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 get himself into such a mess?
It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity.
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 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.) Facebook: Author Jessica Park
One of the first books that I posted about when Sandie and I first started Teen Lit Rocks was an e-book called “Flat-Out Love” by Jessica Park. I absolutely loved it and was considering writing a “Literary Crush” post about Matt from that book, when I discovered that Park had just published a fan-driven companion piece called “Flat-Out Matt.” I nearly fell over in my chair, stopped what I was doing and immediately bought it for my kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed this and had a hard time putting it down. Park took some of the best chapters from “Flat-Out Love” and rewrote them from Matt’s perspective. She also added two prequel chapters and one additional chapter that she called “steamy” and I concur. So, judgement must be used in determining the appropriate age group for this book.
It was extremely enjoyable reading everything from Matt’s point of view and it only served to make him even more endearing. It is important to note that “Flat-Out Love” must be read before reading “Flat-Out Matt” or it will not have the desired effect. Since summer is right upon us I would definitely recommend both of these as fun summer reading, just use your judgement on the last chapter of “Flat-Out Matt.”
*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.*
Favorite “Flat-Out Matt” quotes:
Let your world as you know it be blown to bits because you fall heart-crushingly head-over-heels for someone.
You are challenging, and difficult and guarded. I love those things about you. You are fascinating, and complex, and brilliant, and funny. I love those things about you too.
I am very simply in love with you and everything that you are. Your past, your present, and your future.