Monday, March 25, 2013

Losing It by Cora Carmack

This is the first novel in the Losing It series by Cora Carmack.

It is Bliss's last year of college and she is still a virgin. She doesn't want to graduate as a virgin and let's it slip to her best friend Kelsey, who decides it's time for Bliss to get rid of it.

But going to a bar and meeting a stranger wasn't working. Bliss is a control freak and this is about the furthest thing to being in control.

Just when Bliss was about to give up and go home, she sees a guy reading Shakespeare in the bar. It was attention grabbing enough that she started a conversation and found out that he was extremely attractive and Bliss wasn't over analyzing everything when she was around him.

But reality came back to her right before she lost that pesky problem she wanted gone and she ran out on him.

It would be fine to run out on the guy you were about to sleep with, knowing that you won't see him again, except that the next day at school, first day of class, she walks into her senior class and finds Garrick to be her teacher for the semester!

Now, even though the attraction between them in off the charts, she can't get together with him because of the student/teacher relationship. It's driving Bliss crazy, especially when they agree that they aren't going to be anything but professional toward one another and then end up kissing backstage!

Bliss's ability to act is about to come in handy for real life, because while she says one thing, she says and does another.

It only gets more awkward when Bliss gets the lead in the school play and finds out that Garrick will be helping the students with their parts.

And Bliss's friend Cade gets the male lead in the play, which would be amazing except Cade made a move on Bliss and she didn't return the feelings. Now things are awkward and tense between everyone Bliss cares about.

What decision will Bliss make? Will she choose a professional relationship with Garrick, or a more physical one? And will that mean the end of Garrick's job if they do become an item? Read Losing It by Cora Carmack to find out!

My Thoughts/Reflections
Just a forewarning, this is a NEW ADULT novel, which means that it's a little bit more mature and graphic than a YA novel but not too racy like an adult novel. Mainly, New Adult (NA) novels are set in college and are about characters who are starting to grow up, but still do things that are immature.

I really enjoyed this novel! Sure, it's about a topic that is most definitely for older readers, but that wasn't the whole book. Well, not most of it. Really it was about Bliss learning to live a little, be less responsible and start doing things she wants to do, even if it might be against her better judgement.

There were many times that I chuckled throughout this novel. I definitely called the ending and thought it was a pretty predictable book, but it was still cute and it was still about a tough situation that both parties had to decide what they wanted to do.

I did love that Bliss was forced to really choose what she wanted, despite the consequences of her decision.

And it looks like there is going to be another novel in this series - this time about Cade's story! And from the summary, I think it will be a great story. The reader will still get a little more Bliss time since they are best friends, so that will be nice, but I'm really excited for Cade's story!

For anyone who is on a New Adult novel marathon, this would be a good book for you to read. I would say older readers should read it - not younger teens - because of the topic. However, it's not as bad as other NA novels I've read - just seems worse because of the topic.

I can't wait to read more of Carmack's novels in the future and am so excited for the next one in this series!

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