Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Losing it by Cora Carmack

This is a prime example of me judging a book by it's cover. But can you blame me?

WOW...I need this book asap! This cover...it's something else! Seriously HOT!

When I look at the cover, I see:
Intensity
Passion
Lust
Deliciously Sinful
Heat
Forbidden Romance

Then I read the blurb, and was like, OH HELL YES! I can't wait to read this book! So I didn't judge too much from the cover...

....but I got none of that.

There is no need to describe the story, the blurb takes care of it completely for me.

I'm neither here nor there with this one. It was an ok story, cute, light and fluffy, but not what I expected at all. What I expected was what I described when I looked at the cover and read the blurb. I didn't connect with the story until about 75% into it. I felt a pull but not enough to really grip me.

I definitely in the minority with this book it seems, so I'm going to explain what didn't work for me.

The relationship between Garrick and Bliss started out one night and then stopped quickly after because he is her professor. Understandable. Their relationship was on and off throughout the semester and not for long periods of time either. When they were back on the final time, an 'I love you' drops.



I'm sorry...what?!

I didn't see it coming! The I love you came out of left field. Is it possible that the I love you's didn't fit for me because I didn't have a strong connection to the characters or the story? Sure. It's possible. But when it was said, I just didn't feel it and it surely wasn't needed, in my opinion.

Bliss, the heroine, is suppose to be this awkward 21 year old virgin in college. I never identified her as being awkward. Not one bit. She seemed like the everyday college student to me, hanging out with friends, going to clubs, crushing on her professors. But was it because she's a virgin in college and freaked right before she was about to loose her virginity? To me that's normal. I just don't see awkward...

What saved this for me was Garrick and Cade. I liked Garrick a lot and his British accent. He's exactly how I pictured on the cover, I just wish he had a little more push to him. Cade was sweet and I connected to him more than anyone and I would have like to see where he ends up.

I have to give this new indie author credit- Her writing is clean with hardly any errors and I did enjoy her style, sadly I just didn't feel it. This doesn't mean I won't read any other books she releases, it's just that this wasn't for me.

If you like lighthearted romances with a slight side of humor then this book is for you.

2 comments:

Maria D. said...

Thanks for the review - the cover does pretty much make you want to read the book:)

Aman said...

Same here! I was so excited about this book, but it just turned out very average for me. I just thought the girl was very weird/clumsy, but Garrick was the best thing that happened to this book. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that didn't gave it a 5 star.

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