Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Review ~ Adrenaline by Sunniva Dee

by Sunniva Dee
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations


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? 


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.

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Just when I thought that Sunniva Dee couldn't possibly write a book that would be better than her previous novels – BAM! – she amazed me once again by writing not just an outstanding story, but an absolutely AMAZING story with so much of everything I love in a romance novel – love, humor, heartache and hot, sizzling romance.  Adrenaline is the perfect title for this story because your heart will race ninety miles a minute as you go on this journey with Ingela, Cameron and Bo. 

We met Ingela and Cameron in Leon’s Way and I was so happy that a whole story was devoted to them.  Ingela is a student who moved to the states from Sweden and I just love this girl with her quirky humor.  The way she totally messes up when it comes to American slang is outright hilarious!  Then there is Cameron – dear, sweet, sexy Cameron.  This boy has a serious death wish as he loves to push the limits in order to feel the rush – the adrenaline.  He is testing fate and one day fate will bite back - you just know that it will.  Ingela and Cameron both work at Smother, the local bar, and have become really good friends – friends with benefits that is.  They are so freaking cute together!  And then there is Bo.  The relationship with Ingela and Bo goes way back and for lack of a better word is toxic.  They both love each other, but can never seem to stay together.  Whenever they break up (which is quite a bit), Ingela goes to a really dark place.  Thankfully, Cameron is there to pick up the pieces left behind.  But will Cameron and Ingela finally realize that what they feel for each other is real and go beyond the friendship zone or will Ingela’s heart stay in the past with Bo?

This book is wonderfully written and filled with the angst filled drama that we have come to expect from the talented Sunniva Dee.  I was so drawn into this fantastic story as the romance and drama was utterly intriguing which kept me engrossed the entire time.  I loved Cameron and Ingela’s story and I know other readers will as well.  

Overall, this was a brilliantly intriguing read that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

5 stars

Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at 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,” estimated release date, November 2014. The first book I’m self-publishing is the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which will make 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 rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me!