Monday, May 12, 2014

Hothouse Flower by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Hothouse Flower
(Addicted, #2.2; Calloway Sisters, #2)
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |March 28th 2014|
Edition |Ebook|

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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.
This is the book that I have been waiting for in the Addicted companion novels spin offs (if that's even what they're called?) I have seriously been waiting for Ryke's story all this time and we now have it and it couldn't have been better. It was everything I could have hope for. Hothouse Flower made me feel all kinds of emotions :) I pulled an all nighter reading it and finished it in one sitting minus a 10 minute break. It was that freaking good! I was hooked from the first line all the way up until the last :) I have never waited for a book to go live on amazon like I did this one lol The anticipation was killing me. But yeah, on to the review!

Daisy is the youngest Calloway sister at 18 and is the definition of a dare devil, but in this book we see that there's more to her than that. We find out that she's having terrible nightmares from traumatic experiences that has happened to her over the past year or so and slowly we start to learn all the things that has her so wound up. I liked Daisy :) She was a fun character. At first, I was skeptical if she would be a good match for Ryke because I absolutely adore him. She's only 18 and sometimes she acts like it. I thought Ryke would be to mature for her, but he's a little dare devil himself so they were kind of a perfect match :) I LOVE RYKE! We got to see another side of him in this book. Jealousy? I was a bit surprised by it at first. There were some great scenes and some awkward ones as well (That one with Connor! I almost died with embarrassment for them!) I loved the connection that the two shared. I liked that we saw them build a friendship throughout the series and now we finally saw them get together. But it wasn't a smooth ride. With Daisy being the youngest, Ryke had to go through a lot of people. Lo being the first and he played no games.

I liked that played the overprotective brother role. It made the anticipation that much better. I love the brotherly bond that Ryke, Lo and Connor have. Bromance is what people call it? There was so much character growth between so many of the characters in this book. And that double whammy surprise we got from Lily and Rose was like... Now I'm dying to get my hands on the next book. Hothouse Flower brought the heat, the excitement, the suspense and the entertainment! I was extremely excited about this book and it didn't disappoint me at all. I swear I feel like rereading it :)


  1. Ryke is a great guy and if it wasn't for Connor, I'd totally love him the best out of all the guys that have ever been shown in this series. I need to get the next book of Rose and Connor RIGHT. NOW. Hahahahahaha!!!!! The awkward scene, omg. I laughed so hard haha. I'm so glad you loved this one so much :)

    1. I was literally on the verge of crying with tears when the scene came up. lol I was oh no!

  2. This one sounds killer Janina! I has an interesting concept, and I'm glad you loved it a lot :)

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

  3. Glad you enjoyed this one Janina =) That's pretty awesome that you sat there and waited for it to go live on Amazon, that alone shows how much you love this series!

  4. The overprotective bro is classic, but I do love reading it

  5. Haha Janina it sounds like your a hardcore fan of this series! ;) i'll have to check it out once i finiash the Addicted books (seriously I need to find the time to FINALLY get around to reading them!)
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  6. I really need to read this one, huhu. I kind of am curious about the overprotective brother role. I kinda like those mainly because throughout growing up, I've had two older brothers looking out for me. In any case, thanks for the review! I'm super intrigued now.

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  7. Sounds like a really great book all around, the romance, suspense, characters, yes please! I have been wanting to read any book by these authors in a while and it sounds like everyone loves them! Great review Janina.

  8. I heard great things about this one. I really liked Addicted to You, so I definitely want to check this one out!