Series: Losing It #1
Author: Cora Carmack
Pages: 288 (Kindle)
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: December 5, 2012
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
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.
Losing It was so freaking adorable and awkward! Bliss is a twenty-two year old virgin. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. She just hasn’t felt ready to take that step, but her best friend thinks it’s time. Bliss does think that maybe she should just get her first time out of the way, so the girls head out. Bliss meets a super sexy guy reading Shakespeare in a bar. And he’s British! Everything is going well, until they get naked, and Bliss gets painfully awkward and runs out (of her own apartment). Then it gets more awkward when she walks into class the following morning and that sexy guy is her professor.
I absolutely adored Losing It! Bliss’ misadventures in losing her virginity were hilarious and heart-warming. I’m glad that she didn’t just do it to be doing it. And her excuse for not doing it in the moment was so funny! Like, no one could possible make up something that weird, right? Wrong! Bliss running out on Garrick made me laugh and cringe, which was wonderful. There’s several more moments like that sprinkled through out. Bliss is like a magnet for awkward situations.
Other than the superb awkwardness, Losing It is a fairly standard New Adult Romance, although with the student-teacher twist (which is one of my favorite tropes). There’s plenty of tension between Bliss and Garrick as they try to stay away from each other, and try to keep their relationship a secret. There’s also a pretty good subplot with tension involving Bliss and her best friend who is in love with her. Her absolute cluelessness was a bit unbelievable, but I liked it anyway.