DNF Review: Losing It

Posted February 18, 2015 / Book Reviews / 11 Comments

DNF Review: Losing ItLosing It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #1
Genres: New Adult
Published by Harper Collins on March 28th 2013
Also by this author: All Lined Up, All Broke Down, All Played Out, Faking It, Roar, Finding It
Format: Audiobook (280 pages) • Source: Scribd
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Content warning: because of its genre and/or because it has older characters than you normally see on my blog, it may contain sex, drinking/drugs, and/or violence.

Love. Romance. Sex. There's a first time for everything...

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible. But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier...

When did you decide to DNF?

I was at the 60% mark. I know, I know. I could have just finished. But I just got so frustrated!

Why did you quit?

Sigh. I really wanted to like this book, but I could almost tell from the first few minutes that I wasn’t going to. The characters were just so BLAH to me. Bliss was as annoying and stupid as her name. She continued to lie, lead on her best friend, and make dumb choices despite knowing that she was doing that. I just was not at ALL invested in them. I truly didn’t care about anything. Garrick was irritating and overly possessive for no reason. It struck me as insta-love the vast majority of the time and I didn’t feel the chemistry. There was a whole lot of nothing happening too; there were multiple chapters around Bliss getting drunk with her friends that seemed to drag on with little reason. The bottom line is that I just couldn’t make myself care. I can safely assume that Garrick and Bliss end up together… I’m just not interested in hearing how or why.

Another huge aspect was the audiobook narrator. There’s a good chance I would consider returning to this book and read the physical copy. The narrator sounded like she was 12 years old and thus made Bliss sound WAY too young – especially when the topic of the book was losing her virginity. It felt creepy.

What was the last straw?

Honestly, Garrick called her “love” one too many times in one paragraph. I just couldn’t do it. Then, I accidentally dropped my phone in the snow and took it as a sign.

Any redeeming qualities?

Hmmm. The book wasn’t even bad, really! I think it’s just a preference thing. I couldn’t connect to the characters and didn’t see the chemistry, which is something that I NEED in a New Adult book. And, like I said, I might consider finishing this one if I just read a physical copy. Not sure yet. I’ll probably continue with the series too, since it’s a companion series and hopefully the other main characters aren’t as annoying.

What do you think you would have rated it, pending no crazy twists/endings?

Probably close to three stars. Maybe less.

11 responses to “DNF Review: Losing It

  1. HaHaha I love it. “I accidentally dropped my phone in the snow and took it as a sign”. Yup, I’d definitely say that was a sign. I hope your phone is okay though. I hate the lovey dovey names in books. I can’t take all the loves, babys, and babes. It drives me batshit crazy.

    Kristin recently posted: Review: Some Boys by Patty Blount
    • Lol! My phone survived, thank god, but it was totally a sign. I don’t mind a LITTLE incredibly rare cute names, but I seriously couldn’t deal with this book. They weren’t even together and he called her “love” legitimately five times in a paragraph.

    • Well at least it was a cheap one! lol I honestly think it’ll be much better as a regular read. The narrator of the audiobook really killed me. I’ll be interested to see how you feel about it if you finish!

  2. Oh no! I can’t even imagine a narrator sounding like a kid! I’m kind of glad that I went with a text version. I’m totally with you with the pet name thing though. It quickly got annoying.

    I should have DNFed this one, but I just had to see what the fuss was about. Needless to say, I should have read a different book for my first NA read. Oh well. You live and you learn, right?

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover recently posted: Waiting on Wednesday (16)
    • Exactly 😛 I generally like NA books as long as they’re not angsty. This one was really not TOO bad with the angst, but the characters bugged me so much. The narrator’s voice definitely didn’t help either. *shudders*

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