Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It
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 usually read ever read, but I read reviews for it that said it was so much more than the unique summary and different cover. Which thankfully, it was.

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!)


  1. I've enjoyed most of the (relatively few) NA books I've read, so always looking for more. Will definitely add this to my TBR list! Great review.

  2. I liked this one, but I think you're right it was much more than the blurb made out. I quite liked the ending as well :)

  3. I love this book. I think it's more than the summary and the cover. Great review :)

  4. Great Post.
    No judgey face here. I love new adult genre & Have had this book on my to-read list for a while. Plan to read soon (:

  5. I might actually check this out thanks to your review Katie! I'm like you, I am not one for explicit literature, but this actually sounds like it might be good, especially the whole theatre geek thing. :)

  6. Nice review. I saw this on amazon a few days ago, but I was skeptical because of the summary so I'm glad I stumbled across your review! I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR list now :)

  7. Since I dropped out the blogging world for so long, "New Adult" is still pretty new to me - but there's definitely no judgement regarding your reading choices! I think the "new adult" label says a lot. For example, neither of those words suggests "put me on your middle or high school shelf" to me! But if you're a new adult yourself, or been-an-adult-for-a-while, why not? Losing It sounds just like a Gossip Girl plot line to me - and I happen to love Gossip Girl :)