By Cora Carmack
William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013
Audience: Older Teens/Adults
I didn't like this one as much as the others. They're so similar and predictable... and yet they're not. There's always a small something that makes it a little different. I'm pretty sure I saw a movie with the same idea as the general plot of this book.
All of the main characters travels made me a little jealous but I really didn't respect the fact that her parents were paying for all of it. She didn't seem to be learning much, either. She had all of these opportunities and just partied it all away. I understand she was working through something but maybe had she learned more about the world, she would have healed more quickly. Who am I to say, I guess. I've never been through anything traumatic and have always had family and friends to support me.
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 who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.