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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.

***Authors' Note***
Kiss the Sky is a spin-off of the Addicted series. If you'd like to read the Addicted series beforehand, you should read them in order before starting Kiss the Sky or else the time jumps will be jarring.

443 pages, ebook

First published January 22, 2014

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367 reviews8,567 followers
August 9, 2022
4 stars

you're telling me that Mr. Richard Connor Cobalt, an alleged asexual dude who was like a "sponge" and wouldn't "notice if you hit on him", is actually what Christian Grey thinks he is but could never be???


biggest plot twist of 2020. imma show you guys a little preview as to why i am shook:

"You may compliment my cock, you may beg, and you may politely ask for more. I don't want to hear anything else and if I do, I'll stuff your mouth with your panties so you can't speak."

BRO- chill. i already have 1984398+ book boyfriends i can't handle more 😔✋🏼and let's not forget the fact that he also... likes to... cHoKe...

... *sigh* alexa play E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE! by CORPSE

guys you don't know how shook i was i mean this dude had me blushing and giggling- BLUSHING AND GIGGLING PEOPLE. i never do that. ever. what have i become?

ok ok enough simping for today. even though i've read more than half of the addicted series, i still felt like Rose and Connor weren't a couple there?? if that makes sense? i don't know i guess they weren't affectionate and all that and Rose kinda seemed ehh towards Connor. all they did was argue, Rose would glare at him and Connor would have that you're so cute face.

↳ so this book is about the Calloway sisters + Lo, Ryke and Connor being in a reality show to revive their image after Lily's sex addiction was leaked. just like other books from the Addicted series, this is mostly character-based rather than plot-driven. there's some drama with Daisy and her boyfriend Julian, this Scott dude (producer of the show), etc.

Connor Cobalt (H)
didn't i say i was done simping? yeah that's a lie. sorry. ok so there's two sides when it comes to this dude:

here's the 🥺✨🎓💕🤓 side:
"You're not a pit stop. You're my finish line. There's no one after you. I want you for eternity not for a brief moment in time."

and then there's this 🥵 💦🍑👋🏼😈side:
"It's time for you to shut the fuck up and put my cock back in your mouth."

that scene? rent free guys- RENT FREE.

so he's kinda a mix of Kaz Brekker and Dorian Havillard. is it the black hair, pale skin, blue/brown eyes thing? maybe. but it's also the whole being genius, cultured, out of my league, bougee vibes that these characters have. they are all so out of my league it's not even funny.

Rose Calloway (h)
"She was a genius on paper. But not a team player. She was quick to loathe others. But not against loving. She was a complicated equation that didn't need to be solved"

she's the kind of character where i'm like i don't know if i should fear her or WANT to be her . she's also a genius, she's stylish and trendy af AND she created her own business when she was 12-15 (ahh sorry i can't remember the age)?? goals. ugh i love her

she's definitely the mom of the group and not gonna lie, her being the kinkiest out of all the sister didn't surprise me. why? because it's always the innocent ones i swear!!

honestly if you're boyfriend doesn't play fuck, marry, kill with you, banter in french, quoting jane eyre, seduce you through Shakespeare, will get high with you, and give up his dream because he'd rather have you in his life than be a CEO of his family's company... is he really your boyfriend?

im pretty sure these two are twin flames because they're so similar it's uncanny. ok so it's known that Connor doesn't "love" anyone because he thinks love is relative whatever that means so even after they've been dating for a year, he hasn't said "i love you" to Rose but you know what? i'm okay with that (kinda?) because it was satisfying and sweet when he finally said it. i guess it was also satisfying when they FINALLY fucking did it because yes, they've been dating for a year but they were never intimate. i like how Rose explored what she likes in bed and is open with anything. ahhh i don't know i guess i just like the trust these two have for one another in any sense.

OKAY ok hold your horses. this is more of a me thing than anything else.

not gonna lie, i wasnt 100% into the book until like 41% aka the scene where they all find out Connor doesn't love Rose - or is incapable of feeling love. now THAT is when i started getting hooked and i know this because i was procrastinating. y’all know how i determine when i'm hooked with a book? when i procrastinate. first 40 ish%? i was studying. after that, i was straight up procrastinating because it FINALLY started to get interesting.

also, i just wish they weren't a couple and this book starts off with them being enemies and THEN they become a couple because enemies to friends to mutual pining to lovers duh and i love reading good developments. like, i wanted to see the first time Rose said "i love you" and Connor was like uhhh i don't, their first date, their first kiss, their first everything. so yeah that's why i was kind of bored in the beginning.

AND its weird reading this in order even though the books are probably published differently but there's some inconsistencies that bug me like they're doing a drinking game in front of Lo and they NEVER do that before because duh recovering alcoholic and then apparently now Lo and Lily are having sex all the time when the book before this (Addicted for Now), they barely had sex in 1 week. but now they cant seem to stop touching each other?? wut?? and Rose hated her mother and even screamed at her and the mom even slapped Rose but suddenly she loves and respects her mother now?? wut?

— Connor and Ryke hating each other? yesss love it when my boyfriends fight.
— love the drama between Daisy, Ryke and Julian. now its Ryke's turn to be jealous karmas a bitch 😌
— they did it more than 3x her first time? girl, is her... you know... okay?
— when Connor thinks of everyone as his family AWWWWW.
— Rose reminds me of my mother oh god.

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now, the question you've all been waiting for... can you read this without reading Addicted?? ehhh to be honest if you're like me and wanna know everything then i suggest reading the order it's suggested on the website, but if you're lazy (also like me) i guess you can just read this series??

man, i don't know. i guess if you're half lazy half fomo, just skim the Addicted series to the RoseConnor and DaisyRyke scenes.

anyways, i went into this series wanting to read about Connor but NOW my most anticipated read is DaisyRyke's book. im reading it right now and... well.. im currently procrastinating so i guess im more hooked with their book than this one.

Calloway Sisters series
#1: kiss the sky4 stars
#2: hothouse flower3.5 stars
#3: fuel the firetbr
#4: long way downtbr
#5: some kind of perfecttbr
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127 reviews222 followers
August 2, 2023
“no, rose. you’re so fucking wrong. you’re not a pit stop. you’re my finish line. there’s no one after you. i want you for eternity, not for a brief moment in time.”

connor cobalt🫶🏼don’t be fooled by this quote…this man has one of the filthiest mouths attached to him and ohhhhhhh my😮‍💨i’ve fallen in love. as of right now, i have two sets of parents🤭lilo and coballoway. i can’t wait to have a third set👀i’m beyond excited for hothouse flower.

“people hope to touch the sky. i dream of kissing it.”

“kiss the sky with me,” connor whispers, a beautiful smile pulling his lips, “and don’t ever come down.”

this book was amazing. my rating? yep you guessed it, 5 stars because this entire series, i’m convinced, deserves nothing less. this book had me laughing so hard, giggling, blushing, fuming, kicking my feet, crying, swooning, jumping up and down, screaming into my pillow, etc etc. i think this series so far has brought out every single emotion i could think of and that is one of the things i love most about reading. if a book doesn’t make you FEEL, then the author isn’t doing it right and let me tell you guys…krista and becca ritchie do it flawlessly.

coballoway seriously snuck up on me and let me explain. i was already obsessed with rose and connor, but as individuals not as a couple. they didn’t seem like a couple to me at all in the first three books because they were always arguing and breaking up. BUT i knew they were gonna be special because of the way connor would talk about rose to lo. rose struggled with intimacy and connor struggled with his ability to love anyone.

i stare into his deep blue eyes. lost in the power inside them. and i take his hand for a second, and i fit it in between my legs, his gaze never breaking from mine. “this is yours. that’s what i feel.”
“ca vous a pris pas mal de temps.” (it took you long enough).
“how long do we have left?”
“pour toujours.” (forever).

“i don’t want to look back and regret that i wasn’t a better friend or a better man to the woman i adore. and i can’t tell you how long i’ve been fighting the truth, but it’s been awhile. i am so deeply in love with you, rose.”
“ca vous a pris pas mal de temps.” (it took you long enough).
“how long do we have left?”

these moments had me absolutely melting. to see rose and connor fully let each other in🥹🥹they’re so precious. they’re alike in so many ways. they challenge each other everyday. i love that their banter is one of their favorite things about their relationship😭they’re both so smart. they were made for each other and no one can convince me otherwise. the trust that these two have for each other is like no other. ugh i love them endlessly.

“you’re safe with me, you know that rose? i won’t ever hurt you.”

“i’m going to spread you so wide, rose. your whole body will ache for my hard cock. you’ll come before i fill every inch of you.”

both sides of this man live in my head rent free. actually everything about this man lives in my head rent free because there’s so much more about connor that literally has me on my knees for him. this man flirts in french, plays fuck marry kill, got high with rose, quotes jane eyre, used shakespeare quotes to seduce rose, and gave up being ceo of his family’s company because he’d rather have rose in his life. ladies…DO NOT SETTLE. this man is a gentleman in the streets and a freak in the sheets guys PLS. how is he so hot and respectful😮‍💨he loves to tie his woman up, choke/spank her, and leave bite marks…love it when they’re rough😋🥵🤭if your boyfriend doesn’t treat you like a queen in public and then come home and treat you like a slut in bed……is he REALLY your boyfriend? the lap dance scene lives in my head rent fucking free, i’m literally blushing thinking about it rn🤭

“i love the way he’s staring at me. it makes me feel more than just beautiful. i feel like i’m his. like no one else could possibly compare to me. he doesn’t have to say the words. i see it in his eyes. i can practically read it in his mind.”

