by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: December 17th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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?
I’m not going to recap what Walking Heartbreak is about because the synopsis does a pretty good job of that. But let me start off by saying that this is one book you do not want to miss out on. It had me hooked from the start and with cameo appearances made by some of my favorite characters rounded out this story in the best way possible. You will need to prepare yourself however for an emotional and gripping story that will have you guessing how this love story will end. I will tell you that it does have a happy ending and the best part of all is there is no cliffhanger!
Walking Heartbreak is in theory Bo’s story, but I really thought that Nadia stole the show. I wasn’t a big fan of Bo going into this book, but he really impressed me this time and has weaved his way into that special place in my heart. As I stated previously, this story really revolves around Nadia and my heart really went all out for her as she truly is a tormented soul. Raised in the ways of an extreme religious cult, she never had the freedom of really living life – until she met Jude. Jude gave her a taste of the freedom she desired and the love that she craved. The love that they had for one another was truly breathtakingly beautiful. But throughout the course of this story, Jude is a silent character. He’s there, but then he’s really not. The reader only gets to know Jude through Nadia’s flashbacks. But what we do learn is that Nadia will forever love him no matter what – even if her life has gone down a depressing black hole. Nadia’s relationship with Jude becomes a problem though when she meets Bo. Bo makes her smile again and he brings out the best and brightest part of her. But can Nadia give her heart to two men? Or will hearts be broken? That my dear reader are the questions of the day and they can only be answered by reading this spectacular story.
Walking Heartbreak seriously caused me to be an emotional wreck as I tried to unravel the mystery of Nadia and Jude’s unconventional marriage and really wanting her to be happy with Bo, but in the end I was smiling and truly happy with the outcome. This raw and insanely gut-wrenching story is passionately written and with complex and well developed characters is a must read for any New Adult Romance fan. Sunniva Dee has a true gift for writing and I always look forward to reading her books. Walking Heartbreak is well deserving of a 5 star rating in my opinion.
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.