Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

Title: Keeping Her
Series: Losing It #1.5
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date:August 13th 2013
Pages: ebook, 176 pages
Source: Library
Summary 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.


Thank goodness Cora Carmack wrote this novella; I needed more Garrick and Bliss!  Keeping Her is a cute, sweet glimpse into their happily-ever-after; warming your heart, leaving you grinning and feeling complete when you get to that final page. 

While this book would be generally considered a novella do not let that sway you from reading it, it felt more like a really short book :) Keeping Her is a perfect example of a novella done right; it adds to the story line and has character development without being redundant or without focus and purpose.  The romance/relationship between the two is a bit more serious yet still full of awkward and cute moments.

'That kid better watch it.  I'm totally a Slytherin.' I shook my head smiling.  
'Love, I'm going to need you to pull back on the crazy a bit.'
'You're right.  Realistically, I'm a Ravenclaw.'

Bliss continues to be unique and quirky, all while facing her soon-to-be in-laws for the first time!  The situation is of course a sticky and tense one.  Carmack captured the feelings and emotions between the couple and the parents; the real stress and tension was offset by their love for each other making it a great read!

"When I saw her name on the caller ID, it was like seeing the Dark Mark hovering above my apartment."

"My odds were looking about as good as a main character in Game of Thrones."

I highly recommend reading Losing It and following it up with Keeping Her! They are relate-able, believable and just fun books  I cannot wait to start Faking it :)

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