“if i seriously evaluate my relationship with connor, it will rank somewhere closer to strange than normal.”

“he may not believe in fate, but i do. and i know i’m fated to be with him.”

rose calloway. i adore this woman so much. i honestly see her as the mother of the core six. people see her as the “ice queen”, but she would do anything for people she truly loves/cares about. i admire how hard working she is at everything she does. nothing is half assed if it’s done by rose calloway hehe. i love how independent she is, but she allowed connor to relieve her stress and anxiety. she tends to bottle up her emotions, but connor will always be a shoulder for her to cry on🥺i loved how easy it was for him to calm her down. ALSO she’s a lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets as well…matching her boyfriend of course😏it’s always the innocent ones👀

“6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama. i’ve done the math.”

i absolutely loved the plot of this book. the core six lived together while doing this reality show😭soooo many lilo and raisy moments guys i can’t, i love them all so much. i loved how touchy lilo was with each other, it tells me how well lily was doing with her recovery🥹lo is also doing so well with his recovery…my power couple always🫶🏼and RAISY!?! omg i’m dying to read their book. i adore their friendship and the way ryke looks out for daisy🥺you also just see how much daisy trusts this man too it’s so precious. ryke can literally be the biggest asshole, but he’s a total gentleman when it comes to daisy. the amount of times he protected daisy throughout all these books🥹i just know ryke will be the perfect man for her. lo and connor’s bromance had me dying omg they’re so funny. ryke and connor are always at each others throats, but i love it, they’re also funny. this is the best found family🥹🫶🏼

“i calmed every single fucking person. i flicked over his rook, his bishop, and protected my queen. i mouth, don’t fuck with me. these five people mean more to me then words can express. i’ve never once felt like i had a real family. but with them—i know i do.”

connor thinking of everyone as his family😭😭😭i was absolutely melting because, at the same time, he was still struggling with his ability to love. he always showed that he was able to love, he was just too stubborn to accept it. ugh i just love them all so much. my forever favorite fictional characters. this series has altered my brain chemistry forever. i recommend reading these books in the recommended reading order besties, it’ll give you the best experience…i promise🤭🫶🏼

before i go start the next book…let me add some of my favorite tweets/comments that rose/connor read about the reality show.

@TVDFan70008: have you seen the way lo looks at lily? *swoon*
LITERALLY MEEEEE omg. also👀the username…tvd can only mean one thing…the vampire diaries hehe obsessed with that show, love my villains damon n klaus😋😋

@thefieryheart: brb building a shrine for ryke and daisy.

“lo and lily are so my OTP forever.”

“i ship ryke and daisy so hard it hurts.”
love these so much, these are comments/tweets i’d definitely write.

ps: lo, connor, and ryke…why choose?😋
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April 21, 2022
5 stars!

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Kiss the Sky was such a fun book to read. It had a great story line and was one of the most entertaining stories I’ve read lately. Krista & Becca Ritchie have the perfect amount of humor, emotion, steam and wit in their books. This series is original, the romances are messy and perfect- I’m pretty sure this is turning into my new favorite NA series, because I seriously love everything about these books!
Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.
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Rose Calloway is the perfect older sister of Lily and Daisy, but lately, things for her have not been so perfect. After the negative attention from her sister’s sex addiction, her clothing line has taken a hit. So has her father’s business, as well as the family’s reputation. Rose has found a way to fix all that, or at least she thinks it will. So she’s signed the gang up for a reality show. All six of them under one roof… what could go wrong?

Rose is the opposite of her sister Lily in many ways. One way in particular- she’s a virgin. She has been dating her intellectual counterpart for a year now. Connor Colbolt is a patient man. He’s smart, ambitious and confident to the extreme. These qualities make him different than the other guys, and they’re endearing to readers. Connor is nothing like I thought he would be and I mean that in the best way possible.

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I never thought Connor would be so funny and sinful under his exterior and I never imagined Rose would actually be likable. It’s safe to say I was pleasantly surprised with these characters. Connor was fantastic and Rose was someone relatable. I loved this couple. They cared for each other deeply, put each other first and had incredible chemistry. And even though things in the show threaten their relationship, they stand strong and they stand together.
I had no one before Rose. No true friends. No family, not really.
Now I have her. I have people I care about. People that I want to protect.
Now I have everything.
The only thing about having everything is that you can lose it all.

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I am crazy addicted to these books. Once I start one, I cannot stop listening. The writing is amazing and makes it so easy to fly through them. I feel like these characters are my friends, my family. It’s so easy to become attached to them all. I’ve listened to the first 4 on audio and the narration is wonderful. The voices that portray all these characters fit so well and show the perfect amount of emotion for the story.Connor and Rose’s story exceeded my expectations, and they were already high. I’m jumping into Hothouse Flower next and I can’t wait to get more of Daisy and Ryke’s story and more of my favorite couple- Lily and Lo <3

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November 28, 2015
4-4.5 Stars

First of all, let me just tell you how COMPLETELY excited and relieved I am to have loved a book that most of my friends loved and 5-starred.


Such has not been the typical case of late.

Second of all, I am way late to the Calloway party and boy was I missing out. This is my first read of the series and it will definitely not be my last.

...I'm not sure I will dip my toe into the Addicted series though...

It sounds tres depressing. And I have enough of my own addictions to deal with as it is.






Just kidding, I don't suffer from all those addictions.


And I totally shouldn't make a joke of that because -


Totally not funny.


Ahem, moving along...

I'm going to keep my thoughts on this brief. Because:

1) Like I said, I am WAY late in reading this series,
2) There are WAY better - and more eloquent - reviews out there than anything I could spew,
3) No one cares anyway.

At first I wasn't sure I was gonna like this.

Rose was quite the ice queen, who reminded me of...well...

...a certain someone...



But then?

I realized that, holy shite, I am absolutely this girl's NUMBER ONE FAN WHORE.

I mean, what's not to love?





Oh man, how could I NOT bow down to the brilliant, bitchy, sarcasm that was Rose?


Ahhhhh, warm and fuzzy, warmth and fuzz.

How you fill my soulless heart with your filter-less hostility and endless need to sanitize every surface.

And then you put her together with Connor? He of sexy the lap dance and the Prince of Calm Practicality?


Be still my unemotional, socially offensive heart.

In fact, fuck it - 5 STARS - you unreasonably businesslike duo - because I HEART you.

In fact, that's one of the things I think I dug the most about this book - aside from their constant bantering and push/pull - the fact that they were together - AS A COUPLE - for the entirety of the book.

The vast majority of our romance novels are about the main protagonists and their journey to GET together or get BACK together.

But here, we get to experience them being together for the whole book - which I just LOVED.

Because isn't that the whole point of romance? Reading about them together? In a relationship?

Well, it is for me.

But anylong-winded, I just loved that aspect of the book.

I also liked, loved ADORED how all the characters in the book so fiercly protected each other.

ESPECIALLY Ryke and Daisy.

And if those two don't end up togther?

I will CUT a bitch.



I've been meaning to try this series for a while now...everyone OMG 5-stars the ever livin' shit out of it. Plus it's FREE right now.

So let's take a peak, shall we?

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139 reviews1,158 followers
April 18, 2023
— 3.75 stars ☆

listen i love this book. 😭 i would jump into a fire for this book. this series, really. as you can see, i'm completely obsessed with all of them, okay??? i might have had slightly higher expectations for this than i probably should have, and it didn't deliver in all the aspects perfectly BUT I LOVE THEM.

❝Kiss the sky with me,❞ Connor whispered, a beautiful smile pulling his lips, ❝and don't ever come back down.❞

Rose + Connor

i knew! i knew coballoway was gonna hit so different and i was right. 😌 the glances between them, the way they were such geniuses and challenged each other, the way they played fuck, marry, kill? i loved that so so much. 🥺 they just have this special charm to them that's impossible to resist, k? they were the dreamers tracing the stars and touching the sky and never wanting to come down omg i love them. 🥰

❝You're not a pit stop. You're my finish line. There's no one after you.❞ I kiss her powerfully, my tongue parting her lips, and she responds. But not as much as I hoped. So I break apart and add, ❝I want you for eternity, not for a brief moment in time.❞

ROSE MY QUEEN 🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧎‍♀️

my fave moments:

✧ the lap dance 😭😭😭 omg

✧ there was literally zero miscommunication. misunderstandings. between them!! and i love that, bc of how secure they were in their relationship.

✧ connor realising he has a REAL family 😭😭 my beloved <3

✧ connor "it's time to shut the fuck up and put my cock back in your mouth" cobalt - that line is gonna live in my mind rent-free

✧ the way connor only ever cared about rose and she meant the most to him ughh my parents!! they have me in such a chokehold

✧ the "we fuck like winners" moment - absolutely ✨iconic✨

✧ the bromances between loren and connor? the love-hate (but mostly love, duh) between ryke and connor? i love it so so much!! 🥰

✧ RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY RAISY i can't begin to even say or comprehend how much i love them as side characters and omg i love their banter, their smart comments, RYKE the loml 🥺 he's literally so brutally honest and cares about all of them so much, gah he's definitely the father hen of the group imo lol.

