Monday, May 11, 2015

REVIEW : Nova and Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorensen

RELEASE DATE : April 7, 2015
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?

Thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the ARC.

Let me start by saying that I have not read the other parts to this series but I have read at least a handful of works by Jessica Sorensen. One of the things that continue to make me a new fan is her ability to draw out some serious emotions in her words. Her stories aren’t sappy or your typical happily ever after. Each story is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

Quinton has completed his stay in rehab and is ready for a fresh start in his life. He has fears that he may suffer a severe relapse if he takes too big of a step in his effort to change his ways and move on from the trauma of his past. Quinton hasn’t seen or spoken to Nova since the day he decided to seek help but he knows that she is what he needs to even stand a chance against his demons.

Nova has learned to become stronger and rise above her addictions but she’s facing some unwanted advances and the possibility of having to say goodbye forever to another friend. The daily phone conversations with Quinton bring her comfort but when the situation at home becomes too much for her, Nova rushes out on the first plane to see him.

After telling Nova that he wants to be confident in himself before seeing her, he’s very surprised to get a phone call telling him that she’s at his nearest airport. Their reunion is incredibly sweet but reality sets in and the two start questioning if what they have can truly save them both.

No Regrets is very emotional and powerful. I really love Nova and Quinton and how beautiful their bond is.