Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finding It by Cora Carmack (4.5 stars)

About Finding It

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (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.


Kelsey is looking for adventure--fun and excitement with no strings attached. Jackson Hunt comes out of nowhere, and she starts to feel things she'd rather not feel. Plus, she can't figure him out. Not that she's an open book.

On a whim, the two take a chance and decide to look for adventure together. Can they both open up to each other and explore the possibilities? Or will all their secrets be too much to overcome?

I'm old fashioned in a lot of ways. I like a slow building romance where the sexual tension simmers before boiling over, where the will-they-or-won't-they intensifies with each page turn. Too quick in bed, and I often find myself less connected to the characters. That's what I loved about this book. Kelsey and Jackson don't just fall into bed and then figure things out, there's a lot of back and forth. But don't worry, it's sexy and captivating--and plenty hot!

But it's more than just a romance. Kelsey and Jackson have open wounds that need to heal. They are complex characters with complex feelings and needs. And that makes for excellent story.

I highly recommend Finding It. You'll find yourself wanting to read more of Cora Carmack's books. I know I did.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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 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.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for my review copy.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.

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Anonymous said...

I'm more old fashioned when it comes to a believable romance so I think I'd enjoy this one.

Thanks for being on the tour.