Friday, October 18, 2013

Finding It by Cora Carmack ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy from publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 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.

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Filled with hot sexual tension from one "soldier smolder", this one will keep you up late!

Cora Carmack just keeps getting better and better.  I remember reading Losing It and thinking I had found an awesome new author but everything I read from her just keeps getting better.

And that better?  It's in the form of one Jackson Hunt.  He's the best Cora Carmack boy so far and I really LOVED Garrick!

Jackson is a mystery.  I love him and enjoyed so much getting to know him - even though he didn't say a lot.  He's an action kinda guy.  Former military and traveling through Europe.  That's about all Kelsey and we get about the boy - well that and the fact that he could stop traffic with those abs.  But he's sweet and caring too.  He has a great sense of humor and loves adventures.  He doesn't need alcohol to enjoy himself and his eyes can't stay off of Kelsey.  But he won't make the move?  What's up with that?  I will admit to figuring it out before Kelsey did but oh how I loved the trip.  AND it did take me a while to figure him out - I knew a little before Kelsey.

He's an artist too.  Who cannot love a guy who draws?  That sketch book of his is always around but we don't find out what's in it till later and then I so loved his favorite subject.  I also loved how it came into play at the end of the book - no I'm not telling you how.  I will not ruin this book!

Kelsey is very much the girl we met in Losing It.  She's a party girl but now we see why.  She's hiding from a past and a future trying to make a now that will get her through.  But her standard party scene isn't helping things much, or at all.  Once she meets Jackson, it's clear she needs to re-think the reason behind this trip.  I really enjoyed that this story was a growing up kinda story.  She's trying to figure out who she can be in a world she's not happy with.  This is a great new adult theme and a big reason why I love this genre.

The story moved very quickly.  I started it and finished it in one evening.  I couldn't put it down.  I didn't want to, didn't have to, so I read.  The ending is perfect but I'm super excited to hear that Hunt will have a novella.  

If you have read the first two books in this series, then you can't miss this one.  Thinking it's the best of the series and I cannot wait for Hunt's Novella! If you haven't started this series, then you need to change that! This series is what I love about new adult and you should really check it out.


I grinned, and turned the corner. There was my hostel, tucked inconspicuously between a tourist shop and a restaurant.

“Hold on, now,” Hunt said. “Did you just call me soft?”

He took hold of my shoulder and spun me around to face him. I braced a hand against his stomach and— Holy mother of washboard abs! I looked up at him, at those penetrating eyes.

“Well, I wouldn’t call this part of you soft.”

His playful expression turned dark, the tension creeping back along his jaw.

His tone full of warning, he said,” Kelsey.”

I wasn’t sure what he was warning me against, nor did I particularly care. I tilted my head to look up at him, the colorful early morning sky still painting itself behind him.

“How did you know my name?”

“That girl said it. The one you came to the bar with.”


I smiled, and touched my free hand to his shoulder. “Well, then. You know my name, and I know yours. How else could we get to know each other?”

I let the hand on his stomach slide up until his chest arced outward. God, if his body looked half as perfect as it felt, I wanted to use it as a dinner table.

He swayed toward me, and the scent of him, woodsy and masculine, meshed perfectly with the morning air. His fingers touched my rib cage, and I shivered. Long and strong, those fingers could play me like a piano, and it would be a masterpiece.

He exhaled a heavy breath, and I nearly groaned at the way his muscles moved beneath his skin. I gripped the back of his neck, and a low rumble resonated in his chest.

I lifted myself up on my toes, my lips level with his chin, and said,

“Feel free to keep showing me how not soft you are.”

The hand on my ribs flexed, and my shirt bunched in his fingers.

“Goddamn it.” He groaned, and tipped his head back away from mine.

Was that a good sign?

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-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. 


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FINDING IT Blog Tour Schedule
October 13th
K-Books-Author Interview
October 14th
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I Heart Big Books-Character Interview (Jackson Hunt)
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October 17th
The Book HookUp-Author Interview
Jenuine Cupcakes-Review Only
October 18th
Stuck in Books-Excerpt
Putting Pen to Page-Review Only
Book Loving Mom-Review Only
October 19th
Mean Girls Luv Books-Review Only
WhollyBooks-Review Only
Martini Times-Guest Post
October 20th
The Story Siren-Author Interview
Live Read and Breathe-Review Only
October 21st
I Read Indie-Dream Cast
A Book Lover’s Review-Review Only
Stuck in YA Books-Review Only
October 22nd
Whirlwind Books-This and That
SMI Book Club-Review Only
October 23rd
Scandalicious Book Reviews-Review Only
The Bookish Babe-Author Interview
Books Over Boys-Excerpt
October 24th
October 25th
Love Between the Sheets-Review Only
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October 26th
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  1. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this one and I am so excited to get started on this series. Great review!

  2. I'm seeing mixed reviews for this one, but I'm with you...I loved it! I can't wait for Hunt's novella!!!!

  3. I loved this to and totally agree that Jackson Hunt is my favorite guy that Cora has created so far.

  4. I have my copy and I can't wait to start reading it! I love her other books and I've heard that this one doesn't disappoint either! I can't wait for Jackson!

  5. I'm not in love with Cora Carmack's writing, but I certainly like it. I'm so exciting that it sounds good, I can't wait to read it eventually.

  6. I haven't read anything by Cora Carmack, so I'm excited to read it :)

  7. Ack! I really need to catch up on this series. Great review!

  8. I am looking forward to a fun story.

  9. I also loved Jackson so much and I think he is the best boy in the whole series too.