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Book Review-Losing it by Cora Carmack

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Book Reviews | 5 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards 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.

“Sometimes, it’s the scary things in life that are the most worthwhile.”

My Review

Losing It was such an interesting story here. I will admit that I bought this on impulse, I haven’t read this series by this author and I have been wanting to. I have dearly missed her writing and I have had the goal to try more new adult romance, especially if it has lower drama. I read the blurb and I knew I had to read this soon because the setup of the story was so fascinating to me. And it’s these types of setups that will work for me with the “Teacher-Student” trope. It’s not very often that this trope will work for me but if it’s written well, then it can definitely work for me. So the setup of this story is that our heroine, Bliss, is wanting to get rid of her virginity and also is feeling pressure from her best friend to have a one-night stand before they start their classes. So Bliss sees this gorgeous man at the bar reading alone and is intrigued, and instant attraction builds between them. They share a night together of course and Bliss escapes and leaves him in her bed eight hours later she sees the man she spent the night with, being her acting professor and now she is in deep trouble because she knows this attraction isn’t going to go away just because their relationship is forbidden.

I danced.

I danced without music. I screamed without sound. I celebrated in silence, in the dark, behind the curtains where no one could see.

I found Losing It to be such a blast of a read and I was so fascinated into seeing these two explore what they had together. I also loved the “Acting/playwright” theme to be so intriguing, we just don’t see this enough in romance. I was also fascinated by the forbidden feel of the relationship between Bliss and Garrick. I just adored these two together. Garrick is such a hottie inside and out. I adore how passionate he is and how he is so encouraging with Bliss. He wants her to embrace her true capabilities in the craft even knowing how difficult the road is ahead for her. I also liked that this wasn’t your typical virgin heroine either. This was such a fun easy going romantic read that worked so well for me and was such a quick sexy read.

Overall I found Losing It to be a fascinating new adult romance that is bound to deliver the sweet and sexy moments and bring to the reader a sense of satisfying joy.

No matter how close, you are always too far
My eyes are drawn everywhere you are.

I’m tired of the way we both pretend Tired of always wanting and never giving in
I can feel it in my skin, see it in your grin
We’re more. We always have been.

Think of everything we’ve missed.
Every touch and every kiss.
Because we both insist.

Hold your breath and close your eyes Distract yourself with other guys
It’s no surprise, your defeated sighs
Aren’t you tired of the lies?

Think of everything we’ve missed.
Every touch and every kiss.
Because we both insist.

No matter how close, you are always too far
My eyes are drawn everywhere you are.

I’m done. I won’t ignore. I won’t pretend or resist.
I want more.

Title: Losing It

Author: Cora Carmack

Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Format: Trade Paperback

Source: Self Purchased

Length: 288 Pages

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 4

Story Itself: 4

Character Development: 3.75

Writing Style: 4

World Building 4

Feels + The Romantic Heart 4

Pacing 4

Plot 4

Cover Art 3.5

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Series Order

Losing It

Losing It-Pub 2012 #1 in the Series

Keeping Her-Pub 2013 #1.5 in the Series

Faking It-Pub 2013 #2 in the Series

Inking Him-Pub 2014 #2.5 in the Series

Finding It-Pub 2013 #3 in the Series

Seeking Her-Pub 2014 #3.5 in the Series

About The Author

Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult Romance and YA fantasy. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora lives in Austin, TX, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss and her dog Sherlock. But she can always be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her website www.coracarmack.com.

***Please note: I am rarely on goodreads, so if you’re trying to get a hold of me, the best places to find me are Twitter, Facebook, my blog, Instagram, and via email (coracarmack(at)gmail(dot)com).

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  1. Samantha @WLABB

    This is a blast from the past for me. I read this a while ago (I wish Cormack would do more Rusk U books). I always enjoyed her books.

  2. Christine @ Captivated Reading

    I’m going to be honest–I’ve wanted to read this one for quite some time. It’s been around and I’ve read many reviews of people who enjoyed it. Great review!j

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Oh how I miss Cora Carmack. It’s been years since I read Losing It (eight or nine?) but I still remember how much I enjoyed it. The whole series was good but Losing It was still my favorite.


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