Friday, November 2, 2012

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love ~ Jessica Park
This is a "new adult" contemporary romance novel (Rated PG-13)
(Five Fall Head First Hearts)

Book Summary
Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.
My Review
This book was AMAZING.  And like the cover, I FLAT OUT LOVEd it.  This is the second book in a string of three that I read that were just really good.   I almost disappointed I waited this long to read it after so many recommendations. 
This book was extremely well written.  In fact, for a second I was like no book would ever stand up against it.  So I had to watch some movies before I could return to another book.  It just wouldn’t have been fair.
I laughed out loud.  And I mean boisterously.  I cried and found every emotion in between.  When I thought I had the book figured out, I was dead wrong.  I mean I didn’t see that coming.  And now that I know, I should have guessed.  But I was so caught up in the goodness that was this book, I didn’t even contemplate that.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book to all readers.  Although this book is set in college, there really isn’t anything to vulgar.  There are network tv shows and commercials filled things than this book.
OVERALL, what are you waiting for.  Go read this one.
My book boyfriend Matt.

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