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review 2014-03-17 18:23
Review: Finding It by Cora Carmack
Finding It - Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack has won me over with her first two books, Losing It and Faking It. She also cemented my love of her work with her novella, Keeping Her. I have enjoyed everything that she came out with and I didn’t think that would change with this book.

 

Finding It follows Bliss and Cade’s friend Kelsey as she backpacks abroad, trying to find herself. What they don’t know is that Kelsey is trying to fill a void in her life, a void that was made when she was younger and turned to the two people that were supposed to help her…and didn’t. Now, she’s grown and she is living her life, partying in a new European city each week and even though she should be having the time of her life, she can’t help but feel lonely.

 

Things start to turn around when she meets Jackson Hunt. Jackson invites her to join him for a week of adventure and in my opinion, against her better judgment, Kelsey agrees.

 

Now, I say against her better judgment because the night before she agrees to go on this trip with Jackson, Kelsey was drugged and the last memory she has of that night was of being with Jackson. Now, she doesn’t know Hunt. They just started seeing each other around as they were partying at the same places but on the night that she was drugged….she was with Jackson. Now if that happened in real life to my friend, there’d be no way in hell I’d let my friend go off with the guy she was with WHEN SHE WAS DRUGGED! Yeah, I know that Hunt wasn’t the one that drugged her but still…she didn’t know him.

 

Anyway, so Hunt whisks Kelsey away for a week of adventure and it is while she’s on this trip that Kelsey is finally starting to find out who she really is and what she was missing in her life. So, alls well that ends well but as far as my enjoyment of the book, it was tampered only by the fact that I knew what was going to happen before it happened. There wasn’t much of a mystery there but in the end, I didn’t even give a damn. I liked Kelsey (which was saying something since she was a brat for most of the book) and I really liked the person that she grew to be throughout this book.

 

I liked Hunt too because he was sexy and when things thawed between him and Kelsey, they were pretty hot. They were hot together and I enjoyed that part of the book but I wasn’t a fan of the secrets and the way that the secrets came out and then the grand gesture at the end was a bit excessive for me but if someone I was madly in love with did that for me, I’d probably be impressed.

 

So while this book isn’t my favorite book by Carmack, I still enjoyed it. I really came to like it in the end and Kelsey’s character had a lot to do with that. I enjoyed seeing the growth in her character and seeing her become that strong individual at the end made the entire book satisfying. Made it worth reading. So yeah, I recommend this book.

Source: bookbinge.com/2014/01/review-finding-it-by-cora-carmack
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-03-17 17:45
Review: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack
Seeking Her (Losing It, #3.5) - Cora Carmack

*There may be spoilers from FINDING IT in this review so please read at your own risk.*

 

I love the New Adult genre.  I love that the protagonist and love interest are at the points in their lives when they’re first out on their own and can truly immerse themselves in finding out who they really are and what they were meant to be.  I love the idea that the characters are past the drama of high school and they’re living their lives for themselves, and not always for their parents.

 

What I don’t like about the NA genre is that most of the books that I’m reading are only from the heroine’s perspective.  The heroes don’t get any page time (well, the kind of page time that we want) but months after their book comes out, we get a novella from the hero’s perspective.  A bone to the die hard fans, I’m sure but I’m always left feeling disappointed after reading these novellas and this one is no exception.

 

If you read Finding It then you don’t need to read this one.  Why? Because this book is a replay of certain scenes from that book, coming from Hunt’s POV.  It’s nothing fresh or new, it’s just more of the same of things we already knew.  Hunt was hired by Kelsey’s father to kind of watch out for her and keep him informed of what Kelsey is getting up to on her trip abroad.  So Hunt does what he’s hired to do.  He follows Kelsey around.  He develops opinions of Kelsey and an interest in her that he can’t shake, no matter how much he wants to.

 

The thing about this story is it’s not really a story.  It’s just part of a story.  There’s a beginning but there’s no end.  The story just stops..and those kinds of endings drive me up the freaking wall.  This novella was supposed to give us insight into Jackson Hunts life but I didn’t feel like I knew him any better by reading this story than I did when I read Finding It.  And that’s disappointing because I went into this book, wanting to like it and it just didn’t work for me.

