Today marks Day 16 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 300 books I’ve read this year, I decided to share one of my favorites each day this month.
BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Indie (now Hachette Book Group)
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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?
What I Liked:
BREAKING NOVA is a hard one for me to talk about. It’s not my normal kind of read. Nova and Quinton both suffered through recent tragedies, and we get to see their downward spiral to some pretty dark places. The entire time I read, watching these two begin to form a connection, I fully expected them to find a way to save each other. That’s not what happens, and this book does not end happily. And I’m the type of person who enjoys a happily-ever-after to my romances. So why am I still recommending this book? It haunted the crap out of me. It still haunts me. The drug and alcohol abuse to numb the demons? I know these people, and the realism almost felt too real in how painful it was to watch Nova and Quinton go through what they do. When they made poor choices, I just wanted to scream at them. Or maybe to hold their hands because I understood why they made the choices they did – neither of them thinks they’re worth much. And when the book ended? I wanted to throw my iPad across the room while wailing because I wasn’t finished with Nova and Quinton. Sorensen does have a sequel planned, and you better believe I’ll be reading it. And giving her the evil eye if there’s not some kind of happy-ever-after. Okay, I’m kidding. Not really. *eyes Jessica* *holds Quinton*
Like the sound of BREAKING NOVA? Give the author a little #BookLove. Jessica Sorensen tweets @JessFallenStar.
The 31 Days of #BookLove
Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen
Day 13: HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Day 14: SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale
Day 15: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin