Title: Kiss the Sky
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Genre: New Adult Standalone Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2014
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
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
♥♥♥♥♥ 6+ Je t'aime Stars ♥♥♥♥♥
**Kiss The Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie is a spin-off of the Addicted Series and can be read as a standalone but I highly encourage and recommend everyone to read the series first. Trust me, you would not be disappointed in reading the Addicted Series since I’m beyond addicted and love this series so hard. This is one series and spin-off where I truly love love all the characters!!! <3 <3 To say I was beyond excited when I found out the Ritchie sisters were doing a spin-off focusing on Connor and Rose is an understatement, I was f**king jumping up and down for joy and maybe there was a little happy dance thrown into the mix. HAHA!! So when I saw an ARC of Kiss the Sky appeared in my email inbox from the Ritchie sisters, I knew for sure without a doubt that this book was going to be devoured in one sitting. Being avid fans of the Ritchie sisters, I knew this book would be nothing but the best and I can 100% say that they did not disappoint me. I love love this book so hard!!! **
As I mentioned earlier, I highly encourage and recommend everyone to read the series first since it would give you a better insight on all the characters of the Addicted Series. (Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke) Kiss the Sky picks off where it last left off on Addicted For Now, with the backlash of the news of Lo and Lily’s addiction. The image of Lily Calloway has been tarnished by the media since they are now aware of her sex addictions hence bringing down the stocks of Fizzle Corporation and Calloway Couture. So what does big sis, Rose do..she takes charge and tries to revamp the image of her family when a TV production company proposes a REALITY TV show that will focus on our beloved characters of Lily, Lo, Rose Connor, Daisy and Ryke..
If you are a pop culture junkie like myself, then you should be aware of an MTV show called The REAL WORLD. If not, then I would suggest you go YouTube a Real World episode to get an idea of what the show is about. (As someone who used to watch the show, the older seasons were prolly the best since the new ones are just blah blah) Anyways, let me refresh your memory on the opening lines of THE REAL WORLD: “This is the true story... of seven strangers... picked to live in a house...work together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting real...The Real World” Sounds familiar, right??!! Well instead of six strangers living together in one house, how about the gang of the Addicted series living together in one household for six months and have their lives taped. Yes, you got it right!! Lily, the sex addict;Loren, the alcoholic; Rose, the virgin; Connor, the smartass; Daisy, the daredevil; and Ryke, the jackass. Didn’t I say it’s like the Real World and they had seven people living together…. well readers let me introduced you to the seventh roommate, Scott Van Wright! Since production labeled everyone, Scott is brought into the mix to stir up some trouble and bring in the ratings for the show. Scott is labeled as the Heartthrob but in my opinion he should be labeled as the Douchebag.
Reality TV...is anything reality when scenes and words are edited out and where production plans out events and trips. Rose, who is fully aware of what this TV show would mean to her fashion life and family’s image, she goes full steam ahead. With cameras placed everywhere around the house, a communal bathroom, microphones attached to them and an ass of a producer/roommate Scott lingering around..nothing is safe and secret!! So let the chaos and craziness begin!! The only off place where the cameras are not allowed to film is in their bedrooms and bathroom. As a family who likes their privacy, things are about to get REAL when viewers are watching and judging them. There is one thing you must know about Rose Calloway, you don’t mess with her family. I can simply describe her as a pitbull, who has no problem letting you know her wrath so you don’t want to cross that line especially when it comes to her sisters, Lily and Daisy. Being an independent and strong-willed woman, only one man can stand up to Rose Calloway and that is no other than her boyfriend, Richard Connor Cobalt.
If you thought Lily and Lo are the only couple who can worm their way into your hearts, then I must inform you, Rose and Connor gives them a run for their money. Without a doubt, I think they also earned the title to be called OTP (One True Pairing). <3 Being an avid fan of Lo and Ryke, I can say that I have also fallen in love with Connor. In Kiss the Sky, my outlook on Connor has totally changed. What can I say about Connor Cobalt, he is wealthy, intelligent, a smart-ass, a CEO in training, and the other half of Rose Calloway. But behind the smartass, lies a man who loves Rose Calloway for who she is.. He is the perfect balance to Rose’s strong personality since he continues to challenge her.
Rose and Connor’s chemistry is just amazeballs!! I freaking adore this couple so much from their playful witty banters, talks, games and of course their conversations in French!!! Parlez-vous français? Yes, you heard me right!! Connor and Rose likes to speak in French when they want to have private conversation. Let me just tell you, whenever Connor speaks French to Rose, he has no problem reminding her that she is tu es à moi (he is hers aka Translation: you’re mine). What I love about this couple is how playful they are. Readers finally get to see this new side to Rose and Connor. I think its freaking adorable that they quote famous literature, poets, and writers. And their playful side comes out when they play Fuck, Marry, Kill association game.. As for the sexual chemistry, HOLY HELL and WOW!!! All I can say is that Connor does not fail in igniting your Kindle. Be prepared to sigh and swoon for Connor Cobalt. The man really knows what he wants and that is Rose Calloway.
If I can shout out to the mountains to go read Kiss the Sky and the Addicted series, then I would happily do it because thats how much I LOVE these books and the authors!! I truly believe Krista and Becca Ritchie, are f**cking talented and brilliant. They were able to write and introduce us to characters that everyone will fall in love with. Behind all the crazy shenanigans, Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy, and Ryke are just f**cking perfection. They are real honest raw characters who all have flaws. Besides having awesome characters in their books, Krista and Becca’s story-lines are fresh and unique. The Ritchie sisters are able to incorporate modern and pop culture. To end my review and rave of Kiss the Sky, let me end it with this tagline:
“This is the true story... of six friends: Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke... picked to live in a house...work together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting addicted...Kiss the Sky”
What can I say that I haven’t reiterate and emphasize, oh yeah go READ THIS BOOK!!! IT IS A MUST READ AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
On that note, my countdown for Hothouse Flower begins!!!! Can it be March already? I seriously can’t wait for Ryke and Daisy’s story since I seriously fell in love with them in Ricochet. For all you Ryke and Daisy fans, there are plenty of Ryke of Daisy interactions.. **squeal**
I made a slide show for Kiss The Sky: Kiss The Sky Slideshow
~ Review by Michelle
Krista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is. Krista & Becca Ritchie 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.