Series: Losing It #1
Published by William Morrow on October 15, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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.
What I Thought…
- I was really impressed with Losing It. A lot of New Adult books seem to be more along the lines of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (which I didn’t like) than Easy by Tammara Webber but Losing It seemed like a safe bet, and I’m so glad I gave it a chance.
- Garrick is British. I happen to have a thing for British accents. Garrick is also a nice guy so this is a total win-win for me.
- Bliss is such an easy character to like. She’s not perfect but she’s nice and fun and caring. She wants everyone to be happy, but isn’t a doormat either. She also felt real, like you could go to any college campus today and find a girl just like her.
- I really liked Bliss’ friend Cade, but her friend Kelsey annoyed me. As soon as Kelsey found out Bliss was a virgin it was a problem that needed to be solved “immediately” so she helped Bliss put a plan into motion. Cade cares a lot about Bliss (he has a bit of thing for her) and wants her to do what she wants to do and to be happy. Even though Cade and Bliss had their rough patches I liked him much better than Kelsey.
- I appreciated the way that Cormack handled Bliss’ virginity. She didn’t give any extreme reasons why she was still a virgin nearing the end of her college education, it just simply was a fact about Bliss, a fact she desperately wanted to change. Her first encounter was both hilarious and real. Her reactions were humorous to the reader but I could really feel how freaked out she was and I can understand why she was freaked out, it’s a big step for anyone to take. I also like that Bliss didn’t lose her virginity so quickly as happens so often in other books.
- Unlike some student/teacher relationships this one (thankfully) doesn’t fall into the creepy or weird category. Garrick isn’t that much older than Bliss and it’s in college so it’s not illegal (though it is inadvisable). A lot of their relationship problems revolve around this issue.
- The epilogue was told from Garrick’s point of view which suprised me a bit as the rest of the book is from Bliss’ point of view, but I liked the additional side of the story that it provided.
- I’m really excited to read the next book about Cade. I don’t normally read the previews for the next book but I did and it looks like it’s going to be another good one!
“An accent. HE HAS A BRITISH ACCENT. Dear God, I’m dying.”