This book is straight up fantasy. I would believe this could happen about as much as I believe Middle Earth is a real place. That doesn't mean I didn't devour this book whole though. You know how everyone tells you to write the book you want to read, I think Cora Carmack did just that with Losing It. The main character Bliss has never had "bliss" and by that I mean an orgasm. She is awkward as hell and somewhat unremarkable, yet she meets a hot British guy in a college bar, who just happens to be reading Shakespeare, and he basically becomes obsessed with her. Oh yeah, and he turns out to be her new Drama teacher. Cool.
Here's the official Goodreads description:
Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards 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 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.
So here's the breakdown:
1. Age: Bliss is a senior in college, so roughly 22.
2. Identity: Bliss is a hot mess. She's not exactly confident and she doesn't know what she wants to do after college. Her dilemma will be all too familiar for those who graduated with an arts degree: should I do something practical or follow my dreams? This question isn't explored in much depth, as Bliss is mostly concerned with being a virgin and her hot new British professor. (I have a feeling this book doesn't pass the Bechdel test, but does it have to?)
3. Friends: Bliss has an array of drama friends, but her two closest are Kelsey, who is painted as a stereotypical slut to act as a foil for Bliss, and Cade, who I thought at first was her gay best friend (if we were sticking with the whole stereotypes thing).
4. Romance: For how cheesy and unrealistic it is, it's freaking hard not to totally buy into this romance. Who wouldn't want to be seduced by a hot British professor? However, the cover makes this book out to be much steamier than it really is. Sure, the last chapter is straight up sex, but the rest of the book is pretty tame.
Best served with a glass of straight up bubbly. Get yourself some sparkling wine and enjoy the cliché.
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