I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
A hot boy.
A hot BRITISH boy.
Or maybe I was going to throw up.
What if I threw up on the hot British boy?
What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?”
Funny, sweet, endearing, romantic, charming and entirely too short! Losing It by Cora Carmack was the author’s first novel, and I think she hit it out of the park. This is New Adult, so while there is a lot of sexual tension, there is only one sex scene, for those of you who love the smut.
Bliss is 22, and in her senior year of college, majoring in Drama. She is 22 and she still has her V-card. Not because she has religious values, or is waiting till she marries, but more because she just hasn’t had the opportunity with a guy she wants to give it to. But at 22, she knows it’s time. Her best friend takes her to a bar to get sloshed and find a guy for a one night stand. There, she meets Garrick. Reading Shakespeare in the back of the bar, he is gorgeous, sexy, and rockin’ the British accent >swoon<.
“Sex rolled off the man in waves, and I was surprised to find out how interested I was in learning how to swim.”
He takes her home on his motorcycle (even hotter, and she has to hold on to Mr. McHottie), and they get all hot and heavy…..and she starts to have a panic attack, freaks out, and runs out of her own apartment (I don’t want to spoil her hysterical excuse)
“It wasn’t until I’d walked halfway across the parking lot that I realized:
1. I wasn’t wearing shoes.
A. Or a shirt.
2. I didn’t bring my keys
A. Or anything really.
3. I’d just left a complete stranger in my apartment.
Bliss was mortified, and vowed to avoid him forever.
The next day, Bliss’s last semester in college, guess who her new professor is? Yup. You guessed it! But the connection is still there, no matter how much they try to ignore it. Then we also have Cade. Bliss’s best friend who wishes it was more causing even more complications.
Bliss was crazy. She was funny, fun, awkward, goofy, sweet, and I totally loved her. Garrick was amazing and I want to marry him. Period. I read this book in one sitting till 2am and loved every page of it.
- All of the characters.
- It made me laugh, swoon, and smile throughout.
- I couldn’t put it down.
- The goofy grin I wore the entire read.
- I only found one error in the book. (Rare for self-pubbed, especially first books)
- The end (especially the last line) was incredible.
- It moved a little quick, I would have liked a little more angst and struggle for the couple.
- Same as above, it was a bit too short.
There was angst, but not too much. This was a happy, light, fluffy, easy read that I totally loved. I struggle with the rating here though. My heart says 5 stars. But then I think about some of my 5 star books, and this just didn’t have ENOUGH, so 4.25-4.5 it is. The story reminded me a little of Slammed by Colleen Hoover without all of the heartache.
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