- Classification: New Adult
- Genre: Comptemporary Romance
- Format: eBook
- File Size: 383 KB
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (December 5, 2012)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- ASIN: B00AHCRQPI
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack
Author's Website: http://coracarmack.blogspot.com/
Bliss Edwards was your typical college student in her senior year of college. Her mother called regularly and it was pretty much standard protocol for her to inquire whether or not she'd met anyone. The answer more often then not was "No." She hadn't dated much in the past 3 years of college content just to study and hang out with her friends, but everything changed when she confessed to one of her best friends that she was still a virgin. Her friend, Kelsey, being the good friend that she is, decides to make it her mission to help Bliss cash in her V-card. So after arming her in an outfit which showcased Bliss' best assets, she dragged her to a bar that held the highest potential for finding a willing participant. She then proceeded to try to help her find her perfect one night stand.
"What about him?" Kelsey asked, pointing to a guy at a nearby table.
"Ew. Too hairy."
After going through a long succession of refusals and sounding like a fussier version of Goldie Locks, she decided the process was hopeless. That's when Bliss came across a guy sitting out of the way reading a book...
"If that's supposed to be a way to pick up girls, I would suggest moving to an area with a little more traffic."
He looked up from his reading, and suddenly I found it hard to swallow. He was easily the most attractive guy I'd seen tonight--blond hair falling into crystal blue eyes, just enough scruff on his jaw to give him a masculine look without making him too hairy, and a face that could have made angels sing."
Bliss had just found the guy who was just right.
Too bad when the two had started getting hot and heavy she started having a panic attack and, after babbling an outrageous excuse, had run away. She thought nothing could be more mortifying than that, but the next morning upon going to her first class she found out she was wrong. For the new professor of her acting class turned out to be none other than the man she'd ran away from and left naked in her bed nearly 8 hours ago. Awkward just doesn't even begin to cover it.
Truthfully, I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I wanted to read it because it was one of the first books a publisher had approached me to read with the 'New Adult' classification attached to it. Plus, I always love reading books by new authors so I thought I'd give it a try. I am happy to say I really enjoyed it.
Bliss has a sort of girl next store type of feel about her. Truth be told, she's kind of how I'd envision a younger, more modern version of Lucy from I Love Lucy would be. She's sweet, hysterically funny in how she deals with situations, and endearing. She doesn't always do the wise thing, but her heart is in the right place and I couldn't help but like her. She's got a lot of friends, but hasn't had much luck finding Mr. Right. For the most part, she wasn't really looking, but at certain times during our life, like when we're about to graduate from college, you start reflecting about what you would have done differently, what you wish you'd had the guts to do, and if you have enough time, what can you still cross off your bucket list. While I don't think losing her V-card was high on Bliss' list of 'Things I Must Do Before I Graduate,' when she tells her friend Kelsey, things sort of escalate. What I loved about this book is it captures the camaraderie you experience only in college. Where you're friends push you to do things you would never do all on your own.
Garrick was the type of guy you can't help but wonder why someone hasn't already snatched up. He's smart, handsome, sweet, and sports a British accent. While Bliss may be embarrassed by the events that transpired, it's rather obvious that Garrick is still scratching his head and wondering what exactly went wrong. When he realizes the next morning that Bliss is one of his students he tries to distance himself from her, but the two share an attraction that keeps pulling them back together.
Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. I thought it a sweet and charming story that had me laughing and giggling. It reminded me of some of my own college experiences and made me wish I'd kept in touch with some of my college friends. if you're looking for a cute romance that will leave you smiling, then you may want to check this one out. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gets a FAN--the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice.
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