Review: “Some Kind of Perfect” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

June 8, 2016 Book Review 0

Review: “Some Kind of Perfect” – Becca & Krista RitchieSome Kind of Perfect by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: May 20th 2016
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 742
Series: Addicted #3.5, Calloway Sisters #4.5
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. You can find reviews for the rest of the books (in their reading order) below:
Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Kiss the Sky (Addicted #2.1, Calloway Sisters #1)
Hothouse Flower (Addicted #2.2, Calloway Sisters #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)
Fuel the Fire (Addicted #3.1, Calloway Sisters #3)
Long Way Down (Addicted #3.2, Calloway Sisters #4)
Some Kind of Perfect (Addicted #3.5, Calloway Sisters #4.5)
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The Story
 (summary from Goodreads)

Falling in love was just the beginning

The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.

Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.

Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.

Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.

Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.

***Authors’ Note***
Some Kind of Perfect is a full-length epilogue novel. It is highly recommended to read this book after Long Way Down. Otherwise, it will spoil the entire series. Some Kind of Perfect is meant to be the 10th book in the series.

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My Thoughts

So I know that I said that the previous book was the last book (and it kind of was), but this one really is the last book and in fact it is an epilogue novel spanning ten whole years in a massive 742 pages!

I have to start with the size of this book, because wow is it mega. I bought my copy as an ebook, but I imagine anyone with a physical copy having very sore arms! It seems strange for a contemporary book to be this big, this page amount is usually reserved for fantasy/sci-fi type books, but it worked really well and at no point did I feel like it was too much and that I just wanted it to end. It was the perfect amount of pages to end this story.

“We speak of moving mountains, but sometimes people can completely rotate the world, just so someone else can land upright on their feet.

As I mentioned above the book takes place over ten years and most years will have a chapter from each characters POV. I will admit that I got a little bit lost at times about what month and year I was up to, as all we get is a little title at the beginning of each chapter like “Rose: October 2024” and different characters POV could be from different months. So we could have a chapter from Lo in January 2019 followed by a chapter from Lily in September 2019 and a whole different story would be happening.

Look how far we’ve come. Look at us now. Ache for ache. Smile for smile. I only ever wanted to live this life with her

The characters were just as perfect as they have always been. Lily, Lo, Rose, Conner, Daisy and Ryke. I love this group of characters, I love their friendships, relationships, sister love, brotherly love and bromances. I love that Becca and Krista Ritchie managed to fit in a unique relationship between each of these characters without it feeling like too much.

I never looked back in that way before, but for the very first time, I did. I looked back, and I only looked back at her.

We got to meet some of the groups kids already in previous books but in this one we get them all, and not just as babies anymore, some of them we get as teenagers. I love seeing each of the different parenting styles for each of the couples. I love how it’s totally acceptable to the kids that Ryke swears but is Lo does then he has to put a dollar in the swear jar. I love the family dynamics in that the kids feel more like brothers and sisters than cousins and all of the adults care for each others kids as if they were their own. It’s just like one BIG family.

“Our bad days have the ability to become better. It may be a horrible month. A horrible year. But there will be good days, good moments, great seconds.”

The Addicted series was more than just a series of books, it was an adventure. An unforgettable journey of friendship and family, love and sacrifice. A journey that took our characters from rock bottom to happily ever after. When I picked up the first book I has no idea what to expect and I can’t lie, I thought I was going to hate it. But from that very first book I found myself in love with it all, the characters, the story, the authors and there was no way I could have stopped reading this series part way through, I was in it for the long haul!

“And then we end – we end where we started. Just us. All six of us.

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Final Thoughts

I’ve stuck with this series through 10 whole books and I can’t believe it’s reached the end. Becca and Krista Ritchie give us a beautiful gift in this final book of letting us see the happily ever afters finally taking place and it is the perfect conclusion to this epic saga. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, or more beautiful or more full of love than the ending they gave us.

Re-Readability: Over and over and over…

I would recommend this book to fans of: the Addicted Series, the Calloway Sisters series, New Adult Romances, friend to lover, bromances.

Have you read Some Kind of Perfect? What did you think?

What about the rest of the series? Which is your favourite book?

Who is your favourite couple: Lily/Lo, Rose/Connor, Daisy/Ryke? Which is your favourite kid?

 

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