Nova by Rebecca Yarros

Nova

byRebecca Yarros

Kobo ebook | February 20, 2017

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He’s Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist —
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That’s why he’s so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.
But I’m that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He’s the one who destroyed me,
And I’m not the sucker who will let that happen again.

Each book in The Renegades series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Wilder
Book #2 Nova
Book #3 Rebel

Title:NovaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 20, 2017Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633757811

ISBN - 13:9781633757813

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars-entertaining; reads more like YA; wanted more background information : 3.5 stars--NOVA is the second installment in Rebecca Yarros’ contemporary, new adult THE RENEGADES romance series focusing on a tight knit group of X-Games athletes, known as The Renegades, who are currently on a year long, reality television program aboard an ocean cruise liner, getting an education and touring the world (ala Ryan Gosling and ‘Breaker High’). This is X-Games super star and ‘Casinova’ Landon Rhodes, and Rachel Dawson’s story line. Although the author claims that NOVA can be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading the series in order. I have not had the chance to read book one-WILDER-and I felt like I was missing too much background information and history between the characters-like sitting down in the theatre part way through the movie. Told from dual first person perspectives (Landon and Rachel) NOVA focuses on the second chance romance between twenty two year old X-Game super star Landon Rhodes, and former X-Games athlete Rachel Dawson. Two years earlier Landon walked away from the woman he loved. On the surface it appears Landon chose money and fame over the girl that called to his heart but the truth goes much deeper that once revealed will, once again, destroy any semblance of a rekindling relationship between our story line couple. What ensues is the rebuilding romance between Landon and Rachel as they prepare for their upcoming X-Games Asian adventures; Rachel’s ongoing struggles with Landon’s previous hurt and rejection, and Landon’s reputation as the on-board Casinova in light of his proclamation of love for the woman he pushed out of his life. NOVA is an infinitely detailed story line that follows several intersecting paths as Rachel struggles not only with her love for the young man that destroyed her heart, but also with the search for her Korean birth mother whose own history is largely unknown. The story line has a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters-athletes, teachers, television production crews, parents and friends- with a fair amount of history between them including a love triangle involving our leading couple, as well as sabotage, threats, injury and death. At times, the story line read more like YA than New Adult due to the lack of emotional maturity for several of the story line characters, and their less than adult behavior under the circumstance. There was plenty of back and forth, push and pull, yes and no between our leading couple due mostly in part to our heroine’s inability to trust the man that she still loved. The relationship between Rachel and Landon is acrimonious at best. Landon is desperate to prove his love to the woman he all but destroyed; Rachel wants nothing to do with the man who broke her heart, leaving her behind for the bright lights and fame of sponsorship and money. The $ex scenes are intimate but limited without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. NOVA is an interesting story line but a story I struggled with some of the missing background and history between the characters. I had hoped the author would reveal some of the more important background information as the story line progressed but the details were limited and vague. I know something big happened but I don’t know the who, how and why. The premise is entertaining; the characters are colorful; the romance struggles with betrayal, secrets and lies.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultimately a nice addition to the series This was fun and sweet and had some good surprises! However, something felt a bit off for me and that made it take longer than I expected to get into the love story. I spent the first half wanting more backstory, ideally in flashbacks, of Landon and Rachel falling in love the first time. I had a harder time feeling their connection, until about 30% in. The way he immediately started groveling was sort of disappointing too. I understand his role in their past, and how much he needed to work to make his mistakes up to Rachel, but, at least at first, I wanted more banter or sniping. Or for the two of them to try to be friends first and have their feelings grow again. That said, these two had a complicated story and an intense connection that really made you root for them. They are just so very well-matched! I really enjoyed what they brought out in each other, and how supportive and just THERE they were. Sure, they had been apart for 2 years, but the reasons for that (and how they are revealed over time) just show the depth of their feelings. There were some fun stunts and good suspense in this, which mixed the story up a bit in a great way. I have to admit that adventuring heroes and heroines are some of my favorites, and Rebecca Yarros hits the spot perfectly. The settings of the cruise ship and the various locales, like Everest/Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Korea are also refreshing and described well. I enjoyed getting more of the other Renegades in this, especially Penna. From early on in this, I couldn't help but smile remembering just how much I really liked her character (and Pax and Leah, of course). The group dynamic is a lot of fun and the characters all really endearing. Ultimately a nice addition to the series (Though I have to admit that it didn't match Wilder for me. Wilder was just THAT good!). I'm not sure I'd call it entirely a standalone, though it can be read that way. Anyone who hasn't read the first book will definitely finish this one with several unanswered questions.
Date published: 2017-02-27