Friday, 13 September 2013
Review: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack (Novella)
Publisher: Ebury Digital
Released: August 15th, 2013
What happens after the happy ending? Garrick is over the moon that his girlfriend, Bliss, said yes. He's finally found the love of his life. That means his worries are over, right? But when he invites her to visit London and meet his family, he is presented with a whole new set of problems. How will his privileged and wealthy family react to Bliss's unique brand of awkwardness?
Keeping Her is an e-novella published to continue Bliss and Garrick's story from the end of Losing It. I loved every page of it and didn't want it to end! Cora Carmack is the best author to come from the tidal wave of New Adult books published this year, and even her novellas are better than some full-length NA books I've read. She's just brilliant.
Losing It is one of the best books I've read so far this year and I was so excited to continue Bliss and Garrick's story and see what they're up to now. In Keeping Her, they're headed to Garrick's home city, London, where Bliss will meet his parents for the first time. True to form, she's clumsy and nervous, but Garrick reassures her the whole time, like the perfect gentleman he is. Sigh. There's an unexpected twist too, but I'll say no more on that subject.
Although this novella is a quick and easy read, it's so well written that it immediately draws you back into the Losing It world, with characters and settings familiar to anyone who's read the first book. Obviously there's spoilers all the way through it, so make sure to start with Losing It first.
I really hope there's going to be a full-length sequel to Losing It one day, or at least several other novellas. I could read about Bliss and Garrick all day and not get bored, and I'm sure many other Cora Carmack fans feel the same. Keeping Her is a great read with just one problem: it's far too short. More please, Miss Carmack! Pleeaaaase!