Losing It

Losing It

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Love. Romance. Sex. There's a first time for everything...

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible.

But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 18mm | 198g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091953383
  • 9780091953386
  • 40,331

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Not only does Bliss' illicit relationship with Garrick tantalize, but seeing Bliss figure out her life and grow into herself is entertaining and inspiring
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Not only does Bliss' illicit relationship with Garrick tantalize, but seeing Bliss figure out her life and grow into herself is entertaining and inspiring * RTbookreviews.com *
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About Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She has done a multitude of things in her life - boring jobs (like working at Target), 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!

Losing It is Cora's first novel, and it debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
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103,727 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 26% (27,098)
4 35% (36,559)
3 27% (28,469)
2 8% (8,657)
1 3% (2,944)

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(I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harper Collins Publishers and Edelweiss.) 22-year-old Bliss is a virgin, and she doesn't want to be a virgin any longer. If only she could get rid of her virginity, without actually having to have sex, that would be great, because the idea of actually having sex, kind-of freaks her out. When she makes the mistake of admitting to her friend that she is a virgin, she ends up in tight trouser, downing tequila shots in a bar, checking out the available men, for a suitable virginity-losing one night stand. Garrick seems perfect, but at the crucial moment, Bliss can't go through with it. Two days later when she meets her new teacher at theatre school, she knows that things have gotten even worse, because Garrick is now her teacher. Can Bliss hide her feelings for Garrick? How does he feel about her now? And will she ever lose her virginity? I enjoyed this book. It was basically a contemporary romance, and was very nicely done. The chemistry between Bliss and Garrick was brilliant, and you couldn't help but get sucked in. Bliss (love that name!) was a strong character, almost to the point where it was a little odd that she was so freaked out by losing her virginity. I don't understand why she would have given in to her friend's insistence that she should just go out and do it with some random stranger, she seemed like she was far too sensible to do something like that, but maybe the peer pressure got to her. The beginning of the book did read a bit like one of those short erotic tales that you sometimes accidentally download on kindle(!) but once the proper story started, this abated. The romance and anticipation was really good, although at times I wanted things to move a little quicker! I did like Garrick. I really don't know how Bliss managed to resist him for as long as she did. He was totally swoon worthy, and a great love interest. Overall; a great contemporary romance. 8 out of 10.show more
by Sarah Elizabeth
Many times I feel like I need a good and uncomplicated read to get me out of a harder book I've just finished and that ended up affecting me way too much. As incredibly as it might sound, I do have a hard time finding these kind of books as it turns out I never really pay them adequate attention, but fortunately I was lucky enough to have recently read an awesome review about Losing It and after devouring Scarlet by Marissa Meyer I knew, I really, really knew I was in need of something like this. And what an amazing, simple and funny reading this was. I didn't exactly knew what to expect since New Adult is still a very new genre to me, but I got curious as soon as I realized that High Schools were no longer the centre piece of the background scenario. Nothing against teens-I was one myself, back in the day-but truth be told, I've been missing well-built, consistent characters, and these are definitely features hard to find in younger main voices. Bliss is, without a doubt, the best asset of this book. She's the heart and soul of the story and her own personality is such a treat that I couldn't help myself to burst into uncontrollable laughs every time her virginity insecurities were "the issue" for her to be incapable of moving on to the next stage of both her life and extremely-difficult-to-define relationship with Garrick. Garrick, himself, has to be the most devilish male character I've ever read. He's utterly intense, he doesn't give up or seems to be able to get control over his actions whenever Bliss is looking unbelievably sexy-what, for him, is almost all the time-and he has an accent. An accent, you guys! C'mon, who can actually resist to one of the sexiest accents-it's the British one, in case you're still wondering about it-in the entire world? I can't, and Bliss can't either! I really enjoyed the whole atmosphere of Losing It-the constant instability of wanting to act for a living, the craziness that naturally runs in "artistic ones" veins, the awkwardness of being a 22 year-old virgin, the troubles of having a lunatic as a best friend and, of course, all the doubts and scares that come along with the absolute pure love you feel when you're falling for your teacher. So, as you may see, this is not just an easy and effortless book. There are a lot of pertinent and current themes portrayed in this story and whenever you can feel that close to reality, that sometimes discomfort sensation due to believing that any of this could easily happen to you, that's when you're truly dealing with a well written and solid book. Ultimately, and within the Contemporary genre, that's my favourite part of the whole reading experience. I could hardly be more satisfied with this book. Cora was an absolute delight as a debut author and her story has such an incredible humour to it that this could easily be one of the most charmed readings you've ever acknowledged. I can't truly wait for the second book in this series (?) as I am eager to come back to these wonderful characters lives one more time. Awesome book, for sure!show more
by Patrícia Pilar Pecegueiro
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