Goodreads Rating: 4.40 / 5 Stars
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: March 28, 2014
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.
New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
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.
Addicted Series Recommended Reading 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)
Review also posted on Goodreads
Buddy read this book with the lovely sis Pearl.
I’m fucking obsessed with this series. It’s one of the best underrated New Adult novels ever written and it’s absolutely amusing. In this book, we get to see Lily and Rose’s youngest sister, Daisy Calloway and Loren Hale’s brother, Ryke Meadows.
These two have a lot in common: They are adventurous, wild, reckless and daring. On the previous books, it’s obvious that they are attracted to each other but Ryke puts a wall between them because of their seven years age gap and he suppressed his feelings towards her. For years, he became her friend when there’s no one by her side. Now that she’s eighteen, it’s more difficult for him to hold back. He becomes more drawn and protective on her. He also has his issues with himself and on his parents. He is a brooding guy who swears a lot. I can’t blame him because of his not-so-good past.
As for Daisy, she has a crush on Ryke for such a long time. She continues to flirt with him even if Lo doesn’t like it. She’s a girl who doesn’t give a shit. At a young age, she’s been modeling to please her mother and it’s stressful on her part because she have to meet those expectations. For years, she’s been insomniac and experiencing nightmares and only Ryke can help her to manage it.
The romance between them is fucking HOT. HOTNESS ON POINT. My goodness. Talk about having goo-goo eyes. All those feelings just burst after holding back for years and it’s nice to see their transition from being best friends to lovers. My heart once again melts over this. There is more BROMANCE in this book. When Connor Cobalt, Loren Hale and Ryke Meadows throw banters with each other, I just can’t help laughing on them and they support each other all the way alongside with their partners.
This is really good though there are some dramas towards the end. It’s a good ending but I find the previous book’s ending better. Still, Raisy is such a great couple. I’m just more of Coballoway. Once again, Krista & Becca Ritchie are amazing!