Series: Losing It #3
Author: Cora Carmack
Pages: 322 (Kindle)
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
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.
Finding It was predictable and frustrating, but not in good ways. I was excited to get Kelsey’s story because she seemed like such a fun, confident character in the first book. However, it becomes very clear from the beginning that she’s very troubled and is running away from her problems. Kelsey has taken off to Europe for a gap year of sorts. She says she wants to gain new experiences to become a better actress, but she’s just boozing around and sleeping around to avoid her problems. Then she meets Hunt, and things start to feel different.
I figured out the twist in Finding It as soon as Kelsey met Hunt. He says vague, suspicious things and I immediately knew why he was there. Of course, Kelsey is too self absorbed and horny to realize that something is weird about how he always seemed to be where she is. And how he won’t leave her alone and then makes plans to travel around with her. Um, red flag?! She does find out later, and they fight about it, and she makes him beg and grovel before throwing herself back into his arms. And then nothing. They just fight, separate, and get back together.
Actually, Hunt stalks her for the last quarter or so of Finding It. Kelsey ignores him at first, but he’s persistent, which to me isn’t endearing. It’s creepy. I was actually starting to like Kelsey at this point, because she rightfully dropped him, confronted her parents, and was getting her life together. But apparently stalking is sexy and stalkers are totally irresistible. That’s where the story ends. There’s no resolution to anything. Kelsey was dealing with huge issues and they just magically disappear when she decides to forgive Hunt. Right.
Clearly, Finding It was not the story for me. Kelsey was unlikable for the majority of the time. Hunt is just kind of there, and I felt no connection between them despite Kelsey constantly telling us that there’s a connection between them. Kelsey’s very real issues are swept under the rug in favor of her romance drama. And the ending is super sudden, so I felt like the story went nowhere.