Losing It by Cora Carmack
(William Morrow, 2013, 288 pages)
“New Adult” is a newer genre that focuses on those individuals who read and enjoyed YA books but are looking for a little more. It’s meant to serve as a bridge between Young Adult and Adult titles and the main characters of the books typically range in age from late teens to mid-twenties. There was an article in Library Journal recently that highlighted this genre and I decided to check out one of the titles. One that got good reviews was Cora Carmack’s Losing It.
Bliss is 22 and a senior in college and she can’t believe she’s still a virgin. How is it possible she’s made it this long without having sex? She and her friend Kelsey decide she just needs to get it over with and she’s more or less ready to take the plunge… When Bliss meets an attractive man with a British accent at the bar she decides he’s going to be the one to help her with her little “problem.” However, when they make it to her place and things start to progress she freaks out and leaves – her OWN apartment. It’s not until the next day that she finds out the man in her bed was her new Theater professor, Garrick Taylor. Bliss is mortified for a number of reasons, but she can’t help noticing the chemistry she and Garrick shared isn’t going away…
I was a little hesitant when I started reading this book, but it was a quick and easy read with humor throughout. I can certainly see the appeal. Despite the cover and the premise of the story romance does play a role. If you’re wanting to get a taste for this genre I second the recommendation to pick up this title.