September 30, 2013

Review: Finding It by Cora Carmack

Finding It by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #3
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Edelweiss
ISBN: 9780062273284
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Pages: 216

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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.

I was pretty excited to read Finding It. After reading Losing It and Faking It I thought yes this is going to be a great book. Why wouldn't it be? I loved the previous books, but the problem is that I despised the main character.

Kelsey was not a likeable character in any sort of way. She was whiny, annoying, and manipulative throughout the majority of the book. She whined throughout most of the book about not having sex and Hunt rebuffing her every move.

He didn't look at my face. He didn't look at my body for that long. I was kind of offended. My girls, Marilyn and Monroe, were definitely offended.
You know, you could always help me find another way to erase the memory of that bad kiss.”
And talk about making it easy to seduce Hunt. If I couldn't do it in Italy, someone should take away my vagina because I didn't deserve it.

In Cora Carmack’s previous books the characters were all relatable. They had their awkward moments that were hilarious, but everything that was great about those books was absent in this one. There was only one or two times in the whole book that made me laugh. At the beginning when Kelsey started kissing Tamas and he licked her face had me laughing so hard, but the rest of the book it was pretty much this:

I just couldn't respect a main character who faked an injury to get some guys attention. She just seemed desperate for attention and an overall spoiled brat. And when she wasn't whiny about Hunt not sleeping with her she bitched about her family controlling her (while gallivanting around Europe on Daddy’s dime of course). Kelsey was aware of everything she did and I just wanted to slap her for most of the book.

I had no problem playing the ditzy blonde to get what I wanted, but I hated that I was living the stereotype unintentionally at the moment.

There was a moment when I actually felt something for her other than disdain, but it washed away as quickly as the pity came.

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