Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 135 ~ Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Breaking Nova
(Nova #1)
by Jessica Sorensen  

First - The Blurb:

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?

Second - The Tease(rs):

“I’m pretty certain my worthless heart shatters inside my chest, and she steals one of the pieces. If it didn’t already belong to someone else I probably would have handed her all the pieces right then and there.”

“You're like my favorite song, Nova. The one that I never want to forget. That I want to play over and over again.”

I had high expectations for this book, but unfortunately for me, it didn't quite deliver. I found it hard to connect with the characters, and towards the end I found myself feeling frustrated with them.

Both Nova and Quinton have lost people that were very close to them. Unable to deal with their pain, they turn to alcohol and drugs to blank out the memories. I was hoping that when they met each other, they would begin to heal, but instead, they just seemed to get sucked deeper into the darkness.

As usual, Jessica's writing is amazing and she sure knows how to bring tears to your eyes, but this one just wasn't for me.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Oh man...that's intense. I kind of feel for Quinton. It's too bad it didn't live to your expectations.

    My TT

  2. I hate hate hate when the book doesn't live up to your expectations- especially if it is one that you have been waiting on forever.

    My Teaser

  3. Wow...nice teasers! Shame you didn't enjoy it. Hopefully your next read will be better!

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  4. I've heard mixed things about this one but I'm still curious about this author so I think I'll start with something else by her... I do love those teasers though.

  5. The teasers are great, Marilyn. I'm sorry the story wasn't all you were hopng it would be. It can be hard to connect with characters when they're dealing with drugs and alcohol.

  6. I'm sorry this one was a downer for you. Thank you for sharing, I'll skip this one.

  7. Great teasers. I understand your frustrations with this one though.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace