Flat-Out Love (ebook)
by Jessica Park
Flat-Out Love is super cute! It’s that love story genre that isn’t always my first choice, but I usually enjoy the books when I read them. Julie Seagle is a college freshman in Boston, a city she’s completely unfamiliar with. She finds herself homeless, duped by a fake Craigslist ad, but her mom’s college roommate comes to her rescue and lets her stay in their home with Celeste and Matt, her two children. Matt is a geeky college student, and Celeste is a “different” eighth grade girl. There is also a mysterious brother named Finn who isn’t around, but Julie has a Facebook romance with him. Their mother Erin and father Roger are absentee parents, being busy with their careers, so Matt is left to take care of Celeste, including carting around Flat Finn, a cardboard cutout of Finn. Julie steps in to be Celeste’s friend, take some of the load off of Matt, and help Celeste fit in and be a little less strange. Of course, there is love and everything hits the fan. This is also a bit of a mystery (slightly predictable), but it was a fun read, and engaging until the end.
What I liked about this book was the romance, of course. Without the romance, I’m not sure the storyline would have been nearly as engaging. A mysterious brother? Drunken phone calls? A nerdy but handsome brother who goes out of his way to be a knight in shining armor? It has everything.
What I didn’t like about this book was the shocker with Finn. That was upsetting. Predictable, but upsetting none the less. I am not sure how I felt about his story. That’s all I can say without giving away too much.
Book 19 of summer 2017!