Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

losing itLosing It
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Library
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads:


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.


3 out of 5

3 out of 5

My Thoughts

You guys, with the arrival of Spring, all I’ve been wanting to read is lighter, contemporary romance-y books.  I haven’t even read a book that I need to for review, because I just couldn’t pick up anything that isn’t light and sweet.  So when a teen patron told me I HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK STRAIGHT AWAY (this is a normal phrase from this teen), I thought, hey this is the type of book that has been the only think I’ve wanted to read lately.  I’ve seen Losing It around the blogosphere a lot over the last few months, and thought: what the heck? I’m really liking the bullet list reviews, so here’s another one 🙂

  • Losing It was pretty much what I was expecting.  It’s cute,  and I like the main characters.  Oh and there is a Happily Ever After because, you know, it’s a romance.  🙂
  • Did it change my world?  No.  But that’s okay.  Not all books need to do that.
  • There wasn’t really a love triangle and I LOVED that.  You all know how much I hate love triangles.
  • The main character’s name is Bliss.  It’s the most ridiculous name, ever.  I actually just featured her name in  my TTT post yesterday.  Thank goodness this book was told from Bliss’s POV, so that I didn’t have to “hear” her name that often.  But every time I did, it took me out of the story.
  • I did find it a little odd that Bliss’s BFF wanted her to lose her virginity with some random guy she met in a bar.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but I couldn’t quite understand why Bliss was going along with her friend’s plan.
  • Who wouldn’t love Garrick (the love interest).  He’s cute, he’s British (with the British accent!!) and he’s not a jerk.  He’s a nice guy.
  • There’s a lot of acting talk since Bliss is in school for theater.  After a bit, that got a little old.  Maybe if you are interested in acting, you might not find it tedious, though.
  • I did get a little uncomfortable that Garrick was Bliss’s college teacher.  If they wanted to be with each other, they had to hide it, and that made me feel weird.  But at least they were close in age, and they met before they knew that Garrick was her teacher, so that’s good.

So, yeah, I liked Losing It.  You get what you expect with this book.  Is it the most amazing book ever, and will it stick with you until you die?  No.  And I don’t mean that as only serious books are the ones that stick with you.  A lot of my favorites are light reads.  But this one won’t stick with me.  If you like New Adult, or romance, then pick up this one.

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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8 Responses to Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

  1. Got this from NetGalley a few days ago and really want to read it!

    Charlie xx

  2. Danielle says:

    It seems to be a “thing” in NA that if there is a virgin she must have an idiot best friend who immediately says “lets go out and find a guy to “do” you” with no thought for the emotional, physical, mental ramifications. Really annoys me. That being said I did enjoy this one and loved Faking It, the follow up!

  3. I’ve been intrigued by this one for awhile. I agree that the name Bliss is ridiculous, but what are you going to do? Thanks for the great review!

  4. Amy says:

    I’ve been thinking about reading this one for awhile. I’ve read some good & some bad reviews for it. It’s sounds like your review sums it up perfectly – a good read, but nothing memorable.

    It’s staying on my TRB for now, but there are still a few other books that I MUST read first!! But isn’t that always the way 🙂

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

  5. I am hoping to read this and Faking it Next Week. Great review.

  6. Lisa says:

    I wasn’t going to pay this book any mind, but I’ve seen several people say it’s good as a light read. We have a copy in my library system too, but I don’t know if I can get myself to put it on hold. (I’m on a library visit ban, so I’ve been getting my mom to grab my holds when she’s there. Anyway, if she saw the cover I think she’d probably die. Cause we’re both totally ten years old. Hahaha. Whatever.)

  7. Louisa says:

    I ordered it and will have it very soon, I hope it’s going to be good and not too much “cliché” 🙂

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