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Losing It

(Losing It #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  101,569 ratings  ·  7,206 reviews
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 ...more
ebook, 189 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 12th 2012)
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Cora Carmack
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
They say write the book you would want to read. Well... that's what I did.

I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Update: The print book releases in the U.S. on 2/26/13! And in the UK on 3/28/13!
Sasha Alsberg
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I actually really liked Losing It! It was a fun, exciting and romantic read! Read it in a few hours!
"That's All" Ash
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ehh
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Do I get points for that? ;)

Here’s the thing.

It was waaaahaaaay to predictable. Holy Moses, man!

And I get that the cute and sweet books, for the most part, ARE predictable. But uhh… I knew what was goin’ to go down from the get go! I mean, it’s about a twenty-two year old virgin who really wants to lose her V-Card, so what does she do?

She just goes to a bar with her friend to find some random guy to lose it with.

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Lo and behold, the random guy she DOES find
Emily May
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, 2013, romance

I am conducting what I'm shelving as a "New Adult (NA) Experiment". I'm going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. Here's hoping!

No review is completely objective. But there are two reasons I should warn you of why this review might be prone to even less objectivity than usual:

1) I recently read a book about a teacher/student relationship that was excellent - Unteachable - and it was hard not to com
Jennifer Armentrout
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. One of the few reads that have made me laugh out loud. And the steamy scenes? Yep. They were hot. But it was so much more than that. My new favorite book of the year.
littlebookbosomed bookreview
Yahoo another sexytime *Yummy

Is it just me? I find that guy on the cover undeniably hott. Another man worth my time *giggles


The summary caught my attention. Hope it didnt disappoint me


Oh my, couldn't stop thinking about the guy *Drooling

To anyone who is having trouble reading my review. Just click 'see review' instead of 'see more'


The first thing i need to do before reviewing this book
Just be patient



Okay, Okay review time

I gave this book 5 B
Kristin (KC)
Stop! Cats! Stop... Losing it had me pretty much losing my mind through fits of giggles--courtesy of Bliss and her quirky inner dialogue!  I must admit that I headed into this book with some reservation due to the mixed reviews it had initially been receiving. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I very much enjoyed this book.

Bliss, a character whom I won't likely forget, had a comical energy about her that snagged my attention immediately. I loved being inside her head and hear
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Ashley

Thank you, Ashley, for recommending me this book.

Isn't it nice when a book surprises you in such a great way?

I was looking for a book that could get me out of that ugly mood I was in, and boy this book did it. Plus, it was pretty short and I finished it in one sitting!
I related to Bliss in many ways and how she reacted to certain things and I found myself nodding a lot while reading and the rhythm was easy and quick. I really enjoyed Cora's effortless style. I liked it a lot.


Like I was saying, I
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: A Schizophrenic?
So one day, a book was written....


It had a boy, with a British accent mind you:


It had a girl:


They were in "love"


AND have been through "VERY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS" a tragedy, really.


They taught the world an important message through their "problems"


So I am just here like...


This book bored me to death, but I didn't give up. I stayed strong, I am strong.

Beth Hudspeth
Probably more like 3.5 stars. This was awkward as hell, but really cute!

This is pretty much how I picture Bliss:
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It wasn’t until I’d walked halfway across the parking lot that I realized:
1. I wasn’t wearing shoes.
A. Or a shirt.
2. I didn’t bring my keys
A. Or anything really.
3. I’d just left a complete stranger in my apartment.
A. Naked.

Whoever said one-night stands were supposed to be simple with no strings attached had clearly never met the disaster that was me.

Bliss (which is such a cu
Shelly Crane
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books
Ok. This is one of those books that stays with you. In fact, I immediately went back to reread a couple parts as soon as I was done last night, at like 3 am, and then again this morning.

The main character's name is Bliss. For one, I'm so jealous that I didn't think to name a character that. I LOVE it. She reacted to things the way I would have. I love the theater\acting stuff that was talked about. The plot twist with the play and her best friend Cade was genius. I want to go to college with th
Natasha Polis
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
This was cute. But nothing more, maybe a good book if you're in a slump. ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story had me at HOT BRITISH GUY!

I was a little worried from the title that Losing It was just going to be about a girl trying to lose her V-card, but I’m happy to say it wasn’t. What you get instead is a sweet story of immediate attraction, and chemistry that develops into more. Have you ever met someone who instantly lit your insides on fire? Well, this is what happens to Bliss when she runs into Garrick.

Twenty-two year Bliss is on her last year of college but has yet to go all the way w
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.

The premise of this novel is really promising: A chance encounter that leads to a taboo relationship between a theatre student and her professor. It’s a shame that it was wasted on such a poor story about a naive little girl and a man whose only charm was his British accent.

As the title says Losing It is about Bliss Edward’s quest to lose her virginity at twenty two and before she graduates from college. She’s supposedly held on to
Jeaniene Frost
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I laughed out loud so many times while reading this book. "Stop! Cats! Stop!" may be my new favorite line (if you've read the book, you know what I mean ;)). It also gave me "One More Chapter" disease, because despite being tired when I picked it up, I kept reading until I was done. Very romantic and very funny. ...more
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Heaven help me but I wanted my professor to be my boyfriend.”

This was a light, cute read and was a wonderful way to spend my Saturday afternoon. If you are looking for a shorter, sweet, slightly fluffy read, this is a great choice!

