Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova #3) by Jessica Sorensen

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?


This might be my favorite series of Jessica’s, which is saying a lot, because I LOVE her books. Jessica is one of the few authors that I automatically pre-order whatever book she has coming out because I know I'm going to love it. She is also one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for an emotional roller coaster ride.

What I appreciated most about the series was that Jessica didn’t try to sugarcoat addiction. Her characters are real and dealing with real issues. There wasn’t a magical moment when they were suddenly able to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and move on. They had to put in the work. They struggled and faced temptation. As someone who has seen addiction first hand, I appreciated that, because it's not pretty. Other books that I have read that deal with similar issues have glossed over the ugly parts of addiction, or made it seem like it was all too easy to overcome this devastating disease. Not the case here, which added a real sense of reality to this fictional world.

Jessica has an extraordinary ability to create characters that you feel for. I identified with Nova’s wish to fix everything for the ones she cares about. I loved seeing Quinton find purpose and direction again. But what I loved most, was watching them finally make their way back to each other. I was very happy with the ending of Quinton and Nova’s story. They are one of my favorite couples, because they are not perfect people. They are perfect for each other. I was saddened to see that not all of the characters ended up with a happy ending, but life doesn’t always work like that, even in fiction. For me, this again added to the realist quality that this series has.


Up next in the Nova Series...

Tristan: Finding Hope (Nova #3.5)
Release Date: June 2014

A FREE short story featuring Tristan and prequel to Wreck Me.

Wreck Me (Nova #4)
Release Date: October 2014

Tristan and Avery's story.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Avery Hensley who thought she’d found the guy—the one that she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. They got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.

Life seemed perfect.

But not everything is what it seems.

Turned out the guy had another side to him, one Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked her and broke her into a thousand pieces that she had to put back together again. She swore off guys from then on, vowing never to let anyone hurt her or her son again. She built a wall around herself and planned on never letting anyone through it again.

But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He wrecks Avery in a different way, the kind of way that makes her feel free again, the kind of way that makes her think not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her wall come crumbling down?

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