Monday, April 8, 2013
Sending love to the fans
Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Parker
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.
My rate and take
Heat Index 1 ☼
I love when authors really listen to what the fans are clamoring for!! Jessica Parker is just such an author. This title is a novella to follow up her very successful book Flat-Out Love published last year, to which I also gave a rating of 4 out of 5. F-O-L had a very complete ending and gave the reader a feeling that the future for all the characters was going to be just fine, maybe even better than fine. While I appreciated knowing everyone was sorted out I admit I was greedy to see at least a glimpse of that future. A lot of fans must have felt the same way I did and TA-DA the author granted our collective wish. Not only did we get to see more of that happy ending the author was also able to weave new bits of story through out the original one with great care and skill. For a small read it sure packed a big punch for this fan.