Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing ItLosing It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #1
Published by: William Morrow on October 12, 2012
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 288
Source: Purchased
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Rating: ★★★★½


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.

Losing It was one of those books that I put off reading. Everyone was reading it and raving about it, but I just wasn’t that excited about it. Maybe it’s because the old cover had a creepy, young looking boy on it? Or maybe the synopsis just didn’t pull me in? Who knows. Sometimes I just don’t get that excited about a book for some inexplicable reason. But when Losing It went on sale for like $0.99, I felt like I had run out of excuses.


Just like everyone promised, Losing It was a fun, hilarious, awkward, and sweet read. The awkwardness was literally the best part. I LOVE awkward books. It makes them feel real (plus sometimes it feels good to laugh at a fictional character’s funny misfortune). And, the guy she almost has sex with—Garrick—is a Brit! A Brit! I love me dem Brits.

“When I asked a classmate for a rubber, you call them erasers, everyone laughed so hard that I was ready to board a flight straight back to London.”

Every now and then Bliss did annoy me a little bit.. Like when she just annoyingly assumed Garrick would have gotten tired of her “once the forbidden factor wore off” as if all men get sick of nice girls eventually. I just hate stereotypes like that. View Spoiler » But for the most part, I thought she was pretty hilarious. She was such a control freak and it was hilarious how she tried to cover up her lies. When she ran out on Garrick before sex, her excuse was that she had to go get her cat… She doesn’t have a cat… but then when she started talking to Garrick again, she realized she’d have to go buy a cat so he wouldn’t catch her in that lie. So she actually bought a cat for that reason! LOL!

“Let me get this straight… you didn’t have a cat? Did you get a cat just so that you wouldn’t have to tell me you were a virgin?”

Losing It was definitely a great giggle book. All the awkward moments had me giggling, Bliss’s psychoticness had me cracking up, and the sweet moments had me squealing and growing hearts in my eyes (totally possible!). And the ending… oh gosh… so sweet! View Spoiler »

Immediately after I finished Losing It I bought Faking It! I just wasn’t ready to stop reading Cora Carmack epic-ness! So if you’re like me and if you’ve been putting off reading Losing It, go read it NOW! It’s worth it!

The Verdict


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  1. Who doesn’t love dem Brits? Their accents are so awesome. To be honest, the ending was probably the reason why I gave the book 4 stars rather than 5. It seemed a bit…unrealistic I guess? I just don’t tend to like books that end that way. I’m weird like that 😛

  2. Shoot, that means I am missing out! I bought this on a whim when I saw that it was on sale, too, except I’ve STILL been putting it off. But I think that I would love this book! I love awkwardly fun scenes, and Bliss seems like a likable character despite her doubtfulness. Thanks for the wonderful review, Ashley! I’ll have to pick it up soon..

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  3. Oh yay I’m so happy that you loved this one! I agree, the awkwardness of everything made the entire so amazing and intriguing, just because I was cracking up throughout the entire thing 😀 Faking It is a lot sweeter, but I agree, Losing It was a little rushed but you just couldn’t care because it was so amazing 😀

    Fantastic review, Ashley <33

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  4. I need to drop this title into my TBR jar so that when I’m caught up shortly, I can hopefully get to it soon. I’ve heard from ALL types of bloggers and they all love it so that tells me I hopefully will. I better, because I’m expecting a cute, sweet and funny story. Bliss sounds hilarious, especially with the cat thing!

    Nice review, Ashley. Thanks for sharing the fun quotes. 😀

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