Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments

Flat-Out Matt by Jessica ParkFlat-Out Matt by Jessica Park
Series: Flat-Out Love #1.5
on March 25th 2013
Pages: 158

*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.*

You saw geeky, damaged, loveable Matt Watkins 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 a bit, the scenes are tastefully done. (So, you know sorry to those who wanted lewd and graphic.)

Well if I loved Matt in Flat-Out Love, I loved him even more in this companion novella. I enjoyed getting to see his perspective on certain chapters from Flat-Out Love, and I really loved the extra bits at the beginning and the end. It was great to see Matt hiking with Finn in the first chapter of the novella. It really sold their brotherly bond.

I don’t want to give too much away as Flat-Out Matt covers a lot of the same events as Flat-Out Love and I don’t want to give out any spoilers for those who might not have read it yet (do it you won’t be disappointed!). Suffice it to say I loved this. The last chapter in Flat-Out Matt will make fans of the the first book very, very happy (incidentally it addresses the only real issue I had with Flat-Out Love so that was a bonus for me).

Would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Flat-Out Love. It definitely gives new insight into the events of the prior novel and who wouldn’t be happy to see more of Matt??


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