Saturday, 19 April 2014

Finding It (Losing It #3) by Cora Carmack

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

So, let me introduce you to Kelsey, wanting an adventure out of life, as we meet her in Budapest she is with "friends" making more, drinking her weight in tequila and having a good time. She is fun, and the one everyone wants to be friends with, she wants a reason that when she looks back at her life, that is has been full of memories and excitement because once she returns home, she knows that full well that its not going to be much more fun.
"This was how i wanted to feel all the time. Set adrift, no longer tethered to the earth and her demands and troubles. I wanted to float out to sea, drift out to space, forget who i was"
She sets about pulling the guys she is with, only to discover, the kisses aint matching the faces, and out of the corner of her eye she spies a sexy army type laughing at the horrendous kiss that has just taken place. She quickly pulls away and storms off to the bar to try and drink away the diaster that just took place.

Hunt is a strong bold army type who ends up laughing at Kelseys disaster but ends up looking after her after she has drank too much and is pretty incapable of looking after herself. A chance meeting the following evening sees Hunt looking after her once more, and the tension that was simmering is now full blown and the pair are struggling to deal with it. Hunt is trying to keep his distance from Kelsey but there is only so much a man can do. Seeing how Kelsey is pretending to have all these adventures he sets about taking her on a real one, in a week long dare to show her a real adventure that she has been seeking. However, its not all that simple with the pairs feelings growing and changing, but Hunt is holding something back, and blowing hot and cold leaving Kelsey beyond frustrated with him.
"You are vibrant and beautiful, and you burn. Burn so vividly. Fires can damage, but they're also beautiful and vital and they can purify and give the chance to start fresh"
Cora's writing is simple but effective. I found this book was a light read that had me feeling slightly refreshed, it didnt feel heavy at all . Once again her characters were honest, funny and very much realistic. I found myself both relating to them but also wanting to befriend them, more so Hunt...ahem but i found myself wanting to help Kelsey and be a true friend to her, give her an ear to talk to. I read this book in one afternoon, and i really enjoyed seeing the characters from Losing it have their own tale. I found like with Losing it, Cora has a way of writing beautiful passages in the most simplest of situations. This was a fantastic lazy afternoon read.


1 comment:

  1. This is one of those series that I've seen around A LOT and just haven't gotten to yet. Sounds like everyone really enjoys it, though, so I guess I need to pick it up soon!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction