Finding It by Cora Carmack

October 28, 2013 Author Bio, Review 0 ★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Finding It by Cora CarmackFinding It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #3
Published by William Morrow (Harper Collins imprint) on 15th October 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
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three-half-stars

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong...

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life . . . or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

REVIEWED BY KELLY

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss*

Kelsey is really lost. She doesn’t feel like she has any direction and so she’s buying friends and fun times to help her through each day. Her life is mapped out for her by her parents and she’s trying desperately to stay in control of her life. Then she meets Jackson Hunt, a mysterious stranger who always seems to be where she is. Maybe he’s the one who can help her forget things for a while …

Finding It is much deeper and darker than Cora’s other books and I have to admit that I found it hard to get in to this book. I had got to chapter 4 (around 11%) and, to be very honest, I was feeling a little bored ๐Ÿ™ but since I adore Cora’s other books I knew I had to give it a little longer and I am so glad I did ๐Ÿ™‚ because Finding It was in turns emotionally moving and laugh out loud funny. The emotional parts had my eyes watering and my nose sniffling, and the funny parts had me looking around to see who might be staring at this crazy person!

I liked Kelsey and I felt sorry for her. Events from her past and how they were (or were not) handled had shaped her in to the person she was and she’d allowed those events to define her life. Meeting Jackson was a turning point for her, she was forced to confront the past and decide what to do. Since she hadn’t had any support from her family this was not an easy thing for her to do, and when she wasn’t able to trust the one person she thought she could her whole world began to crumble …

I LURVED Jackson! In many ways he was very similar to Kelsey. He was also a little lost due to events in his past and he too had his demons to battle. He made it his job to look after Kelsey. He helped her open her eyes to what life had to offer. He helped her to start living again, he helped her to enjoy herself. He took care of her. She started to fall for him. And then a bombshell was dropped …

I’m not going to say anything else about the storyline, you’ll have to read it yourself to find out what happens, after all, isn’t that what reading is about?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Aside from the slower pace at the beginning I really enjoyed Finding It. I liked the writing, I liked the plot, and I liked the resolution at the end. Whilst it’s not my favourite book from the Losing It series it’s still one that I would definitely recommend you read.ย 

About Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

About Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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