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Oct 14, 2012

Book Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: Indie-published
Release Date: October 14th, 2012

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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.

My $0.02

Losing It was such a fun and exciting whirlwind of a ride! From the moment I strapped in to the second I was forced to get off, Losing It had me hooked; I was desperately clinging on for more when I was barely even halfway through—I just didn't want it to end. Losing It definitely packed a hard punch of laughter, a sidekick of toe-curling inducing swoons, and a very heavy arsenal of awkwardness.

Bliss Edwards is a twenty-two year old who’s about to graduate from college with her virginity still very intact. Feeling totally lame about that fact, she decides to just go out and find a guy to sleep with. The only problem with the plan is that Bliss is too over analytical; she over thinks everything down to the very core and in doing so, it hinders her. Sometimes. I especially enjoyed Losing It because I loved, loved, loved Bliss. She and I—dude, we cannot be more the same. I completely understood her—her thoughts, her actions, her words; everything she did. The one thing I loved about her the most was her awkwardness; huge kudos to Cora Carmack for perfecting that trait because it made Bliss more likeable and just very relatable. Not only was she awkward and over analytical but she was also high freaking larious. Many times I found myself cracking up like crazy at the things she was thinking about in her head to the things she said out loud. Needless to say, Bliss Edwards is definitely one of my favorite book characters and she totally made Losing It for me.

Now, let’s move onto the sexy and handsome, Garrick Taylor. Two words: British accent. I’m pretty positive that added ten—ten billion—points to his sexy meter. He was incredibly swoon-worthy and just so… I can’t even. When he and Bliss discover how forbidden their relationship is, it just made him that much more irresistible. I loved how they just couldn’t stay away from each other, even though it was crystal clear that their attraction towards one another was more than wrong. The only tidbit that I felt was a smidgen out of place was this pivotal point in their relationship that I felt came too soon. I felt that with their situation, it happened because it felt right for the story but for the characters themselves, I felt like it happened too fast. But it didn’t make me absolutely abhor the novel; of course not. I love it crazy and it definitely has a special place in my heart.

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!

Links to purchase Losing ItAmazon | Barnes & Noble


  1. Omigosh. I read the synopsis and was pulled in by the awkwardness and humor. Then I read your review, and that sealed the deal for me. I have to read this book. It sounds like so much fun! :)

  2. This so sounds like a book I would love!! I really love fun, awkward characters that are very real! Fabulous review chick!!

  3. Gonna start reading this today during lunch in exactly 28 minutes. Not that I'm counting or anything...can't wait!

  4. I have been dying to read this one...I love the fav quotes

    Chele w/Supagurlbooks


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