Flat Out Matt

Book: Flat Out Matt by Jessica Park 

Synopsis: *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. [via Amazon]

Book Notes:

I've been in a reading funk lately. For almost an entire month the idea of having to pickup and read a book didn't seem to interest me. I guess I lost some of my momentum after having read Wuthering Heights (yes I cannot get over how much i hated that book). It wasnt until I got an email from Amazon about the new book of Jessica Park that made me want to get out of my rut.

It seemed like the perfect piece to read to slowly ease myself back into the habit of reading. First I absolutely loved Flat Out Love, and to be able to experience anything like that again was something i really wanted to feel. Second, it was a novella so I knew it would be an easy breezy read. Third, i was too lazy to hold an actual book upright and i purchased this via Kindle which made me easily nest in bed. (hey im just being really honest here! im having a very gross weakend. yes and its really spelled that way, sickness be gone.)

Nevertheless, the book was simply perfect. Whenever I come across a book i extremely enjoyed, i always seems to get really attached to the characters and this was a wonderful companion piece to a much beloved novel. 

It was nice to get a glimpse from Matt's perspective, and reliving certain chapters from his point of view was such a welcomed experience. I didn't think it was possible but there i was crying, laughing and free falling again! Simply an amazing companion piece to a superb book. 

Book Quotes:

"I want the guy. The everything guy. Not the dumb Prince Charming, nauseatingly-perfect-everything guy. That's pathetic. I want the flaws-and all, everything guy."

"Faill in love with me Julie, as I fell in love with you, he willed her. Fall in love, fall in love, fall in love..."

"Let your world as you know it be blown to bits because you fall heart-crushingly, head over heels for someone."

"I did it Finn. I did it. I was ready to jump, and now she's jumping with me."

"How you find love means nothing. It's what you do with it when you see it that does."

Rating: 5/5


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