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Keeping Her

(Losing It #1.5)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  12,560 ratings  ·  1,004 reviews
Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that
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Published August 13th 2013 by William Morrow
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Cora Carmack
Jul 13, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Keeping Her is a sequel novella to LOSING IT. It is written from both Garrick and Bliss's POV, and takes place AFTER the events of LOSING IT. Please note though: it is NOT a full-length novel. I never intended to write a full sequel to Bliss's story, but I thought it might be fun to give you a little glimpse into what happens after their happily ever after.

I hope you all enjoy!
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 17, 2014 rated it liked it
A cute continuation of Garrick and Bliss :)

And just when I thought I couldn't love Garrick even more...

Blurb: Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?
But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as the
Can I just ask the author community something? Why in the world would you want to have an insecure heroine as a protagonist??

It's becoming an annoying trend. I would understand it if it was because of the character's growth. I love seeing a character evolve from an insecure heroine to being proud of who she has become and kicking ass.

But Bliss?!?!?


You have an amazing guy who literally worships you and you spend the time worrying about how you're not perfect for him?!?!?!

Girl, please. You take i
Jennifer Tariah
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
my face when i found this.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book is gonna be from Garrick's POV
happens after the Epilogue
i cannot believe this
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Clumsy Stars!


This short story was real sweet.
It happens after Garrick and Bliss got engaged and they are going to London to meet Garrick’s father. And when they get there Bliss completely understands why he doesn't like to talk about his family.
And with the nerves getting the better of Bliss and increasing her clumsiness, she only wants to be accepted by his family.

I loved this sweet story. It was great to see more of them and just as the book, this was hilarious!!
If you are a fan of the s
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've waited all day to read this. I loved getting to see Bliss and Garrick in a new environment and seeing how they act. Meeting his family was definitely a high point for me, and while I don't particularly like his Dad, I like the attitude of his Mum.
One thing that I really didn't like was it ended far too soon for me, I wanted more Bliss and Garrick in London.
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Here is a preview for Keeping her!

This is the only book in the series that cannot be read as stand alone. The story takes place some time after Faking it. Bliss and Garrick are engaged now and it's meet the parents time!

Garrick comes from a family with money and his parents have the bad behaviour rich people have. When Bliss met them I didn't like them because they seemed so cold and like they didn't thought her good enough for their son. But in the end I
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella
Its a cute and lovely story. It continues Bliss and Garrick's love story in London where Bliss finally meets Garrick's parents and introduces her as his fiance. This novella is told from both Garrick and Bliss' point of views. Readers get to witness how strong their relationship is.They both clearly demonstrated that communication, trust, and love was all that they need and that they could handle any obstacles that stood in their way. Plenty of sweet moments between Garrick and Bliss. The ending ...more
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Haven't read this series in a long time. Realized I missed this one it's so good to be reunited to this couple again. A cute romantic comedy with steamy parts loving it. I love Garrick always asking "Marry Me " so sweet. ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
I loved Losing It, the beginning of Garrick & Bliss’ story. So I was pretty excited when I found out that Cora Carmack was giving us another installment in their journey together and in London no less!!

This book is told from Dual POV, which I found really worked for the issues that were being dealt with. I love Garrick so being able to read what is going through his mind enhanced the story 100% for me. Cora has released a few Garrick POV’s over the last few months, and I must admit that I love h
Holly Noelle
2.5 stars

ARC supplied by Edelweiss.

Beware of spoilers


I didn't like the first book in this series so I didn't exactly go into this novella with high hopes. It was not as bad as I thought it would be, but it certainly didn't impress me either. I had issues with this throughout the entire thing and it had only a couple redeeming qualities.

1. Bliss.

Girl, you might very well be one of the most obnoxious chicks I've ever read. I thought Bella Swan was insecure, but you, lady, take the cake. She
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can’t explain how nervous I was when I picked up Losing It. Still a novice when it came to New Adult, my introduction to the category hadn’t always been…successful. I was wary of certain themes particularly virginity and the idea that it was something wrong to possess after a certain age and it’s apparent need to be dispensed with as quickly as possible in order to be considered “normal”. So when I picked up LOSING IT, a book based around the topic I was certain this was a car crash waiting to ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
When looking for the next book in this series I noticed this novella. It was less than 4 Euro so I bought it together with the second book in the series.

And this is a nice read.

It's a novella so not a lot is happening, but it is a nice little extra to Bliss' story. There's lots of British ale, meddling family, miscommunication, and a happy end.

