Breaking Nova by Jessica SorensenGenre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, College, Death, Dark, Drama
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Blurb:Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she's getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside.
Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn't want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he's done, what he's lost. He's sworn to never allow happiness into his life . . . but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he's too damaged to get close to her, yet she's the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?
"The only things I don't know if how many seconds, hours, years, decades, it will take before I can let go of the goddamn self-induced numbness. Until then I'll count, focus on numbers instead of the feeling always floating inside me, the ones linked to image immersed just beneath the surface."
Its Jessica Sorensen so I already known that this book was going to be fantastic, dark, and unfortunately left with a cliffhanger.
Nova was the one to find her boyfriend death body and it broke her. Its been a year or so and shes still going through what looks like post traumatic stress disorder and the only way to keep her calm is to keep counting.
A little reckless act has left Quinton feeling dead inside when he was involved in a car accident that left 2 dead. With all that guilt he has Quinton looses himself in drugs to keep the memories and problem at bay. It's at his room mates house where it meets the lovely Nova. He knows shes too good for him and for this scenes but there she is in the mix. Quinton against his better judgment should stay away from her but can't seem to do it.
"I think that sometimes things just get confusing and we get lost, and sometimes you can't figure out which path is the right path... which is the right decision."I absolutely loved reading this book. It was very emotional and intense. It was hard to see Nova go down a dark path (as was repeated in the book many times) she was too good for it. She is a character who many can relate to. Or maybe it's just I can relate to her having panic attacks and trying to find some semblance of normal or comfort enjoyed watching her character slowly get out of that funk and better herself. I also enjoyed Quinton's character, I felt that at times he was too hard on himself but people deal with death and being the cause of it in different ways. I hated that there was many times he could've help Nova but didn't. There was just way to many things that should've happens and didn't, but then again its a book so I probably shouldn't think too hard. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. I loved that there was so much going on. This book was beautifully written and fast paced.
I'll be sure to pre-order the next book and be sad until I get a hold of it to see what happens. Highly Recommend!