Friday, 3 May 2013

Losing It (ARC) by Cora Carmack

Losing It
Blurb (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.

Losing It by Cora Carmack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Losing It (Losing It, #1)(I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harper Collins Publishers and Edelweiss.)
22-year-old Bliss is a virgin, and she doesn’t want to be a virgin any longer. If only she could get rid of her virginity, without actually having to have sex, that would be great, because the idea of actually having sex, kind-of freaks her out.

When she makes the mistake of admitting to her friend that she is a virgin, she ends up in tight trouser, downing tequila shots in a bar, checking out the available men, for a suitable virginity-losing one night stand. Garrick seems perfect, but at the crucial moment, Bliss can’t go through with it.

Two days later when she meets her new teacher at theatre school, she knows that things have gotten even worse, because Garrick is now her teacher.
Can Bliss hide her feelings for Garrick? How does he feel about her now? And will she ever lose her virginity?

I enjoyed this book. It was basically a contemporary romance, and was very nicely done. The chemistry between Bliss and Garrick was brilliant, and you couldn’t help but get sucked in.

Bliss (love that name!) was a strong character, almost to the point where it was a little odd that she was so freaked out by losing her virginity. I don’t understand why she would have given in to her friend’s insistence that she should just go out and do it with some random stranger, she seemed like she was far too sensible to do something like that, but maybe the peer pressure got to her.

The beginning of the book did read a bit like one of those short erotic tales that you sometimes accidentally download on kindle(!) but once the proper story started, this abated. The romance and anticipation was really good, although at times I wanted things to move a little quicker!

I did like Garrick. I really don’t know how Bliss managed to resist him for as long as she did. He was totally swoon worthy, and a great love interest.

Overall; a great contemporary romance.
8 out of 10.

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  1. I had a couple of issues with Losing It, but overall did find it to be a cute read, I also wished that Bliss would stop pushing Garrick away a lot sooner. So glad you enjoyed this Sarah, great review! :)

  2. My copy's waiting on the shelf and it sounds like a cute read, it's certainly been recommended to me a few times so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it too :)

  3. Bliss and G sound great, and I need to check this out, I have heard great things.

  4. I totally agree. I really liked this story. The characters were just awesome.