Title: Flat-Out Celeste
Series: Flat-Out Love, #2
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Date published: May 22, 2014
Source: Kindle Unlimited
For high-school senior Celeste Watkins, every day is a brutal test of bravery. And Celeste is scared. Alienated because she’s too smart, her speech too affected, her social skills too far outside the norm, she seems to have no choice but to retreat into isolation.
But college could set her free, right? If she can make it through this grueling senior year, then maybe. If she can just find that one person to throw her a lifeline, then maybe, just maybe.
Justin Milano, a college sophomore with his own set of quirks, could be that person to pull her from a world of solitude. To rescue her—that is, if she’ll let him.
Together, they may work. Together, they may save each other. And together they may also save another couple—two people Celeste knows are absolutely, positively flat-out in love.
Whether you were charmed by Celeste in Flat-Out Love or are meeting her for the first time, this book is a joyous celebration of differences, about battling private wars that rage in our heads and in our hearts, and—very much so— this is a story about first love.
The first thing that happened when I started this was close it immediately, message a friend of mine who had just finished it, and asked her, "What the hell is going on here?!" She told me to keep reading, and I did... but I kept messaging her every now and again, telling her to fix it immediately.
I'm glad she forced me to keep reading. I know this is a story about Celeste, but Matt reminds me a lot of my husband and his story is also important to me, dammit.
There was one part where I was all, "I swear to gawd, if this happens that'll be so stupid. *smacks head* It's actually going to happen isn't it. Oh my gawd, it is happening! THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!" There was likely tears in my eyes, and I'd thank you not to judge me.
I really enjoyed this one, in a much different way than the other two. I loved how, even though the story was told from another voice, it was still the same world as the last two. Getting to see things from Celeste's point of view was pretty awesome. I was interested in her, but I had no idea just how much I would end up liking her.
And Justin. He's pretty great as well.
I loved how neither of them are a typical romantic lead in a story. Yet, they were fantastic. Somehow, even though I don't know how it is possible, I really loved this one more than the last two. It give me different feelings, and the drama was a different sort... but I absolutely adored this.
Lastly, and most important of all... I REALLY hope there's going to be a Flat-Out Justin companion. I would be very interested in seeing what's going on in his head.