Friday, February 14, 2014

Kiss the Sky (Addicted) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

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.

This New Adult Standalone Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.

***Authors' Note***
Kiss the Sky CAN be read as a standalone, but it's also a spin-off of the Addicted series. If you'd like to read the Addicted series beforehand, you should read all of them in order before reading Kiss the Sky or else the time jumps will be jarring. 

First line:
"You wanna know real life, kid?" a man once told me.
ARC from author
5 episodes out of 5
As much as I love Lily and Lo, I love Connor and Rose more. In the first three books, I kind of just overlooked the couple, because Connor annoyed me most of the time. But getting into his and Rose's heads was awesome! It made me realize how amazing they are for each other and well they understand one another.

Rose is an independent, intelligent, young woman determined to run her own business with the help of no man. In fact, she won't allow any man to get close enough to her. No man, except Connor Cobalt. She's been drawn to him since high school. He's the only guy who has come close to breaking down her walls. I loved how over the course of the book, she became more and more willing to let Connor into her life.

Connor never lets anybody see the real Connor Cobalt. He wants to impress everybody, have connections everywhere to improve his company. Lo is the first person he considers a real friend. But while Lo knows the real Connor Cobalt, he hasn't seen the whole Connor Cobalt. The only person who has is Rose. It was so unbelievably sweet how Connor took care of Rose, especially since it was so out of character. for him.

The conversations Rose and Connor (or Richard as Rose calls him) were intelligent and fantastic. And the French was so sexy. Sigh. I want to see them old and with kids. Rose and Connor with little ones would be a sight to see. But they'll make amazing parents, after learning from their parent's mistakes.

I really want another Rose and Connor story, but I can make do with a book about Ryke and Daisy (Hothouse Flower). I also just read a scene from Addicted For Now in Ryke's POV, that makes me so psyched for his novel!!

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