Losing It by Cora Carmack

Publication Date: October 15th, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars


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 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.

Okay, okay. This book and I didn’t really get off to a good start. Bliss was a little immature for my taste. And while I like the idea of a girl saving herself for the ‘right one’, I just couldn’t fathom a woman of her age would be so strong to resist the temptation of sex. But I staved off my judgment and just went with the flow. To be honest, I was in a pissy mood when I started this and my mood didn’t improve by 25% into the book. I set it aside and decided to start over the next day – because that’s just the type of reader I am. How I feel before and while reading the book sometimes dictates how I would feel after reading it.  So yeah. I was ready to nitpick the living daylights out of it. I’m glad I started over, though or I would’ve missed out.
There’s no need to rehash the synopsis; the book is pretty much what you see is what you get. It’s the type that you won’t do too much thinking – you just let the story take you away.
The gist of it, anyway, is the timeless, forbidden romance between a professor and his student. Old as age, overused, overdone…but I can’t get enough. I don’t know why I like these stories so much. I mean, you know it’s bound to hurt someone in the end and happy endings are not usually guaranteed. But I just like putting myself through the angst, I guess. Losing It, though, was a mild telling of that romantic arc. I didn’t have to break out the tissues too much.
Also, don’t look for character developments here. It’s not that type of book where you need to see right through everybody’s bones. Just focus on the romance and enjoy every bit of the British professor. I know I did!
Light hearted, sweet with humor on the side. If you’re looking for a fast read, Losing It fits the bill.

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