When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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.
|This book is the CUTEST! And seriously funny. I want every book I read, from now on, to be this charming and adorable :0)
Joss and Matt live in the same dorm their Freshman year of college and meet one night at a party. Matt is a nice guy and he seems to take an interest in Joss, but she has a boyfriend, so they decide to become friends. The two of them together was so wonderfully banter filled and it was very clear how much they really liked each other. After one of them has a particular horrible break-up, the two of them stumble into a friends with benefits scenario, that they charmingly refer to as "sexual sorbet".
We get to see their friendship over the course of the next seven years. Through college, new apartments, grown-up jobs, plenty of dates, lots of relationships and their subsequent ends. Joss and Matt's friendship, minus the sorbet, reminded me of some of my best friendships when I was younger and I certainly hope that we were as funny as the two of them were. Romance aside, I really loved seeing these two together. They have such a stellar friendship and if it weren't for the fact that I desperately wanted this to end up with them realizing they were absolutely in lurrrve...I would be totally cool with this just being an awesome friendship story.
Basically I just want to gush and squeal, because I just loved this book so much. The only downside I can see here, is that now I'm a little afraid to read another Ellie Cahill book, because what if it is not as perfect as this little gem? Seriously, though, I recommend this to everyone!
*Cover photo and description from Goodreads