KISS THE SKY was unlike anything I’ve read recently and I mean that in a great way. It’s a complex story with lots of in-depth characters, has a slow build-up but man did it pack a punch when it finally got to the top!
Rose Calloway eats weak people for breakfast. She is tough, smart, and fiercely protective of her sisters. Connor is on the fast-track to success – smarter than everyone, colder than everyone, untouchable. But he’s always had a weakness for Rose. Rose, his biggest competitor in all the intellectual competitions their boarding schools and ivy league colleges held, his equal in intelligence, but his opposite in approach. Where Connor’s every facial expression and word is carefully constructed and tempered to his audience, Rose is one sentence away from explosion. She has a sharp tongue and a quick temper and will not be cowed by anyone. Her only well-hidden insecurity is her lack of experience in the bedroom. Her need to be the best at everything she does has been her Achilles heel in her relationships. She’s so worried that she won’t be instantly perfect that she’d rather never let anyone get close. But Rose and Connor have been fated for a relationship for as long as they’ve known each other and Connor won’t let Rose stand in their way.
At the same time that we’re learning about these two complex characters, the reader is also finding out about the scandals that have recently muddied the Calloway name. Rose’s sister is a confirmed sex-addict and the backlash has hurt the family business and empire. Rose, in an effort to help her business and her sister, comes up with the idea of doing a reality show to turn the family name around and help assuage her sister Lily’s guilt. Rose, Lily, Connor and Loren already live together, but the producer also requests that the youngest Calloway sister, Daisy, and Loren’s brother Ryke move in to add extra people (and drama) to the mix.
At the beginning of the story, I couldn’t seem to get over the fact that Rose and Connor had lived together without having sex or even experimenting sexually. It seemed so unrealistic. But the more I got to know Rose and the depth of Connor’s feelings and understanding of Rose, I not only appreciated their dynamic, I reveled in it. The story was so unexpected and amazing and I loved every direction it took. KISS THE SKY was my first Calloway sister read but after this solid 4.5 star read it will not be my last!
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.