Thursday, March 28, 2013
*REVIEW*Flat Out Matt By Jessica Park
Flat Out Matt By Jessica Park
Publication Date: March 25, 2013
*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.)
I adored Flat Out Love.Adored it.It was one of the books that first brought me into Indie books.However I think I was confused by Flat-Out Matt.I thought it was going to be an entire book written in Matt's eyes.I had trouble connecting to Matt in this book.I fully connected with his character in Flat Out Love and For some reason I just couldn't connect with him here.It's not a bad book by any means its just I think I was expecting a bit more oomph.I mean I've been waiting for this book and getting excited for it since I heard Jessica Park was going to do it.I just feel there was so much built up to it that once I got it I was let down.Im still a huge fan of Flat out Love though.