Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Losing it by Cora Carmack




Title: Losing it
Author: Cora Carmack
Genre: Young Adult/ Romance

Synopsis:

“Virginity.

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.” (Source: GoodReads.com)



Cool Girl, Awesome Books thought:


So I got this book because I wanted to read something fast and cute. I checked for reviews on goodreads.com and it was an average book (has some good and some bad reviews) like any other book out there. I decided to give it a try because I had nothing else to read. I have to say I wasn’t impressed with this book. If you liked it, good for you but for me it didn’t click. It’s a very short story (approx. 300 pages on ipad), which for me it’s short, which means the characters don’t have enough time to develop.  The general idea wasn’t so bad, but the way it was delivered lacked some salt and pepper. I found it very fast passed and not enough details of the characters or anything that would make me like the story more.
The main character, Bliss Edwards is pretty awkward but at the same time she has some crazy ideas. For some reason she wants to get rid of her virginity (oookay) and she falls in love with her professor. I thought that their relationship didn’t have enough ground and it didn’t grow enough in order for them to actually fall in love. The professor was lonely and I personally felt their whole relationship was wrong. Is it just me ?? Bliss also has a best friend which apparently knows a lot about boys and is very pretty. I haven’t felt her presence in the book at all, expect for a few scenes where she actually intervenes but I don’t feel like they are best friends at all. The book didn’t make me laugh or cry – it was just blah. Unless you have nothing else to read, go ahead and pick it up but it’s not a book I would usually recommend.  Took me about three hours to finish it and I was pretty disappointed when I did. Let me talk about the book cover - it's probably the only thing that drew me in to this book because I thought the characters look nice, but whenever the author wrote a description of the professor, it didn't look at all with the guy on the cover. I know I shouldn't pay much attention to the picture but it portraits something that in my opinion is not even close to what's in the book. 
Finally, I give this book a C, it’s not that bad but it’s not great either. For a fast read should be okay.

Happy Reading,

Xoxo, Diana

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