By Cora Carmack
Publication Date: October 15, 2012
Reviewed from: my personal copy
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 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.
I admit, prior to this book I have been in a bit of a reading funk. My work life has been beyond hectic as I prepare for summer reading to begin at the library. I love it but at the same time, it can be utterly exhausting preparing for the onslaught while maintaining normal daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
I settled into read on Saturday evening, exhausted from the week and in the midst of a busy weekend on top of it all. After spending the day taking photos of my niece, going out for ice cream, park time, errands…normal life really, I was not sure if any book would hold my focus for long. I elected to pick up Losing It and I am so happy I did!!
Ms. Carmack instantly transported me back to being a young twenty something (not that long ago LOL) on the cusp of the next phase in life. Her characters made me cringe, cheer, get mad at and go gooey all in the span of the few hours it took me to read it. What hooked me more than anything are the characters. Bliss and Garrick are wonderfully authentic and if they were real, I would love to be friends with them. Their romance is filled with tension and chemistry from the get go and of course, being forbidden, this helps add to those elements. What I appreciate is the story and path that the characters (including Cade and Kesley—my two favorite secondary characters) take along the way to end up where they are in life at the end of the book.
This is a perfect summer read—or a read for anytime! You will not be sorry if you love a well done new adult love story.