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Review: “Damaged Like Us” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

June 30, 2017 Book Review 0

Review: “Damaged Like Us” – Becca & Krista RitchieDamaged Like Us by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: June 27th 2017
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 352
Series: Like Us #1
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eBook

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The Story
 (summary from Goodreads)

Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.

Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.

He is certified American royalty.

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies.

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

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My Thoughts

I can’t explain how desperate I have been to get my hands on this book, I can’t remember the last time a book release had me as excited as this one. And then for the first time, in a long time, I stayed up until 4.30am reading it after its midnight release. I couldn’t function in work the next day I was so tired, but also because I was so hungover from this book that I immediately started reading it again. Yes, that’s right. In the past 3 days I have read this book twice. It’s just that good.

“Our fame burns. And burns. None of us need to stoke the flames for it to stay lit. And me—fame is my friend and foe. It’s a part of me. A tangible thing that lives inside of me. This is the only life I’ve ever lived. It’s the only life I know.

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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
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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.

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Review “Long Way Down” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

November 26, 2015 Book Review 0

Review “Long Way Down” – Becca & Krista RitchieLong Way Down by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: November 20th 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 640
Series: Addicted #3.2, Calloway Sisters #4
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
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With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.

Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.

They promise:
To never slow down.
To never compromise who they are.
To never abandon their love for each other.

But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.

With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.

***Authors’ Note***
It’s possible to only read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series without reading the Addicted series, but you MUST read Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3) before reading Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4).

It’s highly recommended to read the books in the recommended reading order, which is in tangent with the Addicted series.

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My Thoughts

I can’t believe we have reached the end of this incredible series. I remember being sent the first book to review and thinking, “What? A book about a sex addict?! This does not sound like my type of book.” But it was, and the rest of the series continued in style and each book made me love these incredible characters more and more, and the perfect writing duo, Becca and Krista Ritchie for bringing them into our lives!

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Review: Fuel the Fire – Becca & Krista Ritchie

April 24, 2015 Book Review 4

Review: Fuel the Fire – Becca & Krista RitchieFuel the Fire by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: April 3rd 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 558
Series: Addicted #3.1, Calloway Sisters #3
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
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Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.
For the first time in his life.
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***Authors’ Note***
Thrive bridges the gap between Addicted for Now and Addicted After All. Thrive must be read befre reading Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin off series.

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My Thoughts

Finishing this book was one of those love and hate moments. Love because it was amazing, but hate because it is the last book we are going to get from Rose and Connor’s POV. The games, the french, the totally hot and sexy times…it’s all been brought to an end with their final book of the series. And wow was it a good one!

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Review: “Thrive” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

April 10, 2015 Book Review 0

Review: “Thrive” – Becca & Krista RitchieThrive by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: July 18th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 464
Series: Addicted #2.5
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)

Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

** Author Note **
A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series.

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My Thoughts

I lost count of how many times I have said this, but this series is incredible. The Ritchie sisters have given us these flawed but lovable characters whose lives and stories we can’t help but be completely addicted to. Thrive is no different and gives us a little insight into what was going on with Lily & Lo over the course of the previous two books in the series Kiss the Sky and Hot House Flower.

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Review: “Hothouse Flower” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

March 16, 2015 Book Review 0

Review: “Hothouse Flower” – Becca & Krista RitchieHothouse Flower by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: March 28th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 477
Series: Addicted #2.2,
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)

Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.

And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.

Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modelling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.

As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favourite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.

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My Thoughts

Sexy, steamy and Oh So Hot, Hothouse Flower is possibly one of the hottest books of the whole series. Becca and Krista Ritchie have finally answered our desperate prayers and we finally got a Raisy book, and it is sooooo good!

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Review: “Addicted After All” – Becca & Krista Ritchie

November 7, 2014 Book Review 0

Review: “Addicted After All” – Becca & Krista RitchieAddicted After All by Becca and Krista Ritchie
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Published on: November 16th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 534
Series: Addicted #3
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)

Two addicts. One epic love story.

Prepare for the worst.

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore.

