In the tradition of New Adult superstar Jessica Sorensen, Ellie Cahill’s debut novel is a charming friends-with-benefits story . . . with a twist!
What if after every bad breakup, there was someone to help “cleanse your palate”—someone who wouldn’t judge you, who was great in bed, someone you were sure not to fall in love with? “Sorbet sex” could solve everything—as long as it never got too sweet.
Joss and Matt have been friends since freshman year of college, meeting one night after Joss is dumped by her boyfriend. After a few drinks, Matt humors her with a proposition: that he’ll become her go-to guy whenever she needs to heal a broken heart. In return, she’ll do the same for him. The #1 Rule: They’ll never fall in love with each other. People scoff at the arrangement. But six years later, Joss and Matt are still the best of friends . . . with benefits.
Through a string of boyfriends and girlfriends—some almost perfect, some downright wrong—Joss and Matt are always there for each other when the going gets tough. No strings. No attachments. Piece of cake. No problem. After all, since they wrote the rules, surely they can play by them. Or can they?
Advance praise for When Joss Met Matt
“Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads . . . Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!”—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
“This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story.”—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Wild
“Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page.”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing
Cahill's sweet contemporary romance debut traces the seven-year friendship-with-benefits between Jocelyn Kiel and Matt Lehrer, from their first meeting in college to the present day. The narrative begins with Joss preparing to confess to Matt that she's developed romantic feelings for him, then brings readers up to speed on their relationship and their failed romances with other partners via episodic flashbacks. The format removes most of the potential tension from the question of what will happen between the pair, but there's delight in seeing their intimacy develop in ways that readers will recognize, even if the characters themselves are slower to understand. Occasion ally Joss and Matt come across as painfully judgmental jerks in their dealings with other lovers, particularly those who don't fit their narrow definition of normal, but mostly they and their relationship are as sweet and light as the "sorbet sex" they enjoy together. Readers looking for a cozy, predictable rendezvous will be contented.
Love Ellie Cahill
I’ve not read a book by this author that I didn’t love! Looking forward to her next book.
Read it in less than a day, it sucked me into the story. It made me tear up and laugh out loud. Id deff recommend this book!! (:
Awesome friend and dating book!
Joss and Matt first meet as freshmen in college. They seem like they are meant for one another, but end up as very best friends instead.
One night, after a weirdly bad breakup, Joss turns to Matt to figure out how to move on so she can get back into the dating pool. Matt suggests an agreement called "Sorbet" - the cleaning of the palate for in between dating and lovers.
It works almost too well, since neither Joss, nor Matt fall seriously for anyone else and they are in complete denial of how they feel about one another. The rules say... well... they keep a changin'.
Between jobs, school, friends and lovers who come and go the one real constant in each others lives is the best friendship that they share. It is filled with laughter, sex, food, and so much more!!
This story is so light and funny with witty banter and sexy kisses that I am thinking up on the big screen it would be a hit! I am sure hoping someone out there in Hollywood reads this book it is a keeper for sure!!
Joss and Matt's story is one of the best relationship stories I have read in a long time and if you really love romance, this one is for the permanent shelf. Trust me!!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com for review purposes