❝Oh yeah? I have a boyfriend. What do you have?❞
❝A six-pack and big fucking cock.❞

stop i love him 🥺

Daisy runs through the snow. Barefoot. Without a jacket.
Ryke catches up to her easily, and he wraps his large coat around her body. He picks her up before she can protest, holding her beneath her legs and her back. Her feet are reddened and frostbitten, and she buries her head into Ryke's bare chest while he talks to her, to calm her down.

i went into this series for coballoway and now i can't wait to read raisy's book how strange is that 🤣 i'm sorry i just adore their dynamic sososo much!!

but i have to say that i absolutely didn't like few things (sadly and disappointingly bc i was hoping for this to be perfect for me lol)

✧ i low-key felt like Connor was pressurising Rose into sex, and her issues weren't fully addressed? so i got that he was trying to melt the ice-cold walls around her heart or whatever but i genuinely couldn't feel how much he cared for her other than for the sex for the first part of the book!! the only thing he was thinking about was how he could fuck her. please no. i wanted some actual sweet moments (and this definitely had that!!) it just made me superr uncomfy bcs it kinda seemed like he was just in it for the chase for a while (don't come for me).

✧ i generally also hate it when there's no progression in a relationship and when it stays stagnant and there's no development? tbh i wish we'd have gotten more scenes of roseconnor and how their relationship was in the beginning to know how they got where they were in the starting of the book itself, you know.

✧ also connor's sexuality? this isn't exactly a negative but it's never addressed and i think he's bi and i'm not completely sure so can someone confirm it for me? lol. but fr, i wish it'd been addressed more bc all he said about it was - humans are humans, they can fuck whoever they want. and i'm here like okay bro 🥴 i just wanted to know more tho.

✧ i wished there was this moment when Rose would realise that Connor was in it with her for the long run!! there was never a big revelation or whatever about that and considering that was the main reason for the conflict between them (not that there was much) i was expecting something sweeter and came out disappointed on that count icl.

✧ the french in this. GOSH. so i did find it super romantic that they spoke to each other in a language of their own but COME ON. please. the french just switch between second person and first person and i'm like wtf?? please authors never use google translate for writing lines in different languages - the impact just isn't there for those who actually know the language lol tysm <3

✧ what the fuck happened to lilo?
lily, my baby, i'm sorry but the growth i thought you had in addicted #3 - what happened here, why you so wimpy 😔
loren, i thought you'd grown out of being an asshole but no? lmao.

✧ there are so many inconsistencies with the plot and all it bugged the hell out of me but okay 🤨

✧ SCOTT WHY THE FUCK WASN'T HE DEALT WITH 😭😭 gosh i hate him so so much!!

❝I've wanted so many things in life,❞ he says softly, ❝but you're the one that has meant the most to me.❞


❝How long do we have left?❞
She finally smiles through the tears. ❝Forever.❞
I draw her to my chest and kiss her strongly, not letting go.

i adore this book so much. it had so many faults (i feel like i'm trying to sabotage myself here but YES it really did, it was by no means completely perfect and i just checked back woahh i've listed down so many negatives LMAO 😭🤣💀 i'm literally asking myself if i'm sure i loved it as much as i did? but i definitely did.) but i'd still recommend it bc i love roseconnor and their dynamics so much. they mean the world to me, and now i'm super excited to get to daisy + ryke's book bcs hey, we're talking about ryke here and I. LOVE. HIM. 🥰💗
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1,288 reviews3,234 followers
August 9, 2020
This book was 300 pages too long.

Ivy league educated characters who all need some native intelligence. Rose and Connor supposedly are tough when, in reality, they're simply TSTL. With the sum total of the characters' net worth, they could have bought their own production company which begs the question of why they allowed- creepy- Scott to have any sort of leverage over them.

Je suis desole, ce livre est ridicule.
October 10, 2021
I mean— wtf kind of chemicals were put in this book. Krista & Becca Ritchie.. explain yourselves. This entire book was PHENOMENAL. Rose & Connor are the most interesting, sophisticated and intelligent people I have ever read about.. and the SPICY SCENES?? kill me, I wasn’t FULLY READY for the man that is Connor MFFFF Cobalt. A true match, a full on power couple. And the dynamic of having a reality show for the core six? genius. The ending destroyed me in the BEST MOST AMAZING way possible, and the epilogue???? wow. I also adored the bonus scenes at the end. Overall, Connor Cobalt & Rose Calloway can both get into a truck and run me over repeatedly and I would lay there and beg them to do it again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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August 6, 2023

So.. Coballoway definitely grew on me after this. I absolutely adore them

“6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama"

This picks up right where addicted for now left off and the spin-off highlights Connor and Rose’s lives from what we know and don’t. You get a glimpse into their relationship in how that unfolds and their struggles as well. In this spin-off, their lives are made public through a reality show involving the core 6 where they’re all living together in efforts to redeem the damage inflicted from Lily’s addiction that was exposed and became viral in the last book.

Rose and Connor were exceptionally engrossing to read about given their brilliance and charm. I’ve always thought they matched each other so well and here was no different. They’re both equals on sooo many accounts which easily allows them to collide but that’s more fun for them and us

“She's a firestorm that I won't ever smother. I'm the one who inflames her, who riles her to a new, confounding degree. She's my perfect match.”

They’re also undoubtedly the smartest people in the room and when they’d quote books and speak French to each other — as if it weren’t a universal language but their own?? I was swooning madly over all of that. I kinda get the appeal with him besides lo now 🌝

Their banter was top notch and so delicious. I was REVELING in each and every one of their interactions and the way Connor would rile up Rose intimately. More so with Roses comebacks in general to him and others as I loved them.

“I know you're glaring and I can't even see your eyes," Connor tells me. "Would you call that intuition or magic?"

Well, Connor doesn't believe in magic. If Hogwarts actually existed I'm sure they'd send an owl to shit on his head

Their dynamic initially did feel off emotionally but I think it’s understandable? given that they’re presented to us as kind of uncaring and distant at first but that changes. I found it interesting and surprising how certain things between them had roughly transpired. The tension was so real lol I also enjoyed their ability to be vulnerable with each other as it’s not in their nature to do so.

Roses love and care for her sisters was very apparent here, you can see she’d do just about anything to protect them. She’s notably strong willed and assertive and yess such a b*tch but with a really huge heart. Loved her sm

“No matter how much I want to save my sisters and just keep them close, I feel as if I’m destined to watch them fall.”

The aspect of the reality tv show was portrayed perfectly at least for me. The inclusion of that to base their story around was a great addition to it and the drama was surprisingly so intense and entertaining

Scotts character was beyond unlikeable. He was vile and everything he did just sickened me he really did deserve a heel to his f*cking face like Connor said also that Julian guy was straight up so disgusting and such a pedo

Now can we talk about the bromance between Connor and lo?? When they weren’t at each others throats (even so) I was completely living for it all. It was so very entertaining and wholesome to say the least.

“My body is a temple.” “One that only Rose can enter,” Loren banters. “I’ll let you in sometime, darling. Don’t worry.” Loren laughs.”

“In rose’s defense, no one but lily really wants to see your erection.” That’s not what you said last night,” he banters. Connor’s lips rise. “Shh, that’s between us, love.”

It was pure entertainment to see the core 6 all interact together, plenty of laughable yet wow moments, and the lilo crumbs we did get were much appreciated. Although things felt so different more so with lily. It was as if her character lacked depth which threw me off but I think it’s just her shyness was more visible?

Nonetheless, I was extremely proud of lily and lo and the fact that they’re going strong in their recovery. Ugh my loves are thriving. I miss and can’t wait to get back to them ♥️

I truly did enjoy and had fun with Connor and Roses book and I’m definitely looking forward to more of them. And the way this ended and the bonus content?? Connor is too sweet and thoughtful and of course he would go and do something like that. My second favorite couple of this whole series for sure as lilo will always be first

Now onto raisy’s book, who you can expect to be just as the same here as they were in the first 3 books. Can’t wait to see how their relationship and them as individuals is explored

There were many moments that stood out to me that I swear I highlighted a lot but don’t want to spoil those

here’s a few:

“Ca vous a pris pas mal de temps." It took you long enough. "How long do we have left?" "Pour toujours." “Forever”

“I feel safe with you," I tell him, "even if you let me bowl into four car doors." 🤭

“We've become something of a family. A dysfunctional, fucked-up family. It's hard to let that go.”

“You threaten to castrate men ten times a day but yet you hold my c*** like you want to tuck it into bed.” Sorry to all I just had to include this

“She was a genius on paper. But not a team player. She was quick to loathe others. But not against loving. She was a complicated equation that didn't need to be solved."

“You’re not a pit stop. You’re my finish line. There’s no one after you.”

“You’ve bewitched me, body and soul.” She glares. “And you ruined it with a quote from Pride and Prejudice.” I grin. “What? I thought we were purposefully being cliché.” “Maybe next time, quote the book and not the film.” My eyebrow arches and I recite theatrically, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” I shake my head. “Doesn’t have the same ring to it, darling.”
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"You're not a pit stop. You're my finish line. There's no one after you… I want you for eternity, not for a brief moment in time."


This is one of the most addictive series I have EVER read!! And it just keeps on getting better and better. Krista & Becca Ritchie have outdone themselves. Every single word was brilliant. The Addicted series is without a doubt one of THE best New Adult romance series out there. It has everything in spades -- fantastic writing, an original plot line, and characters you can't help but fall in love with.



I'll be honest. It took me a long time to be able to process my thoughts on this book into actual words. For the first several hours after reading, the only thing running through my mind was along the lines of...


... but clearly, I needed to come up with something better than that so here goes:


Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass. Jackass. 

In the first three books of this series, we were introduced to Lily & Lo as the main couple, but also got to know Ryke & Daisy, and Connor & Rose as side characters, and in Kiss The Sky, the spotlight was turned onto Connor and Rose. I'd been looking forward to their story ever since I first met them. Kiss The Sky was easily one of my most highly anticipated book releases and it blew me away!!! 

