Series: Nova #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Published by Forever, Grand Central Publishing on February 4th 2014
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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 . . .
We’re introduced to Nova, a recovering addict on the road to recovery. She’s in school again. She has a supportive best friend in Lea. And she’s finally at a point where she can deal with her boyfriend Landon’s suicide. But she can’t forget Quinton, her partner in crime when she was traveling down a dark road of self-destruction. Her new mission in life is to save Quinton. But saving Quinton is a daunting task. And now Nora has to decide how far she’s willing to go to rescue Quinton without destroying herself in the process.
Quinton is drowning in guilt and drugs. The last time there was any light in his world, Nora was around. Now that she’s gone, things have gone from bad to worse. But there’s no rescuing Quinton, because he doesn’t deserve to live. He’s ruined so many lives and he deserves to be punished. But when Nora reappears in his life, she brings with her a determination to save him, which disrupts his downward spiral into oblivion. Quinton has to decide if he’s willing to take the lifeline Nora’s throwing his way, or if he’s simply too worthless to save.
What can I say about Saving Quinton? The story was rich and engaging. The characters, both primary and secondary, were multi-faceted. The pacing was slow at times and tended to drag in places, especially about midway into the book. And since this was a lengthy book, it seemed liked the story went on forever. However, I did enjoy this book. And that might sound strange to say about a book that was at times extremely gritty and bleak; one that covered a wide range of heavy material from depression, to domestic abuse, to drug addiction, to suicide, etc. But I am thankful that the author didn’t sugarcoat things; I believe the author gave readers a realistic glimpse into a world some of us might not be very familiar with.
But through all the bleakness there was a sliver of hope. Unfortunately, we have to wait until the next installment in the series to find out what happens next with Nora and Quinton. And whether or not they’ll find love and redemption when their story resumes in Nova and Quinton: No Regrets this coming April. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)