Posted 26 October, 2012 by Nereyda Gonzalez
in 4.5 stars
, Cora Carmack
, Favorite Quotes
, Losing It
, New Adult
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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 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.
The blog blogosphere was buzzing last week with book lovers raving about Losing It. Despite the fact that I have many books that I have been wanting to get to for MONTHS, I had to put them all aside and see what all the fuss was about this book. From the very first page, in fact, the very first line, I was hooked. 100% hooked!
When college senior, Bliss confesses to her friend that she is still a virgin, her friend immediately comes up with a plan to get Bliss to lose her virginity, stat! (After freaking out a little, of course) Kelsey’s plan is to go to a bar and pick a guy to help Bliss with her…problem. Just a random guy, no strings attached. After a few minutes there, it quickly becomes obvious that Bliss can’t go through with it. On her way out, a hot British guy catches her eye. Oh yeah, he’s British. I don’t have a thing for British guys (well, except Ed Westwick, but that’s a whole other story) but Garrick is so easy to fall for. He was sweet and actually seemed to like her back, oh and he was handsome too. After flirting for a while, Bliss decides this is the perfect guy for her plan. They go back to her place and just when things are getting hot and heavy…Bliss totally freaks the freak out. She makes up the most ridiculous excuse she could possibly think of and leaves Garrick alone. Naked. Despite the fact that it’s her apartment.
The next morning, Bliss goes to class and decides to put last night’s events behind her. That’s kind of hard to do since Garrick is her new professor. Despite the obvious (and awkward) tension between them, it’s obvious that there are real feelings there. No matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Will it be worth it to break the rules and give their relationship a chance? And is Garrick the one she is meant to lose her V-card to? Will she even be able to go through with it is probably the better question.
One of my favorite things about this book (well there are many actually) were the characters. Bliss and Garrick were so well written that it was impossible not to connect with them. Bliss was such a realistic and believable character and holy crap was she awkward as hell! This makes for some very hilarious moments between them. Even though Garrick is not usually the type of (fictional) character I usually go for, (you know, the nice ones) I found myself completely under his spell, much like Bliss. Their relationship was funny, sweet, awkward and HOT! I can’t wait to read Cora Carmack’s next book, a companion to Losing It about Bliss’s best friend Chad! Losing It was the perfect example of why I love Indie books and New Adult books. This book had it all! Go see for yourself what all the fuss is about and prepare yourself for a whole lot of awesome and sexy awkwardness!
4.5 out of 5 sparkly stars!
Some of my favorite non-spoiler quotes from Losing It:
-“Seriously? Is it because of Jesus? Are you, like, saving yourself for him?” Sex seemed simpler for Kelsey. She had the body of a Barbie and the sexually-charged brain of a teenage boy.
“No, Kelsey,” I said. “It would be a little difficult to save myself for someone who died over two thousand years ago.”
-Clearly, I was not meant to have sex. This was God telling me that I was meant to be a nun. Get thee to a nunnery, and all that crap.
I was so delirious I was confusing God and Shakespeare.
-I took a deep breath, reminding myself that I was awesome. I was not insecure or shy. I was just a virgin. No big deal. And if I ever wanted to not be a virgin, I was going to have to have sex. Time to man, um…woman up.
-Damn, why couldn’t I just snap my fingers and not be a virgin anymore? Why did sex have to be involved?
-Then he pressed me into the computer table behind me and kissed me.
I gasped in shock, and his tongue stormed by mouth. I did nothing but blink, and then he lifted me onto the table, his hips fitted between my open thighs, and his mouth burned against my own.
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working at Target), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too.