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?
Quinton and Nova’s story has been difficult and painful to read. But Jessica Sorensen has had me invested in the outcome of these two beautifully broken characters right from the start of the series.
Quinton is slowly healing, doing things in his life that mean something. Nova has to come to terms with the fact that she cannot control everything in her life and that there are some things that she just can’t fix.
We don’t have much of Nova and Quinton together, but what we do get is them talking on the phone and texting, I think this is such a unique way for them to build on there relationship, and when they did get together now they are both sober and clean the relationship is beautiful raw and emotional.
This series has been a wonderful experience to read, it hasn’t all been roses and walks in the park, there have been dark emotionally hard times, the characters are damaged and broken, the story gritty and heart breaking, but it’s been one hell of a read.
It shows that no matter how flawed and imperfect you are, if you find that one person who is worth the fight there can be light in the darkest of times.
5 beautifully broken stars from me.