In the aftermath of the scandal that went public at the end of last book, Rose needed to find a way to paint her family in a better light or risk losing her business, Calloway Couture, and everything that she'd worked for. So she decided to sign her and her five friends up to star in a reality TV show. This meant that Lily, Lo, Daisy, Ryke, and her and Connor would be living together and filmed for 6 months by three cameramen who followed them around day and night.

"6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama. I've done the math."

While all six friends featured heavily in this story, the main focus of this book was on Rose and Connor. We saw everything through their eyes. We saw what happened in their past that shaped them into the people they were now, we saw what drove them, and what scared them, and what they wanted most.

Honestly, it was absolutely fascinating to see the world through their perspective, especially the way they saw each other. Connor understood Rose in a way that no one else did. He saw through her walls and right into her heart.

"Rose Calloway was different. She was fashionable. But not a sorority girl. She was a genius on paper. But not a team player. She was quick to loathe others. But not against loving them. She was a complicated equation that didn't need to be solved."

Rose saw the real him too but...could only see as much of him as he chose to show to the world. Despite caring deeply for her, he found it hard to express his true feelings in so many words. But he and Rose somehow just worked perfectly together. It was so fun to see them verbally spar back and forth. They were competitive, but in the best way.

"He wears confidence like his most expensive suit, with style and dignity and so much charm. I immediately want to combat him, to match him smile for smile, grin for grin, word for word."

They were such a unique pair. Connor was the only guy who'd ever been able to truly handle Rose without either getting overruled or turned away. He was neither stronger nor weaker than her. He was her perfect match.

"I'm not the hero.
I'm the king to Rose's queen."

But here was the twist to their relationship -- they were equals on every level, except sex. Rose was a genius, a strong, confident woman in charge of her world, but she was also a virgin in completely over her head because in this one respect, Connor had a definite upper hand. Luckily though, being the amazing person that he was, he never once pushed her beyond her comfort zone.  I loved the way he waited for her and was endlessly patient. It made me melt. He knew all along what she wanted but was willing to wait for her to realize it herself.

"You're safe with me, you know that, Rose?… I won't ever hurt you."

And ho-ly HOTNESS, guys!! I have to say that while I didn't see it coming in the previous books, there was a kinky twist to Connor that just fit his personality so perfectly and had me fanning myself for pages on end.

"I think we both know there's only one dominant here."

Oh yeahhh!!! :D

But if anything can best describe Connor, I think it's this one quote:

"My power is in my confidence.
It's that simple.
Their belief that it's something more - that it's something greater - is what makes the effect so strong. They need me to be their sturdy unbending fortress.
So I am here."

In this book, they had so much to deal with -- their relationship, Lily & Lo's relationship (and the aftermath of the events of the first books), how her business was doing, etc -- all of this on it's own would have been a lot of it's own but add in a reality show to the mix -- where every single moment of their lives was caught on film and broadcasted to the world by a producer whose apparent life's mission was just to fuck with them -- and you have a situation brimming with tension, angst and heightened emotion.

Overall, this series truly has one of THE best ensemble casts I've ever read. The character dymanics are just GOLD and the dialogue is fantastic. Every little interaction between the cast just shone.

The WRITING was fantastic. I adore these authors' style. It's smart, snappy and just draws you IN. There is not a single wasted word and I absolutely loved it. I swear, half my book is highlighted.

"As she rests on my lap, something strong grips my heart. I've never been so possessed by another person before. She consumes my body and mind in ways that I can't articulate."

The whole story was built on this complex network of all the entwined relationships -- some were new, some were built over years, some were bonded by blood, and others were bonded by love. Everything was so multi-layered, and there were so many stories happening at once that were all connected, all linked. It was fascinating. Exciting. Addicting. Compelling. It was romantic. Steamy. Emotional. Beautiful.

But, just as with the first books in the series, I have to applaud the authors because never once did I feel like anything went overboard. Every single event, every piece of drama made perfect sense for the story. It fit. No eye-rolling or Kindle-throwing. The entire story was well paced and meticulously planned out.

I love getting lost in these characters' world and I absolutely love each one of these main characters. I love their insecurities, flaws, and strengths. I love how despite having their misunderstanding and disagreements within each other, they are always united against an outside threat. They support each other, have each others' back. They protect each other.

"These five people mean more to me than words can express. I've never once felt like I had a real family.
But with them - I know I do."

Some lines were so hit me so strongly that out of nowhere, I'd just find tears running down my face...

"We'd be the walls that shield these terrible events from them. We can endure the pain for however long they need to heal."

Without a doubt, this is one of the most addictive series I have ever read. I loved every single word and read this book as slowly as I could trying to make the story last as long as possible. I didn't want it to end. Some books are worth losing sleep over. This is one of those.

The Addicted series truly stands out in the New Adult romance world. Krista and Becca Ritchie keep raising the bar. This is one of those series that started out strong, and just keeps getting stronger. It's truly one-of a kind. There is nothing else even remotely close to this out out there. THIS is a series to watch for.

Rating: 5 stars!!!


Now, regarding the reason why I think these book should be read in order.... A huge part of why I am so in love with and so addicted to this series is because I know these characters. I've been through their ups and downs, I've seen their struggles and triumphs, and so each new development in their story has a lot of meaning to me. Everything carries more weight because I know what these guys have been through to get where they are. In my opinion, these characters deserve to have their story appreciated to the max, and that will come with reading the books in order.

That being said, you can start with this book. It's written in such a way that allows that and, at the end of the day, it's really up to you.


If it helps to know...

The Addicted series has a core ensemble cast of 3 guys and 3 girls: Lily & Lo, Rose & Connor, and Ryke & Daisy (though their relationship is not yet official).

✦ The first three books (Addicted To You, Ricochet, Addicted For Now) complete one story arc (Lily & Lo's) so they have their own, happy & resolved ending after Addicted For Now.

✦ Then this book (Kiss The Sky) continues that storyline but from a different perspective (Rose & Connors) and while it focuses on their story, it also continues the journey of all the main characters that we've been introduced to. It has it's own HEA.

✦ The next book (Hothouse Flower) will be the same deal but it'll focus on a different couple (Ryke & Daisy).

✦ Then the last two books (Thrive & Addicted After All) will go back to focusing on Lily & Lo and will have the big series finale ending.

It is perfectly safe to jump in and start reading this series now. You will not be left hanging! I promise. Cross my heart. No cliffhangers where the story is at now! And - please please please start reading these books, guys. They are just wonderful!!! :D

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista Ritchie Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista Ritchie Addicted for Now (Addicted, #2) by Krista Ritchie Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie Hothouse Flower by Krista Ritchie Thrive (Addicted, #2.5) by Krista Ritchie Addicted After All (Addicted, #3) by Krista Ritchie

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My review of Book #1.5 ➜ http://bit.ly/1baSZSK
My review of Book #2 ➜ http://bit.ly/1fiPBas

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September 14, 2023

Whoever keeps on saying that this book is amazing and recommended it, I hope your next reads are amazing. God bless you; may your pillow always be cold, and may you get extra toppings on your ice cream! 💞

— This book was fire! No kidding, Rose and Connor were legit swoon-worthy. After so long, I finally get a good read, and I'm super invested, ya'll. No one lied when they said COBALLOWAY supremacy! 🤩

So, right after the Addicted series, this series starts with Rose, LiLo, Ryke, Daisy, and Connor getting into a reality TV show to help them rebuild their tarnished images because of Lily's sex addiction scandal. It's all for their father's company and for Rose's couture company! I must say it was a great plot though!

ok i actually added some pictures but GR hates me so you can't see them on mobile🔪👺


If I didn't say 'fuck it' after my previous read and dive into this series, I wouldn't have found these two precious gems! Seriously, they were so cute 🥺💕.

✨ Academic Rivals ✔️
✨ It's always been you ✔️
✨ First love ✔️
✨ Smartass and his match ✔️

Their dynamic was so good! They've known each other for 10 years, not by being in the same university or prep, but they've always been rival colleges competing through quizzes and everything! They're a perfect match for each other, and despite their absolute disagreements and differences, they FUCK LIKE WINNERS! 💪🏻

— Rose is an ice queen or bitch as portrayed by the media, and she's not even sorry about it. But damn, she was actually adorable! She's super caring and knows her worth, limits, and I loved how she processed everything in her POVs! She knows her personality, fears, issues, flaws, and everything, yet she's perfect! It was sad yet super realistic how she was forced and shaped like that because of her mother, societal pressures, and her own issues! Although she's not a people pleaser, she did everything to be perfect and impress everyone! She's super strong and a role model for opening her own brand at such a young age! 👏🏻

Yo, there's actually a lot of GLARING and ICY TONE attached to Rose's character, but I'm gonna let that slide... or maybe not! It's actually pretty funny, like, can you imagine her glaring ALL. THE. DAMN. TIME! 😂 She's cold AF, I give her that!

— OMSGSGS 🤭😭 RICHARD CONNOR COBALT, WTF, NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND?? Hell yeah, sign me up! 🤩 It's always the intelligent, sexy, hot, impeccable manners, and SUIT AND TIES that get me every time! 😭 Why do male characters gotta be so freaking hot? His amazing responses just hit me like an arrow straight to my heart! 😗

His character was seriously dope! He was, like, the most amazing friend ever! And I totally dug how much importance he carried and how he could just calm everyone out! He treated Rose so well, always having her back and making sure she was calm and back to normal! It was hella sweet to see him being all possessive of her, willing to go to extremes for her, even though he kept saying he couldn't love or believe in it, like, so many times!

