Losing It — Cora Carmack

3/5 stars
Goodreads summary: Virginity.

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.

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Apparently being a virgin your senior year of college makes you this:

Anyway, the cover looks super steamy (or at least the bottom part of it does–what is with that dude’s face?) but this isn’t really a super steamy book. It is actually a cute little love story, one about a ridiculously awkward girl who almost sleeps with some guy (because of course if you’re a virgin you need to change that IMMEDIATELY) and then it turns out he’s her theatre prof. And even though they say “I love you” pretty quickly (is it just me, or is a few months of secret “dating” way too soon to be bandying about that word? Especially to The Last Unicorn! Don’t wanna scare her away!), their relationship was cute. Bliss is hilariously awkward and I’ve actually done a few of the things she does in the book so I even lol’d. Losing It is total brain candy and I liked it.

Because of the plot summary I was like, Oh great, now we’re going to make as big a deal of virginity as most books make about sleeping around, but fortunately the whole “HOLY CRAP I’M STILL A VIRGIN!!!11” thing turns out to be more in Bliss’s head than anything else. There were a couple mentions of her best friend being a slut and I didn’t really see any evidence of that, so that bothered me a little bit. I’ve never used “slut” as a term of endearment. I dunno.

It’s a self-published book and normally I shy away from those because of the oftentimes poor editing, but this one wasn’t too bad. The English major/editor in me found a few misplaced commas and some erroneous capitalization, but nothing that detracted from the ease of reading or made my head do a total 360 while pea soup spewed from my mouth.

Anyway, I leave you with this picture of The Last Unicorn:

UNICOOOOOORRRRRRNNNNNSSSSS!!!!

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