by Cora Carmack
Published by William Morrow Impulse
Novella 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 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
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
New Adult Meh
TRIGGER WARNING: Memories of war/PTSD triggers
Seeking Her is a novella in Cora Carmack's Losing It series, and is Jackson Hunt's POV of the first little bit of Finding It. It starts off explaining how, and why he gets the job of secretly following Kelsey -and making sure she stays out of trouble - and boarding a plane to start his job. Automatically he finds himself attracted to her, but he knows she is off limits. Seeking Her ends after he brings her back to his hotel, and takes care of her after she was drugged.
Compared to Finding It, Seeking Her was kinda ... boring. While we get some new information and scenes, a lot of it was hashing over scenes we read in Finding It, and I don't particularly think it was needed. What would have made it better is the whole book being covered from Hunt's POV. It ends very awkwardly. Just when things start getting interesting, BAM! Done. A story - including a novella - needs a beginning, climax, and conclusion, and we don't get anything but the beginning. The only thing I really liked about this novella was getting to know Jackson more.
I don't recommend reading Seeking Her personally. You will be wasting your money for an unfinished novella that is very bland, and frankly, disappointing after how great Finding It was.
Jackson sketching Kelsey
Jackson laughing at Kelsey when he see's her awful kiss
I deposited my stuff on a simple bed with spindly legs and a thin mattress, then glanced out the window - just in time to glimpse Kelsey fleeing the hostel on the back of some guy's moped.
Hunt: "Oh, fuck me."
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