Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova #3) by Jessica Sorensen
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Nova and Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorensen
Series: Nova #3
Published by: Grand Central Publishing on April 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Blog Tour, Publisher
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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?
Nova and Quinton: No Regrets is the third and final book in the Nova and Quinton trilogy. Not recommended for those who haven’t read the first two, this book brings Nova and Quinton’s journey to a close, much needed after everything that the two of them have been through.
The novel opens with Nova at a funeral, although we don’t know whose. So that didn’t exactly leave me hopeful for a happy ending to this series. We then rewind a few months before the funeral. Quinton has just been released from rehab, and he’s on the road to recovery. Nova is still in Idaho in school and living with Tristan and Lea. She still volunteers at the suicide hotline, she’s majoring in film, and she plays drums in a band. But when Nova begins to question how clean Tristan is staying, and Lea is sneaking off to do something she won’t tell Nova about, Nova is running out of people she can talk to, so Quinton might be her only shot.
Quinton is back to living with his father in Seattle, and he’s a little terrified. He wants to stay clean, but there’s so much temptation around he isn’t sure he can do it. His daily phone calls to Nova help a lot, as do his meetings with his sobriety coach and his group therapy sessions. The one thing he knows he can’t handle? Seeing Nova. The two have decided to try and stay just friends, but we’ll see how long that lasts.
The third book in the series is just as well written as the first two, and I devoured it a lot quicker than I thought I would. After the trials and tribulations that Nova and Quinton have been through, I was looking forward to them getting the happy ending that they deserved. I must say, I was a little disappointed that Quinton and Nova spent the majority of the novel apart, after everything Nova went through to get Quinton sober. However, I do understand that Quinton needed to make sure he was stable and healthy. Seeing Nova in the flesh would bring too many emotions that he isn’t ready to deal with yet. It was interesting to watch Quinton’s journey, his struggles, his temptations. I really enjoyed Quinton’s half of the story this time around.
Nova’s story I didn’t care about that much this novel. The stuff with Lea sneaking off to do something suspicious just seemed like it was filler. The twist that I was expecting to happen at the end of the novel didn’t happen, which was both a good thing and a bad thing. I found myself getting really annoyed with Nova and her incessant need to help people who may not want her help. Maybe it’s because I read all three books back to back, but it just drove me nuts.
As for the ending of the book, without giving any spoilers, I expected there to be more. I was happy with where Quinton and Nova were in their personal as well as their romantic lives, but I wanted to know where they end up later down the road. I was just a little disappointed with how it all ended.
I am giving Nova and Quinton: No Regrets 4 out of 5 controllers. It was a good series, good characters, and it came to a nice ending, I just expected more after being so emotionally invested in these two for three books.
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