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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Review: Losing It

Title: Losing It
Series: Losing It  #1
Genre: New Adult-Contemporary
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: Feburary 26, 2013
Book: Edelweiss
Video Review: HERE

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."

Alright, I'm just going to dive straight into and say what I don't like about it. First, this is a New Adult book which I expected it to be... I don't know...more adult? For me, as I read the book it was  the characters that bothered me the most. Instead of acting like adult, they played the teenage role of "I want you but I don't want you" and that got annoying pretty fast. For adults, I expected them to stop playing games with their feelings and start being real. Instead, they hid stuff and well acted like teens unsure how to even move on in the situation that they were in.

The plot of the story is what kept me going. I like the plot twist with the teacher and how the romance got started in the first place. There are a few minor characters that I felt help supported the plot really well. There are several plot twist in the book that I liked and helped me steer away from the annoying-ness of the characters whip-lash of emotions.

The ending was nice. Once they decided on their emotions and started acting like adult, I love that  the ending made me happy. I felt satisfied and the disappointment I felt early on in the book disappeared.

Overall, this is a good book. Losing It entails an encounter that changes everything. The excess of amount of emotions (especially the ones of  immaturity) I could do without.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Now that is why I avoided this book because I thought there would be too much drama. After seeing so many glowing reviews, I was rethinking my position. Now with your review confirming my fear, I have to admit... instead of making me not read it... it made me more curious. Just want to know how I react.

  2. I didn't like this one much either. I love NA but Losing It was more, like you said YAish. I didn't relate to any of the characters except that one guy who is best friends with the lead girl. I can't remember their names. See, the story or the characters are not very memorable either, though I liked the ending. I'm still looking forward to read the second book. Lovely review :)

  3. Interesting to read about the positives and negatives of the overall story.

  4. I've seen so many raves for this book that it's nice to see one that's more balanced! Thanks for the review, Savy--I think I'm still going to check this out, but it's good to be forewarned about the more juvenile stuff.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Ughhh!! I had this whole long comment written and then blogger ate it on me. Anyways, I'm sorry you didn't like this more, but I'm glad that in the end you ended up enjoying it.


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