Stars: 3.5 *** for the actual book 5 stars for giving me a break from real life. :D
Source: reviewer purchase
Genre: New Adult
Buy this book:Losing It
Blurb: Virginity.Lori's review:
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.
I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
With a hot boy.
With a hot BRITISH boy.
Or Maybe I was going to throw up.
What if I threw up on the hot British boy?
What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING sex? "
Bliss feels like the oldest virgin in the world. But she's just never felt ready to have sex. She is too much in control to just let loose and 'do it'. Until she meets Garrick who sparks her sexual desire. But even then she just can't seem to let go. Faking a cat, and an emergency she flees from a the hot naked British boy in her bed. She thinks she's ok. She can just pretend that 'it' happened and move on. Only Garrick shows up in an unexpected place. In her class, as the teacher.
This book is cute. It's really, really cute. I flew it in on sitting and very much enjoyed my time reading. It's not freakin Shakespeare but it is definitely funny as hell. I was laughing, and maybe even fanning myself. That Garrick...he sure knows how to charm the pants off of Bliss.
In terms of storyline there isn't really one her. A forbidden love, that is never really in risk of getting caught. Bliss plays it way to safe for that. The only question you are really confronted with is whether the fruit will taste just a sweet once it's no longer forbidden. There is a random love triangle thrown in but we all know that the other guy, Cade, has not chance against the British hottie. This book would have been just as cute and steamy without the created drama.
The book is short. I feel like she either could have made it a novella, or flushed out the characters.
Overall a good way to spend an afternoon but I probably won't be picking it back up.