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Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong...

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life . . . or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out w
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published October 10th 2013)
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Hearts Cole, Lucas, Jesse  & James ✝✝

I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

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"Adventures don't happen when you're worried about the future or tied down by the past. They only exist in the now. And they always, always come at the most unexpected time, in the least likely of packages. An adventure is an open window; an an adventurer is the person willing to crawl out on the ledge and leap"

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Kelsey Summers wants adventure and decides to travel around Europe leaving everything right behind her, no parents and no responsibilities. Kelsey h
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Cora Carmack
Oct 15, 2013 Cora Carmack added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult
Finding It is officially out in the world! You can buy e-books online or print in stores, including a limited signed special edition at Target that includes a deleted scene.

This story is so close to my heart, in part because it was incredibly difficult to write. Kelsey is a different heroine than Max and Bliss. She's a bit abrasive and harder to love. But hers is a story that I felt compelled to tell. As a writer, the way I approach books and characters is by figuring out what the characters wa
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Kate Bond
Dec 26, 2013 Kate Bond rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-favorites, arc
If I believed the stories I learned growing up, God made the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested. I wonder if, like me, the eighth day was when he watched it all begin to unravel.


New Adult is a tough genre. Almost every book that falls into it feels like a bit of a redheaded stepchild; too mature to be classified as Young Adult, but not written well enough to be considered Contemporary Romance. Easy is a notable exception, as are The Sea of Tranquility, Unteachable, Sophie Jordan
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Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster*
Category: A book set in Europe



3 Strong-and-Sweet Stars

When I read Losing It by Carmack I was really impressed with the way she wrote the soft sensuality of discovery. How she brought a sweetness to the first tentative steps of longing, that ripple of desire that courses under the skin and tingles the nerve endings there. It’s easy for an author to mow over these moments and jump straight to the deed, which I can totally appreciate sometimes because I am a huge pervert, but I adore the way Carmac
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Patrycja
Nov 16, 2014 Patrycja rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2013




Cora Cormack is back with her new breathaking novel filled with witty sense of humour, sexy romance and wonderful heart- stopping adventure in Europe. I can honestly say that Finding It is the best book in Cormack’s series. She out done herself with this phenomenal novel. Step by step, page by page I slowly fell in love with this complex bittersweet story about finding yourself, finding adventure, love, and last but not least finding where your home truly is.

Now, it’s time for bitchy Kelsey to
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Ellis
I feel betrayed by this book. I knew from other reviews that it was going to more on the serious side than Losing It and Faking It, and honestly, I was fine with that. Based on the little I'd seen from Kelsey in the previous books, I was very excited for her story. Sure, she was overly privileged, but I liked her impulsiveness and sex-positive attitude, and I was convinced the combination of all that would make for a fun and, considering this is still a Carmack book, sexy story with some depth t ...more
Rose
I thought about meditating over this, but then figured "Nah, might as well write my thoughts about it." I had a full review that I tried to post once on Goodreads, ended up losing the whole thing before I could click submit. Gah. So this is my second attempt.

This novel was going so well for a time. I definitely appreciated Kelsey's narration over Bliss, and loved the attention to detail over her excursions in Europe and overseas.

Yet I could use five words to describe this book: "Drama City, Typi
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Beth Toups
Feb 21, 2015 Beth Toups rated it really liked it
4.5* Loved it!!
Tami ReadingTeabag
Eher 4.75 Sterne.
Auf den letzten Seiten überschlagen sich die Bücher von Cora Carmack immer so, sodass das Ende immer abrupt und plötzlich kommt. Super schade, aber diese Reihe war soooo schön!!
Eileen
Sep 01, 2013 Eileen rated it did not like it
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

How can I properly portray my love for Losing It and Faking It, and then compare it to Finding It? It's not hidden knowledge that I've been in a book slump, and I was sure that this would snap me right out of it because I'm a huge fan of Cora's books.

That being said, unfortunately, I didn't feel the same way about Finding It that I did her other novels in this series. For one, I had a huge issue with the main character Kelsey.
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Nihan
Jul 01, 2015 Nihan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hiçbir şeyi umursamadan kendini yollara vurma olayını biraz fazla abartmış yazar. Sen git körkütük sarhoş ol, içkine uyuşturucu katsınlar. Sonra 1 gündür tanıdığın adam seni kaldığı otele götürsün. Tesadüfe bak ki hayatının aşkı çıksın bir de.

