Title: Saving Quinton
Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late.
Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . .
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Breaking Nova, Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Series: Nova #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Breaking Nova, Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Published by Forever Source: Publisher
Published: February 4th 2014
Genres: New Adult
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I swear the next book I read better be filled with unicorns tooting rainbows because this second book in the Nova series, Saving Quinton, was even more emotional and darker than the first! Just like in the previous book, the story is told in dueling first person POVs. I’m using the word dueling because that’s what it feels like. Nova is fighting to save Quinton and he is fighting his feelings toward her. Unlike in the first book, there’s a deeper, darker, edgier feeling with all the characters. Everything is uglier and the harshness is sometimes so overwhelming. The drug element this time around is ugly and dirty and so much more detailed.
Quinton and the other drug users are so far gone I kept waiting, cringing the whole time, to turn the page to find everyone is dead. Nova is in a better place but while she has gotten over her drug addiction, she hasn’t gotten over her obsession with saving Quinton. It’s hard to watch her go from a good place to almost jumping back into the dark pit she climbed out of. There is more to the secondary characters this time around. While most of them I found simply pathetic in their ugliness, there were times I did hope they would find their way back. Especially Tristan, but not Dylan. Him I wouldn’t mind taking a crowbar to myself.
I’ve managed to hold myself together for most of the book. Really, there is almost like a train wreck, can’t turn away feeling I have that sucks me in thorough the whole book but I am able to still put it down and get some things done. Then I hit the end of Chapter 13. Holy smokes! Darkness. Utter darkness. I see there is no hope of me getting and sleep tonight! Quinton, what have you done! This roller coaster of drugs and ugliness just continues. The ending I could almost see coming, almost. As in I almost expected this to happen, could almost feel it happen but it still doesn’t play out how I anticipated. Of course, there is a cliffhanger and I have a bit of a wait until the next book comes out to find out what happens to everyone but I think I need a breather now. Something light and fluffy to wash out all this perfect ugliness that Ms. Sorensen has implanted in my head.