And I'm all about those "I DON'T BELIEVE IN LOVE" type of heroes, man! 🫠 It's, like, the best thing to witness them putting in all the efforts and keep saying love is bullshit, but in the end, they're still falling hard for their girls! It seriously tugs at the heartstrings, and I'm here for it, like, major feels! 😭💞

╰┈➤ THE SPICE: 🥵

❝Rose will always be my number one priority.❞

The inside the bedroom scenes were fire AF, and I didn't even imagine him pulling a full Christian Grey in there 😂. It was a lil shocking to see Rose submitting, but it was explained well though! I actually thought he might be gentle 'cause she's a virgin, but man, 3 freaking times after taking her virginity, gahaahahha 🫣🤭

❝It’s time for you to shut the fuck up and put my cock back in your mouth.❞

— AND I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET CONNOR GIVING ROSE A LAP DANCE 😩🥵🥺 That scene lives in my mind rent-free pls.

❝Cobalt, were you or have you ever been a stripper?❞ — istg?



If I could kill Scott, I'd put him in a pot and boil that motherf*cker alive! I LOTHE THAT PIECE OF CRAP! 🤢🤮 He's such a creep! I wanted to slap him so many times!

At first, I was legit like 'ooooh, he likes Rose,' but damn, I REGRETTED EVEN THINKING THAT! 🤧 He's such a loser, a misogynist, and I wanted to smash his skull! He can go screw around with his crew, that stupid little bitch!

The media.... it was usual crap - no comments. The production house was shit all thanks to that dipshit owner, Scott! 🖕���

At first, I thought the reality TV show was a nice idea, but oh God, I was so freaking disappointed and creeped the hell out! Having cameras shoved in your face 24/7 was bad and unbearable! And you know what the worst part was? All the editing was done by that motherf*cker Scott! 🤡

I'm super pissed! They're all heirs to a multi-billion company, super intelligent, and all that shit, but they let Scott get leverage over them and control them! It was grating on my nerves bcause the audacity of him ordering them around like a super PIG! I HATE SCOTT SO MUCH! And I don't even like how they all just tolerated his bullshit! He was always staring at the sisters' boobs and making crude comments like fffsss, stop! 💩🤢

➤ Can Lily stop cowering all the time? 🙂

Alright, so I haven't read the Addicted series, but I do know a few things about it, and let me tell you, I've got a major problem with Lily and Loren! Like, seriously, why was Lily crying ALL THE TIME? I expected Loren to be a bit more possessive, ready to knock out anyone who dares hurt her, but instead, we got Scott freely calling Lily a sex addict and making crude comments, & the whole time she was crying, her face going all red, or she was acting all shy??!!! I mean, she HAD HER OWN PROTAGONIST MOMENT, right? So why didn't the authors make her accept herself and become a better version of herself instead of showing her all weak in this book? she was always hiding in Loren's jacket, under his arms, behind him, in the crook of his neck, and whatnot, and I'm just like, BUT WHY? Alright, I get it, her scandal was super bad (heard about that), and nobody should go through that crap, but damn, why didn't they resolve her freaking issues in her freaking book? 🙄 Like, where's the character development, huh? IF these books are connected, then they better give the characters some more interesting traits in the other books or show some freaking development! 😮‍💨

And don't even get me started on Loren being an asshole 24/7! I get playful banter, but man, him and Rose were straight-up insulting each other! He lost all my respect when he kept pushing her buttons and getting on her nerves. He made mean comments about her fears and even threw away all her sketches because she's obsessive-compulsive! I get it that he has a sharp tongue, his addiction blah blah.... but it didn't earn him any points in my book. He just seemed childish and immature, and there was no playful banter in sight!

No hate to Lily and Loren, though. They're actually super cute together, and I love how he takes care of her. But their personalities in this book just pissed me off big time, and that didn't make me interested in reading their other books at all! I just wish the authors had resolved these issues in their three or four books. Like, what the hell were those books for then?

➤ RAISY 🌸🥺

OMG, Ryke and Daisy are legit the cutest couple ever! Like, seriously, they've got all the sunshine and rainbows vibes, plus unicorns and teddy bears! 🌈🦄🧸 I can't even handle their adorableness, and their moments are just too much for my heart! 💕 They're like the ultimate cutie pies, and I'm all heart eyes for them, no kidding! 😍

Ryke, the grumpiest guy in the core six, he's like a giant alpha male but I swear he'd do anything to protect Daisy! He's always on guard, making sure she's safe and sound, like it's just so precious! He's so concerned about Daisy always and seeing smallest and tiniest details about her and took care of her. I CAN'T SAY LIKE A FATHER LMAO PLS 🤣 THAT'D BE WEIRD AS HELL but god it was so good! I WANT MY OWN RYKE!
Can't wait to devour their book and BECOME AN ULTIMATE RAISY FAN FOR MY LIFE! 🥺

❝And I realize, in this moment, how much she (Daisy) trusts Ryke to protect her —even from her own boyfriend.❞

And Daisy, oh my gosh, she's impulsive and carefree, but there's more to her than meets the eye! I'm dying to uncover all about her in her book! Although she's just 17 in this book and the her age did throw me off a little at the start and her and ryke have a bit age gap but i guess I'll manage that! Their perfect! Their scenes are pure chaos, abd daisy is always stiring and doing sometimh reckless but Ryke is always there, holding her leash and protecting her like a boss! 🤝💥

❝Hey, stay away from the fucking knives.❞ - cute?

Also Ryke's obsession with the F-word had me laughing so hard! 😂 Seriously, he couldn't utter a single sentence without dropping it! but hey IT'S HIS TRAIT RIGHT💀 but tbh he had me cackling! and I loved reading about Connor praising ryke because he's literally the best!


❝Ryke nods to me. “Go ahead, princess.”
“Stop, you’re making me blush,” I say flatly.❞
- it's the bromance for me >>>>

❝I have a family. A real family. It’s not something you can win. I didn’t manipulate a soul to get here. I have it because they like me for me.❞ - awwwwhhwhw 🥰


I don't get why no one took action against Scott. He's got all those sex tapes of Rose and Connor, and he's still selling them to porn sites. Like, what the heck? He's making money off of it, and Rose and Connor are just cool with it now because they're happy and content with their lives, and no one's hating on them anymore. IGNORING EVERYTHING AND NOT CARING ABOUT THE TAPES IS A SAVAGE BEHAVIOUR BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS ALREADY DONE but seriously, THAT MF DESERVES TO ROT IN JAIL!!! Rose calls herself a genius, but Scott really outsmarted her. But still, I wanna see him rot in jail, that pissy ass bitch! 💩

The book starts with Connor being Rose's boyfriend, and they've been dating for more than a year! Like, how, when, where did that happen? 🤡 We're just thrown a little tidbit that they met, and Connor asked Rose out on a date, but come on, I wanted the whole story! I wanted to see past scenes, like Rose actually said something about....

"How her 16-year-old self would've fantasized about Connor getting into the shower or whatever."

I mean, she thought of him RIGHT??? and might've had a crush, BUT WHO FREAKING KNOWS? We're not shown any of that at all! If you're gonna bring up something like this, at least give us some flashbacks or cute scenes, but nope 😒

— And what's up with authors always killing off the parents 😂? Either they're still being bitches but accepted everything, or they're six feet under! There's no in-between 💀

HOTHOUSE FLOWER (my cuties raisyyyy) HERE I COME! 💞


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August 27, 2023
RoseConnor diaries are eternally unmatched 👑

Definite Rtc


I couldn’t help it 🤧 idk when I’ll be able to read the series in order but it’s not gna be anytime soon 🤡

RoseConnor my loves 💗👑💞💅💘🦋✨🧸
be prepared to be sick of me <3

─── ⋆⋅☆⋅⋆ ──

#𝟭 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 - 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 - ೃ⁀➷ 𝟱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀

This book had me in a constant uproar.
The drama was EXPLOSIVE.
The craziness was on the highest gear.
Made me burst out laughing with all their witty banter.

I high-key love Ryke and his cusses. Connor had such affection and admired Rose with his everything. He was so *suggestively smirks* giving.

Connor gives a certain flare of dominance that’s almost never done well in other books. So I commend the authors for his character. The beautiful writing is hard to find and harder to emulate so well. The pure distinction between the personalities in this friendship circle has me by the throat. It’s come to a point where I can imagine what these characters would say in a certain situation.

Connor made me laugh, shout, anxious and brought me to the verge of tears. I knew I was gonna love reading their story when their characters were introduced in addicted to you.

I’m telling you this book was laced with crack or something.

𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴: 🎧
Consider me yours - MKTO
(You cannot convince me this isn’t Connor singing about Rose)
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August 25, 2021

It resurrected the series for me especially cause I wasn’t a huge fan of the first 3 books.

Rose and Connor are AMAZING. The confidence, the arrogance, the banter, the chemistry HOLY CRAP every page was A1 from the start.