Ah canım ya.
Chiv
Jul 13, 2013 Chiv marked it as to-read
*finds book*



*reads plot*


Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers *internally screams* is no exception. She's having the time of her life...or that's what she keeps telling herself.
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First off. I found Cora's first book Losing It accidently and just read it. I didn't expect anything new or fresh, just a quick light read. I didn't expect a wonderful novel with heart warming
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Mariana
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Ashley
Aug 31, 2013 Ashley rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, e-arc
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1.5 Stars

The first thing you should know about Finding It is that it's nothing like Losing It or Faking It. I thought Losing It and Faking It were great for a few reasons: the characters felt real, the scenes were hilariously awkward, and the relationships with slow-building. Finding It has none of those things.

Kelsey is not a likable character. She uses alcohol and sex to solve every single one of her problems, and I never feel like that changes—not even a
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Brianna
Jan 11, 2016 Brianna rated it really liked it
yay!!! this really could have counted as my first read of 2016, but considering I read the majority of the book before midnight, it's my last book of 2015. :) I really liked this book, I felt I didn't connect to Jackson and Kelsey as much as I did with the previous 2 books, but all the traveling made me want to go out and do it. I wanted more to both their stories and especially the ending. it was a good ending, but I wanted to see what happened next.
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Oct 22, 2013 [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
4 stars

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This book grew on me. The story starts off with Kelsey in Europe partying, getting drunk, having sex with random strangers. She meets Jackson Hunt and together they travel on a road trip, seeking new adventures.

What I liked about this book is the places and adventures that they went on. I felt like I was on my own little holiday.

Kelsey: I love when people love me


Kelsey started off very unlikeable, she was spoilt and spending her parents money. I thought she dragged the story down at
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Jenny Q
4.5 Stars. I have a confession to make: After reading half a dozen books featuring rotten players who were supposed to be heroes, wishy-washy heroines who could do much better, and nothing but sex everywhere with nary a real story in sight, I quickly became disenchanted with the "new adult" genre. I vowed not to allow myself to be drawn in again by a sexy cover and a flashy description. So when the blog tour invitation arrived for Finding It, I was hesitant. But I was drawn to the different sett ...more
Lisa
Reread; June 2015:

4.5 stars

yep, still love it.

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Reviewed, Oct 2013:

While I do wish the cover is a bit more consistent with the first two books, I just can't help staring at it because it's so pretty!

post read:

*drum rolls*

And Cora Carmack has done it again!
Seriously Cora, how do you get better and better? I need the formula, please give it to me.

Everyone deserves one grand adventure, that one time in life that we always get to point
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Kate
Oct 07, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Finding it is the 3rd book in Cora Carmack’s Losing It series. I adore these books!! I actually “read” the first two books in the series via audiobook during my commute. If you don’t listen to audiobooks, you should try it. I am a skimmer (I know, bad Kate!) and I tend to skim books then go back and read the important parts. When you have an audio book, you have to listen to every last word… you miss nothing. It’s a very different experience.
Oh, I digress. Let’s talk about Fining It now!
If you
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Justine
Jun 07, 2015 Justine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
It was such a great new adult trilogy! It wasn't perfect but I loved it anyway!
Nurse Lisa in Ohio
really enjoyed this! listened to it via audible...the narrator did a really good job. I loved the twist that came closer to the end; kept me on my toes!

4 solid stars
Lady Lioness
Snagged from NetGalley. 3.5 stars.

Maybe if I hadn't read (view spoiler), I wouldn't have twigged onto the 'twist' as soon as the hero appeared on the page. Since I did, however, I was basically marking time until the grand reveal. It didn't help that I couldn't relate to the heroine as she indulged in very risky behavior and drank way too much. I also felt the ending was too abrupt as (view spoiler)
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Aug 28, 2013 Kayleigh {K-Books} rated it it was amazing
Finding It Review on K-Books

"If there's anything I learned with you, it's that one more day was never enough."

