Friday, October 19, 2012

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It

Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October, 2012
Source: Borrowed

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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 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 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. (taken from
Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking. First of all, this isn't even a young adult book. Secondly, the cover and synopsis make it sound as though this book is a raunchy read for overly romantic women. But before you assume that it's just another Fifty Shades of Grey wanna-be, hear me out. Losing It isn't just about a girl wanting to have sex. It's about a girl becoming comfortable with who she is and where she stands in her romantic relationship. It's empowering and deeper than you'd expect.

Oh, and it's flipping hilarious.

Seriously, I had to restrain my ridiculous laughter as I read about Bliss' escapades. From the first page onward, her clumsy mistakes and panicky decisions cracked me up. For once, the romance wasn't even my favorite part of a book. The hilarity of Bliss and Garrick's relationship made me love the novel. And Garrick? Yeah, he's gorgeous, talented, and BRITISH. What's not to love?

Even though Bliss is in her last year of college, I think a lot of her insecurities and thoughts are similar to those of teenage girls. If not for the explicit content (yes, there is some, as you probably guessed), I would recommend this to every teenage girl. However, I will warn you that this book is more descriptive than your average YA novel.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with Losing It. I read it on a whim after one of my friends convinced me it was worth my time. She was right, of course. The adorable characters and humorous situations made for a wonderful read.

This book had me cracking up every other page. I literally had to hide my hysterical giggles while I was in public.