Blog Tour: BREAKING NOVA, Jessica Sorensen
Title: Breaking Nova (Nova #1)
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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?
Abby’s Review 3.75 stars
I have to say that this book is taking me some time to write the review. This book is not smiles and rainbows. Nor is it a love story wrapped up with a neat little bow. It doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies. What it does give you, is a glimpse into many completely messed up characters dark lives. This is a dark, dark story. Perhaps I was not prepared for the ugliness this story tells. There is a beauty in ugliness though. Just a warning be prepared when you read this that there is the ugly side of drug abuse and suicide here. I don’t think I was prepared and I think I needed to be in the right mentality to get into it.
There is a huge part of this book that takes place at a campground. There is live music, mud and a whole bunch of craziness that transpires. In my neck of the woods, a place like this exists, we call it Nelson Ledges. Let me just say many years ago, I have had some insane mud wrestling moments as well as a few drunken stumbles here. This whole part of the story rang a complete familiarity with me. I love when an author connects with me.
Because this book is so dark, I unfortunately did not connect with the characters as well as I would have liked, but again this could have been my mind set.
I also found a ton of lines that I adored, so even though I personally had a hard time connecting with the characters, there were so many lines that I loved that I needed to rate this where I did.
“I was too weak, or maybe I was to strong. I honestly don’t know anymore, what’s considered weak and what’s considered strong. What’s right and what’s wrong. Who I was and who I should be.”
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Shaking my head, I reach forward, place my thumb on one of the smudges right by his lips, and rub it away, trying to ignore the intensity in his gaze as he watches me. “You always have this stuff on you, even when you’re not sketching,” I remark as I pull my hand away. But he stops me with a touch of his fingers. I freeze as he wraps his hand over mine, and my heart starts to flutter inside my chest.
“I’ve been thinking.” He brings my hand back to his mouth. “About trying something,” he whispers against my palm.
“Oh yeah.” My voice cracks and I can’t stop staring at his lips.
He nods, without taking his eyes off me. “I’ve been thinking about it for a while…” He takes a deep breath and then lets it out, seeming uneasy. “About kissing you.”
My pulse quickens as he pauses, like he’s waiting for me to say something, but my throat is thick with my nerves and I can’t get my lips to form words. I’ve never kissed a guy before, and Landon isn’t just a guy. He’s my best friend. Even though I’ve thought about it many times, I’ve also thought about what it would be like to lose him. He’s the only one who keeps me connected to the world ever since my dad died. Without him, I don’t know what I’d be, or if I’d be anything.
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About the Author
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
Author website http://jessicasorensensblog.blogspot.com/