Thursday, December 17, 2015

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee


Walking Heartbreak
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: December 17th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis

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?
WH Obsession is music

Excerpt

BO

Her moods flow in gentle waves. The coffee of her irises swims with sadness then lifts into whiskey gold with the twang of my guitar. Left to ourselves in the back lounge, our silence is sinuous, laced with stories from my hometown, Skala, and Nadia’s anecdotes from growing up in a cult. But when we’re quiet, my fingers itch and find my guitar. Toy with strings and enunciate emotions she tries to conceal.
Sometimes, my riffs turn to ballads while lyrics splash out in patches of color in my head. Sometimes, when Nadia curves a hip to get comfortable, my gaze float to her waist and shifts to her chest. The game of my chords turns loaded, adding a steady, slow beat, the way I do to make her climb when we’re together.
Without words, she still hears my hunger. Watches my fingers work metal strings with a need that becomes X-rated. And she sits up. Joins her legs and lowers her chin to her knees, demure, secretive, hiding behind her hair in shyness and not understanding that she’s sexier than ever.
All these females. So many women and vixens with a past, a present, and a future—a full life I never wanted to be a part of. But now, I crave to bury deep under the skin of a single girl who is not single.
It’s been a while since I spoke last, so my voice rasps deep when I say, “You kill me.”
“I don’t want to kill you. Do you know the person you are? How talented you are? You deserve so much, Bo, you don’t even know, and the last thing you need is dead weight like me.”
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Title: Walking Heartbreak
Author: Sunniva Dee
Release Date: December 17, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Standalone 
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa
I’ve realized something about reading anything this author writes.

Despite this book being based in the world of music, this book, much like all of the others regardless of genre that she’s written, is like a song.

Hear me out. Her first couple of releases were like the opening verses, the following ones like a chorus, but this one…this one read like the sweetest melody. The moment in some of the most epic ballads where the music just plays, with no words, no outside influences and it’s just the music.

There was something about the prose in this story that read very melodic to me. I felt every part of it with my entire being because of it. From Bo and Nadia’s first meeting, to their eventual first hookup and all of the emotionally driven moments in between. It was all just very musical in the way it was presented and I have no idea if that was the intention of the author at all, but it worked.

It’s hard to discuss this story without giving things away because there is a lot here that if spoken about can give away a good portion of what really takes place, but I will say that it’s not a book for the faint of heart. The name of the story is valid. This book was a walking heartbreak for me as the reader, but one that by the time I turned the final page, had me placed back together in the best of ways.

What you should know before going into it though is that it does jump around quite a bit in terms of timeline. You’re privy to Nadia’s circumstances from a young age, what takes place years later, straight on into the here and now with Bo and they aren’t exactly marked. At first, I was a little confused, I’ll admit, but it didn’t take me long to figure out what was going on and go with the flow.

Sunniva doesn’t scrimp on details here. She takes you very deeply into the mindset of Nadia and what brings her to where she is when we first meet her, and everything that takes place with her as the story progresses. There is not a step missed here and the same can be said for Bo, but it wasn’t quite as deep as what was presented with Nadia.

I enjoyed the insight into her. Often times we don’t get enough of that in books because authors can be afraid to take the risk or not want to bog their readers down with things like history. But what makes this stand out is that it does matter. Every bit of it and having all of that knowledge, made stepping into Nadia’s mindset, her motivations that much easier. It made me understand her and connect.

Watching Bo, who freely admits quite early on that he doesn’t have the love muscle, fall so head over heels in love was a beautiful thing to witness. God. I love Bo. He’s got aspects of typical rocker, but more often than not, he’s also more than that. Right from the jump I saw it and I was just hooked right in. I felt that boy with every fiber of my being and the love scenes…don’t even get me started on those.

Steamy, hot even, but with a very different take than a lot of the books I read. These read much like the rest of the book and even when they were naughty, read classy. Romantic even. Like, even if it was just sex, it wasn’t just sex if that makes sense. And I do believe for the first time in a long time in terms of scenes of that nature, I didn’t feel the need to skim them. They were moments I needed to experience and am so very glad that I did because they opened me up so much more to the dynamic of these two together. What makes them work.

Sunniva, my hat is off to you here. You created one hell of a story. One that wasn’t easy. One that had to get really damn hard before things could become easy and one that even now as I sit here having finished it, am still shaking my head about after finally getting answers (and being right!) about what was really going on with Jude.

Thank you for trusting me with this before its release. It’s a journey that I am glad that I took and one that I’m sure will stick with me forever with the sheer emotion that takes place within its pages.

Now bring on Emil, because dear lord, that guy was just too damn loud not to have his own story. Plus, I need the laughs and I have a feeling Emil will deliver them in spades.

About the Author

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


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