Keeping Her: A LOSING IT Novella

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062299277
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Losing It Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 62,734
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various TV shows on Netflix. She lives by one rule: embrace whatever the world throws at you and run with it (just not with scissors).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Ehh

    Kind of disappointed it seemed as if it was just getting started and it was over. And then you find out the rest of the story will be released in october. Still a good short read just was hoping that it was a full story instead of a sample.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Short stories and novellas are lots shorter today

    Yesterday novellas are now books todays novellas are short stories and short stories are prefaces demand a page count page counter

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Good short read but it was just that....too short! I want more o

    Good short read but it was just that....too short! I want more of Garrick and Bliss :(

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2013

    4.5 Stars from Sara! I think I should just be upfront and say th

    4.5 Stars from Sara!
    I think I should just be upfront and say that I have yet to read a Cora Carmack book that I didn’t like. “Losing it” and “Faking It” were both stellar, in my humble opinion, and “Keeping Her” kept the stellar streak alive!

    Since I loved “Losing It”, I naturally wanted more of Garrick and Bliss. I really liked being able to see where they were in the future, and to see how their relationship had grown. Bliss is still adorable and endearing, and Garrick is still hot and British, so no worries on that front. And Cora’s writing is still just as laugh out loud funny as ever.

    Seriously, there were some gems in this one. Here are some of my favorites:
    “When I saw her name on the caller ID, it was like seeing the Dark Mark hovering above my apartment” (Bliss, talking about her future mother-in-law)
    “You would think that I’d be a bit more comfortable talking about sex, now that I’d had it and all. You would also think that at my age I would be able to successfully insert the straw into a Capri Sun juice pouch. I was 0-2 there.” (Bliss)

    Cora just has such a great literary voice; she creates characters that were funny and engaging. Even though this was a novella, around 110 pages, it didn’t feel like it. The story really takes you on a journey with Garrick and Bliss, and I personally loved every minute of it. If you’re a fan of the series, don’t miss out on this one. If you haven’t read the series yet, then what are you waiting for? This is a 4.5 star read for me!

    Review provided by Sara at Crystal's Many Reviews

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    #team garrick

    After reading losing it several times its became my favorite novel. After intisapating this seqeal for months, it was everything I hoped and more, but I just wish there was more of an ending. I liked the back and forth POV of the couple, it let's the reader know exactly how the character is feeling in every up and down situation. The book made me fall even more in love with Garrick and bliss. I just wish this sequal would have been more. It was a wonderful 80 pages of a rollar coaster ride but I felt like they're could have been much more. I love all of Carmacks books but none compare to the love I have for Garrick and bliss. I hope one day Carjack considers adding to the losing it series, after all there is a wedding in the future "hint hint", however I'm grateful for getting to read this amazing and awkward story of love.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    aw! I have missed these two!

    Garrick and Bliss are headed off to visit his family for a week in London. And Bliss is about to have a major stress meltdown. Garrick feels helpless knowing his reassurances are falling on deaf ears. But while in London, both are presented with an unexpected surprise that will have them questioning their future together and themselves before the week is even over.

    KEEPING HER was a quick and fun read. I forgot how much I missed awkward Bliss and deliciously sexy Garrick. But both of them pair together made for a great read and never a dull moment. My only problem? It was over before I knew it. I wanted more. I needed more. But I still felt that it was perfect and it at least gave me that chance to revisit with some characters that have always felt like old friends.

    Perfect if you have a few minutes to lose yourself into a fantastic quick read. Come check out what mess Garrick and Bliss have found themselves in now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Too short

    This is the third one I've read. I was looking forward to it and it's only 80 something pages? Ugh over this series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    No

    This book is the worst book in the whole world.this book is not enteresting .this is honestly the worst book in the world

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Bethany

    Hugs him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    An interesting short story at Bliss and Garrick - after Losing i

    An interesting short story at Bliss and Garrick - after Losing it, but before Faking It. It's good to go back to Bliss and Garrick.




    I felt a little detached when I read this book. I've only read one book by Cora Carmack, Losing It, but this felt different from her writing. I felt as if I didn't know who Bliss and Garrick where - which I thought was strange. That had never happened to me while reading a book. But his one did.




    Garrick was his sweet kind and gentle self as usual - Oh, and don't forget swoon worthy! Bliss was still her funny self, clumsy as possible. I enjoyed this short story and liked to go back into Bliss and Garrick's life.




    Throughout this novella, I did feel sorry yet happy for Bliss and Garrick, but I got annoyed with Bliss the tiniest bit because she wouldn't share this one thing with Garrick. Yet the book still had it's humor to it.




    You know what made this book extra sweet? Reading Garrick's point of view! I mean, wow, I am in love all over again! He is definitely competition to other swoon worthy guys! I mean, he didn't even get angry with her when she didn't feel like sex. And he practically carried her everywhere, which I loved. 




    I recommend this series to readers who enjoy romantic yet humorous books.