The ending KILLED MEEEEE I was so happy 😭😭😭
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340 reviews91 followers
April 4, 2022
No, no, no and no.
I've started this serie because everyone told me that the book about Rose was fantastic.
Instead it was one of the worst NA that I ever read(and for those who know what I've read this is a big statement).
So, Rose and Connor, my most liked characters of this serie, what could possible go wrong?
This book seemed to take all my most hated tropes, mixed them together and adding a little something to make me hate it even more.
Let's start with the easy, shall we?
-It seems that smart people talk between themselves in french because it's sexier.
But you know what is not sexy at all? Grammar errors. Their french is terrible! Who wants sexy talk with grammar errors?
The general feeling about this book is that the authors have no idea how "smart people" reacts and so they invented. Like in a fantasy book.
-The: "I can't love anyone because I was raised like that" trope. Now, I admit that I usually sort of like that trope, but what makes no sense is introducing it after them being together for a year and it was clear as the day that he loved her since he first appeared. What was the need to introduce that trope? You can't introduce that in the third book!
-The reality show.Don't even let me start on that.I'm so mad about it, but that is my personal taste, I'm against reality shows in general and the whole idea of all of them willingly putting all of their problems at disposal of the public is simply ridiculous.
-Lily. I already said that what the authors are doing with her can be called bullying (yes, I know that she is a fictional character). She is written as a little dumb animal and everyone treats her as such. She says dumb things all the times, she cries, she makes a fool of herself, she can't do anything at all, everyone tells her what to do, she can't remember to eat or to shower and people don't trust her to remember her pills. It's painful to read! I'm not even annoyed at her, I'm annoyed at the authors! Just giver her something she is good at. Please? It's your character, no she is your protagonist! Can you make a human being out of her?
-The sex.
Oh, oh.Here it comes the reason of the one star.
Connor goes all Christian Gray and have Rose wear a diamond collar and she goes all submissive.
Just no, ok? This book delivers the idea that if you are powerful and confident woman, deep down all you want is bow to your man at least in the bedroom and let him tell you what to do.
No, just, no.It feels completely OOC! I makes the whole relationship completely unbalanced and there was no hint of Rose's tendencies in the previous books.
I also hated the fact that of course he has to be more successful than her, leading an empire while she opens a shop. A shop! Really?
That's just perfect and empowering! Having Rose open a shop to be able to stay near her children in the future (this is not said, but is strongly implied).
You have no idea how angry I get every time that authors make me read about strong female characters with dreams and education, be happy to renounce all of what they have worked so hard for just to stay home with the children sot hat the male could follow HIS dreams.
He is the one who wanted children, make HIM stay home.
There is nothing wrong with staying home or opening a shop (of course), but it's very wrong the message it sends to young girls about getting a higher education and having aspirations is only useful to snare a rich husband. Have you noticed how while Connor is being groomed to become he heir to his mother's company, none of the sisters is involved in their father business in any way? You are about to inherit one day one of the greatest companies in the world and not one of you has been involved in the business? Really?
IT's not ok and it's not just a book. These books are written for women, can we please stop being misogynist? Would have really lessen the enjoyment of this book having her get what she wanted?
I'm sick and tired of reading of wasted potential. Can we pleas root for each other? A woman CAN be successful and happy and loved without having 8 kids, you know. Let's just stop with the subliminal messages.
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130 reviews263 followers
June 16, 2023

Was that a spoiler?

Honestly yes, on multiple levels.

I didn't read this, I DEVOURED IT (consider it's a pretty hefty book). My obsession with this series is escalating. I would read their grocery list (not that they would ever have one, they're way too impulsive for that). Another book I loved so much. I'm so glad I got more insight into Rose and Connor and their relationship, even tho Lilo still owns my soul in every way that matters. I feel like this sequel was a bit milder in the terms of action, but towards the end, THE ACTION STARTED ROLLING. AND THE ENDING, I wouldn't expect that in my wildest dreams. But I'm still so happy for them.


I like Rose and Connor together more than as individual characters. And that happens almost never in this household.

ROSE I love her so much more after this book. I stated that I didn't even know her before, but now, I feel like I can predict the way she breathes. I love how the authors showed how much her reaction to stressful events was different compared to Lily's, even though the situations were quite similar. Rose is a mature young woman with a wall built around her very soft and caring nature. It's amazing how her duality (her with Connor & her with other people) was portrayed. That moved her MILES from a stereotypical "smart" "bossy" woman shown in contemporary romance books.

CONNOR walked so Christian Grey could run.
Didn't expect that but was it hot...... boy.
Anyways, I'm still not fully sold on this whole narrative and I'm not his biggest fan (sorry guys). But, I'm leaving room for him to grow on me.

FRENCH 🥖 YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LAUGHED. Maybe some of you know that, but I kind of speak French, so I understood their conversations AND there were some grammatical errors I'm pretty surprised weren't corrected by the editors. And why was their talk so formal in French? But, still not enough for me to lower the rating of this book.

I'm kind of sad we didn't get more on the other characters. I feel like Lilo's story included much more of the others than this one. Anyways, I must point out how this book changed my perspective on them so much (yes I love them and I can't stop talking about them let me be lol). From Connor's and Rose's perspective, they seem much more childish and immature. You can really see how deep in their addictions they are and how much they depend on each other. I can't wait for them to overcome their problems.

I'm so glad this series is long cuz I'm IN NO WAY ready to say goodbye to these characters. 😭😭😭😭😭
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1,473 reviews975 followers
April 22, 2022
Re-read on 4/20/2022
Listening Length: 14 hours 07 minutes.
Still as good as the first time I read it. ♥

**5 I'M ADDICTED stars**

KISS THE SKY is the whole reason I started reading this series. I was playing 'guess that book' game with some friends and Bella wrote:

♦She's a 23 year old virgin. She is super smart, comes from a wealthy family and has her own fashion line.
♦He's 24, smart, cocky, alpha, wealthy arrogant. Dominant. He doesn't believe in love. His first name and last name begin with the same letter.

When I looked the book up and saw it was about a reality TV show: "6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama." I knew this book was for me. The only thing standing in my way was that I needed to read the other three books in the series before I could read this one. I'm so glad I took that journey because this book was so worth it.

I've been a Connor & Rose fan from the beginning. I love their intellectual banter that fuels their relationship. My favorite quote comes from Rose when she is thinking about her time spent on the reality tv show. Rose's life is so dramatic that her use of that metaphor seemed very fitting.


Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 4 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion.

Recommended reading order:
PHASE 1 (Lily & Lo):
{#1} Addicted to You | {#1.5} Ricochet | {#2} Addicted for Now

PHASE 2 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Kiss the Sky | {spin-off} Hothouse Flower

PHASE 3 (Lily & Lo):
{#2.5} Thrive | {#3} Addicted After All

PHASE 4 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Fuel the Fire | {spin-off} Long Way Down
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530 reviews1,348 followers
January 28, 2023
“Kiss the sky with me,” Connor whispers, a beautiful smile pulling his lips, “and don’t ever come down.”

COULD YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A 450 PAGES BOOK WITH NO SINGLE MISCOMMUNICATION OR A MISUNDERSTANDING SCENE???? This is just how great and secure their romance and relationship was. They were together for the whole book and there was not a single boring moment. They don’t need the drama or the forced third act conflict. They just need each other!

It took me a while to set and write this review because my feelings and thoughts were all over the place!! To say I was obsessed would be an understatement! Im afraid my thoughts are too chaotic to be put into a review, but I’ll try.

He’s the river that idly passes between mountains. I’m the volcano that destroys a village.

Connor is an enigma! You can’t really fit him into one word. Nothing shakes him. He’s confident. He’s always right. He’s unpredictable. He’s arrogant. He’s many different things mixed together and I don’t think I’ve ever met his character before. I love how he views the world. How he carries himself around. And he freakin loves Rose. The man worships her!! Even if he can’t say the freakin words, you can still see that he’s obsessed!

Rose is probably my favorite Calloway sister! She’s ambitious, independent, man hater, and a freakin ice queen. But her stone cold heart melts for only one man and for her sisters as well. She’s amazing and I freakin admire her!

“You’re not a pit stop. You’re my finish line. There’s no one after you.”

I truly loved these two together. How they stay still with their backs straight ready to face anything together. I loved how they battle each other and WITH each other at the same time. I loved how they both think that they’re way too smart for any other human being (which I’m pretty sure is true) That nothing could faze them. How they compromise for each other. How they freakin believe in each other.

“But Rose is the epicenter of my world, whether I allow myself to love her or not.”

It was all their bitting comments. How they banter in French. How he gave up on sth he wanted but never needed for her. How they play random fuck, marry, kill for entertainment. How they could be weird and hard to understand for other but never with each other. And how he wanted he to experience everything with him. The pinning??

You could never imagine the power of these two!!!! These two took ✨power couple✨ to a whole new level! Their romance were everything. I loved how they radiate power. How they’re so freakin EQUAL!! Nobody is more important or has more power in the relationship. They’re freakin soulmates! They’re so equal and it was so fascinating to watch.
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317 reviews140 followers
June 4, 2023
what is life if not whoreing for connor cobalt
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101 reviews34 followers
April 24, 2022
connor let me know if you want a dog, I can bark and I don't mind being on a leash.

edit: reread this cuz I miss the core six too much 33
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July 25, 2023
the best experience of my fucking life 🦋

"And I wish I could protect her, but you can't shield a girl from the world without taking her out of it." 😩💖💖
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624 reviews963 followers
June 5, 2016
"Kiss the sky with me, and don't ever come down."

(I've read this together with sis Beatrice. Click her name to see her lovely review. :))


This beautiful continuation of the Addicted series couldn't get any better! I just love it! In this book, we see more of the genius lovers Rose Calloway and Connor Cobalt. And like the first books in the series, their team-up and chemistry were just totally good!


