Author: Cora Carmack
Genre: New Adult Fiction
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Format: Nook e-book
Number of Pages: 104
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Book 3.5 in the Losing it Series
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 exaction 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 is 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.
Happily Ever After: The novel ends rather abruptly.
What I Liked Most About This Book: I loved getting to see Jackson Hunt’s side of the story. It was fun getting into his head.
What I Liked Least About This Book: It was so short!!! There was so much more from Finding It that I was hoping to get to see from Jackson’s point of view, but basically this novella ends right when Kelsey and Jackson meet. I had been hoping that this book would cover highlights of the whole of Finding It, but it turned out to be more of a prequel.
Share A Quote From The Book:
That’s when I saw her backpack, tossed into the dirt beside a bush, a water bottle, some lipstick, and a passport spilling out of its open top.
My heart thudded once, and then picked up, double time.
Adrenaline sharpened my vision. Careful to keep an eye on my surroundings, I stole past my hiding spot and knelt beside the backpack. I flipped open the passport, and there she was. God, even her passport picture was gorgeous. Long tousled blond hair and vivid green eyes.
Would I Recommend This Book: I would recommend it, yes, but I would also recommend reading Finding It first. This is a companion novella to that story.
Would I Re-Read This Book: Yes!
Rating: Three out of five stars.