Sunday, May 4

Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

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.

Jackson and Kelsey were probably the most difficult characters to connect to in this series. At least that was how I felt when I read their book. That was probably also the main reason why their book was quite a difficult read for me. So I was glad to have this chance to know the couple again.

Unfortunately, it still didn't do it for me. I was a little excited to be reading this novella because it was Jackson's POV. I really wanted to know what he was thinking when he started his job to follow Kelsey around Europe. But the interest kind of waned bit by bit. Probably because it was already anticlimactic knowing what eventually happened with Kelsey and Jackson.

This novella just cemented how truly bad I feel that Jackson had to witness Kelsey's downward spiral. I guess knowing how things panned out between the two of them was a consolation. CC's writing is still flawless but this story in this series just didn't float my boat. If this had been a novella set after Finding It, it could've been a totally outcome though. Oh, well.

Final verdict: 6/10. Okay read.

Losing It series reviews:
Losing It
Keeping Her
Faking It
Finding It


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