What I loved about Kiss the Sky is that it's totally refreshing. I haven't read a book that basically shows the characters' strengths and flaws through a reality TV show. Reading this book made me feel like I'm basically watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Only this book features Princesses of Philly which is the name of the Calloway sisters' reality TV show. Like, seriously how amazing is that? :)

The romance in this book was so much better! There were times when I can't help but grin from ear to ear because of the characters' swoony and entertaining dialogues and interactions-- especially the sexy banters! And there were times when I try not to burst out laughing because of the funny scenes.

There were also a lot of dramas that happened in this book. But unlike the previous books, they were just light. And oh, the smexy scenes... who can't resist them when they focus on the virgin perfectionist and the smartass hero?


The writing, as always, was brilliant and real. Krista and Becca Ritchie totally nailed a New Adult novel that has it all. Literally. Hands down to these amazing authors! I will definitely read the next books in this series. :)

Note: Don't read this if you haven't read these books yet: Addicted to You, Ricochet, and Addicted for Now.



Pearl's Book Journey (1)

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859 reviews3,869 followers
August 3, 2014
2 stars. DNF at 55 %. Review posted August 3, 2014

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She glances at me once, and her eyes immediately flit away. "We have towels, Richard." She points a manicured nail to the rack. "Terrycloth. Soft. Inviting. You might want to try one out."
The corners of my lips rise. "It's just a cock, Rose," I say. "You'd enjoy it inside of you."

"Eight kids?!" I fixate on this. "I can't even stomach having one kid and you want me to birth a lineage? I'm not the Queen of England procreating to secure our empire with an heir."

"It's probably just Lily and Loren screwing," I tell him.
His eyes narrow at me. "I must have fingered the brains out of you."
I frown.
"That's Daisy's room."
"You should stay here," he tells me, zipping his black slacks.
I glare.
"It was worth a try." He places a hand on the small of my back. "After you."

Great quotes, great writing, great potential. I highlighted like crazy, BUT...

…while I did enjoy the first 30 % very much, I hit a very extensive patch of massive boredom and cut my losses at 55 %.

Kiss the Sky did surprise me greatly because I really felt entertained for the first third of the story. So it saddens me all the more to say that the story took such a disastrous nose dive afterwards, mainly due to its long-windedness and I honestly couldn't have cared less about that Big Brother drama after a while. Blah blah blah. I just started to skim and gave up eventually. In the beginning, the snappy and snarky dialogue really wowed me, I was highlighting like crazy, but the story lost its sparkle somewhere after the 30 % mark. The plot failed to engage me and I was bored out of my ever lovin' mind. At one time I actually felt excited to read Ryke and Daisy's story because I think they could be wonderful together but…hmm…after feeling so letdown I'm just not sure anymore. On a positive note, I think the writing was pretty splendid and, since I'm definitely not into NA, that means something. This being said, I believe I would have enjoyed and finished the book if it had been 'tighter'. It could have been cut down a hundred pages, IMO. And last but not least I would like to point out how irritating it is when authors use a foreign language and fail at their attempt to get it right because they don't consult a native speaker. I'd love to add several exclamation marks here but I won't. Believe me, my finger is twitching. But. I. Will. Contain. Myself. See? I can do it.

Here are a few examples to your perusal:

"N'ai pas peur." Wrong.
Don't be afraid.

"N'aie pas peur."

C'est l'impératif.

"Vous devez toujours avoir le control." Wrong.
You always have to be in control.

"Tu dois toujours avoir le contrôle."

It's out of the question that these two would address each other formally. That means an author must use "tu" and not "vous".

"Vous avez tort." Wrong.
You're wrong.

"Tu as tort."

"Tout va bien se passer." It's not wrong but more formal.
Everything will be fine.

Better use "Tout ira bien."
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474 reviews2,410 followers
August 25, 2016

★★★★★ 4.5 stars!

"You're not a pit stop. You're my finish line."

Ever since meeting Rose Colloway and Connor Cobalt in the Addicted-series, I've been fascinated by this perfectly matched yet constantly arguing couple. To say that I was looking forward to reading this book would be an understatement. Kiss the Sky was one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2014 and I can honestly say it fully lived up to my expectations!

Virgin. Smartass. Sex addict. Alcoholic. Daredevil. Jackass.

"6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama. I've done the math." - Rose

Ever since Lily's sex addiction became public knowledge, things have been going downhill for Colloway Couture. So, Rose has come up with a plan to polish up the image of the Colloway sisters and raise their popularity to new heights: their own reality show.

Now Rose, Connor, Lily, Lo, Daisy and Ryke are all living together for the next six months while being filmed by three cameramen under the direction of the obnoxious producer named Scott. And of course all of them living so closely together provides for a LOT of drama…. but I enjoyed every second of it!

Rose Colloway is an independent, strong, confident woman who doesn't need a man to complete her life. But, ever since she started dating Connor she's started to realize having him with her brings all the more stability and peace in her life. He's one of the few people who can handle her and who even seems to know her better than she knows herself.

But Rose also has a problem with intimacy. She's still a virgin, something she's never made a secret or been ashamed of. And she fears once Connor "wins" her virginity, he'll break up and move on to the next challenge. So, even though she's starting to love him more and more every day, she's still afraid to let him get too close to winning her over.

"People hope to touch the sky. I dream of kissing it." - Connor

Connor Cobalt is ambitious, wickedly smart, arrogant, but also a little "undetached". He doesn't believe in love and he's convinced that true love only makes you do stupid things. And if there's one thing this smartass refuses to be labeled as, it's being stupid. So, even though he cares tremendously about Rose, he doesn't easily admit his true feelings. It was fun to see them constantly going back and forth and I loved their competitive banter and bickering and even their weird texting habits ;)

"Why am I with you? You're so conceited, arrogant-"
"Narcissistic," I add, "attractive, lovable, brilliant."
"That wasn't an invitation for you to compliment yourself."
"No? My bad, I thought we were listing my best qualities."

Connor did manage to surprise me a few times though. Who knew "cool" and composed Connor was But in a way, it also made perfect sense for the story to take that turn and it made reading how the dynamic between him and Rose evolved all the more fun to read! Within the group, Connor was always the one who stayed calm and had the ability to take charge when the arguments inside the house were threatening to escalate.

Towards the ending, everything might have been handled a little too smoothly and fairytale sweet, but honestly, that did not ruin the story as a whole for me.
Overall, I really enjoyed Rose and Connor's drama filled, romantic, sexy and funny story. Although Lily and Lo are still my favorite couple, these two come in a close second. Krista & Becca Ritchie are easily becoming my new favorite authors of the New Adult genre and I'm already looking forward to find out what they have next in store for us!

Although Kiss the Sky is a spin-off story that can be read as a standalone, I would advise reading the Addicted series first in order to fully enjoy your reading experience:
Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista Ritchie Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista Ritchie Addicted for Now (Addicted, #2) by Krista Ritchie Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie Hothouse Flower by Krista Ritchie Thrive (Addicted, #2.5) by Krista Ritchie Addicted After All (Addicted, #3) by Krista Ritchie

**ARC kindly provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review**
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632 reviews2,697 followers
August 31, 2016
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4 STARS! I highly recommend reading the Addicted series books first before starting this one.


“People hope to touch the sky. I dream of kissing it.” - Connor


"Our eyes connect on a different level. The world becomes small.
No Scott.
No shower.
No rush of water or nakedness.
Just me. Just him. Just us."
- Rose

This book was on my top 10 highly anticipated reads of 2014, and it’s not entirely because of how much I adored Lil and Lo. I was genuinely invested in Connor and Rose, even though they were side characters. Overall, I think the authors did a fantastic job of portraying them, their individuality and their relationship in a unique and refreshing way (depiction through being on live camera for TV show). I have never read a book quite like KISS THE SKY, where there is no room for fluff and everything, from the staggering addictions Lil and Lo have to Rose and Connor’s witty banter to the stuck up asshole producer Scott, is remarkably distinctive and addicting to read.


These stories have come to mean something real to me, and they’re not books where you just finish and can let go of easily.


Though this book is dedicated to Rose and Connor, it really encompasses the entire gang: Lily, Lo, Daisy, and Ryke. Normally that is a huge turnoff because I like books that focus more on just that one couple, but because of the unique circumstances these characters were put in, and the fact that the 6 of them together are a true family unit, I became totally supportive of the way this book plot was structured.

So why not 5 stars?

This is the part where I ask myself what's wrong with me:


See, halfway through I got a little annoyed. Then I got frustrated. I had no clue why! I just attributed it to the characters grating on my nerves from all the problems that occurred but then I realized that wasn’t the reason. The reason boils down to this: these characters are nothing like what I knew about them when I read the Addicted series. Here are the questions I constantly asked myself when I was reading the second half:

1. Has Lily always been this shy and easily embarrassed?
2. Has Daisy always been this naïve and stupid silly?
3. Has Rose always been this horny?
4. Has Connor always been a knight in shining armor?

Ryke and Lo were pretty much the same. But yeah, when certain scenes came around the corner, I caught myself rolling my eyes at the number of times something would happen to trigger one of those questions. It may be that I need to revisit the Addicted series books, but I truly felt baffled by the discrepancy in the character portrayal in KISS THE SKY and the previous books.

Another contention is the sex scenes. Boy, those were HOT! Flaming hot so no complaint there, but I was taken aback when the authors introduced Connor as Don’t get me wrong, I loved this twist and quite frankly, I do like a little erotica/BDSM sprinkled in my reads, but wow that was out of nowhere. Who woulda guessed ol’ Connor eh?


