Release Date: Oct. 15, 2012
Publisher: Cora Carmack
Age Group: New Adult
(Mature Content Warning)
Buy: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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.
Continuing on my New Adult/Older YA kick, I recently picked up Losing It by Cora Carmack, another independent author who has decided to go down the self publishing route and has promptly landed herself on the New York Times Bestsellers list for two weeks in a row! You GO GIRL!
I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
A hot boy
A hot BRITISH boy.
Or maybe I was going to throw up.
What if I threw up on the hot British boy?
What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?
Losing It stars 22 year old Bliss Edwards who is in her last year of college and....wait for it...is still a virgin. Whilst I don’t see anything wrong with this, I totally understand that this is a major deal for her and practically unheard of in her peer group. One night, with the massive encouragement of the obligatorily loud best friend, they go to a bar to find a guy for Bliss to sleep with and get it over with (obviously after a MASSIVE amount of alcohol). What she finds on the way to the loo is a hot British guy reading Shakespeare. Oh, did I mention that she’s also a theatre major?
There’s an instant attraction and neither of them wants to leave each other’s company. Garrick (how many British guys do YOU know called Garrick?! A big fat ZERO but whatevs) gives her a ride on his motorbike back to his place and coincidentally, he just so happens to live in the building next door to hers. They attempt to do the deed but Bliss chickens out at the very last moment with the lamest excuse known to man and she hides her embarrassment by thinking she can avoid him. WRONG. He turns out to be her new professor. Oh snap! Can you say awkward?!
Losing It was a very entertaining, very funny book that I had a very hard time putting down (I may have sneaked a couple of chapters in at work during my break). Bliss is a normal girl with just a hint of awkwardness about her but it makes her most endearing and Garrick turns out to be a pretty decent guy who probably doesn’t do it as much for me because I’m British and so the accent means less to me than the hoards of American female readers perhaps but he’s still a nice guy that I wouldn’t say no to ;)
I really enjoyed the book and it took me back to a time when I could relate to Bliss (although nothing as exciting as almost having sex with my new professor ever happened to me!). This was a fun read and one that I’d recommend to other fans of New Adult/Older YA fiction.