Losing It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #1
Publisher: William Morrow on December 5, 2012
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (NA)
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. . .
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Bliss never intended to be a virgin going into her last semester of college. She has friends, a social life, and has even been spotted on a rare date, but somehow her life never led her into bed with someone else. She’s determined to change all that, though, and it seems that luck is on her side when she meets the perfect guy at a bar. But just before they’re about to seal the deal, so to speak, she panics, wondering just what the hell she’s doing in bed with a stranger, no matter how attractive that stranger may be. So with the lamest excuse in history, she bails out of her own apartment, leaving the poor guy in her bed, and she doesn’t return until she’s sure he’s gone. But the crisis is only temporarily averted, she discovers, since that very attractive guy that she saw naked just last night just so happens to be in her very first class the next morning. And not as a student.
So there are tons and tons and tons of books out there that tackle the whole too-old-to-still-be-a-virgin thing, but this one just might take the cake.
Bliss is hilariously awkward in first her attempt to lose her virginity and then her attempts to explain away the very embarrassing circumstances, even going so far as to get a cat (that’ll make perfect sense once you read it) to match her cover story. She was in many ways the typical college girl, hanging out with her friends, occasionally drinking too much, and having fun. And like so many her age, she was both confident and insecure, knowing exactly what she wanted and then losing the faith in herself to go after it. And that’s where Garrick was just perfect.
He was witty and sweet, and that British accent was no disappointment. Didn’t hurt that he rode a motorcycle, either. But as much as he tried to understand Bliss, he was rather perturbed by the way she’d left him moments before they were going to have sex, and her constant back and forth frustrated him to no end. Still, he was enamored enough and kind enough to play along and pretend in front of everyone else that he was nothing more than her teacher. And then she got sick…
That might have been one of the sweetest parts of the story, the way he came through when she really needed someone. Her delirium was hilarious, too, and it gave him an unguarded look into her sometimes warped mind. That she returned the favor when he caught it from her was just perfect, and it was exactly what they needed to realize they could make a real go of a relationship.
It’s hard to explain just how funny this book is without simply quoting all the laugh-out-loud moments, and that would ruin the fun surprise for those of you who might decide to read it. All I can really say is that it had some of the best lines and most ridiculously awkward scenes I’ve read in some time, and I loved every second of it. I’m definitely grabbing the next book and continuing the series!