Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It

by Cora Carmack
Release date: 26th February, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 204 (ebook copy bought by me)
Summary from Goodreads:


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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
This last month I decided I wanted to try New Adult books because, honestly, I love steamy scenes and most of the time in YA there's not too much of that.

In this case what hooked me was the cover. I mean, look at it, the guy is so freaking hot/cute/breathtaking! And those lips?! I could stare at them all day long... and then do unspeakable things to- well, you get the picture.
As for the girl... the only thing I'm going to say is WOW. She looks like she is enjoying herself way too much. And that is definitely something good ;)

Then I read the summary -when I finally could stop staring at the cover- and I knew I had to read it. I'm so glad I did! This is a light, fun, easy read which is exactly what I needed.

Everything begins with Bliss wanting to lose her virginity -she is twenty something- and asking her best friend, Kelsey, to help her get the courage she needs. She wanted this but was terrified nonetheless, specially because she liked to be in control always and sex, well, sex is all about no thinking and letting yourself go. And she sucked at that so much!
So off they went, looking for a guy hot enough to ignite her loins. And, oh boy, did she found him... Sitting in a bar, with a Shakespeare's book in hand, the most gorgeous guy Bliss had ever seen. And when she finally spoke to him she almost combusted right there.
You see, Garrick -that's the hot guy's name- was British. And I don't know about you, but for me British accent is insanely hot. And Bliss thought exactly the same thing ;)

Finally she found herself taking Garrick to her place to do... well, to do him actually. But this is where everything goes to heck. Bliss begins to over think everything, like what if she sucks at sex, what if she pukes in front of him, or what if she pukes during sex?! Like I said, she lost her mind in a second and then just went bananas.
With a very, very, awkward and lame excuse she bolts from her place and leaves him in her bed, naked and ready.
But of course, Garrick came back to her life the very next day. As one of her drama teachers. What? Didn't I mention before that Bliss was a theatre student? Yep, she is. And we all know how much they love to overreact and exaggerate.

Some people say there's a love triangle here, but it's not true. Although Cade (one of Bliss best friends) likes her she is 100% committed to Garrick so no worries here.
The thing is, Cade is such a nice guy that you will actually feel bad for him, because we all know how hard it is to love and not be loved by the one we want.
Ultimately, I think he deserves a happy ending too.

As a bottom line all I'm going to say is: if you want a funny, crazy, easy and light read that will make you giggle and laugh this is your book. At times you will even find yourself wanting to punch or smack Bliss because she can't stop overthinking everything! But that is part of her personality so chances are you will accept her or hate her.
I liked her a lot because is difficult not to like someone who is nice and caring.
And Garrick will make you swoon. Over and over again. You will love it.

Alaiel's Rating:

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**The Amazon link is for the Kindle version and the BookDepo links are for the paperback version which has a different cover**

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  1. Whoa! Nice review. This one has been popping up everywhere lately. Think i'll give it a go.

  2. I read this! I liked it too! Like you said, bliss really does over-think things too!

  3. Sounds fun and sexy which is exactly what I want to read right now.
    Great review!

  4. I've read some high praising reviews on this book. At first I wasn't sure whether this is my kind of read, but I'm game. Sounds good. Great review.


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