Title: Keeping Her
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #1.5
Previous Book: Losing It
Next Book: Faking It
Source: Personal Purchase
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.
I was actually pretty excited going into Keeping Her. I had really enjoyed Losing It, I was adding another letter to my A-Z Title Challenge, and I got more Garrick! Unfortunately, Keeping Her didn’t live up to the standard set by Losing It in my opinion.
Keeping Her picks up about 6 months after the end of Losing It. Bliss and Garrick are still living together in Philadelphia and are now engaged. They’re getting ready to fly to London to meet Garrick’s parents, and both are nervous.
What I did like a lot about Keeping Her was that it alternated perspectives between Garrick and Bliss. We did get a little bit of Garrick’s perspective at the very end of Losing It, but I’d say that Keeping Her is pretty close to 50/50, which was nice. I liked getting to know Garrick a little better. Unfortunately, Bliss just rubbed me the wrong way in this one. Even after over a year of being together and being engaged, she is still extremely insecure in herself and their relationship. It really got frustrating. Garrick assured her of his feelings several times, and she still let his mother intimidate her. It just annoyed me.
Also, I felt like things just took a really strange turn about halfway through, and suddenly I felt like I was reading a different book. I wasn’t sure I liked where it was heading. It ended up not being quite as bad as I thought, but I still felt like the story ended rather abruptly.
While I really enjoyed seeing more of Bliss and Garrick’s relationship, I wasn’t impressed with the way it was presented and felt like their story could have been continued in a better way. It wasn’t a horrible read, though, just not as good as the first book was.