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Hearts Collide: A Review of Sunniva Dee’s “Walking Heartbreak”

Walking-Heartbreak1Goodreads.com Description: “Don’t judge me.
I am not what you see.
I am the opposite.
—Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror.

Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It’s been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he’s poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he’s sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room.

Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure.

Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny.

When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?”

About the Author

Sunniva DeeOriginally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at the college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.

I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” released November 2014. The first book I’ve self-published was the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which made me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014.

I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.

Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you’ll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional roller coaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me!

Find Sunniva Online:

Website : http://www.sunnivadee.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSunnivaDee
Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/sunnivaD
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7191170.Sunniva_Dee
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sunnivadee/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/sunnivadee

My Review

For Mature Readers: 18+

Once again Sunniva Dee hit it out of the park. I absolutely loved Walking Heartbreak. It stayed with me long after I read ‘the end’.

If you read Adrenaline, you already got a taste of the rocker Bo Lindgren. My previous impression of the man? Selfish, immature, and unlikable. After reading Walking Heartbreak? If the man was real, I’d call him a friend. Thank God time changes people. I became a big fan of his and wanted him to have the happy ending, a chance for real love.

Walking Heartbreak was the perfect evolution of a character. He’d learned from his previous mistakes. He no longer cared to be alone. Something had to change. He opened up to the right woman and his world was no longer the same.

Dee’s latest novel is a story about heartbreak, loss, and love. Readers learn a bit about Bo’s previous five-year experience with Ingela (from Adrenaline). We are introduced to Nadia, a woman who has dealt with her own miseries. Together they explore what heartbreak is about, uncover loss, and discover new depths of love.

I held my breath through most of the book trying to guess what was going on in Nadia’s life. She wasn’t exactly free to love Bo. Dee did a wonderful job crafting a mystery within this love story. Nadia’s husband Jude was physically absent throughout the book. I came to a ton of different conclusions as to what it all meant. About eighty percent into the book, the big reveal happened. I experienced heartbreak. I won’t go any further or I’ll spoil it for you.

I loved Nadia. She was such a strong woman, but she wasn’t aware of her inner strength. Nadia did a bang up job of hiding behind a wall of guilt. It was so dense she could only exist, never fully embracing anything around her. Let me just say that no one should live with that much self-accusation.

It was nice getting a reappearance from Ingela and Cameron, her adrenaline-junkie boyfriend. She was a blatant reminder to Bo that sometimes we get involved with the wrong people. Ingela and Bo were oil and water, a poor fit. But Bo and Nadia were the perfect cocktail–a little sharp to wake up the senses, but blending nicely and satisfying the palate.

Although we don’t get a real face-to-face with Jude, Dee painted a great picture of him. The man was a heartbreaker who only wanted to do what was right by Nadia. She was an imprisoned soul, which he freed. Unfortunately, she didn’t know that her rescuer needed his own rescuing.

At some point I hope Dee gives readers more of Emil and Zoe’s story. There was so much chemistry between them. I really want to know where it goes.

I highly recommend Sunniva Dee’s Walking Heartbreak. It’s a great love story combining mystery with a little glimpse into the human condition. I can’t wait to read another book by her!

Rating

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(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

 

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