Friday, April 18, 2014

Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway: Hothouse Flower 5 Stars by Krista & Becca Ritchie (@KBRitchie)

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91qCjtQM39L._SL1500_Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie


Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.

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 modeling 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 favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.

***Authors' Note*** Hothouse Flower is a spin-off of the Addicted series. Kiss the Sky is required before reading, and we strongly recommend reading the Addicted series before this spin-off.xx



My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Refreshing and Completely Different Series Stars

I can’t get over how different the Calloway Sisters series is from others I’ve read. While each standalone book focuses on a different sister, Krista and Becca Ritchie still carefully maintain the personalities that make each character so special. HOTHOUSE FLOWER may be Daisy and Ryke’s story, but Lily and Loren and Rose and Connor are still very present and very real throughout the book. Just because this isn’t their story, they don’t become flat characters—they are still very much fleshed out and distinctly alive.

While readers are not required to have read Lily’s Addicted books before starting HOTHOUSE FLOWER, they are supposed to have read KISS THE SKY (Rose and Connor’s story). I would strongly recommend that as well, since some of Daisy’s traumatic experiences start in KISS THE SKY. Also, I think it’s really helpful to get to know Rose and Connor individually before trying to understand their dynamic as a couple.

Despite being introverted and quiet, Lily has required the majority of her family’s attention recently. Her sex addiction put the Calloway sisters in a new level of limelight and Daisy became an adult while living under the media’s scrutinizing magnifying glass. Ryke seemed to be the only one who could keep up with Daisy’s wild and energetic personality and as the only other single person in their group of six, became the obvious choice for Daisy’s protector. But as much as the Calloways relied on Ryke to look after Daisy, there was always one understood rule. He could never fall for her. But Daisy isn’t a child anymore and lately she’s been suffering the repercussions of growing up too quickly, and no one in her family seems to realize just how bad it’s gotten for her. Daisy goes to extreme measures to make sure she’s always the positive, light sister so no one sees the darkness hidden underneath. Ryke is the only one she never lies to, and the only one who knows just how scared she is.

If Ryke doesn’t put himself out there for Daisy, she may not survive. But if he does, he could lose his brother forever. HOTHOUSE FLOWER is so much more than just a story about Ryke and Daisy; it’s the story of all the Calloway sisters. But first and foremost, it is Ryke and Daisy’s love story—and wow, was it a hot one. I always knew I’d love Ryke with his dark, brooding looks and filthy mouth. But I never knew just how much he hid beneath that sexy exterior and I loved every inch of it. I loved his complicated relationship with Lo and the pain he felt from his relationship with his parents. Most of all, I loved his passion and devotion to Daisy. And while I have next to nothing in common with Daisy, I loved experiencing her side of the story and her inner struggles. Don’t miss this amazingly well-written series and these unique and entertaining characters.

**Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

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About the Author:
150219_201945006672435_704378981_nKrista 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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Recommended Series Reading Order:
Series order

Addicted to You (Addicted #1) Ricochet (Addicted #1.5) <--- The main characters meet here. Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #1) Hothouse Flower (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #2) Thrive (Addicted #2.5) Addicted After All (Addicted #3)

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Unknown said...

This is why this series is my Favorite. I just love Ryke!!

preppea said...

Oh yes, I think Ryke is my favorite!

Unknown said...

This sounds like an excellent book can't wait to read it

preppea said...

Yes, I've loved this series so far! I actually started at Kiss the Sky so I'm circling back to read the Addicted books!

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