Friday, October 19, 2012
Losing It by Cora Carmack
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.
I was fortunate enough to get on this blog hop, thanks to the sister of YA-Sisterhood. I've been in a it or a reading slump - and I think it is because I needed something new, something, I hadn't read before.
Cora delivers. I wanted to just write that but thought maybe Cora wanted more. So here's more.
I thought the premise was hilarious. I mean - your first time with sex is awkward and then to be Bliss and see Garrick so fast and in such a way, it's even more awkward when you read it. It had me laughing which was awesome for me, because literature hasn't been making me laugh.
Bliss, isn't someone I say is like me, but she's one of my friends. I found myself laughing at all of her nervous moments, because she gets awkward, and she just can't help it. I love the fact that she stayed a virgin for so long. I think it is incredibly hard to do in this day and age, and I thought Cora/Bliss sent out a message to avoid teenage sex. Should she just throw it away? No - but then there is Garrick. You know, the foreign, charming, god that had me drooling. I may have thrown it away on him, in my fictional dreams.
Garrick - I want Cora to write a few passages from his point of view when he's interacting with Bliss. I asked my boyfriend what he would do if I had done a few of her antics, and he told me, do my best not to laugh and make awkward faces back at her.
My overall opinion was it was a great New Age It was cute. It was lovey. It is a great debut novel. She delivered.
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