Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It
Book #: 1
Reading Level: NA
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
Published: Feb 26th, 2013.
Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
I enjoyed Losing It, very much. It was fun, it was quick, very contemporary easy to relate to writing. I like all of this. But it did have its issues. I thought it was too damn perfect. It lacked... spark. Everything went too smoothly, so much so that by the end of the book I ended up feeling disappointed, no matter how much I enjoyed the ride. Which was my main issue with the book. I wanted some conflict.
After unwisely telling her best friend she is a virgin Bliss gets dragged into a club in order to have a one night stand and lose her virginity. Lord behold she manages to find the one decent guy in the club who is charming, reads Shakespeare (even though he doesn't like it) and is English. Enter Grey's Anatomy episode one minus the sex. The day after
Losing It tried to be a lot of things, but at the end it didn't quite make the mark. It wanted to be the next scandalous book, a student and professor illicit relationship but it ended up lacking complications, heat, blocks in the road. It was a very fun read that lacked tension. Everything was just too perfect.
Of course Garrick was hot, sweet, understanding, and just knew what to do with his hands at all times. He was designed to be every girl's fantasy, British to boot. I love a guy with an accent, but I thought Garrick was too Americanized. What is the point of having a British guy in the novel if the character's English culture is not going to show in the page? Oh, to make us read every single of his lines in that pantie dropping accent that's what. Okay I get it, I enjoyed it, but it was still not fully taken advantage of.
Bliss, on the other hand, was a blast. Being inside her panicky head was hilarious!
"I was going to be so terrible at this... the worst he'd ever had probably. And then he'd never want to see me again (and I really wanted to see him again). I'd probably be trumatized and never want to have sex again, which meant every relationship for the rest of my life would fail, and I would end up alone and miserable with nine cats and a ferret.
I didn't want to end up alone and miserable with nine cats
But her character was confusing. She was always saying how she was all uptight, and how she didn't know if she wanted to be a theater manager or an actress, but then she didn't show any sign that she really wanted to be anything but an actress. And the only thing she was really uptight about was having sex. Other than that she had a hang over in every other page and a very steamy relationship with her teacher. Girl was on fire!
It was a hot book, most New Adult books are. I am looking forward to the novella, as well as Faking It. So yes give it a read, try it out. A LOT of people loved the book, I thought there was something missing to make the book step it up to that next level. It was a cute, hot at times, relationship, but it didn't step up to the next level. It didn't have angst, or complications, or darkness. But i'd still read it again in a heartbeat.