Monday, October 21, 2013

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Finding It

About Finding It

• Paperback: 320 pages

• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 15, 2013)

Buy: Amazon

Blurb: 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.

Review: At the start of Finding It I found it really hard to connect with or even like Kelsey. She's the type of heroine that rubs me the wrong way. She's a poor little rich girl trying to get away from her past.

I had a love/hate thing with this book.


The settings....and their descriptions

The book starts out in Budapest one of the scenes takes place in the Bar Ruins. I managed to get a visual of the scenes from Budapest  in the Van Helsing film while reading this part...

Another place Kelsey and Hunt visited was Pompeii. Some people would read about Pompeii and think of the real events that happened when Vesuvius erupted. Not Me I think of The Fires Of Pompeii episode of Doctor Who.

The imagery is what Cora does best here. She makes you feel like you are traveling Europe with Hunt and Kelsey. That's the part of the story I liked.

Kelsey isn't what you'd expect from a heroine in a romance. She's broken, she's wild and she tries hard not to care.

The chemistry between Kelsey and Hunt is fantastic


Kelsey came across as bitter and more than a bit slutty and her issues with her family are never really resolved. There is an event in her youth that has shaped her in a not so positive way. It should have made me feel sympathy for her, but all in all, I couldn't.

Hunt's secret was easy to figure out after we are given a glimpse into the emails Kelsey received from her father. I mean really really easy. Also...why are all military heroes so interchangeable?

For all the chemistry between Kelsey and Hunter I felt their relationship was flat. I felt Hunt fell in love with Kelsey so he could fix her.

For all the love/hate feelings this book inspired in me, it was such a quick read. A great book for a lazy afternoon. This book is also part of the "Losing It" series by Cora Carmack, and it definitely is a stand alone novel.

Rating: 3 flowers

About Cora Carmack 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 get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love too. Find out more about Cora at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.


trish said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts as part of the tour!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

"I think of The Fires Of Pompeii episode of Doctor Who." Me too!

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