Tuesday, October 15, 2013

*RELEASE DAY* Cora Carmack's Finding It Review + Giveaway

One of my favorite authors ever....Cora Carmack left me in awe with this book. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up today. Seriously. Go now. I'll wait. (But come back, because I have my review and a giveaway!) And don't forget to come back tomorrow, because I have Jackson Hunt, hotness incarnate, on my blog for an interview!

Finding It by Cora Carmack
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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.

My review:
"Adventure doesn't seem like a big enough word for what this has been."

Before I get to my review, I'd like to just take this one moment to stand up and slow clap for Ms. Cora Carmack. I had every faith in her and her mad writing skills, but somewhere in my mind, there was that niggling fear that there was no way that she could top Losing It and Faking It. But with Finding It, she proved that all those doubts were groundless. She just keeps getting better.

Finding It is the story of wild Kelsey Summers and her quest to explore the world, and explore herself in the process. She's impulsive, and brash, and so very real. She is so different than the protagonists of the other two novels, and it is in this that I feel that Carmack excels. There are no cookie cutter formulas to be found here. While I personally didn't connect to Kelsey in regards to what she was going through, I did get immersed in her experiences and empathized her, which is all I can ask for in a novel.

Then comes Jackson Hunt. Once again, he breaks the mold, he certainly has his faults, and is just so very appealing to me. And while I understand why the choice was made, I really wish that we could see things from his perspective a bit more! But we'll finally get into Jackson's head in his novella, Seeking Her, coming at the beginning of next year. So, there's that little ray of hope!

Both of these characters along with the storyline imbue the novel with humor and depth that has become Cora Carmack's trademark. But,if you're looking for another novel exactly like Losing It or Faking It, you won't find it here. What you will find instead is novel that breaks the mold and an engaging and well written story that takes you on an incredible adventure of both experiences and of the heart.


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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  1. I'm looking to read about places around the world, and of course... Jackson

  2. I am new to this series so I am just excited for a chance to get into a new set of characters and their stories! ! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  3. I'm looking to read the story of jackson and kelsey!! that cora make for us :)

  4. I am look forward to reading about the adventures Jackson and Kelsey have at the places Jackson takes Kelsey to. And and Kelsey learns about herself and Jackson.