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 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. (Source: Goodreads)
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I hate books that obsess over the loss of virginity. To be fair, I hate the ones that aren’t well done. The ones that the story isn’t strong enough to make me care. Well Losing It, isn’t one of those books.
Bliss is driven and confident in her goals. She has plans to work in theater when she graduates. She is surrounded by a supportive and awesome cast of friends. Kelsey is the stereotypical spotlight seeker, but also warm and knows when to give Bliss a little push. Cade the best-friend-guy-friend. They share that platonic closeness that makes everything better. They know what each other is thinking and needs. Their familial touches create a sense of belonging for Bliss in a world of judgement and expectations. I felt like her goals and her friends fulfilled her enough that she didn’t feel like she was missing anything.
BUT being a 22 year-old virgin feels like you have a scarlet letter V painted across your chest. I know it shouldn’t, but it does. So the night she tries to just get it over with, launches our Greek love tragedy onto center stage.
I want to tell you all about this book, but I don’t want to ruin anything for you. If you are a fan of contemporary, you’ll enjoy this book. You’ll do the happy dance with Bliss. You’ll bite your lip as she has to find her way. You’ll swoon and find yourself tilting your own head into a kiss. But mostly, you’ll enjoy following Bliss’s journey self-discovery, love and be happy she didn’t just get it over with.
Even if 99 times out of a 100 the story ends badly, it’s worth it if only once she gets a happy ending.
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Risking both her heart and her career, falling for the hunky, British theater teacher wasn’t in the plans.