Thursday, October 24, 2013

review: finding it by cora carmack

Title: Finding It
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It
Genre: New Adult
Length: 320 pages
Release Date: October 15, 2013

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,

Thoughts on Finding It

I have another author to add to my "must buy" list.  Cora Carmack is one of the best New Adult writers I've read and Finding It drives that point home.  The characters are real to the point that I can picture them even in my little town.

Kelsey Summers is the epitome of "poor little rich girl".  She has no direction after she graduates college so she decides to party her way through Europe.  It's not often that the "bad girl" is also the "good girl" in a story and Cora Carmack balances the right amount of snarkyness and sympathy for Kelsey.  It's during another night of endless partying that she meets Jackson Hunt for the first time.

If there was ever a most awkward and embarrassing first meeting award Kelsey and Jackson would own it.  Not everyone can say the first time they saw each other was across a crowded club while a local was eating your face under the guise of a kiss.  The puking in the alley part though, that happens a lot.

If Kelsey is poor little rich girl, Jackson is tall, dark and mysterious.  The chemistry between him and Kelsey is there from the beginning but instead taking taking advantage, he takes her on an adventure.  Of course he has his secrets, and it's a doozy, but he never stops trying to show Kelsey the better parts of herself.

And like all secrets they eventually are blown wide open and when I say blow up, I mean it.  The ending is some of the best chapters I've read all year and it was well worth the only four hours of sleep I got that night.

Finding It is is a shining example in the New Adult category with memorable characters and a story that pulls multiple feeling out of you throughout.  If you haven't read this series, you're definitely missing out.

about the author

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—retail, theatre, teaching, and writing. She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible and then trying to help them


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