Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova #3)
by Jessica Sorensen
Published April 15th, 2014
Grand Central Publishing
New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Source: received from Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an unbiased review (Thank You!!)
About the book:
Today is the first day of Quinton Carter’s new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She’s the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he’s not ready yet.
Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova’s life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life’s dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova’s heart?
It’s been a long, hard road to get to this book, for both the characters and myself. I’m not even joking. This was the toughest series for me to read to date. I read to escape reality, not dive headfirst into some of the darkest parts of it. But I did and I made it. The question is: do Nova and Quinton make it?
I really thought going into this third book that it would end up being the romance I was searching for in very first book. I really shouldn’t put any expectations on books anymore because they never turn out the way I hope. Don’t get me wrong, there is romance in this story but it’s a sweet, slow burn to the end. Surprisingly, throughout the story I didn’t know for sure if they were going to end up boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, or whatever. But the way the story was told and the obstacles they had to overcome, I was fine with whatever they ended up being. Weird, huh?
I guess it’s a case of magic in the storytelling – I actually enjoyed the complex study of Quinton and Nova surviving and coping with life and working their way to getting everything they want.
I’m trying real hard not to spoil this book (or the series) but what stands out the most about the plot is the reversal of positions between Quinton and Nova. Nova needs the help and Quinton needs to get his act together and try to rise to the occasion, for Nova.
Despite the snail’s pace of a start, once we get about halfway into the book things start to pick up and get interesting. We’re hearing regularly from the supporting characters. We’re in the flow of this dual POV story. And once you’ve hit around 80-90% we’re off to the races! Ms. Sorensen leaves herself a surprise or two for the ending. Just enough to make you want more.
Tristan: Finding Hope is a free short story that is expected to be published on June 3rd, 2014. The next book in the series, Wreck Me, is due out October 22nd, 2014 and is Tristan’s story.
About the author:
Jessica Sorensen is the author of The New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels. She also writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family. An immense music lover, Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes. She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles! A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana. Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.
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