Published on: January 24th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Series: Addicted #2.1,
Genre: NA Romance
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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)
Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.
Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.
After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.
Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity.
Both Rose and Connor were characters that on first impression (in Addicted to You) I really didn’t think I was going to like. But they both grew on me very quickly and now I love them just as much as our other favourite four characters in this book.
“I’ve wanted so many things in life, but you’re the one that has meant the most to me.”
Rose can be stuck up and controlling, she knows what she wants and she will be ruthless about getting it. But she is also a very understanding character and extremely caring to those important in her life. Her OCD and little quirks never fail to make me smile and she very much stands out as the mother of the group. I felt so bad for her in this book and the situation she has ended up in, having to resort to a reality TV programme to save her company. So we spend the whole book routing for her, and hating anyone who is against her.
“You’re not a pit stop. You’re my finish line. There’s no one after you.”
I really really love Connor. He is cocky and confident, but in a totally charming and loveable way. As much as she Rose tries to deny it, he understands her perfectly, knowing exactly what she needs and putting up with all of her flaws. His level of affection for her is swoonworthy! And it’s not just Rose that he cares for and throughout the book shows his dedication to the other characters, especially helping Rose with the responsibility of supporting Lily and Lo through their addictions.
“Kiss the sky with me,” Connor whispers, a beautiful smile pulling his lips, “and don’t ever come down.”
The thing I love most about this book is that although it is based around Rose & Connor, we get everyone’s stories. The reality show brings the whole group together in one house and gives them all one common enemy to unite against. But don’t fear, there is still a ton of teasing and snarky comments between the six of them. Each of the six has a different relationship with the other five so it never feels like there is someone hanging around in the background. Every relationship is perfectly written and developed and makes for some really fun group situations.
“Well, Connor doesn’t believe in magic. If Hogwarts actually existed I’m sure they’d send an owl to shit on his head.”
Rose & Connor’s relationship is really brought to light in this book and you finally understand exactly how they feel about each other. Connor can’t love and Rose has intimacy issues but somehow they just work and they are able to give to the other person exactly what they need and as such make them a better person. I really love their little geeky comments to each other and the fact that they speak in French a lot so no one else knows what they are talking about.
“Am I not as smart as I believe or am I just human?”
The reality show was a great basis for this book as it gives us some really funny situations. The villain of the story Scott, the shows producer, is a complete douchebag and it horrible to see him push his way into Rose & Connor’s relationship and trying to mess with Lily & Lo’s addictions. We REALLY don’t like him!
“We’ve become something of a family.
A dysfunctional, f**ked up family.”
This book is great at setting us up for what comes next (in Hothouse Flower) and we start to see a lot more of Daisy then just the model younger sister. Sure, she has a wild side but there is also a deep vulnerability that I can’t wait to read more of as well as her developing relationship with Ryke.
“6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama. I’ve done the math.”
The first of two books from Rose and Connors POV and so much fun to read. Their view on the world and the people in it is so unique as is their relationship and I love being able to see into their life. The Ritchie sisters writing talent is of such high quality that I can’t wait to see what’s next!
I would recommend this book to fans of: the Addicted Series, the Calloway Sisters series, New Adult Romances, friend to lover, bromances, friends as family, very close family groups