Thursday 10 October 2013

Review! Finding It by Cora Carmack

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.

I am massive fan of this author’s writing. Her novels so far, I have devoured in one day and her novella was just a wonderful dip back into the world of Bliss and Garrick, so I was very very excited about the release of this, her third novel. I definitely wasn’t disappointed with this offering! This novel deals with a character from Cora’s First novel-Losing It-Kelsey Summers. It begins straightaway with her in the middle of her travels that she went off on when Bliss left and went up to Philly with Garrick. I was always very intrigued by Kelsey as a character and so was pleased that this novel deals with her and lets us into her world a little bit more. I liked the fact that she became her own character and not Just Bliss’s friend!

Kelsey is an interesting character and straight away, you know that there is more to her than meets the eye. The wonderful thing about the way that this book is written is that the other side to her character, the one that is most definitely hidden in Losing It, is revealed slowly and takes the whole of the novel to completely come to light. I really liked this about the character development but it does mean that the pace of this book is a lot slower than Carmack’s previous offerings… The other character we are introduced to is Hunt. He is a smouldering hunk if ever there was one. He comes into Kelsey’s life and you know, as a reader, that something is going to happen between them. Like Kelsey, his full character isn’t revealed until the very end of the novel, and whilst we know there are hidden depths, I was pretty surprised to find out just what his secret was!

I really enjoyed the storyline. The Love interest between Kelsey and Hunt was definitely a slow burn. An agonisingly slow burn, you are left right until the end wondering what is going to happen between them and there are plenty of twists and turns along the way. Kelsey does have a few chats with Bliss throughout this novel, but this story is most definitely about her and I really liked that. Whilst the pace of the book was definitely slightly slower than Losing It and Faking It, this didn’t take away from the enjoyment and I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Cora Carmack. It also works well as a stand alone novel, you can pick Kelsey up whether you have read the other novels or not, although it does contain a spoiler for the ending of Losing It-as does my review-woops!

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