Source: bookbinge.com/2014/03/review-seeking-her-by-cora-carmack
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review 2014-02-18 23:02
FAKING IT BY: CORA CARMACK
Faking It - Cora Carmack

 

     I liked Faking It.  I was happy to see Cade get some action in this book, after all his struggles being locked in the friend zone in the previous book.  Cade and Max were both likeable characters and their story was funny and cute. While I do like this series so far, I am really hoping the next book brings a little something extra to it. I like the characters and stories, but nothing has brought it to the next level yet. I like it all, but I don't love it, and unfortunately with as many books as I read, that is a huge difference. It's the difference between these stories standing out and being memorable or just falling into background and ultimately being forgotten about.

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review 2013-11-24 19:10
Losing Control - Review
Losing Control (Heaven Hill Series) - Laramie Briscoe


3.5 Stars

“Is it always going to be like this?” she whimpered.

“Out of control?” he asked.



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Losing Control is book three in Laramie Briscoe’s Heaven Hill biker series. The Heaven Hill men are at it again. This time it is newly patched Jagger who takes center stage. This laid-back and easy going biker is about to realize that one woman can make him lose control. Although, perhaps losing control is not as terrifying as it seems.

Jagger Stone has finally become a patched member of the Heaven Hill MC, something he was truly wanted. Walking away from parents who were more sanctimonious than loving, Jagger has now found a true sense of family with his biker brethren. After meeting Bianca, a waitress at Wet Wanda’s (a stripper club), Jagger has discovered that being a member of the local biker club is not the only thing he desires. Jagger is immediately drawn to Bianca and sets out to prove to himself that he can have his biker family and the woman of his dreams on the back of his bike.

Bianca Hawks has always taken care of herself. Not having the easiest of upbringings, Bianca has learned from a young age that she is the only one that she can truly depend on. She is working hard to put herself through school and complete her degree to become a teacher. When she meets Jagger at Wet Wanda’s under some embarrassing circumstances, Bianca shies away from the gorgeous biker who is a regular at the club when he plays for the audiences there. When Jagger comes to her rescue one night when her car breaks down, she finds herself indebted to him. Jagger decides to take advantage of that fact and wants payment in the form of spending time with her. With that, he slowly breaks through her defenses and Bianca finds herself falling hard for Jagger. It seems that Jagger is not the only one losing control.

Bianca is now at the tail end of her schooling and her dream of becoming a teacher is finally within her grasp. Having Jagger come into her life seems like icing on the cake. Just when it looks as if Bianca’s life has turned for the better, her dreams are threatened bringing Jagger and the Heaven Hill MC to the forefront for her protection. Bianca finds herself in the throes of danger but for the first time in her life she feels supported and safe. The romance between Bianca and Jagger is very sweet and sugary. Jagger is a devoted gentleman right from the start and even though they have some hurdles to overcome, you never once doubt how strongly they feel for one another and how committed they are.

All in all, Losing Control was a good read and a nice addition to this series. You can easily get caught up in the Heaven Hill MC family. Despite being bad-ass bikers, the men are genuine and have a wonderful sense of family. This is a pretty decent biker series if you are a fan of reading the genre. While it is not the best series I’ve read when it comes to the biker realm nor is it as gritty and raw as some other series, the characters are intriguing and the love stories are sweet and heart-warming. Definitely worth the read.


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review 2013-08-28 00:00
Losing Him - Jennifer Foor

Where do I begin, first off, I think Jennifer Foor is a wonderful author, and I think the "Mitchell" series is totally awesome series!!!This was such a great story about Heather, everyone hated her throughout the series for making everyone's life miserable. She makes you feel sorry for her and be happy for her in the end! She had done a lot of bad things throughout the whole series. But it makes you have a change of heart for her cause her mother dies from cancer, then she has really bad fight with her boyfriend (aka her babies daddy), then has a really bad wreck that almost kills her, plus everyone's still hating her. After her car wreck, she gets forgiveness by the people who hated her the most, the Mitchell family. After she gets better from the car wreck, she fights her true love cause of doubt. Finally her & Jessie work everything out, and they get married. In the end, Heather, Jessie and their son, Jacob, have a happily ever after....what she has always wanted.

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