Sash: Losing it by Cora Carmack – AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

Losing It by Cora CarmackLosing It by Cora Carmack
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
William Morrow, 288 Pages
Sub-genre: Contemporary
Source: Bought the audiobook
Age Group: Mature Young Adult aka “New Adult” aka College
Series: Losing It #1
Why I Read It: 3.5 star rating from Wendy Darling on Goodreads


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 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.

First let’s talk about this “New Adult” thing – basically it’s marketed toward an in between Young Adult and Adult age group. College age and sometimes post-college age. So, the reader are suppose to get main characters that are a little bit more mature in their decisions and life choices. Except, from reading this book I didn’t get the impression that Bliss Edwards was anything other than a 16 year old encased in a 21 year old’s body. It’s not her naivety so much as her immaturity and total sheltered life that have me asking how anyone thought this was a realistic 21 year old? I mean, seriously.

I had a lot of issues with this book – mainly that the reader was suppose to be okay with this whole professor/student thing. If he were a grad student acting as a Teaching Assistant to her class, well that I can go with. In my mind Garrick was probably 27-28? Like, what a perv. Plus he’s her teacher – favoritism, anyone? Totally un-ethical.

I guess I picked up this book with something totally different in mind and that’s why I just wasn’t happy with it. That being said, I listened to this one rather quickly and only now looking back on it do I realize that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I though I was while I was listening to it. (Do you ever have books like that? – you think “Wow! I really like this!” while reading it and then you finish and think it over and it’s like BAM – I did *not* like this book as much as I thought I did.)

Anyway, another audiobook, another good voice actor, but unfortunately this book just wasn’t my cup of tea. The most likable character gets a book of their own in the next installment of the series but I just don’t like the world enough to pick it up.

  • July 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Pam@YAEscapefromReality - I had some of the same thoughts you had while reading this book, although I think Garrick was only supposed to be a year or two older than she was (they mention that he graduated last year, I think). But still, he was her professor and they never bring up grades she is getting or how that’s working (just that they don’t want to be caught). So obviously that’s a huge issue. It would have been better if she had pursued him, but instead he’s pursuing her, which is so not good in academia. I’ve actually only read a few New Adult books, and I have to say, generally not impressed. I would be curious if anyone has one they really recommend.ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2013 - 11:50 am

    Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I’ve recently picked this one up off of Amazon for my Kindle while it and Faking It were on sale, like really cheap. What I’ve heard is that the second book is better than the first. So I’ll eventually get to it, but I’m not in the biggest of hurries. I did flip over just now to see if this was one of the audios that have been offered at like $1.99 or $3.49 lately because I’m LOVING those and thought I’d grab that to listen to, but it isn’t and I HOARD CREDITS BIGTIME. (Yeah, I’m one of those people.) I don’t know. I want to read it and I’ll get to it, but just not today. BUT BUT yours is the first review I can remember reading for it so YAY!! Thanks, gal.ReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Shoshanah - You’ve mentioned my biggest issue with NA books. I just hate how naive all the characters seem to be. I do think it’s a great niche, and love the idea of it, but the ones I’ve actually read I just haven’t been a huge fan of.ReplyCancel

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