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?
There isn’t a single Jessica Sorrensen book that I have read that hasn't been incredibly addicting. I can never pull my eyes from the pages. Her dark, damaged, and deep characters always grab hold of my heart. This story deals with some very heavy topics. Nova lost her boyfriend to suicide, and Quinton was driving a car that killed two people that were dear to him. Nova doesn’t understand why her boyfriend would leave her, and Quinton wishes he died in that accident. Quinton tries to numb the pain by getting high, and Nova is just trying to get by.
These two damaged characters come together, and in a normal book world they would live HEA and heal each other’s damaged souls; but in the real world sometimes two damaged souls come together to form disaster. As they spend time trying to figure things out, there is no denying the pull that they both have to one another, but what do you do when the person your drawn to is the person that is pulling you down even further? What if it breaks your heart, but you still have to walk away. OH, THE FEELS. This book messed with my feelings and I loved it and hated it and loved it. The love definitely won out.
This book is in alternated POV’s which always gets me all excited. I just wish I could dive into book two right away! Jessica Sorrensen is known for her cliffhangers and this book is no different. It’s definitely not the worst cliffhanger she’s written though! You don’t get your HEA, but you’ll want book 2. An author is doing something right when you WANT and NEED book 2! So, YES, I absolutely recommend you read this book!
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.
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