Book Genre:Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Book Series: Losing It #1
Released: Oct 15, 2012 by HarperCollins Publisher
Pages: 189 Price: $2.99 Ebook
Source: I borrowed this audio book from my library.
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.
This is the kind of book that feminist hate. One where it seems like the girl’s whole existence centers around and hangs upon that one guy being in her life. A heroine whose most crucial obstacle in her life is losing her virginity. The same people who declare that 50 shade is going to be the undoing of woman’s rights in the modern era are not going to enjoy this book. I on the other hand thought it was sweet, while still having some issues with the book…
Okay this book is about a stage of life that with every single birthday have a more and more difficult time relating with. Kind of like my not being able to identify with YA level fiction, stories set in college are also something I should think about giving up. At the current stage of life I am at reading about these college age relationship issues just grates on my nerves a bit. I want to take the characters by the shoulders, shake them and say ‘who cares if you end up together think about the college debt you are going to be saddled with for the rest of your life and the fact that you will be working at McDonald’s for the next 10 years because the job market sucks in this county’.
Then there is the love triangle that up until this book was never much of a pet peeve for me up until this book. Okay, I get why they suck now. Then there is the aspect of the hero being the heroine’s teacher. This does not lead to a healthy relationship and was something that bothered me about the story. There are other issues I had but will refrain from going into because in the end I really didn’t hate this book. Oh sure, through most of it I thought to myself ‘what are you listening to’ but it was a good story. I guess I have an easier time overlooking some things when it is in a paranormal setting vs a contemporary one. In a paranormal the rules are different from our world and I can let stuff go easier. In a contemporary, this is our world they live in the rules of our society and some things, like dating your teacher, are not as easy to brush off for story’s sake.
So did I like anything about this book? Yep. I did enjoy this look into what it is like to be an actor. Getting into a role, what its like to get on stage, trying to obtain that coveted part. All of this I really enjoyed. It was so interesting and made me admire my friends who are stage actors. The language of this story was also quite lovely and the author had a way with metaphors that I quite liked. I also thought it was cute how these two go together, their cute-meet was sweet. I loved the hero’s British accent (another great reason to listen to this on audio) and it was quite funny at times. I am also intrigued enough to stick this one out for another book. I did become vested in the character, probably why I disapproved so much of some of their actions, and want to see how the scorned love interests finds his H.E.A.
It is an okay book and one I would recommend to those who can overlook a bit and just want something fun. To the prudes this is a good one as well as for a title about losing one’s virginity there is remarkably little sex in this story. Lots of teasing but really only one good hook-up scene.
My Rating: 3 Stars