Review: Keeping Her (Losing It #1.5) by Cora Carmack

An ARC copy provided by Random House UK, Ebury Publishing via NetGalley

Description from GoodReads:

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.

Rating: 2 Stars

This book is set a little bit after Epilogue. Garrick and Bliss are going to London to meet his parents (Cue the horror tune *Dunn dunn DUNN*). Naturally, both are nervous, especially Bliss the worrier girl. She was so panicky she didn't thought that she's going to a country full of British men with THE accent until a few minutes before landing. I still have yet the curiosity of British accent obsession. 
Most of this book is narrated by Garrick, i thought he could redeem himself after being a mild man in the first book. Turned out he was more panicky than Bliss herself, doubting almost every decision he chosed.
Bliss on the other hand, you could see her blooming into a confident young woman, especially at the ending, with her speech with Garrick, i really liked that part.
Carmack teases the reader with a lot of potential conflicts, such as: meeting the future in-laws, Garrick's past, and potential +1 - yet the reaction fell flat for me. Which is a shame, because it could be so much more dramatic.
Her writing style was neat, light, with an awkward British attempt (which made me chuckle quite a lot of times). I must say, she has done a good job on the tourists locations research.
The ending, though spectacular, is a bit too neat. Especially with Bliss' bonding time with his mother after all the scary interview in previous night.
Readers who have read Losing It wouldn't miss a lot by skipping this book onto the second book, Faking It.


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