driven companion piece, I think they work. While the content here is upped at bit, the scenes are tastefully done. (So, you know sorry to those who wanted lewd and graphic.)