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?
I keep quiet and let myself drown in my thoughts, knowing that's not what I'm doing. I'll probably never truly be happy again, no matter how much I want to, because no matter what, Landon will always be gone and I'll still be here.
The story is slow building, but once it gains its momentum and secrets and details are uncovered you are completely invested. Nova and Quinton literally broke my heart, their sadness leaping off the page. They're just existing, without any real purpose or any will to survive. You want to help them, to see them get their happily ever after, but there is no easy fix, just a long bumpy road ahead of them. Upon their first meeting, a simple touch caused a reaction that neither one has felt in a long time. It was filled with understanding, hope and perhaps happiness. Their spark was the one bright part of the story, it gave me hope that MAYBE they would be ok.
Nova said she went looking for me. No one ever goes looking for me or cared enough to worry about me. When she says it, I'm pretty certain my worthless heart shatters inside my chest, and she steals one of the pieces. If I didn't already belong to someone else I probably would have handed her all the pieces right then and there.
We get both POV's in this story, taking us deeper in their minds, grasping all their emotions. Essentially this is Nova's story, where we see her eventually get to a point of 'freedom', and this then sets us up for Quinton's journey in Book 2 (set to release in February, 2014) , which is far from over.
Jessica Sorensen has a knack for writing the emotionally dark novels. She writes in such a way, that the pain, sadness and their struggles feel so real. A writing style that takes you into the heart of the story, and you live it along with them. I know Jessica's books are emotionally taxing, yet I think she goes further with Breaking Nova. She takes you on a journey of healing that is dark, gritty, and emotionally painful.
"You know what I think," he says, vining his legs around mine. "I think you're going to have a really amazing future, full of drumsticks, and songs and videos, and anything else you want, because one day you're going to wake up from all of this and realise that you're too good to be here."