Jan 24, 2014

{Release Blitz} Book Review + Giveaway: Kiss the Sky - Krista & Becca Ritchie

Title: Kiss the Sky
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: January 24th 2014
Publisher: Self-published
Age Group: New Adult
Release Blitz Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
Source: eARC from authors
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.
I have now read four books by these twins a.k.a. geniuses and I can confidently say that all of them have been a pleasure to read. An aptly named series, I am crazily addicted and have mad love for these characters that they've created, and I'd be happy to read about them forever. But for now, there is this new addition, a spin-off standalone - but really, just take my advice and read the series - and let me tell you: it is fan-freaking-tastic.

Lily and Lo will always be fun and intriguing to read about, but because two entire books and a novella are already dedicated to them, getting out of their heads and into other characters' is just refreshing. And I've always been fascinated by Rose and Connor, these two insanely smart and gorgeous people. Oh, wait, let's not forget fierce Rose,
I roll backwards, and he only grins more. This is not a cat-and-mouse game like he believes. I am not a mouse. And he's not a cat. Or vice versa. I am the fucking shark, and he's a lame human in my ocean.
and fierce Connor,
He shakes my hand, and I grip him so tight that he struggles to hide a wince. "You're threatened by me," he states, not breaking eye contact. "I'm twenty-eight, and you're-"

I hate ages. "Twenty-four years smarter than you." I tilt my head. "And in ten years, I'll be thirty-four years smarter than you. See how this works?"
Yep, not people I want to mess with. Anyway, because not one of them was willing to back down, their mental and verbal battles just cracked me up to the point of tears. And then they'd start flirting in French and I'd just melt. Seriously, it's a freaking rollercoaster with these two, because they're as strong as they are unstable.

This book is undeniably racy - probably the raciest in the series, actually - but that's because Rose and Connor don't have a sex addiction problem between them so they can have as much fun as they want (unlike Lily who has to limit herself) - well, as much as Rose has the guts for, anyway. And that's why the sex makes sense in this book: because it's a huge milestone for Rose who's a virgin.

A majority of the events in this book happens during a reality show featuring the main characters, so I can't help but call it Big Brother: the Interesting Edition. I didn't want to stop reading, and whenever I had to because of mundane reasons, my mind would float back and imagine just what the heck was happening to the characters: that's how captivating they are. I love the dynamics between all of them and how they entertain and surprise me endlessly. Most of the conflicts with these characters are internal so I read this entire tome with bated breath because I had absolutely no idea what kind of crap would go down. Krista and Becca have once again shocked me with the ending and my hands are just itching for the craziness that will be Hothouse Flower!

MY FAVORITE PART is, well, very hard to choose. I loved how Lo kept on teasing the cameramen; the conversations that go on when Connor, Ryke, and Lo are alone; and Connor and Lo's bromance, but the mothereffing lap dance trumps all that. For me, that's the summit of Connor Cobalt's hotness. *fans self* 


About the authors:
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.

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  1. This book looks awesome and pretty interesting as well. I don't read a lot of New Adult books, but this one seems like a book I might possibly pick up in the near future! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I am completely addicted to this series, pun intended, lol! They make an amazing writing team! :D In the very first book, I wasn't wild about Rose and Connor, but they've really grown on me. I started loving Rose at the end of ADDICTED TO YOU when she didn't judge Lily and Lo, which was their worst fear. Instead she did everything in her power to help them.

    And I agree with you - I love reading about Lily and Lo but am also looking forward to getting into the other characters' heads. The bromance, LOL! Wow, Rose loses her V-card? I never would have thought, lol. Thanks for a great review! :D


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