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Saving Quinton [Kindle Edition]

Jessica Sorensen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Hachette Book Group

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Book Description

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Nova comes a gripping story about what it takes to save the one you love . . .

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 . . .

Editorial Reviews


"Beautifully written."—RT Book Reviews on Breaking Nova

"Romantic, suspenseful and well written---this is a story you won't want to put down."—RT Book Reviews on The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

"Sorensen's portrayal of... relationships and long-distance love, as well as the longing to escape one's past, raises her above her new adult peers."—RT Book Reviews on The Secret of Ella and Micha

About the Author

Jessica Sorensen is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives with her husband and three kids in Idaho. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

You can learn more at:
Twitter @jessFallenStar

Product Details

  • File Size: 1100 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (February 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quinton's story. February 4, 2014
By K. Bias
Format:Kindle Edition
Nova and Quinton had a challenging beginning and both have many issues past and present (Breaking Nova). Their time spent together the past summer opened the door to a connection that was unexpected, significant, erratic, and overwhelming. And it left a mark on both on them. It all came to a breaking point and they parted. Nova has worked hard to break free from her past, get healthy, and try to move on. But she cannot shake the fact that she left Quinton behind in a bad situation.

And in her absence, Quinton has sunk into a downward spiral that he cannot seem to recover from...a haze of drugs, depression, meaningless encounters, and no direction. He is on a path of destruction and embracing the peace of dying sooner rather than later. He does not care. He does not want to feel anything. But unfortunately he does feel feel negative things...terrible loss, guilt, hopelessness, and unworthiness.

It is up to Nova to chase him down and make him face his demons and fight for him even when he does not want to fight for himself. But he is barricaded behind near impenetrable walls of his own making. He is numbing his pain to keep it buried. He has a death wish. He feels unworthy. He does not feel like he deserves, happiness, Nova, or a good life due to his past mistakes.

But Nova was not able to save her boyfriend, Landon and she is determined that she is not giving up until she saves Quinton. She is a girl on a mission...a dangerous, scary, and frequently disappointing one. She is persistent, fearless, pushy and provides Quinton a sliver of hope. Although Quinton does not want to admit or truly embrace it. My heart broke again for Quinton.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Hammer
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After waiting MONTHS, this is what I had to read?!?! The most depressing story about drug addiction and trying to get someone out of it that I've EVER read AND with no ending to the story!!!! OMG! Now I have to wait until August of 2014 to see if there is an ending to Quinton and Nova?!? I think I could have skipped this one and waited. Really didn't need all this detailed info on his drug life. Seems it could have really been condensed and let the readers have it all at once.....just drag it out, sell those books!!! Really enjoy this author, just tired of these tactics of so many....losing me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Devastating, Gritty, and Addictive! February 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
My Thoughts:

I have read many Stories by Jessica Sorensen. I have learned that her prose flow beautifully, her characters are complex and multilayered, and the plots in her stories often deal with dark, realistic, and heartbreaking topics. Her stories always take me to a dark place. They have a way of pulling me in and completely hooking me. The Nova Series, is by far the darkest of all of her stories. It deals with the harsh realities, ugliness, and consequences of drug addiction.

In Saving Quinton, we get both Nova and Quinton's dual perspectives. Nova has been working on her recovery, and is in a place where she knows that she wants to heal, and live a happy life. She no longer drinks or does drugs, and she has finally dealt with her deceased boyfriend, Landon's, suicide. Nova is doing well in college, and works for a suicide hotline. She has gotten even closer to her mother, and has befriended, Lea, a young woman who she met at support group for people who have lost loved one's to suicide. Lea is a great friend and room mate. Nova can't stop thinking and worrying about Quinton. He changed her life last summer, and they had a strong connection with one another. Nova, with the help of Lea searches for Quinton. She is determined to find him and save him from his drug addiction. She feels like she failed Landon and is determined that this time she is determined to succeed in saving Quinton. However, when she finds Quinton, she realizes that saving him is going to be the challenge of a lifetime.

Quinton is in a very dark place in his life. He is a drug addict living with other hardcore addicts, and dealing drugs, so he can get the money for his much needed fix. Quinton wants to die.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreakingly intense February 6, 2014
By Misha
Format:Kindle Edition
The first book was a walk in the park compared to this installment. I felt like I need to go sit in a corner immediately after I finished reading and cry for a long while. The book as a whole was so depressing, and some scenes were very difficult for me to read. We are thrown into the depths of addiction in this story, and it is ugly. I found myself desperately wanting to jump into my Kindle and help these characters. At this point I feel very emotionally invested in Nova and Quinton's lives. As dark as this book was, though, there were also parts of it that gave me a sense of hope and possibility.

Nova was so incredible in this book. She was determined to save Quinton no matter what it took, and she put herself in some very intense situations. Normally I would find a character's pushiness to be a negative, but in this case I loved how she fought her way back into Quinton's life. She made it her mission for him to see that his life was worth living and that someone did care about and love him. Nova worked so hard to get healthy and move past Landon's suicide and her father's death. She still struggled at times, but she unselfishly devoted her time and energy to helping Quinton even at her own personal cost. Her compassion and persistence were very inspiring, and it was heartwarming to see how much she was willing to fight for him.

Almost every scene with Quinton broke my heart into pieces. He definitely hits rock bottom in this book, and it was difficult to watch him drown in his feelings of guilt and hopelessness. Although it was frustrating watching him continually deny the help and love Nova was offering, a part of me understood his motives. His self-worth was non-existent, and he truly believed in his heart that he was helping her by keeping her away from him.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw and realistic
I love the utter honesty of this book. While exploring the dark sides of life, this story is a wonderful piece about the courageous humanity that lives within all of us to live our... Read more
Published 6 days ago by m2hjr
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a ride, as always!
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: Honestly I have a love/hate relationship with this series. It just hurts so dang know? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Courtney~MustReadBooksOrDie
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love this entire series
Absolutely love this entire series. They have given me the biggest book hangovers I've ever had in the hundreds of books I've read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ... guilt and doesn't feel that he deserves to be happy which is why...
Quinton is still struggling with his guilt and doesn't feel that he deserves to be happy which is why he is using harder/stronger drugs to get away from the pain going deeper and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nicole Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars BORING....
Kinda boring - good story just could have been told in about 9 pages..
Published 2 months ago by Cheryl the biggest book worm
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It's a little boring. Has a good storyline but boring the way it was told.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars She’s doing the best she can in school
It’s been almost a a year. A year since Nova Reed has seen Quinton Carter. Nova has spent the last year healing. Getting her life back on track. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Christy Baldwin BBU
3.0 out of 5 stars Unrealistic but romantic
Jessica Sorensen is a wonderfully emotive author, and though I have enjoyed her books, the idea that people can save themselves or each other seems highly unrealistic to me, though... Read more
Published 3 months ago by stimpy
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 fantastically sad Stars!
I am torn as to how to rate this one. There were moments that were fantastically sad and then moments where I found myself skimming the words, moving on to the next big moment. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michelle New
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Loved every bit of the book can't wait for the next one to find out how the story ends. A great read.
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer walker
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
You can find more information about Jessica and her books at

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