Fuel the Fire by Krista & Becca Ritchie

FTFPages: 462

Goodreads Rating: 4.48 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: April 2nd 2015

Publisher: Self Published

Summary:

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Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.
For the first time in his life.

***Authors’ Note***
It’s possible to only read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series without reading the Addicted series, but you MUST read Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2) before reading Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3).

It’s highly recommended to read the books in the recommended reading order, which is in tangent with the Addicted series. If you choose not to read Addicted After All before Fuel the Fire, there will be a time jump.

Fuel the Fire picks up in the Addicted Timeline where Addicted After All ended. FTF will not retell past events from Addicted After All in Rose & Connor’s POV. All new material.

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Addicted After All by Krista and Becca Ritchie

AAAPages: 534

Goodreads Rating: 4.48 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 30th 2014

Publisher: K.B. Ritchie

 

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Two addicts. One epic love story.

Prepare for the worst.

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore.

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst.

Her sex drive is out of control.

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve.

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.

**AUTHORS’ NOTE**
Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.

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Thrive by Krista & Becca Ritchie

THRIPages: 425

Goodreads Rating: 4.3 /5 stars

My Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 18th 2014

Publisher: Self published

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Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series.

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Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie

HHFPages: 479

Goodreads Rating: 4.40 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: March 28, 2014

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

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

***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.

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)

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Audio Books

This tag is created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. For the Goodreads Group: Top 5 Wednesday to check for every week’s topic. For this week’s topic: Favorite Audio Books. I’ve tried a few audio books and I’m really enjoying it especially when I’m multi-tasking. These are the audio books that I really enjoyed and mentioned the narrators on the description (bold letters):

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Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor by Anthony E. Zuiker

  • This was my first audio book experience and I really enjoyed it. There are times that I fell asleep on it because I’m really tired and I keep forgetting to pause it. It’s a great mystery novel  and it’s narrated by Gildart Jackson. His voice is really good and definitely one of my favorite narrators out there.

 

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  • Neil Gaiman writes weird yet creative stories and he is just the perfect narrator for it. I tried reading them but I just couldn’t get into it. So if you’re going to try reading his books, I highly recommend you try it as an audio book. 🙂

 

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Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

  • It might be funny and awkward to read a New Adult as an audio book because of the intimate scenes. However, Erin Mallon just nailed on voicing Lily Calloway in the Addicted series. I’ve listened to Ricochet and Addicted for Now and they are really good.

 

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You by Caroline Kepnes

  • Out of all my audio book reading experience, this is by far my top favorite and Santino Fontana is just perfect to voice Joe Goldberg. That makes the ambiance more enjoyable and creepier than ever. You is written in second person approach. If you haven’t read this book, go for the audio book. If you have a physical copy, listen to this at the same time. It’s amazing. I’m dead serious. (he got a sexy voice)

 

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

  • I guess mystery novels are effective for me if it’s in audio version. This is narrated by three women for each characters. Clare Corbett as Rachel Watson, Louise Brealey as Megan Hipwell and India Fisher as Anna WatsonOut of the three, Clare Corbett is my favorite. The way she narrates it makes me more curious.

 

Have you tried listening to an audio book? If yes, do you have any favorites? Let me know on the comments. If no, are you willing to give it a try? Feel free to share your feelings about it.

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Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

KTSPages: 422

Goodreads Rating: 4.28 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date:  January 22, 2014

Publisher: Self-published (K.B. Ritchie)

Summary (Goodreads):

Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.

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.

This New Adult Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.

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Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie

AfNPages: 488

Goodreads rating: 4.33 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: March 22, 2014 (First pub: 11/29/2013)

Publisher: Self-Published

 

Summary (Goodreads):

He’s addicted to booze. She’s addicted to sex… staying sober is only half the battle.

No. More. Sex.

Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.

No. More. Us.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

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