Review: Losing It #3.5, Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

17873497Blurb from Goodreads

A few months after being honorably discharged from the military, Jackson Hunt is still struggling to adjust back to the real world. He needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he’s going to keep his own demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.

Bodyguard (and baby-sitter) to spoiled-rich-girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he’d been looking for, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away from the home that has felt stifling ever since his return. It would be a pretty sweet gig if it weren’t for the fact that Kelsey’s father doesn’t want Kelsey to know she’s being followed. Hunt feels guilty (and a little bit creepy) as he watches her from afar. She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When he sees her falling into the same patterns that he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know her is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her, the more he wants her.

Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
edition language: English
series: Losing It
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
As Finding It novella, I didn’t remember much about Jackson and Kelsey original story. And the fact that it was my least favorite of the series made me didn’t care much about them. On the other hand, I remember that I was quite curious of Jackson POV. So when I knew that this novella is a glimpse from his POV I didn’t hesitate to read it.

I’m glad he told his POV long before Kelsey told hers in Finding It. So I didn’t feel like I read the same story twice. First part of the novella is purely new scenes. They weren’t in Finding It. I think it’s a good think as I also got a bit about Jackson past.

However I was also bored. Knowing what he has to do for Kelsey’s father and the similar things that Kelsey does, made it quite boring while the second half, the part that I thought will be boring since I’ve already known it from Kelsey’s POV was more interesting. It was just so weird, if you ask my opinion. But maybe it was just because that was the part where they interact with each other. Hence there are conversation and all between them.

After 3 books and 2 novellas, I still think that Faking It is my favorite. And I think it’s time for Max and Cade to have their novella, as Bliss and Garret and Jackson and Kelsey have already had their own novellas.

Result: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Review: Losing It #2, Faking It by Cora Carmack

17200465Blurb from Goodreads

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

ebook, 352 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
edition language: English
series: Losing It
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
This is a sequel of Losing It but I have to admit that I’m kind of forgot it. I mean, I remember that I love Garrick Taylor because he loves reading and the story is about Bliss who wants to lose her virginity and fall in love with her professor but other than that, I forgot about the detail of the story. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy and like it but it didn’t wow me. So I have to skim it again when I want to read this book, to remember who Cade is. Glad I decided to read this book because I think Cade and Max’s story is much better and more emotional than Garrick and Bliss’ story.
Their problem seems heavier than Garrick and Bliss yet I can relate and feel it. Both of them have flaw with real problems. I love reading how Cade needs time to ‘fix’ his heart, the way he speaks and acts really shows it. I also love reading Max’s POV, I can feel her fear and understand her facade. I guess in some part I see her a little bit as myself. That’s why I can relate her story. Aside the ‘heavy’ problems, it still has funny moment that makes me giggling and laughing. Cade and Max are different from each other but in their banter I can see that they are perfect for each other.

One thing that I love most from Cora Carmack’s writing is she surely can create an awkward situation for her characters. Similar to its prequel, this book
has many good awkward moments I love to read and think how awkward it will be if I’m in the same position. By the way, Hearts A Mess by Gotye is my soundtrack while reading it.

Pick apart
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts have been
Let me occupy your mind
As you do mine

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
You can’t live like this

You have lost
(Too much love)
To fear, doubt and distrust
(It’s not enough)
You just threw away the key
To your heart

You don’t get burned
(‘Cause nothing gets through)
It makes it easier
(Easier on you)
But that much more difficult for me
To make you see…

Love ain’t fair
So there you are
My love

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
And you, you can’t live like this

Your heart’s a mess
You won’t admit to it
It makes no sense
But I’m desperate to connect
And you can’t live like this

Love ain’t safe
You won’t get hurt if you stay chaste
So you can wait
But I don’t wanna waste my love

Result: 4 of 5 stars