All in all a short and fun read for those who want a little bit more Bliss and Garrick after having read Losing It.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
*want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want* *want*
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 01-signed
I adore Gerrick & Bliss, so why just 3 stars? I am not sure what I was expecting, but this felt way less than 100 pages. It was simply just one scene - a good scene, but still just a scene.
Jana Aston
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
...... that was really short. Ends at 71% the rest is a teaser for her next book. Heh. It was good enough. I don't know why it was necessary to the story. ...more
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, reviewed
4.5/5 stars

As soon as I heard Cora was writing a novella about Garrick and Bliss I was all kinds of excited. And then when I heard it was dual POV, I was even MORE excited! Don't get me wrong- I loved and adored Cade's story, but I did find myself missing Garrick and Bliss, wondering what they were up to. Losing It was such a cute, fun read and one of my favorite things about Bliss was her awkwardness and clumsiness. It makes her very endearing to me. So happy to report that Bliss is still the s
Camila (previously the opinionated Catruler)
Actual rating: 4.5*

After reading and loving Finding It, I couldn't help but get my hands on this novella, especially since I had already bought it. Here we re-encounter the first couple in the Losing It series, but this time we get the opportunity to explore both Bliss' and Garrick's POVs. To be honest, it was fantastically done.

The thing I love about Cora Carmack is that all her characters are different and unique, even if some are hard to love at first. Bliss, Garrick, Cade, Max, Kelsey, Jack
This novella was pointless. I don't even think I'm going to write a full review. It was more of Bliss whining about how she's not good enough and how klutzy she is and how she doesn't deserve Garrick. Blah. The only good thing about this was it took place in London. And since only one page was devoted to all of the site seeing that they did, that couldn't even save it. Also, someone please explain to me why almost all new adult books need to have a pregnancy - either real or a scare. It's almost ...more
Nay Denise
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pretty great novella to Losing It. I love Garrick and Bliss. They overcame their shortcomings in this. I loved that they went to London and encountered his family and friends. Bliss definitely went in head first, but she came out on top with their love still intact. Perfect.
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Update 19.8.13

Finished the book.... review to come.

OH.MY.GOD!! GARRICK'S POV!!! Can't wait!!
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ooooh from the BRIT's point of view ;) ...more
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Cute. Short. Bridging. Honestly, I was just happy to see that half of it was in Garrick's point of view x) <3 ...more
Paula  Phillips
During this Quarantine period, I have tried to make it one of my reading goals and try to read and clean off my kindle older books that have been sitting there for years, and when I say years, I mean years. This particular series I read Books 1 -3 back in 2013 and now, of course, I'm in 2020 and finally reading Book #1.5 Keeping It. When I started reading this book, it took me a moment to become reacquainted with the main characters and remember who was who and what had happened. In Book #1.5 Ke ...more
Chloe (Always Booked)
This was a novella about Bliss going to meet Garrick's family in London. They're engaged and his mom is supposedly really judgmental and tough so she's super nervous. Hijinks ensue and its fun to read about, but this one got overly smutty and wasn't necessary, in my opinion.

Bliss starts getting sick and she's late so she thinks she's pregnant. Garrick interviews for a job in London that pays more, but then they find out she's not pregnant so they go back to the states to get mar
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
"But Bliss chased away the gray and made everything seem black and white. No matter the question, she was the answer."

Even though I've pretty much forgotten a big chunk of Bliss and Garrick's story, this novella made me remember why they are my favorite couple from the series. (Though again, I've yet to read Finding It) These two are just adorable! I practically flew through the pages and the next thing I knew, I already reached the end. :( But then this is just a novella so that exp
I absolutely loved Losing It when I read it earlier this year, I have a huge crush on Garrick and Bliss is the kind of heroine who reminded me of myself as a teenager. As much as I enjoyed Cade and Max's story in Faking It I was excited to revisit my favourite couple in this novella.

Keeping Her shows how Bliss had Garrick are getting on several months after the ending of their book, there is no point in picking up this story if you haven't read Losing It yet but fans will enjoy getting their ext
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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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Losing It (3 books)
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“WAIT, WAIT! JUST one more!”
“Bliss, there are children waiting.”
And they probably hated us, but I was just so glad to see her smiling that I didn’t care.
“Yeah, well, they all just jumped on the bandwagon. Most of them weren’t alive when I read Harry Potter for the first time.”
I turned to the Canadian family behind me and said, “I’m so sorry. This is the last one, I promise.” Then I took one more picture of Bliss pretending to push the luggage cart through the wall at the Platform 9¾ monument at King’s Cross Station.
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