Bliss Edwards had a problem. Virginity. It wasn’t that she set out to stay a virgin, she just never met the right guy and for one reason another, she ended up in her last year of college and ’it’ had just never happened. So, with encouragement from her best frie
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Aug 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
You know what pissed me off about this book? The fact that it could have been pretty good, but wasn't. It really, really wasn't. I love English guys, and I dig the idea of some painfully shy virgin gettin' her groove on with a hot British theater prof. Seriously, how do you go wrong with that? I'll tell you how; by crafting one of those most dishonest, cowardly, irritating heroines this side of the nuthouse. The She freaks out and lies about having a cat, and then keeps up t ...more
I can't believe I finally finished this book. It took me two months. And now I don't know why I even bothered to finish at all.
I'm not sure why I'm giving it two stars. I guess it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't even close to being somewhat okay.
The reason I picked up this book in a first place was the cover. When I look at it I see a lot of different emotions. Maybe love, lust, frustration, longing, a little sadness. I felt like it was telling a story and I wanted to know more about it. But wha
So I think I'm losing it, or have lost it...whatever.

And by it, I mean my damn mind. My head. My train of freaking thought.

I feel like I've just stepped out of washing machine and my thoughts need to be wrung out of me like water.

I really loved this book.

God only knows why I've been putting it off. Maybe it was the fear that the teacher-student dynamic could only be done a finite number of times before it became predictable. Or the doubt that the protagonist being a virgin would make her shy an
Pre-read Guess who got an ARC from Edelweiss for this title? :P

I'll likely read it alongside some of the other NA and YA titles I've received from them, it's just a matter of when.

Never mind, wrong book. I'll have to read this one before I read the sequel.

Post-read: I can't decide whether I want to rate this 1 star or 1.5 stars, because it really wasn't as bad as other reads I've had in the genre, but at the same time, there were too many things that annoyed me about this book. I really did not
Jul 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Cheesy and basically a life time movie. I have my moments, and sometimes I need a little cheese.
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-love
I was going to have sex.
With a boy.
A hot boy
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?

5 out of 5 stars.It's reccomended for adult people but I think it's more +16.

The synopsis of the book made me to want to read the book like a man who is dying from thirst wants water.What can I say?I am a sucker for this kind of setuations.

He stood and offered me his arm.“My lady?”
“You don’t
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
3.5 Sweetness Stars

This book was adorably awkward, funny and cute as fuck!

The MC, Bliss (which some Deity somewhere help me, can these NA names get any more special snowflake?!) is a virgin. Which is generally a big no-no for me, but in this case I actually liked it. She decides, with the help of her loving friend, that she just needs to get rid of that sweater already...

And she is COMPLETELY insane and awkward. And it’s amazing!!!

“Stop! Cats! Stop!”

In the contrived way that IS the romance g
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alright, I really enjoyed this. It was so addictive and entertaining. Slight cheesy, idealises the student-teacher relationship trope a bit too much, but at least they weren't young little shits and what the heck, I just inhaled it. ...more
Whitney Atkinson
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

typical, but entertaining nonetheless!
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another reread, and I STILL LOVE IT!!! *sigh*


Full review to come on Reading Lark ( on October 21st. Suffice it to say that:


2) It made me have feelings of the goosebumps & butterflies in stomach variety.

3) I am immediately rereading this.


*full review follows this*

This is only the second time I have ever immediately reread a book upon finishing it - the other time was when I read the Twilight sa
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a light, fluffy, fun read. I really enjoyed the author’s “voice” but the pacing the first half of the book seemed slow due to the fact that Bliss and Garrick don’t have a lot of in-depth interactions. However, during that time there is plenty of knowledge shared about what takes place at a school for theater arts. Unfortunately I’m not a big theater fan. I know, go ahead, skin me but it’s true. I’m a central Texas girl living in the country so it’s not something I’ve ever been exposed to ...more
May 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
ookaeyyy.... one star... that's pretty generous to be quite fuckin honest.

here's what i hated about this story:

1. im certain this book was written in another decade when Stereo Hearts was the shit and everyone slow danced to Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's because it's the most hip thing to do. Everything was olddddddd and c l i c h e as fuck man. I'm sure every new-born fan fiction written on Wattpad from the time period of 2012 to 2013 had used this story as a users guide.

2. Why is Garr
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
As one can guess from the title, this is about “losing it." Cute and lots of fun with a slightly awkward MC and flirty scenes. Bliss (our MC), has an adorkable meeting with a hot British guy in a bar where her best friend is trying to get her to pick up a guy and finally lose her virginity. (view spoiler) ...more
Duchess Nicole
I'm happy to say that this is one of the rare books that I think is better on audio than it would have been reading it. Which was lovely, because for the longest time, the cover made me cringe, and kept me from giving it a shot. Who wants their visuals of the sexy teacher in a teacher/student romance to look like a pale, scrawny fourteen year old? Not me. Interestingly enough, this must not have been my sentiment alone because there are two cover versions.

Losing It (Losing It, #1) by Cora Carmack
and this:
Losing It (Losing It, #1) by Cora Carmack

Much improved!!

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Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult Romance and YA fantasy. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora lives in Austin, TX, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss and her dog Sherlock. But she ...more

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A hot BRITISH boy.
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What if I threw up on the hot British boy DURING SEX?”
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