Losing It by Cora Carmack

LOSING

Losing It by Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (183 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Quince

Virginity.

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 theater professor.

She’d left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier. . . .

I really cannot say if a twenty two old virgin is rare or not in the real world, but it seems to me that it is very common in romance novels – especially in New adult ones. I do not see virginity issues as a problem, but in the case of Losing It, the whole story revolves around it without any significance.

In Losing It, the drama is toned down, there are no major ups and downs, but certainly there are attempts at them. I missed the lack of significant drama. Actually, I didn’t appreciate that the conflict was tuned down especially because the cornerstone of the story was an illicit relationship between a teacher and the student. But also I did not like it because the author introduced another good place for development of it – love triangle – and then she resolved it too neatly.

On the other hand, the characters are realistic, and their friendship and relationships were believable. They act like what they are: college students. Cora Carmack captured and presented the fun part of a student’s life really well. Not only that, the author presented well students who are in their final year and have to choose their future career path. All the fears and questions related to this are told through Bliss’ eyes, since the story is written from the heroine’s POV. The relationship between Bliss and Garrett is complex and I believe the story would have been stronger if it had been written from alternating points of view.

Losing it has funny moments. It is a light read without a tortured hero and wounded heroine, but with one completely crazy cat. This is a story for readers who prefer less drama, more fun and no huge emotional roller-coaster twists in their stories.

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