29 August 2013

Finding It (Losing It #3) by Cora Carmack

Finding It (Losing It #3)
by Cora Carmack.
Audience/Genre:Contemporary Romance.
Source: Edelweiss
Publication: October 1st 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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.

Cora’s writing got me again. I, at first, cringed at Kelsey. I did not like her. I couldn’t relate to her. But it didn’t matter, because by the end I fell in love with her and Jackson Hunt.

I definitely did not like Kelsey. She was skanky, rude and definitely witchy with a B! I couldn’t see why Hunt continued to follow her. He was sweet and wasn’t doing all that she was. So, I just didn’t get it. What did he see in her? But I got it later on.

Hunt is from military background. We don’t know much about him at all, through most of the book except that he maintains his distance from her and yet follows her. I feel like an idiot because I didn’t figure it out. I didn’t see what his secrets were until they were revealed later on at almost the end of the book. We know he was chivalrous, we see that he doesn’t seem to drink alcohol. But Kelsey was so rude to him in the beginning. I was so frustrated!

Kelsey has secrets of her own. Most don’t come out until later in the book. But she didn’t have a good life at all at home growing up. Her parents ignored her needs. They were awful parents. They had money but no time or love for her. She needed something from them that they didn’t think was a big deal.

Put these two together and it is frustrating to figure them out. They went on adventures all over Europe. This was their deal to go on an adventure for one week for a kiss. She wanted more but he wasn’t having that.

They had some wonderful experiences and adventures that I would have died for. Well except that they went bungee jumping above a river and no way would I experience that! Never in a million years! But they did and it was a pivotal point in their awkward relationship.

They were both broken and neither wanted to tell their secrets until the end. And WHOA! – I did not see that at all. I didn’t guess what was coming about Jackson Hunt until Kelsey learned it too.

But Kelsey had her secrets and demons she couldn’t tame but together they seemed to be doing better and both seemed happy and trying to work through their unshared demons until, well until Kelsey couldn’t do it anymore and ran. That was Kelsey though, she always seems to run.

I know that I haven’t really said much more than the synopsis already given, but if you like Europe Adventures, kissing in the rain, swimming and losing your bathing suit top, a military man, bungee jumping (well I still liked it even though I will never do it), long train rides, boat rides with turquoise water that glows, and finding yourself with someone else than you will like it.

I loved where the book came to an end and it was stunning! It was peaceful and it “counted”!

I also love the cover at the Book Depository. The guy is hmm......

I loved the little things said by them. Here is one...


“The best parts of life are the things we can’t plan. And it’s a lot harder to find happiness if you’re only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don’t know where you’re going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides.... a map is a life someone else already lived. It’s more fun to make your own.”








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2 comments:

  1. I have this for review to and I can't wait to read it. I am so happy you loved it.

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