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Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

losing itLosing it by Cora Carmack

Published October 12th 2012

“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.”

I’d seen this book around on Instagram and GoodReads a lot and I’d been meaning to read it for a while but I never got around to it. When one of my friends, Camila, recommended it, I bought it right away. I didn’t read this synopsis (I recommend not reading the synopsis) so I had no idea what this book was about. I’m so glad I didn’t read the synopsis before starting it. The synopsis gives away some of the funnier parts of the book and because I didn’t know that it was going to happen, I found to be hilarious.

I’m kinda back and forth on the characters. I like them but at the same time, I don’t.
At times, Bliss was an amazing character. She was bold and didn’t take any crap.
“Listen, Garrick, while this parallel you’re drawing is lovely, especially with that accent, I’m a little tired of the metaphors, and being compared to doomed love stories. Just say what you want to say. I’ve been puzzling out ancient text all night. I don’t want to have to decipher you, too.”
I loved that! I thought that it was great that Bliss would take any crap and she just wanted to get to the point. But she would also say things like, “Was it completely inappropriate to find the way he says ‘hoe-bag’adorable?” I wanted to punch myself in the face after reading that line. Bliss was very wishy washy and at times I wanted to slap her tell her to get a grip.
Garrick was fine. There wasn’t really anything “wrong” with him but I couldn’t really fall for him. He was just a good guy.

The plot was predictable but that was okay. Losing It is meant to be a fluffy, fun read and it completely is. There wasn’t really any substance to the plot but it was still enjoyable.

The writing was surprisingly really great. It was the right combination of realistic and slightly over the top. At times, there was a few lines that just hit me wrong and I would laugh at how ridiculous it was but I had fun while doing it, if that makes sense.

Overall, Losing It is one of the most fluffy reads that I’ve ever come across. But the writing was great and I had a really fun time reading this book. It wasn’t perfect but there’s a really good chance that I’ll be reading the next book. If you’re looking for a quick, fluffy contemporary, I’d definitely recommend Losing It.





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