Do you believe in second chances?
This is the story of Quinton Carter and Nova Reed who both had their lives ahead of them until one fateful night changed everything.
Nova is a beautiful, talented drummer with her whole life ahead of her. She’s dating the love of her life, Landon and is insanely happy, but one night something goes incredibly wrong and she hasn’t been the same since. Then she meets Quinton…..who reminds her of a love lost. Why does he remind her so much of the pain? Why does she want to run away from him but run into his arms in the same moment?
Quinton Carter is given a second chance at life; but not without scars. He’s emotionally/physically scarred from a traumatic event that he caused/witnessed. He doesn’t feel as though he deserves to live, so he just exists, swearing off all good things, swearing off happiness….until Nova enters his life. His first instinct is to push her away, but there is an energy that keeps pulling them together. Should he ignore it or should he just believe that good things aren’t supposed to happen to him?
Now they are both lost and trying to find their way. Both are in search of the meaning of something. Maybe what they are looking for all along….is each other.
This is the story of how one moment can change your life forever.
Curly Book Heaux’s Review: 4.0 stars
I enjoyed this book very much. The complexities between Quinton and Nova are both intriguing and thought provoking. Throughout the book you are rooting for both of them to start “living” their lives, get over the pain and heal.
There were moments that you felt bad for them, then sad, then angry that they do not seem to value their lives. But on the other side of it, the feeling of being lost and undeserving of a good life is completely understandable when one has been through a traumatic experience.
However, the question you repeatedly ask yourself if: what would I do if all I have felt in the past year is pain? What would I do to help numb the pain?
Quinton and Nova are completely relatable. We are reminded that feeling an emotional pain can turn into a physical ache.
This is Nova’s story about being lost, healing, redemption and becoming whole again. This story teaches the reader that life is all about choices. We are not in control of what happens to us all the time, but we have 100% control of how we deal with it.
Kudos to Jessica Sorensen, who gets into your heart/mind with “real life issues.” You hurt for the character, you love the characters, you get annoyed with the characters but by the end of the book you are rooting for the characters.
I cannot wait to read Quinton’s story next!