    Rating: 6.8/10
    Parental Rating: 16+

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Keeping Her is a great day follow up novella to Losing it. I tho

    Keeping Her is a great day follow up novella to Losing it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading more about Bliss and Garrick, and the two of them
    conquering the visit to his parents house in London.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    To whom may concren.

    To whom may concren: Here is my rate review i really enjoyed this book and this book was to short.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Short

    Going in the archives...losing it was good if unbelievable. This one forgettable.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    Great read

    Love it all the way through, the whole series is great.

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  • Posted November 14, 2013

    Garrick and Bliss are back in this sweet novella that will make

    Garrick and Bliss are back in this sweet novella that will make them take a look at each other and what they really are ready for,
    marriage or not???  This is a great story to pick up and read.  Cora is a magical writer that does another brilliant job in keeping us in the
     book until the very end.  You have to read this book, it is great.  I give it 4 stars.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I haven't read Faking It or Losing It by Cora Carmack, so I w




    I haven't read Faking It or Losing It by Cora Carmack, so I was a bit lost in the first few pages. This was a quick, fun read fill with humor, pop culture references such as Harry Potter. Cora Carmack has a nice writing style that had me laughing in one chapter, and crying in the next.






    Overall this was a very cute and sweet novella, told in both Garrick and Bliss's point of view. It showed how much they loved each other but also the insecurities that they both have.






    I will definitely be reading more of Cora Carmack books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    What a fun novella for all of us Garrick and Bliss lovers. I to

    What a fun novella for all of us Garrick and Bliss lovers. I totally loved this story.

    I will admit that I am always nervous about reading stories after a couple is together. The idea of them ending up apart is always too much for me. I need, I crave those HEA's. But there was no need to worry.

    Instead this story was full of humor and sexy as this couple worked through some of those sticky issues that come up when a two people get engaged. Oh and we got a little tour around London.


    Garrick! I so love you. I love how he calls her love, even though I know it's just an English thing. I love how he kept asking her to marry him at random times. I loved how he calmed her fears before they left for London to meet his family. I loved how he was his own self even though he came from some serious money. He made his own path. And I loved how Bliss kept him on that path. Truly, these two belong together and I loved it.


    I loved seeing them in Faking It and I'm hoping for a peek at them in Finding it too. BTW, there was the first chapter of Finding in the back of this novella and I devoured it. That one will be good.


    If you haven't read Losing It, you so should. It's great New Adult. Check out my review here. You can find my review of Faking it here. This is a great series and I can't wait for more.


    Keeping It is published by William Morrow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    what

    Im so sad. This story was so short i shouldnt have even bought it. I could have lived without it. I love the series but i feel like it could have had much more.

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  • Posted September 16, 2013

    I adored Bliss and Garrick in Losing It. Her sweetness and awkwa

    I adored Bliss and Garrick in Losing It. Her sweetness and awkwardness was endearing. His kindness and charm was sexy. They got their Happy Ending, but it's almost always nice to see how beloved couples are doing a little farther down the road.

    Keeping Her was very sweet and very, very amusing. Of course Bliss brings the awkward; as a fellow awkward girl, this made me happy. Another thing that made me happy--well, not happy so much happy as "I feel your pain, girl." --was the terror of meeting the parents. I could completely relate with Bliss, so much so that when she met Garrick's mom, I almost broke out in a cold sweat and suffered flashbacks.

    I also enjoyed Garrick's point-of-view, seeing how much he loves Bliss, his doubts about being good enough for her, and the overwhelming pressure of visiting his parents. Again, that's something I can relate too a little too well through my husband. Carmack did such a nice job of expressing the fears and doubts Garrick and Bliss both face.

    Keeping Her was very funny. I had forgotten how much I laughed while reading Losing It until I read this. The story was amusing without being too much, and I just genuinely enjoyed it.

    Many readers do not enjoy novellas. Some don't like the shorter length or faster pace. Keeping Her managed to cover a meaningful space of time in Garrick and Bliss's life, and did it without forcing the pace or putting "too much" into it. It is a good addition to the series and to Carmack's works.

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

    Keeping Her. Cora Carmack. ARC supplied by Netgalley. I enjo

    Keeping Her. Cora Carmack.

    ARC supplied by Netgalley.

    I enjoyed Losing It, the first book featuring Bliss and the lovely Garrick. This is a follow up where they go to London and meet Garrick's parents. Given that he'd gone to US to escape from them, and hadn't told them until after he left, Bliss has a bit of an idea of just how dominating they will be, and of course they're not from a London tower block flat but live in a huge country mansion. She's nervous about meeting them and in the beginning when they finally get there its seems she's right to be that way.
    We meet some of Garrick's long time friends too, Bliss sees London as she’s always wanted and she and Garrick have a hard decision to make.
    Its a sweet tidy up of any lose ends, but there's not really any depth or any drama and I’m not really sure why this was needed. If you've not read Losing It then don't read this as it'll mean nothing to you. Its inexpensive though at 77p for 176 pages/268kb so if you want more from the couple you might enjoy it. I did enjoy the update but TBH I did feel this book was a bit superfluous....I just didn't feel this added anything important to their story.
    Stars: three.

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