Review: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

Posted October 6, 2013 in Review / 4 Comments

keeping herKeeping Her (Losing It #1.5)
By Cora Carmack
Published August 13th, 2013
William Morrow / HarperCollins
100 pages (novella)
New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Source: Received from William Morrow (via Edelweiss) in exchange for an unbiased review (Thank you!)




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About the Book:

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?


But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren’t quite as ready for their future as they thought.


As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.

As a little teaser novella between Losing It and Faking It, Keeping Her was a fun little visit back into Bliss and Garrick’s world.  After reading Faking It and with Finding It out in just weeks, we were going to be getting more and more removed from the story that started all craziness – Bliss and Garrick.   And that’s what makes this little glimpse into Garrick’s world a nice reminder.

Story / Tempo

I’m still trying to figure out where exactly in the time frame this story fits in.  It starts off with Bliss and Garrick getting ready to leave for London so she can meet Garrick’s parents.  They are already engaged.  But if you look at the beginning of Faking It, Garrick breaks it to Cade that he’s going to propose to Bliss.  So is this Losing It #1.5 or #2.5?  I have no clue…  someone is going to have to clarify that for me because I MUST be missing a detail somewhere.

Soooooo… we’re heading to London with Bliss and Garrick and guess what?  This story is told in dual POV so we’re getting both Bliss’s story and Garrick’s side of things – awesome!!  Now the fun is starting because we meet Garrick’s old school chums first.  Then it’s off to meet the dreaded parents.  This is Bliss meeting the parents so of course, it couldn’t possibly go as planned.


But it’s not just Bliss bumbling around Garrick’s family.  We learn so much more about Garrick, his past, and why he left London for the States.  Ultimately, we learn that Garrick is so utterly devoted to his relationship with Bliss, he’d do absolutely anything to keep her happy and in his life, to his own detriment. 

We also see Bliss mature and become comfortable in her skin.  Perhaps it’s because of Garrick and his love?  You’ll have to read the story to decide for yourself. 


cora carmackAbout the Author:

I’m Cora Carmack, a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. I’ve done a multitude of things in my life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). I enjoy placing my characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestseller… and a nerd (mostly the nerd part).


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Other Books in the Series:

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About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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4 responses to “Review: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

  1. I’ve heard so much awesome stuff about this author are this series! It’s funny bc the original cover of book 1 – well the guy on it was like… well let’s say he looked super young and it creeped me out. They changed the cover and then I had more interest in it. Yes I’m a cover whore >.< Anyways – I wonder if the author messed up on the time frame there or if she left out an important detail to make that clear. Weird and annoying. I dont read a lot of novellas even when part of a series – too darn short – but this one is 100 pages which is not bad. I will get into this series one day. With the changed cover lol
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