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Ultimate Rush! (A Review of Sunniva Dee’s “Adrenaline”)

Goodreads.com Description: “CAMERON Life’s the shit! Chicks squeal over how wild and yummy I am, play their silly games trying to tie me down. But I’m free as a bird, doing what makes life life: kicking extreme-sport-ass! I base jump, snowboard, bungee jump. I do anything for the rush. Then, Ingela blows into town for college—a cool Swedish blast of trouble. Foulmouthed and runway-gorgeous, the girl seeps in like poison and melts the freaking brain. To Ingela I am what chicks were to me: pastime, leisure, entertainment, pleasure. She’s killing me, and I’m digging it. There’s a new rush in town! Yeah, I hunt down my highs, and now the chase is on. I’ll catch her soon enough, just, what’s the deal with her ex? BO With Ingela, sex is a dance. A slow tango where skin flows over skin. It is slick readiness, a quiet welcome. It’s smooth, warm, right, and all wrong. On and off. On and off. Again, she’s wrecked with grief. It’s a reminder of how I destroy her, how crushed relationships shouldn’t be revived. We’ve done this for years, now, but clearly we’re in for more.”

WARNING: Sexual content, Mature Readers (17+)

My Thoughts:

First off, this book was HOT! I had to let my tablet cool off before finishing it.

Seriously, Sunniva Dee’s “Adrenaline” was absolutely fantastic! I hadn’t scheduled this book for a review, but I’d read comments from other people saying how great it was. I immediately added it to my reading list. I got so caught up in it that I nearly stayed up all night reading.

I loved all the characters! My favorite had to Cameron. The boy was hot and twisted. Ingela was seriously screwed up but she had her redeeming qualities (trust me, you have to read between the lines). Bo was just so tragic.

Dee did a wonderful job writing about codependency. Ingela (Inga) and Bo were the poster children for relationship addiction. Bo was emotionally destructive for Inga. The poor child would see him, leave and then be a wreck. Bo had a difficult time trusting his feelings and dealing with change. He constantly came back to Inga even when he verbalized their need not to be together. And, then, there was Cameron. He was the codependent type who was always looking for something to make him feel better. It started with illicit substances and progressed to his need for extreme sports.

But, “Adrenaline” is not a psychological fest. It really is a love story about people who learn important life lessons on their way to becoming mature adults. And, fortunately, by the book’s end they all have an exorcism of their own personal demons.

This was the first Sunniva Dee book I have read. “Adrenaline” earned her a spot on my favorite author list! I highly recommend her book. I’m looking forward to reading more by her.

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