Wednesday 5 June 2013

Review: Losing it by Cora Cormack

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible.

But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier...

Review: Wow! What a whirlwind of a book! I started it and literally couldn't out it down. You get right in on the action straight away with bliss getting ready with friend Kelsey to go out and loose her virginity-straight to the point or what? She meets the fabulously British male lead almost straight away, no messing. I loved those first few scenes between them, it was so well-written that I could feel the slightly drunken awkwardness oozing from the page as I read!

Bliss is a character who, although she is in her final year of college, knows what she wants, lives alone and has friends whom she socialises with, but does not rely on entirely to get by on a day to day basis. I admire this in a character. I was unsure whether I liked the fact that she saw her virginity as something she must loose and was going to do so at any cost, just to get it over and done with, but thankfully she does loose this attitude some way through the novel and so goes right back up there in my estimation. I even love the fact that she has spare sheets and b,anklets for when her friends drunkenly crash at her place.

Male lead Garrick is also a strong character although he is significantly quieter than Bliss in the novel. I quite like that the male character doesn't take over in this case. It is  never really him playing with her emotions, but her blowing a bit hot and cold with him throughout the novel. I love the fact that the male is the first to declare his feelings as well-a great stand for feminism without being obviously so!

I love the supporting characters in this book too, best friend Cade is fabulous. He is understanding and yet reacting realistically when Bliss hurts him. I can't wait to find out what happens to him in follow up novel Faking it! I even love the fact that Bliss ends up acquiring a cat who is completely standoffish and only seems to respond to Garrick-hilarious.

The whole storyline is realistic and remind me of the first series of Greys Anatomy with Meredith and Mcdreamy, a good thing! I particularly love how realistically the scene where both characters have glandular fever, or mono, is written. Having had glandular fever, the writing made me feel like I was actually back there suffering again alongside the,. At the same time, is piece of the novel underlines how important swing someone when they are at their worst and not caring, actually helping them, is in a developing relationship.

I wasn't even expecting to like this novel as much as I did but I read it cover to cover in practically one go! The sex scenes were realistic without being overly graphic, the relationships between the characters, equally so, and I loved the whole idea for the storyline. I think that this is something anyone could enjoy and I can't wait for the sequel! 

A special thank you to Amanda at Onemorepage for this copy!

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