I'm Rowena and I blog at Book Binge. I read lots of romance, YA and lately, NA. You'll find a lot of those on my shelves.
*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.