We are so excited to share in the Release Day Launch and giveaway for Cora Carmack’s SEEKING HER!! SEEKING HER is a novella in Cora’s bestselling Finding It Series, published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins)! Go out and grab your copy today!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Seeking Her (Losing It #3.5)
Author: Cora Carmack
Published: January 28Tt 2014
Date Read: January 5th2014
Rating: 2 stars
Jackson Hunt gets his turn in this Finding It prequel novella …
Jackson Hunt hasn’t been out of the military for long, but he needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he is going to keep his demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.
Becoming bodyguard (and babysitter) to spoiled rich girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he had in mind, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away. The catch: Kelsey’s father doesn’t want her to know she’s being followed.
She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When Jackson sees her falling into the same patterns he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know Kelsey is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her, the more he wants her.
SPECIAL RELEASE DAY EXCERPT
I was going to have to find some way to cope with this. If not, I was better off calling Mr. Summers and suggesting he find someone else to take over his daughter-watch.
I felt a pang of something at that thought. It was a general kind of discomfort, and I wasn’t sure whether it was the thought of returning home or something else that made that thought so unappealing.
After the cooling walk earlier, and now standing under the cool, calming rush of water, it was easier to think that I could control myself, but I knew better. It always seemed easier in my head than it really was.
I wiped the water from my eyes, and tried to think of some other way to deal. There was always the hope that Kelsey would get bored. That she would mellow out. If she only partied a couple nights a week, I should be able to resist. But that seemed unlikely.
All that restless energy; the way she’d soaked up the attention from the people around her. I couldn’t see her giving that up. And it was working for her. She was still in the phase where partying made her feel good. That was the one thing that helped me stay clean. The few times I’d slipped up since I started the program had left me miserable and angry, and even more frustrated than when I started. I’d found new ways to chase the high. And maybe that wasn’t any healthier, not when one way involved being in the midst of flying bullets.
It wasn’t the same kind of rush, but it did the trick. I pictured Kelsey again, laughing with her head thrown back, her shirt falling off her shoulder and displaying the gentle curve of her neck. It reminded me of the way she’d tossed her head back that first day out in the woods.
The memory of that caused a different kind of rush in me, and I groaned, pressing my forehead into the tile. Before I could help myself, I pictured her long legs straddling that guy in the gardens. The bright green material of her bra, and the way it conformed to her perfect chest. She leaned back, her fingertips trailing from the bark of the tree to his shoulders.
In an instant, the memory shifted into fantasy, and those were my shoulders she clung to, not his.
That was my undoing. There was only so much resisting I could do in one night.
Seeking Her is a prequel to Finding It and follows the perspective of Jackson following Kelsey throughout her travel in Europe. One might think that he has the easiest job out there following a girl at the same time travelling in Europe but that’s not the case with Jackson, we see his struggles in following her at the very same time fighting his own demons.
I loved Jackson in Finding It and getting his perspective of the story gives a greater understanding to us readers of who he really is before and after Kelsey cam into his life and also how she manage to change something within him. Jackson and Kelsey has a very rocky start so the transition of Jackson’s initial thoughts of Kelsey into more of being fascinated and understanding of her is just so happy to read about.
Novellas always leave me either wanting for more or satisfied; fortunately, Seeking Her left me pretty satisfied especially with Jackson’s line of things. The novella totally fits the not too long and not too short type of ones which is very easy to read and enjoy. Overall, it was a great addition to this series, and you know you just can’t get tire to hear more of this author and this series; more stories to come hopefully.
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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.