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst.

Her sex drive is out of control.

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve.

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.

**AUTHORS’ NOTE**
Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.

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Initial Reaction

This is my “I was up all night reading and my hair is a totally mess and I’m not getting out of my comfy clothes just to film a video” look.

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BLOG TOUR: “Addicted After All” – Becca & Krista Ritchie + GIVEAWAY

October 29, 2014 Author Interview, Blog Tour, Giveaway 6

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I am SO EXCITED to be taking part in this blog tour. I LOVE the Addicted series and I LOVE Becca & Krista Ritchie. So the opportunity to take part in the tour AND to interview them was just something that I could not pass up!

THE COVER

Addicted After All Official Cover

Book Release: 31st October
(that’s just 2 more days!!!!!)

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THE STORY

Two addicts. One epic love story.

Prepare for the worst.

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore.

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst.

Her sex drive is out of control.

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve.

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.

**AUTHORS’ NOTE**
Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.

THE AUTHORS

Author PhotoKrista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series.

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THE INTERVIEW

Favourite quote from Addicted After All?

Krista: I’m not sure I can share my favorite quote without there being spoilers involved. But I will say that I love many quotes from AAA. And most of my favs are between Lily & Lo.

Becca: Same! I wish I could share, but it’d be spoilery. I’ve been doing my best to keep secrets (even though it’s so tempting to spill some stuff). I think we’ve succeeded in staying quiet for this book, which I’m super happy about!

Hardest part of writing Addicted After All?

Krista: The hardest part of AAA was probably incorporating the multiple storylines and plots. There’s a lot packed into the book, even if the main focus throughout is Lily & Lo.

Becca: Agreed. We definitely had plot-points we needed to cover, but we always start off scenes with the mentality: “what do we want to see?” not necessarily “what plot needs to come next?” That way it’s more fun for us to write and more fun for you to read. So we had to constantly check ourselves and make sure to sprinkle things in everywhere.

Favourite book of the entire Addicted/Calloway Sister Series to write?

Krista: That’s so hard! My favorite book and my favorite one to write are probably different. Kiss the Sky is my favorite book because it’s fun and the most different book in the series. It also has a lot of themes I love, but it was the most difficult to write. Therefore, my favorite book to write is probably Addicted After All. Hands down. It was so enjoyable and satisfying. I loved writing it from beginning to end.

Becca: Kiss the Sky was the hardest to write! Gah. It was stressful at times, but it was a rewarding book. Same for Thrive. But like Krista, Addicted After All has been the most enjoyable book to write of the entire series. We’ve said that to each other multiple times since we’ve finished the novel. Maybe it’s because we’ve reached the end of the story, with lots of closure. AAA is almost my favorite 🙂

Lo, Ryke or Connor? If you could wish one of them to be a real life person then who would you pick?

Krista: Hands down, Connor. He’s unlike anyone else, so it be really interesting to see him in the real world.

Becca: I think there are probably a few Lo & Rykes already existing in the world. So I’d say Connor for the pure fact that I’d love to meet a Connor. Just to see him in the flesh and know that there’s someone like him out there. Not to date him, necessarily.

If you were a superhero what superpower would you have and what would you call yourself?

Krista: Definitely teleportation. I absolutely hate traveling, so this would be Ah-Mazing. And even though I’d be a teleporter and I should probably have a name like “Blink” I’d still want to be called “Kaboom.” Because I find it kind of badass but cute. And, you know, it starts with a K 😉

Becca: We always choose the same thing because it’s the most practical. Teleporation is the pinnacle of all superpowers. Mind reading, blah. I don’t want to listen to thoughts when I can blink and ta-da, I’m at Disney World! Flying is unnecessary and slightly terrifying. I’d want to be called “Magic.” So simple. And it subtly reminds me of Harry Potter.

Make sure to check out my reviews from other books in the series (links below) and don’t forget Addicted After All is being released this Friday 31st October 2014.

Addicted to You
Ricochet
Addicted for Now
Kiss the Sky
Hot House Flower
Thrive

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