Flat-Out Love is a hot and witty novel of relations love and disorder, deep heartache and uncooked vulnerability, with just a little secret and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.
Something is heavily off within the Watkins domestic. And Julie Seagle, university freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the latest resident of this Boston condo, is set to unravel it.
When Julie’s off-campus housing falls via, her mother’s outdated university roommate, Erin Watkins, invitations her to maneuver in. the fogeys, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, yet emotionally far away and academically pushed to eccentric extremes. the center baby, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a candy part … and the social abilities of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly vivid yet freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls round a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother virtually all over the place she goes.
And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: humorous, wonderful, shrewdpermanent, delicate, nearly emotionally on hand. Geographically? certainly unavailable. That’s simply because Finn is touring the area and surfacing just for random fb chats, e-mails, and standing updates. sooner than lengthy, via late-night exchanges of disembodied textual content, he starts off to stir anything gentle and foolish and even perhaps somewhat horny in Julie’s all of sudden lonesome soul.
To Julie, the emotionally scrambled participants of the Watkins kinfolk upload as much as anything that … good … doesn’t really upload up. now not until eventually she forces a buried mystery to the skin, eliciting a dramatic disagreement that threatens to rip the delicate Watkins kin aside, does she get her resolution.
(Approximately 87,000 words.)