Friday, 25 October 2013
Review: Finding It by Cora Carmack
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: October 10th, 2013
Kelsey Summers is looking for love in all the wrong places. Spending a few months travelling around Europe - with no parents, no responsibilities and a no limit credit card - Kelsey's having the time of her life. But when she completely embarrasses herself in front of the hottest guy she's ever seen, she soon realises there's more to life than the next party. What she doesn't realise is that although she's on a journey to find herself, she will end up finding The One...
I'm just going to come right out and say it: I love Cora Carmack's books. Love them with a passion. Losing It is one of my favourite books of the year, Faking It is a good read and Finding It... well.. it's almost as good as Losing It. Almost, but not quite, thanks to the absence of lovely Garrett and Bliss. I read through this one like the pages would combust if I didn't, only stopping to eat when I absolutely had to, and I was really sad when I finished it. In fact, I was almost tempted to read it again!
Sadly this is the last book in the series about Bliss and her friends, and I'm glad she gets a quick cameo in Finding It. This is completely Kelsey's story, but it's nice to hear how my favourite characters are getting on months down the line. Kelsey's travels take her all over Europe, particularly Prague and Italy, and along the way she meets Jackson Hunt. There starts a whirlwind romance that has the potential to change their lives forever, but first there are obstacles to overcome and secrets to reveal.
As with all Carmack's characters, they're realistic to a T. Kelsey's quite self-involved to the untrained eye, but underneath her brave facade lies a hidden side of her that only Jackson can bring to the surface. He's your typical hot boy: an ex-marine with cropped hair and a body to die for. His personality is what drew me to him, though: he's kind and thoughtful, always looking out for Kelsey and mindful of getting too close to her. Their relationship is addictive and all-encompassing; the epitome of a holiday romance. It's so much more though, and that's what I loved about it. Of course, there's huge amounts of sexual tension, with many a spark flying - just what you'd expect from Cora Carmack!
I loved everything about Finding It and I'm genuinely sad to say goodbye to these characters. Luckily there's a novella due for release in early 2014, titled Seeking Her, which tells some of the story from Jackson's point of view. To say I can't wait is an understatement - I'm literally bouncing in my chair with anticipation. Cora Carmack is without a doubt the best New Adult author I've encountered so far, and I hope she has a long writing career filled with many books and swoonworthy boys. I for one will be reading anything and everything she publishes!