Losing It – Cora Carmack

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How about let's try my subjectivity towards a story?

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Losing It – Cora Carmack

P.S. I defo lost it ;)


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."           

Disclaimer: Defo teenage-hormones & flailing over Brit accents are attacking me.

If you’re gonna ask me if I liked it? YES! :) It was a new genre for me, to be honest, a first read to New Adult (correct me if I’m wrong, it was classified as such).

             I'll start with, I love it's humor! :)

             There's a teenagers-to-twenty-something feel from it, a suitable book to read for those who are looking for a sort of Chick-Lit with some (an understatement of many or mostly) sexual innuendos, hormones-raging: there are a lot of can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you parts which was, yes, pretty steamy.        
             I personally enjoyed the main characters being humanely-imperfect. Bliss herself and Garrick (and his Brit accents' a definite plus!) It is also a story of friendship, love and dreams. But what differentiated it from others is the setting: Theatre school is pretty refreshing for me, not the musical type of way, but primarily, acting. :)

If you’re really looking for a good laugh, I would really recommend this to you, its humor is awkwardly-funny. Yes, AWKWARD + FUNNY = Bliss. Bliss is such a character I rather am fond of, her over-thinking knows no bounds. Haha! I can even imagine myself in Bliss or sometimes as a friend of Bliss! I even enjoyed the carefree-feel of Bliss' friends, very realistic, true and natural. There are defo favorite lines that I had fun re-reading about humor, life and the sweet lines coming from Garrick. ;)

             I must praise Cora Carmack as she gave justice in: “placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too.” I love that Cora Carmack said that, to be honest, it’s a fun, feel-good, light and humorous to read; and of course, I can never disregard my love for Brits and their hot accent. 

My bias had gotten over me; I personally rate this as 4.5 out of 5.

Longer rantings:

The cover?
            Sorry but that guy... okay, no beating around the bush when I said 'teenage-hormones switched on', my eyes were drawn right to the cover: that guy is absolutely, most definitely, HOT! I know that’s only a part of his face, but really, he is gorge! :)

The story itself:

            Virginity. It's the first word, line and introduction of the summary. Having a stereotype that most westerners are liberal, this might be placed as a shocker. Which is the reason our dear main character is freaking-out and over-thinking. It does not really circled about being V, but Bliss' problems always go back to that. Yet it's not all that, it's a story also about friendship, love and dreams, their future after college.

             The background of the story itself, the setting: Theatre, which has bias-ly etched in my heart: the stage is a tube where you convey your emotions; but remember, this is a university majoring in theatre stuffs so there are book/plays mentioned. I really liked the acting-focused; since Theatre is often regarded side by side with Broadway, so it's a breath of fresh air. :)

             And the love story itself: teacher-student relationship. I am completely against this sort of relationship, and yes, it really gross me out. But this story didn’t, I was even happy I read it. Taking into consideration, Bliss and Garrick before she knew Garrick’s her new professor; so I gave them a slip away. They're a very sweet couple! Can I just say that they can’t get their itchy hands-off each other, let’s say they succeed someway but there’s always the urge (*wink, wink*). And would agree with what Kelsey said in one part, there is definitely, Sexual Tension.

Oh yeah, did I mention it's hilarity? :) Well, it really is humorous! :)

Sneak peek of the awesome characters:
Bliss Edwards: The name really wasn’t that catchy, but I was thinking that there’s a double entendre in her name. Isn’t it bliss is a feeling beyond happiness, soaring high with giddiness all-over? There are lots of parts wherein you can say she really is blissful. She’s 22-years old; the V, as stated; swoons over the hot Brit guy.
Garrick Taylor: The Hot Brit guy from Philly (Philadelphia), don’t worry he’s a legit Brit (he really was from London). With a very hot accent and very handsome. And he’s sweet!
Kelsey: Girl best friend of Bliss who is down-right blunt but hella knows how to keep a secret; and the friend who pushes you to whom you like, the infuriating-but-sometimes-okay sort of way.
Cade: Best friend of Bliss which is the boy-next-door-knight-and-shining-armor type of guy. And he likes our dear Bliss.
Hamlet: Haha! I just wanna insert this unbelievably “I-hate-all-of-you-people-except-Garrick” cat. And FYI, this cat’s a “she”. And can be tamed only by Garrick and her feathered cat toy.

            The ending, oh my! I can’t ask for anything much more perfect. Indirectly-sweet! It was Garrick’s POV, the Epilogue, and I swear, it was downright the ending I couldn’t ask for more. Other than (*coughs*): CORA CARMACK, A SEQUEL, PLEASE? :) 
           Yes, I know, the next's about Cade :) But please sprinkle some Garrick-Bliss moments there! :)

Spoiler (with my own words - basis: Summary above): "A senior college student, Bliss, who was still a V, “helped” (more like forced) by her friend, Kelsey, to get laid for the night. Bliss saw this guy in the bar, reading Shakespeare and bloody hell, with Brit accent. With unfortunate turn of events (in getting laid), Bliss chickened out (in her own apartment) leaving a stark-naked hottie, who by the way is her new professor."

-     Jassie

4 sprinkled sunshines:

nea barabea said...

Love your review!! Hamlet was hilarious indeed!! And Garrick accent <3 <3 I've read about awkward people need love, too in the acknowledgements and loved it!! Cora really rocks :) This book was so cool and I am so happy that I've read it! I wish all the New Adults were as good as this one! About Bliss - remember when they met and he asked her name and she said Bliss and he asked "Is this a line?" I thought I would die from laughing!! :D

Jas Dela Cruz said...

Thank you, lovely! :) Haha, who would forget this awesome I hate you all cat? :)) OH MY... the accent was superb! I was reciting or reading it with the accent! :) <3 I agree with you, I do hope the New Adult genre is, the one with hilarity yet suits to the age range they want to focus :) HAHAHA! :) Yeah! :)) OH MY... I never thought I would love this book :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I loved the ending too! It was just done so well! There's a second book about cade? yay!

Jas Dela Cruz said...

The ending was sooo perfect! :) I mean, most endings suck, but Cora made it unexpectedly WOW :)
Yes! It's a companion novel :) And she's currently writing it! I'm sooo excited! XD

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