When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

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 turn to “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, meeting one night after Joss is dumped by her high school boyfriend. After few drinks, Joss nearly gives it up to an even drunker frat boy. 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?

3.5 star review

A good friends to lovers new adult book! At first I was a little suspicious that the story wasn’t original enough. It felt a lot like the movie My Best Friend’s wedding and I would probably say after finishing it still is very comparable. This book is written going back from past to present so you can get a full picture of their relationship and the final outcome. For those who don’t like that style of writing this may not be the best book to pick up. The characters for the most part are likeable, Cahill writes with a lot of wit. I would have liked to see Matt’s POV in there too as at the end I thought he was kind of a douche. But it all worked out and a happy ever after was found, I can tell you though I’m with Joss and Matt on one thing……I will never look at sorbet the same way again!

Reviewed by Rayna

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