March 16, 2015

Losing It by Cora Carmack

Series: Losing It #1

Publication: October 12, 2012 by William Morrow

Source: Purchased

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.

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My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I am a fan of the New Adult genre, and I think this is a good one. What I really like about it, is that it's fun and entertaining without being overly dramatic. Obviously, there are some up and downs with the relationship, but it never went overboard.

Cora Carmack is great at writing funny, awkward scenes that make you love the characters. I definitely laughed quite a bit when reading this. The awkward scenes were actually pretty realistic and relatable. It was enjoyable seeing how they turned out.

I liked the romance as well. It's nice that the characters are pretty good at communicating. Garrick often says what is on his mind. Miscommunication issues in romance stories can get really annoying. Sure, Bliss and Garrick weren't perfect at it, but they resolved their issues well. It also wasn't a super emotional and tumultuous story, which I enjoyed.
A lot of new adult books I've read have broken my heart and left me in tears, and I like that this one didn't do that.

With that said, while I enjoyed it, I wasn't very emotionally attached to the characters or story, so that's why I didn't give it a higher rating. I didn't necessarily have problems with it, but I also didn't feel much depth.

This is a light, sweet new adult read with just enough drama to keep it entertaining. Garrick is a beautiful, British love interest who is definitely swoon-worthy, and it is filled with moments that will make you laugh.
I definitely recommend to New Adult lovers, especially if you are into theater and acting!

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