Friday, November 27, 2015

Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee

Author                     Sunniva Dee 
Publication Date    17 December 2015 
Genre                       New Adult Romance 
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?

Bo is the talented guitarist, composer and lyricist of his up and coming band. He is convinced that he is incapable of love and long term commitment, in view of his past relationship(s). Girls dig him for his good looks and talent. He is content with being able to pick anyone of the groupies for sexual gratification but it is just that. No emotions or strings attached. 

Nadia was brought up in a cult, knowing little of life outside the community. Jude comes along and becomes the love of her life. They elope and get married against all odds. They are very much in love and dedicated to each other, then two years later, everything takes a turn for the worse. 

Bo meets Nadia whilst prepping before going on stage. She understands how he expresses himself through his music and he can see beyond her sad demeanour. They can have what could be the perfect relationship but Nadia holds back,  keeping her secrets about Jude close to her heart. Her flashbacks about Jude give an indication of their situation but never the whole picture. When Bo and Nadia are together, they make sweet, sweet music. 

This standalone is full of uncertainties, love, secrets and heartaches. Two tormented souls fighting their feelings! Will Bo be able to persuade Nadia to talk about her close guarded secrets? If and when he does, how will he react? 

I like the way Zoe and Emil bring in the humour and I can't help but love these two characters. Oh! Bo's ex, Inga makes an appearance to make my day. Thank you Mrs Dee. 

I also like the multicultural aspects of this story. Something not very often projected in such a positive and beautiful light in romances. 

I loved each and every aspect of this page turner and couldn't read fast enough to get to the outcome. I would fully recommend to romance lovers. 

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Sunniva was born in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master's degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.

Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul and purpose. Sometimes it's with a paranormal twist--like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love. At other times, it's contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, and Adrenaline Crush.

Sunniva is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok in her books, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.

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