Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

Blurb from Goodreads:
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. 
My Review:
This was my first Ellie Cahill/Liz Czukas book and I wasn't disappointed.  When Joss Met Matt is a quick read, told between alternating past and present sections, about friends with benefits that turn into something more.  Although this sounds like a overused trope, this one was definitely unique in that it really was more friends to lovers because Joss and Matt were really good friends throughout the book rather than just a hook-up situation.  I actually really enjoyed the play by play of all their past relationships and their interactions at the end of each of those relationships.  The history and span of their relationship was the best part for me and I would read this one again!

I would recommend this to NA fans, and to fans of the friends to lovers trope -- it is a shining example of both genres!  When Joss Met Matt comes out February 24, 2015, and you can purchase HERE!  Also I will be posting a Q&A with the author this weekend!!
Love was knowing someone, truly knowing him, and still wanting to be with him.  Love was caring so much about another person that you willingly put his needs before your own.  Love was sharing passion, history, trust.  All of that, plus a fearless belief that life was better with your love than without.  That everything that comes next will be made easier, happier, richer by his inclusion.


  1. I liked this one, I thought it was fun and different and cute. I'm a sucker for friends romances, glad you liked this too.

    1. The way the story was told was super cute, too! I really liked them as friends!!


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