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“When Joss Met Matt”
by Ellie Cahill

What I thought...

“Ellie Cahill is poised to coin the term “sorbet sex” with her charming twist on the age-old ‘friends-with-benefits’ story.

Dating can be fun, but it can leave a nasty taste in your mouth. For Joss, ever since her longtime boyfriend cheated on her, she doesn’t want her last memory of a guy to be that jerk. Enter her college friend, Matt. They come up with a theory: after a bad break-up, a person needs to cleanse the palate with a little sorbet sex. Lovers for a night, but always back to being friends in the morning. The two can handle it because they have a contract: rules they wrote, rules they follow and rules they can sometimes bend. The arrangement works: everyone needs a little sorbet now and again … until it starts to be the only thing you want. And then Joss breaks the one rule they never wrote down: don’t fall in love.”

(From Goodreads)

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I can wrap up this novel in 1 sequence: joss (or a few times Matt) dates someone and the whole chapter (or 2) is about that relationship. Then they break up. Joss and Matt hookup. Repeat.

I’m not saying I didn’t like it. But I definitely didn’t love this one. I actually think if it hadn’t been so overhyped for me, I probably would have adored this book.

Joss basically was me when I was in college. You just wanna have fun not a full time long term relationship, though we both went into it in long term relationships. It was refreshing to see a girl have a friends with benefits relationship and NOT GET SLUT SHAMED FOR IT! That was great. Plus she definitely held her own on that relationship and she didn’t fall for him for YEARS.

Matt is basically every girls best guy friend. He isn’t your type but he puts up with all your crap better than your boyfriend does. And he loves you. And you have no idea cause you are too wrapped up in yourself to notice.

I almost DNF’d it because of how repetitive it was. Plus there’s the recurring “now” setting going on. And I wanted to know what happens now not how we got here! I’m glad I kept going.

THAT ENDING! Holy smokes was that ending amazing. I loved it. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting and I’m actually glad that it took a left turn and didn’t just go with the expected.

Needless to say, I enjoyed this. Would I consider in New Adult. Eh…I can see how it is. Part of me wants to call it a romantic comedy though. It definitely had me laughing at points and cringing right along with Joss at others (I’m sorry… He asked you to do WHAT?!)

Very easy to read and entertaining.

My Rating

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3 out of 5

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