Review ~ Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

Title: Breaking Nova
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Nova #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: September 3rd 2013


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?
When you begin reading a book and your eyes well up twice in the prologue, you know you are heading into an emotional, heart wrenching journey. Breaking Nova did that to me and more as I was swept away in the story and the struggles that the two main characters have.

Nova had to deal with a few deaths and found it hard to understand the hows and whys of both of them. She blames herself for them both even though there was nothing she could of done. She goes from that strong, energetic girl to a depressed, confused girl who is not sure where she belongs. The more I understood her and her troubles, the more my heart ached for her. She can be so good, but her past brings her down so much that she is unable to move on.

Quinton has had his own share of tragedy, losing people close to him, but he has had the blame put on him from the people that are closest to him. He has been abandoned by those who should've loved him the most. He is lost and turns to his addiction for peace. When he meets Nova, he finds a ray of sunlight for his dark days. Quinton’s past also shattered my heart as he is unable to forgive himself, let alone let people in.

Breaking Nova is a powerful read that clutches your heart. The characters hit so low that there is only one way to go but up and forward with their lives. Jessica Sorenson has done a remarkable job weaving this story together and knowing she has this kind of inspiration to write a book like this is simply amazing. I cried mostly, but I laughed as well and was able to understand the characters. They are damaged, but they can make things better for themselves if they are willing to get help and try. I loved this story and am keen to see how things continue for a Nova and Quinton.

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher, Forever (GCP) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Great Review! I'm adding this book to my TBR :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  2. Get the tissues ready when you read it!! It is a tear jerker in places!!

  3. Wonderful review, you've definitely sold me. I need to pick this one up.

  4. You're such a great reviewer. I always want to read every book that you enjoy! I'm a sucker for a good book that makes you cry. Added this to my TBR list!

  5. Yes, you do!! The story is far from over though.... but I love it!!

  6. Awww.... thanks Nicole!! I try my hardest to sell it to you!! lol And if it brings tears to your eyes, it means it's a good book, you are emotionally involved!!!

  7. I just finished this one!! And it was definitely emotional and heart wrenching! I need the next book!! That ending!! OMG!! Your review was amazing and you are so right! This book is a powerful read that clutches your heart!!

  8. Thanks Magen!! I want the next book NOW!! It is a powerful book, I want to know what has been going on with Quinton..... OMG!! Delilah pissed me off so much too!!

  9. I am so worried about Quinton!! And I wanted to punch Delilah quite a few times!!

  10. Tell me about it!! Quinton needs someone good, and Delilah appears to have gotten her claws in somewhere she shouldn't have..... I just wanna slap her!!

  11. Totally loved this book!! (Just posted my review of it today). Thanks for pointing it out to me!

  12. You are welcome... glad you loved it!! It was amazing. I can't wait for more!


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