(Addicted, 2.1, Calloway Sisters, #1)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |January 24th 2014|
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Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.Kiss the Sky is a spin off the Addicted series and it's the story of Rose, Lily's older sister. I was actually really excited to read Kiss the Sky because Rose and Connor have both been a mystery to me since I've started the Addicted series. Rose is sort of like an ice queen. She's mean, but she's smart and cares a lot about her sister Lily and wants to help her get over her addiction. And I love the way that she wants to protect Daisy. Connor has been Rose's boyfriend for over a year now and he's the definition of a smart ass. I've always wanted to get into his mind because he can sometimes be stand offish. For some reason, it's hard for me to write reviews for these books without gushing on the characters, but I'll try my best to get to it.
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.
The two definitely surprised me. I honestly didn't think Connor had it in him. I thought he would be a bore. His dominant personality really had me speechless while reading the book. I also liked where the story went in this edition of the series. I loved the whole idea of the tv show and the film set up and thought it made the story that much better because we got to see all the characters together and often. It definitely reminded of the show 'The Real World' which is what it was going for. The new character, Scott, was a class a jerk and I didn't like him from the get go. I was so glad the author didn't make the book into a love triangle because I was terrified when he was introduced and started thinking the story was gonna go that route. In this book, we learn a lot about Rose and Connor and we finally get into their feelings and understand their pasts and see them both grow as characters.
One thing a like about this series is the interaction between all the character. You don't just get romance, you also get friendship that feels real and genuine. The relationship with Rose and her sisters is amazing and I love seeing them bond and grow stronger together. And also the friendship and brotherly relationship between Connor, Lo and Ryke. I swear if this series was just about those 3 I would read it all day! Overall, the book was fun. It had some unexpected moments, but it was really good. I'd definitely recommend the series.