Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: February 26th 2013 (October 12th 2012)
Series: Losing It #1
Where I Got It: Christmas Gift
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.
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series.
I read this book on January 7th 2014.
Such a fascinating and humorous book. You can't stop turning the pages to see where Bliss will go next with her funny and heartwarming journey. Cora Carmack is one of my new favourite authors.
There where so many things I loved about this book. I loved the completely relatable protagonist, Bliss Edwards. She is so very awkward and I think that's what I loved about her. She was very relevant to today's society, although I don't think I've ever met someone over 21 who is not a virgin. I thought it was cute that she was a virgin and it was nice that her first would be her last. I loved Kelsey as how she was a party girl, the complete opposite of Bliss, and was all to pleased to discover she gets a book, Finding It.
On to Garrick. I loved him. He is now officially part of my list of book boyfriends. I love him because of his accent, and kindness, and romantic side... there where just so many amazing things about him that I would love to just name off on a list. He was smart, funny, romantic, sweet, patient. One of the best parts of him is when Bliss would try to have sex with him, he would always make sure this was exactly what she wanted. He was just so sweet.
This book made me laugh from page to page and it is one of the few books that I laughed out loud while reading. It made me squrim in my seat when awkward things happened to Bliss. It was entertaining seeing how unfortunate Bliss was. She went outside in her bra and panties, she got mono, came up with horrible excuses that caused her many more problems then she needed. Oh yeah, and she tried to have sex with a guy that turned out to be her teacher.
I like this cover lots, but I prefer the old one, where you can see his face because with his face I can kind of imagine what he would look like. With this, I don't like how I can see her face, but not his. But I do love the format of the cover, the font and the sizing of the words.
If you love romance, humor, and the fast growing genre, New Adult, then you'll love this.
Grades: 11 and up