Bought eBook from Amazon
Published October 15, 2012
Series: Losing It #1
Losing It on Goodreads
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.
Yes. That is the cover and summary. Yes, it's probably a bit of a surprise to see here on Call Me Crazy. Yes, this is one of these moments where I hope my mom doesn't read my blog. But I wanted to try a new genre dubbed 'New Adult' which has characters who are in college or about to 'go into the real world.' I saw that Momo (Books Over Boys) reviewed this on her blog and had fairly good things to say about it so I figured I'd give it a go.
I can see your judge-y face through the screen, but just wait a sec. Trust me on this one.
So it's a little more explicit than what I
I know the summary sounds kind of off putting (at least it did to me). I was worried this book would be solely about some girl wanting to lose her V-card, but it wasn't.
It was about a girl who feels the pressures that most teen/ college age girls feel. In the beginning I really, really didn't like Bliss. I thought it was stupid that she was just going to randomly give it up to some random guy in a bar. As the story continued we got to actually know Bliss and it became way more than a book about some girl trying to lose a label.
Bliss is awkward, super funny and a theater geek. It was awesome to see her grow into her own skin as the story progressed. For me, the title, cover and summary make this book sound like something it isn't. Well, maybe it is a little of that, but I think the main focus was on Bliss learning to accept that everyone reaches stages in life at different times than others. That it's okay to be who you are, even if that self is awkward.
It starts out a bit, errr, much, but it evens out in the middle and really talks about difficult topics that go through college students heads. Like what are you going to do when you get out of college and leaving friends behind.
If you're looking to try out New Adult, I definitely recommend Losing It. It's a romantic, fun and quick read that is way more than it seems. I'm really glad I gave it a try, s if you're looking for a book with a little older characters, a swoon worthy guy and topics you can relate to, then maybe you should check this book out.
(Pssst: It's super cheap as an ebook on Amazon! Under $4!)