Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Losing It

Losing It
By: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 15, 2012

Description:
Virginity.

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.


Review:
This book was simply fabulous.  Between the characters and the plot it couldn't have gone any better.  I was addicted from the first page all the way until the end that I just had to finish it as fast as I could.  The book had its funny moments, and cringe worthy awkward moments and then the beautiful one on one moment over and over again.  This book has been one of the best new adult books I've had the pleasure of reading.  And then I come to see it's a series!!!! Ahh which means now I can't wait to see what happens in the next book with the next character, how much do I love that it is part of a series.

So we meet Bliss (what a name, for real), and she is indeed a 22 yr. old virgin and now that one of her best finds out all she wants to do is help her become devirginized.  They go out to a club and that's when Bliss runs into our very adorable British love interest - Garrick.  I really love the names in this book because they are unique and that makes them memorable, not that the book is not memorable enough.  Anyway so they meet and there is this instant connection, it's really undeniable.  She is all set to go and lose her virginity when she freezes, and he's left there naked and yeah just like the description says she runs into him a couple hours later, because he is her new professor.  Talk about an awkward situation, but it's a fun and entertaining one at that, really, what are the odds.

Bliss is in school to become an actor, or stage manager she's not sure yet and one of her last classes of her college career is with the guy she left naked in her bed and she doesn’t know how she feels about it other than of course embarrassed.  There is an attraction between them and they can't seem to stay away from each other no matter how hard they try.  It's cute but the secrecy has got to be hurting them.  They are both torn on what they should do next, he seems to be pretty direct on what he wants but she is still standoffish, but not for too long.  The times they are along together are electric and exciting in more ways than one.  It's like they can't keep their hands off of each other and I enjoyed reading every little bit of it.

This author really has a great style about her and I enjoyed reading the epilogue as well, it's always nice to see what happens after the book finishes, you always wonder.  The characters were enjoyable, funny, entertaining and just overall great characters.  Of course one of my favorites was Hamlet the cat, which you just have to read the book to find out why he was an interesting character, very good story there.  There was a bit of a love triangle, sort of and a really just great falling in love story which kept me entertained thoroughly.  There was also an underlying of amazing friendships in this book, it’s a beautiful thing when people are so bonded together because of their college careers, and they will be lasting friendships. 

I'm not a hundred percent sure about the cover, I like the style concept, just that's not how I necessarily pictures Mr. Garrick Taylor, but the more I look at it, it's growing on me.  I just can't wait to read more about Cade in the next book. 

Excerpt:
   “I won’t tell anyone.” His eyebrows raised, but I couldn’t tell if it was surprise or judgment or just a facial tick. “I mean not that there’s anything… not that we… I mean we didn’t actually… um, make the beast with two backs and all that.”
   OH. MY. GOD.
   KILLMENOWKILLMENOWKILLMENOWKILLMENOOOOOOW.
   The beast with two backs? Seriously?
   I’m 22-years-old, and rather than just spitting out the word sex, I used a Shakespeare reference! A really embarrassing Shakespeare reference.
   And he was smiling! And his smile did funny things to my insides that had me thinking about last night, which was totally not something I needed to be thinking about right now. No beasts. No backs. No last night.


About the Author:
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 loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. 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. Follow her on twitter @CoraCarmack Visit her blog (http://coracarmack.blogspot.com) for updates about future awkward romances!

Don't forget to check out the second book this year:
Faking It (Losing It #2)
Description:
Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.
 
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