My dear readers! Yesterday, Ellie Cahill (shhh, it's really just Liz Czukas of the super cute Ask Again Later and Top Ten Clues You're Clueless) released her first new adult novel, When Joss Met Matt. Today, I'm sharing Ellie's recommended soundtrack for the novel and I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE IT. Plus, you get the chance to win the book so YAY! Here goes!
Title: When Joss Met Matt
Author: Ellie Cahill
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date of Publication: February 24, 2015
Ellie Cahill is poised to coin the term “sorbet sex” with her charming twist on the age-old ‘friends-with-benefits’ story.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.
Praise for When Joss Met Matt
“Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads . . . Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!”—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
“This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story.”—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Wild
“Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page.”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing
Consider this your personal soundtrack. Get these songs cued up and ready to play while you read and I’ll give you the chapters that go with them. Warning: the following playlist may contain spoilers.
Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
Ben. What a jerk. This is definitely the song Joss would have on repeat during chapter 3 when she’s trying to get over being dumped.
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Chapter 6. Joss learns what she’s been missing all this time. Yum.
Come A Little Bit Closer – Jay and the Americans
In chapter 9, poor Matt realizes what kind of girl Her Highness is (just like the one in this song). Thank goodness he has Joss there to help him in his time of need.
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Joss embraces her inner bad girl in chapters 11, but it doesn’t suit her very well. So she spends chapter 12 “feeling like a criminal” and trying to figure out how to fix everything.
Heart Skipped a Beat – The xx
Chapter 14 finds Joss and Matt spending the summer with a series of short-term relationships and plenty of each other.
Eleanor – The Low Millions
Martin was never going to be The One, but it was good while it lasted. In chapter 15, Joss has the nicest break-up ever, but still—ouch.
Apologize – OneRepublic
Chapter 16 is all about heartbreak and how hard it can be to get over it when the person you thought you loved turns out not to feel the same about you.
Paper Doll – John Mayer
After Joss runs out on T.J. she counts on Matt to get rid of all the ickiness. Chapter 19 is about Joss finally starting to figure out what she wants.
Gives You Hell – All American Rejects
Ah, crazy Christine. Chapter 21 calls for a good riddance song for sure. Matt and Joss are both happy to see the back of her. Hard to say which one is happier.
Beam Me Up – P!nk
In chapters 23 and 24 Joss finally realizes what she’s got with Matt is something she doesn’t have with anyone else. When he’s at his worst, she wants to be there. But how do you make the leap?
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Joss has some serious work to do as chapter 27 opens, but she’s determined not to give up. Even if it means facing her worst fear.
This Year’s Love – David Gray
If you’re not saying “FINALLY!” by the time you get to chapter 28, I have failed you as an author. This song is perfect for the least first first-time scene ever.
Save the Last Dance For Me – Michale Buble
If a book had credits, this song would absolutely be playing over them. As it is, you can start playing it as soon as you get to chapter 29.
About Ellie Cahill
Ellie Cahill is a freelance writer and also writes books for young adults under the name Liz Czukas. She lives outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and the world’s loudest cat.
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