I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Jessica Sorensen
Released: feb. 4 2014
Series: Nova #2
Published by Forever Romance
Darker than its predecessor, SAVING QUINTON addresses intensely personal issues that will hook right into the reader’s heart. As emotions take a toll, this book will have you cheering on for its characters. ~ Under the Covers
Much like the first book in the series SAVING QUINTON is dark. It could possibly be darker as Quinton falls deeper and deeper into the world of drugs and oblivion. As he and his friends move to Vegas to escape their lives, trouble finds them when they get caught up in a world of drug dealing and money.
Nova is still thinking about Quinton and the summer they spent together. Although time and distance has kept them apart, Nova wants to seek Quinton out to help him. As you may already know from the first book, Nova has her reasons for not wanting to give up on Quinton even though for most of the book, he seems like a lost cause. But the hope that Nova has is enlightening and uplifting, creating that sense of optimism that Quinton lacks so much in his life right now. Each day is the same, a constant, a never-ending ride and Quinton wants out. But he knows that he is too deep to crawl out alone.
As heartbreakingly sad events happen, Quinton is forced to take a good hard look at himself and examine where his feelings are coming from. Are they manifesting from the guilt he still harbours over the accident or is it the vicious cycle of drugs that is keeping him in that dark place?
Ending on another cliffhanger that has me biting my nails in anticipation, SAVING QUINTON will put you through the emotional wring one more time before we can see light at the end of the tunnel.
So much emphasis is on getting Quinton out of this rut he is in that the romance almost takes a back seat. Yes, Nova and Quinton rekindle some of what they shared the previous summer, but I feel that Nova’s intentions aren’t just because she likes Quinton. She also wants to genuinely see him better and if she is in the picture after that, it’s a bonus.
Tristan’s character threw me for a loop. Sometimes he’s likeable and most times he is not, but when he undergoes a change that drastically alters his life, he manages to see the world that Quinton hasn’t for too long. I see progress for him, but will it last? I also wonder if Sorensen is planning on writing a story about him. If he continues on the path he is in, I wouldn’t mind that at all.
Darker than its predecessor, SAVING QUINTON addresses intensely personal issues that will hook right into the reader’s heart. As emotions take a toll, this book will have you cheering on for its characters.
*ARC provided by publisher
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