Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN JOSS MET MATT by Ellie Cahill!
I read WHEN JOSS MET MATT a couple months ago because I just couldn’t wait and I absolutely looooved it. I haven’t had the best track record with new adult books BUT I knew that this one was by Liz Czukas (who chose the pen name Ellie Cahill for her new adult adventure) and I’ve loved her other books so I felt confident I would enjoy WJMM as well — and the book TOTALLY exceeded my expectations!
Before hopping into the tour post, I want to share with you a little bit more about the book for those who aren’t already acquainted with it!
ABOUT WHEN JOSS MET MATT:
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?
I’m friends with a lot of fellow YA readers and I feel like they’ve been in the same boat as me — the new adult books we’ve tried so far just really haven’t been the books for us, and that’s understandable. I feel like when I read mostly YA, sometimes it’s hard to change mindsets and if I’m reading books with straight-up romance (hello, this book has literally been designed around sex), I still find myself looking for great characters and plot and then some. I’m not normally an new adult reader and my NA choices are usually for the whole package and not just the romance. Anyway — long story short, you needn’t worry about WHEN JOSS MET MATT. It’s simply fantastic all around and it instantly became one of my favorites… like, ever.
Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite aspects of the book and reasons I think you should read it if it’s not already on your list of books to read! Here are…
THE FLAVORS OF WHEN JOSS MET MATT
WHEN JOSS MET MATT was a palate cleanser for me. Both in new adult selections and just reading in general. It was positively delightful, everything I look for in contemporary, and a breath of fresh air. It kind of gave me a book hangover… but it was also a very cleansing read!!
The relationship between Joss and Matt is super sweet. Yes, they invent sorbet sex so okay, it gets a little spicy, but they have an amazing friendship going on and I love how they’re always there for each other no matter what. There’s a fair share of sexy times but that doesn’t take away from how sweet their relationship really is.
I didn’t want to stop reading this book!!! Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down. I think a lot of people will feel the same way and just want to read it all at once. I don’t blame them! It was so easy to read, so much fun, and I was completely invested.
I think all kinds of readers will make a connection with this one. It’s New Adult, but it also has great appeal to YA readers and I think anything can really extend upward to adult readers. I think this one will certainly be a crowd pleaser!
There are some moments that make a reader cringe — but in a good way. Any conflict between Joss and Matt just made me sad, of course. But at the same time, it’s a necessary evil. They both go through some big changes and sometimes there’s a little tartness!
This book was just a great mix of everything. The relationships were great, the swoons were there, the characters were awesome, the setting was stellar (college! Wisconsin! — I’m a midwest girl so that appealed to me), and I really just loved everything about it. Every single piece came together to make one amazing book.
And of course, let’s not forget the passion (kidding. We couldn’t). The chemistry between Joss and Matt is GREAT and the sorbet sex! It sort of just makes your heart leap to see these two get together. Even besides passion for another character, each person really sort of has their own passion in life and that’s great to see as well.
WELL, if you weren’t convinced before, I hope you are now! Read WHEN JOSS MET MATT! You won’t be disappointed!!!
Don’t forget that you can find out more about the book and the tour below! The schedule will be updated as the posts go live so keep checking back!
- Check out the entire blog tour schedule for WHEN JOSS MET MATT here!
- Missed my glowing review? Check it out here –> REVIEW: When Joss Met Matt
- Purchase the book from Amazon, The Book Depository, or Barnes & Noble!
- Connect with Ellie Cahill/Liz Czukas via Facebook, Twitter, her blog, and Instagram!
- And check out the definition and “rules” of Sorbet Sex below!
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8 thoughts on “The Flavors of WHEN JOSS MET MATT”
Oh I am so excited for this! I loved how you did your review Brittany! Such a cute idea! I like that it brings something new and fresh to NA also, but still could be suited to other audiences. I read a lot of NA and sometimes it just gets frustrating and stories start to blur because there’s no POP. I haven’t read any of Liz’s books, but I hope to at some point. Great review!
I absolutely ADORED this book!! So glad to see you did too!!
Haha this is so cute! I totally agree with all of your sorbet flavors 😉 I really liked this one too.
This is such a fun post, Brittany! I loved what you did with the sorbets. It’s making me hungry – Haha. I loved this book so much! It was endearing and I loved how realistic the story was.
Thanks for sharing, Brittany! 🙂
Thanks, Nick!! It made me hungry too haha!!! 🙂 SO glad you loved the book too! It was just perfection for me 😀
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
Thanks, Andi! Thanks for the inspiration!!! 🙂