About the book:
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 14th, 2012
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 her potential sexual partner 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 was entertaining and highly enjoyable! Cora Carmack wrote an amazing debut with a little bit of everything that I loved: humor, sexy men, a little seriousness, and awkwardness. I definitely enjoyed her writing—it was light and fun and easy to read which makes me just want to read more from her! Bliss and Garrick’s story will leave you sighing with delight and in a crazy daze of ear-to-ear smiles for day because yes, it really is that captivating! If you’re a fan of laugh-out-loud laughter, insane butterfly feels in the tummy, and happy endings, Losing It will totally deliver. And then some!
Read my full review here.
Cora Carmack's Favorite Quotes from Losing It:
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?”
2. “Like a complete psycho, I leaned my face into the pillow and sniffed like girls in books and movies always do to see if I could still catch his scent. I couldn’t. And I felt super creepy.”
3. “I poured every ounce of lust and fear and doubt and shame into that minute and a half performance. I wrenched myself open in a way I never did in real life, because here… here I could vent and deal and pretend it wasn’t about me… pretend it was about Phaedra. I was more honest under the heat of those lights than I ever was in the light of day.”
4. “’Am I the lust-filled mother in this situation or you?’ His eyes came back to me, dipping and canning the curves and lines of my body. ‘Oh, that’s definitely me.’”
5. “I fought back the tears that came with experiencing something as perfect and powerful as the performance I’d just had. That was what theatre was about—that kind of experience. We would never be able to recreate that again. Only the people here tonight would ever know what that show was like. Theatre is once in a lifetime… every time.”
Momo's Favorite Quotes from Losing It:
1. "Sex rolled off the man in waves, and I was surprised to find how interested I was in learning how to swim."
2. "And now suddenly there was this intensity to everything we did and everything we said. Like my life had been italicized.
When we were touching, I noticed. When we weren't touching, I noticed. And suddenly I could find no in between. No maybe.
So I froze.
We were both waiting, stuck in that area between action and refusal. We were nothing. We were inaction."
3. "Present, I flee you: absent, I find you again." ... "Present, I fled him. But no matter the distance between us, I kept coming back to him. It all kept coming back to him."
4. "I could be bad at sex though. Knowing my over-active, neurotic brain--I could be completely awful at it."
5. "I pushed him back before my heart and mind got swept away. The pleasure hit me after the kiss was already over, so that it felt like an echo. And even though I was the one who pushed him away, I missed him."
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More 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. Her first book, a New Adult Contemporary Romance called Losing It releases October 14th.
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