Title: Seeking Her (Losing It #3.5) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Release Date: January 28, 2014
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One Line: If you loved Finding It, and Jackson Hunt, you’ll want to read this one!
About the Book: 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.
While Finding It wasn’t my favorite book of the Losing It series, I still adored Jackson Hunt and you know I’m a sucker for a “Male POV” story. I thought Seeking Her was a great addition to the Finding It story and it gave me a new perspective on Kelsey and their travels through Europe. Here, you not only get to see her through Hunt’s eyes, but also what it was like before they actually met each other and began their journey together. You also get to see the inner hardships and demons Hunt deals with and learn more about his character, which I loved.
Being inside Hunt’s head was great. Getting to understand his struggles with his family, a bit about his life as a soldier, and his battle with sobriety. I liked him in Finding It, but I empathized and cared for him more with this story. I liked that this book focuses on before they actually meet rather than a retelling of after they meet, from Hunt’s perspective. It anything, it adds to the overall story of Kelsey and Jackson and it kind of makes me want to reread Finding It and relive their romance.
If you enjoyed Finding It, or Jackson Hunt, then you’ll want to give Seeking Her a read. Not only does it make you love and adore Jackson more, I actually liked Kelsey more in this one. Something about seeing the girl through the guy’s eye just gives you new perspective on a girl for some reason. Cora has a way with her characters and her writing that I can’t get enough of and It’s kind of sad to see this series end and to let these characters go, but I’m definitely looking forward to what Carmack has coming next.