Published February 26th 2013 by William Morrow
Virginity.I haven't read a good love story in a while, so jumped at the chance to check this one out. This story was complicated and lovely and all the things college is all about. Losing It had me stuck in my chair for the better portion of a morning, rushing to finish the story but savoring it at the same time.
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.
This is mostly a character based novel, and Cora Carmack does an excellent job of creating rich, believable characters. Bliss (I love that name!) is a young woman, almost ready to graduate from college, where she is majoring in theater. Unlike most of her friends she still holds onto her virginity - but desperately wants to get it our of the way and loose it. So.. she does what anyone would do, right? Goes to the bar and finds a perfect guy to sleep with and then forget about. Except she chickens out and said guy is her new teacher. Hilarious!
Bliss had a lot going on in her life, and had a lot of decisions to make. This is what her age group is about. Starting life and making new choices. I liked how she tried to do what was right, even if she didn't always make the wisest decisions. I also liked how clumsy she got around Garrick.
Speaking of Garrick, he sounded H-O-T! An intelligent British man who rides a motorcycle - you can't get much better than that. He was a true gentlemen most of the time, trying to deal with the emotions that come with wanting something you aren't supposed to have. He was charming and funny and overall a brilliant character that helped Bliss get over her anxieties in life.
The romance between the two of them was intense and smoking hot. It helped me remember about relationships and how passionate things are the first few months, it brought back a lot of memories. They managed to have a sweet, yet smoky relationship - the kind every girl dreams about.
Although characters were the main focus in Losing It, the plot was still enthralling, leaving me wanting more from the story. I learned a lot about theater . and drinking and partying it up at bars, which I'm still too young to partake in. Many parts were funny and had me smiling, others were sharp turns that left me saddened, like some of the events with Bliss and her best friend.
I loved everything about this book, including the writing style. The author painted a picture of the whole college scene and did an excellent job fleshing out her characters and the relationships they kept. I can't wait for the companion novel to come out!