Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BOOK BLURB: Losing It (Losing It #1)

Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
 Number of Pages: 289
Date Published: December 5, 2012
Genre: New Adult Romance



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.


My Thoughts:
I was having doubts if I should really read this book or just leave it unread. Why? First of all, when you read the synopsis, the first thing that comes to your mind is sex. A lot of steamy moments and everything that minors should take caution reading; A story all about sex and losing one’s virginity, and who would want that? Second, it’s another student-teacher relationship story and I have read a few already. Do I really need to read another one?
But I have read people swooning over this book, especially the hot guy, Garrick. And I have read from one of the readers that this was really good because it wasn’t one of those stories where the characters experience insta-love. So because of that, I read it.

One of the great things about Cora Carmack’s Losing It is that it diverted from the “typical” definition of New Adult nowadays. Usually when we hear New Adult, we think of a broken girl meeting a messed up boy, they both have secrets that they are afraid to share, and eventually they fix each other, and there are some really passionate kissing and all that stuff. It is somewhat depressing and dramatic. But with Losing It, no one’s really messed up. It’s not depressing or sad or very dramatic. It is a light and fun read, actually. It will make you laugh sometimes, it will get you feeling annoyed with the situations they’re in. It might make your squirm (in a good way or a bad way, whatever you choose) because of the sweetness and romance. And yes, there were quite a number of sizzling and steamy moments. If you’re worried that there is going to be a lot of sex or that it would be too graphic, well… you shouldn’t. :) Just read the book to find out.

While I do like how the story went, maybe some readers will find it too “romancey” because it really is. For me, it was mostly a love story between Bliss and Garrick, with a few insertions of Bliss’ future career and her friend conflicts. The story revolved around the tension of passion and romance between the hot professor with a British accent and his graduating student who loves Shakespeare. But no insta-love, promise! Just pure physical attraction. And the student-teacher relationship didn't really bother me because Bliss is graduating college and Garrick just graduated. The age difference isn't that far and they're both adults already. It wasn’t really that complex, the story, but it was really fun and entertaining to read.

I won’t even start gushing about Garrick. A lot of people already did. I’ll just keep it to myself. :)

With all that said, I give losing it four bloody stars! :D

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