Author: Cora Carmack
Series: (Losing It #1.5)
Published: August 13th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, New Adult

Synopsis: 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.

Review: The reason why I’m not too fond of a book series that has different protagonist in each book is that I become too attached with the first set of characters. Yes, I do admit that I have a hidden agenda when I read the Faking It. I want more Garrick & Bliss and while I did get some I still crave for more. So this novella is a sure gift for fans like me.

The story was short but nevertheless still gives emphasis on the growth of their relationship. Bliss learned about Garrick’s past like his family, his former relationships and the reason why he gave them all up to be what he is now. I also fully understand Bliss apprehension on meeting his family; of course as his future wife it is important that his parents accepted her. But her worry has escalated when she found out that his family is loaded. She didn’t know that his family has social reputation and the stress it brought to her is overwhelming.

I don’t want to give more details but even this is a short story I still felt satiated after I reading it. I love how Bliss recalled how they fell in love. When Garrick is thinking of giving it up for the sake of his future family, Bliss reminded him of just being himself—being the man she fell in love with. I can see that there is really a concrete foundation to their relationship that even the anxiety, family issues or former flings cannot break them down. I think I like them even more.

I liked the bloke of friends Garrick has. I found the scene where Garrick translates those common English words to Bliss. Like nappy for instance, when I went to Australia my sister kept on saying ‘bring me a nappy’ and I was like ‘what the heck is a nappy.’ Just to find out that it was their term for diapers, haha. Anyways, back to the review, as an ending note, it was light and really nice story. Fans of the couple will really like this accompanying novella.

I received an eARC from William Morrow via Edelweiss. Thank you.

Preview Quote: But I could take all the worsts, if the best always followed. — Bliss (from Uncorrected Digital Galley)