Finding It (Losing It 3) by Cora Carmack
Finding It (Losing It 3)
By: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
|Summary: 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.
Review: I just have one very huge complaint. Why the hell would Jackson have a USMC tattoo if he was in the army? At first, I thought it was Kelsey’s ignorance, but Jackson actually said army on two different occasions.
Other than that, I would have to say this is my favorite book so far in this series. I liked the first book because of the great lines, and I liked the second one because of Cade, although I wasn’t a fan of Max. With this one, I just thought it was great overall.
Really, the storyline wasn’t something that I hadn’t heard before. And the dialogue was good – with a nice mix of enticing allure, challenging arguments and witty banter, as well as emotionally intriguing – but I wouldn’t describe it as excellent.
BUT I love how the way the story was set up. I’ve never traveled to Europe before, and even though the book didn’t give me very much setting description as I would have liked, I was all for the adventurous feeling that came along with touring across the continent and visiting all of the cities and doing who knows what.
Also, I really liked Kelsey. She your typical rich girl whose parents cared more about image than the truth, so as a result, she’s puts on a smile while getting herself into who knows what kind of trouble. But her insecurity did not come across as bitchy, as so many do, and you just felt for her and wanted her to find the right path that would make everything right for her.
And Hunt? OMG, my love for Cade actually has a rival. He’s hot. He’s charming. He’s former military. And he’s got a great mix of troubled past yet honorable chivalry – yes his protectiveness can be a bit much, but who cares when it comes off as hot. Squeal!
I will say that when I finally do get to that “OMG” point in the book, I had seen that coming from miles away. But it didn’t make it less surprising or gut-wrenching or heartbreaking when I did get to it. Yep, I screamed “OMG.” And I did feel that the end was a bit rushed, but I can understand why Carmack didn’t want to drag it out. I just wish she had put a little more into it so I wouldn’t have felt that rush – maybe some insight on how she coped afterwards, rather than jumping into her well accomplished and so composed future.
Otherwise, I totally loved this book.