Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Published: October 15, 2012
Pages: 204
Genre: NA Contemporary
Rating: 4 out of 5

Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards 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.

     Warning: I may have written some minor spoilers, so if you don't want to know what happens, don't read this review! I went into this story with no expectations and just for a good time because I needed a break from my life. This was a fun, light hearted, and cute book. The main character, Bliss, is looking to lose her virginity before she graduates college. In actuality, it's her friend that is forcing her to have sex. Bliss hasn't found the right guy she wants to have sex with, and though it is clichéd it does happen. As luck would have it, she meets a very handsome British guy at the bar. The chemistry between them sparks right away so they go off to her apartment to have sex. Halfway through the sheets, Bliss loses her courage and bolts out of her own apartment, in her underwear none the less! The next morning, she thinks all is forgotten and she will never see the guy again. Well, I guess Karma got to her because her one night stand, turned out to be her professor, Garrick.
     This begins the forbidden romance that a teacher/student should not have a relationship. They try so desperately to forget about each other, yet they keep running into one another, and they can't stop thinking about each other. Some people hated this story because it was unoriginal, but I thought it was quite enjoyable. Yes, Bliss was naïve at times and she was the typical unknown pretty girl, but she at least stuck with her guns. There was a potential love triangle that I worried was going to happen. I'm so happy that didn't happen though! Bliss knew what her heart was telling her and she didn't have it in her to pull strings along with another man. Also, in the beginning I thought Garrick was going to turn out to be a womanizer since he was so willing to have sex with a stranger, yet he delightfully wasn't a player. He was every bit the gentleman and he actually did have morals. I know that's a total turn off for some people, but I actually liked it!
     This was a sweet, short story that I enjoyed very much. I enjoyed that it wasn't such a complicated love story. Bliss and Garrick clicked real well and I liked that there love blossomed into something other than lust. If you are looking for something light to read with a cute love story, then try this book out. I will continue reading the next book Faking It with Cade and Max's story! That one looks fun too.  

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