There are seriously no words to explain just how damn excited I was to get an arc of this book. I have been dying to read this one ever since the moment I read Losing It. I know, I know, I didn't actually know Cora was writing this one when I first read Losing It but I loved Kelsey so much I was desperate for her to get her own story. And she did. And it is without a doubt Cora's best
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Jennifer
I enjoyed the book in some parts. I really liked the travelling aspect and seeing all the places that Kelsey and Hunt went to. I liked Kelsey as a main character and I also liked Hunt as the love interest. However I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other 2. I found the plot predictable… I had already guessed what was going to happen 50% through this book, and I was right.. The ending was exactly like I predicted.. I'm glad I borrowed this book from the library, it's not something I would bu ...more
Shannon
Finding It

The Characters

Kelsey Summers: You know I’m not going to lie, Kelsey is not my favorite character. She’s a good friend to Bliss and I respect her but I just don’t like her.

Jackson Hunt: On the other hand I love Jackson. He is so strong and really focused on fixing/living with his short comings. Also he remind mes of Owen Hunt from Grey’s Anatomy who I also love, problems and all. If it hadn’t been for him I would have thrown in the towel relatively early on this book.

The Story
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Jenny
Oct 14, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5

Finding It, following in the wake of its hugely entertaining predecessors, seems initially as though it's going to pale in comparison, heroine Kelsey a woman who in the opening chapters makes us question whether or not we can even bring ourselves to spend several hundred pages with her as she makes one spectacularly poor and dangerous choice after another. The only excuse she provides for her bar and bed hopping is the self-delusion she's filling herself so full of life that when sh
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Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
Oct 15, 2013 Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
4.5/5 stars

"Say it." I arched my body into his, pulling at his shoulders.
"Say what?"
"Say that this is real. Tell me it counts."


Oh my, Jackson Hunt everybody. Whew!

This was a tough review to write. There was so much I wanted to say because of how much it made me feel and yet I couldn't seem to articulate the things I wanted to...

Cora Carmack has done it again! I am absolutely in love with this series! This particular book really got to me because I remember when I was the one traipsing about Eur
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İnci Puyan
May 04, 2016 İnci Puyan rated it liked it
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Veee serinin son kitabı... maceracı kızımız Kelsey... :) Kelsey'i ilk kitaptan beri sevmiştim tıpkı Cade gibi ve aslında Cade beklentim nasıl yüksekse bunda da öyleydi. Ki Cade beklentimi karşıladıktan sonra dedim herhalde Kelsey'nin kitabı beni benden alır ama o kadar beklentimi karşılayacak kadar iyi değildi bence.


Demek ki neymiş beklentileri her zaman yüksek tutmamak gerekiyormuş... ya da bir kitap iyiyse diğeri de aynı derecede iyi olmayabiliyormuş. B
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Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Aug 12, 2015 Natasha (books_n_dreams) rated it really liked it
So one thing I loved about this book is how it was a mix between seriousness and being light/fun. I really enjoyed the overall aspect of it and how everything flowed in this book. I think my favorite part about this book is how it was different from most new adult books, most take place in a certain area, but this one the main characters were traveling and I really liked that difference here so it definitely kept me more intrigued about what the characters were going to do next and how it would ...more
Tania (Real-Listen-Feel)
3.75 stars

Je n'avais pas trop d'attentes pour ce dernier tome de la trilogie et je suis contente que ça n'ait pas été le cas. Je repoussais la lecture de ce tome depuis plusieurs mois puisque je n'ai jamais été fan du personnage de Kelsey. En plus, je m'étais spoilée moi-même sur la fin du roman.

Dans ce 3e tome, on va suivre Kelsey qui décide de partir en Europe pour découvrir le monde suite à sa graduation. Dans tous les cas, c'est ce qu'elle veut faire croire à tout le monde. Mais en fait, ell
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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 o ...more
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“The best parts of life are the things we can't plan. And it's a lot harder to find happiness if you're only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don't know where you're going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides...a map is a life someone else already lived. It's more fun to make your own.” 73 likes
“This funny thing happens when you graduate college. You hear so much about being an adult that you start to feel like you have to become a different person overnight, that growing up means being not you. And you concentrate so hard on living up to the term "adult" that you forget growing up happens by living, not by sheer force of will.” 54 likes
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