Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen

Posted November 5, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Jessica Sorensen
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I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Published by Grand Central Publishing
Saving Quinton Book Cover Saving Quinton
Jessica Sorensen
New Adult
Grand Central Publishing
February 4, 2014

Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late.

Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . .

“How do you get through to someone who doesn’t want you to get to them? How do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?” 

This was a tough read for me. I love Jessica Sorensen books, but this one was darker and grittier than her others. It was a well written. The character development was strong and realistic.

I struggled with the storyline. I try not to judge the characters’ actions when reading, but it was hard for me to get past the idea of giving up your life to save someone who doesn’t want to be saved. I suppose it’s admirable. It was touching, really, but it was still hard to read. 

I loved Quinton’s character. I was drawn to him from the first page. He was damaged beyond repair when we are reintroduced to him in this one. His inner monologues are my favorite parts of the book. Knowing how he saw things was almost beautiful at times.

This story will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It is heavy and raw and will tear you apart. I give a huge amount of credit to any book that can elicit that kind of emotion. 

“I need to know, Lea, I need to know what happened to the guy that made me feel things again…”

Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars and despite the topic at hand would recommend a hard apple cider. Keeping it light and easy while reading a dark and gritty story.

This book was generously offered in exchange for an honest review.

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