Now the one other thing I had a problem was with the ending. It’s really one of the sweetest endings and I loved that everyone got what they deserved (well almost everyone), but I think things were wrapped up a little too nicely, especially with As much as I wanted that to happen, that was…out of the blue. And of course I’m a vigilante so reading how Realistically there’s probably not much they could’ve done but I hate that justice wasn’t served.

Other than that, this was another hit for me! Witty banter, a good number of humorous scenes and a ton of great one-liners! I love smart people and both Rose and Connor are just that. It’s nice to have characters that actually have brains!!!

"6 people + 6 months + 3 cameramen + 1 reality show = infinite drama. I've done the math." - Rose

Oh and one more thing. Connor,


ARC kindly provided by authors in exchange for an honest review. Please note that all quotes are from an advanced copy and may be subject to change in the final edition. Thanks ladies!!

See my reviews for the Addicted series:

#1 Addicted to You
#1.5 Ricochet
#2 Addicted for Now
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631 reviews5,826 followers
July 26, 2022
reread april 2020: 5 stars+++

This book will never not be a 5 star read for me. Sometimes you come across a book that will stay with you forever and the Calloway Sisters series is that for me.

Rose and Connor are THE power couple and I will always compare every other power couple to them. Rose is the an ice queen to everyone outside her family but she has like the biggest heart. She's one of the most empowering female characters I've read about and I love and admire her so much.
Connor on the other hand, can't be put into one label. That man is one of the most complex character. He's personality is flawed, he's arrogant, conceited and annoyes people more often than not around him, but he's perfect to me. I love his view of the world, his intelligence, the way he carries himself, the way he loves Rose.

It was great being back with the Core 6. I love Daisy, Ryke, Lily and Lo. The different relationships they have with each others are the best.
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October 29, 2015

FIRST TIME FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! http://amzn.to/1WleYuX


You’re not a pit stop. You’re my finish line. There’s no one after you.

Kiss the Sky is a spin off from the Addicted series. You do not need to read the Addicted series to understand Kiss the Sky, HOWEVER, many things will be revealed from the Addicted series, so I strongly suggest, you read Addicted to You, Ricochet and Addicted for Now

Kiss the Sky was NOTHING WHAT I EXPECTED… Kiss the Sky is SO MUCH MORE. I loved it, start to finish, and when I was done reading… I wanted to reread it again.

There are many things I loved about this series, so let me list a few:

- Set in present tense, meaning Kiss the Sky picks up right where Addicted for Now left off. YES! The author (sisters) could have flashback and rewrote the first two books just in Connor and Rose’s POV, but the authors never did that. This is amaze balls.

- Connor, yup, one word. He stole the book, he stole the show. I can’t believe I wasn’t crushing on him in the previous books! Oh my god, to get into his head and read what he was thinking. He is soo… eloquent, refined and polished. He will seduce you with his words and it will make your heart swoon.

I want you for eternity, not for a brief finish line.
There's no one after you.

Connor = ALPHA = SEXY = SMART = Arrogant = YUMMY = FUN TIMES = YES = YES = YES!!!!

- You still get bits and glimpses of the gang, Daisy, Ryke, Lo and Lily. YAY!

- The plot! The whole gang is on a reality show (kind of like real world) and they all live together in one house, including, Rose’s ex-boyfriend!!! Oh what a juicy story does that make?!

- I love the cover!

I really loved the story line. I love it when a couple is together, but it’s not the couple against each other, it’s the couple against the world. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, that’s exactly the type of book I LOVE TO READ! Connor and Rose have a somewhat up and down relationship, they have broken up and gotten back together many times. Rose is still a virgin and she has been dating Connor for one year. Now, both Rose and Connor kind of get more aggressive towards each other.

I love the way he’s staring at me. It makes me feel more than just beautiful. I feel like I’m his. Like no one else could possibly compare to me. He doesn’t even have to say the words. I see it in his eyes. I can practically read it in his mind.

There’s plenty of stuff that goes on to create tension, Rose and Connor are still the responsible ones in the house, where they take care of everyone, especially Lily and Lo, but both Rose and Connor are pretty stressed out with their current commitments. Connor is going to grad school, managing his Mom’s company and is trying to help Rose become more comfortable sexually (oooOOo la la la). Rose is dealing with her crazy mom, her company and trying to open a bit more towards Connor. Oh and then there’s the ex!

I love it when the crazy ex is in the picture (only when the Heroine has no interest in him). Rose tries hard to push Scott (her ex) away, but Scott is pretty much around and in everyone’s business. He’s the perfect villain to love and hate in the book. You want Scott to stir up trouble just to read the juicy bits and there’s plenty to gobble up.

MY FAVORITE parts of the book are the intimate moments Connor and Rose share. Oh my gosh, sexual tension to the max! I love a good clit tease and there’s plenty of it. You can really read the emotions Connor and Rose feel for each other. Connor is so freaking dominate, that after you read one intimate scene, you will need to change your panties (just keeping it real ladies). This alone is a good reason why you need to read this book. I wouldn’t call this book too steamy, but when you get to those scenes, well let’s just say it’s about quality, not quantity.

People hope to touch the sky. I dream of kissing it.

Audio Questions:

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would 100% recommend this audiobook to a friend. Do you want me to put my hand on the bible and swear it? Because I will. I LOVED IT! It was enjoyable from the first words to the last. I couldn’t get enough. EVERYONE will be very happy happy when they listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Connor. Connor. Connor. Did I not mention CONNOR? The authors created such an incredibly Hero. He’s so desirable and I loved every bit of him in the book. I love his confidence, the way he speaks and his love for his girlfriend, Rose. I also loved reading his inner monologues and the issues he has with the pressures and stress he faces in the book. He is simply PERFECT.

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett and Therese Plummer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Mark Boyett narration. I found his voice a little softer than Lo and most Heroes I listen to. But his voice did fit Connor. Mark’s voice is firm, yet strong. It’s not deep, but when he speaks in French, oh it will make your panties melt. I loved those parts. This is my first Therese Plummer narration as well. She conveyed Rose completely. I loved listening to her emotions. I loved it when she was trying to firm, anxious and even silly. I felt like I fell in love with Rose a little more because of the narration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Connor and Rose, being witty has never been more sexy.

An Audio Copy was provided


Books from the Addicted Series
Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista Ritchie REVIEW | AMAZON
Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista Ritchie REVIEW | AMAZON
Addicted for Now (Addicted, #2) by Krista Ritchie REVIEW | AMAZON
Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters, #1; Addicted, #2.1) by Krista Ritchie AMAZON

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August 15, 2023
so this book went from 2 stars to 4 stars simply because the last 30ish pages were so incredibly beautiful and surprising; leaving me with a smile on my face that i don’t want to rate it any lower !!!

this book was focused on connor and rose’s relationship so we get their povs as well as a much more intimate view into their relationship and who they are as human beings. okay, so i know i said i originally planned on rating this 2 stars…here’s why: connor’s pov felt like i was reading about a hormonal teenage boy for the majority of the novel and as much as i love rose, i quickly got tired of the constant ego in her pov. although it was interesting to see why connor and rose are the way they are, and they definitely make a good match. also, i reaaallly have trouble with ryke and another character flirting even though i know some people support them so maybe hothouse flower will change my mind.

but can we have some appreciation for the fact that rose and connor romantically speak to each other in french? GOALS. there was also a reality show of the group’s lives which added exciting drama. but, it’s the beautiful surprise at the end that really bumped my rating up 2 whole stars. that’s how amazing the ending left me feeling.

bonus points for the OCD representation. i felt so seen :’)

*Trigger warnings for talk of alcohol and sex addiction, sexually explicit scenes, and death*
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January 20, 2018

2015 reads : Give me a NA that doesn't make me want to vomit, 'kay?*

*I swear, this is an endangered species!

Book 2 (Ryke and Daisy's story) : Hothouse Flower ★★★☆☆
Book 3 (Connor and Rose's story #2) : Fuel the Fire ★★★★★

My rules :
FUCK : I liked it but -
MARRY : This is why I'm melting on the floor
KILL : Are you really asking me what it means?

I barely ever read NA anymore but HOLY COW I've just been slapped in the face :

BROMANCE. Lo, Ryke and Connor put a huge smile on my face each time they argued or tried to catch a rat (yes, that's a thing) or answered questions during their interviews.

FAMILY. Sisters power for the win. That's all.

☑ Flawed and realistic characters I LOVED following.

Ice Queen Powaaaaaaa (sorry for being that enthusiastic. Just, I love Rose, even if she grits on my nerves sometimes. But hey, that's what love is about right?) She's relatable to me in a way heroines rarely are : I want it all, like her, and I have no fucking problem to express it. Ps. Just try to attack my privacy and you'll see what happens. Just sayin'. I can't express how many times she would say/think something and I would wholeheartedly agree with her. You go girl. You show them.

"So bring it on, motherfuckers. Try to hurt me. Because I won't let you."

Connor is the perfectly flawed hero for me.

"We haven't formally met," I say, holding out my hand. "I'm Connor Cobalt. The guy whose girlfriend you want to fuck. And just so you understand, the odds don't look good for you."


Rose and Connor's complicity, games, EVERYTHING. It brought so much reality into their relationship.

☑ Frankly, I thought that I would be annoyed by the reality show aspects but actually I enjoyed a lot how the fucked-up lies were handled. Also, these interviews? I WANT MORE. *giggles like a moron*

No slut-shaming but THE EXACT OPPOSITE. Considering that the heroine is a virgin, yes, that's pretty amazing.

Hot sex scenes : a little rough but always respectful.


✘ Just, I'm sorry Connor, really, but *whispers* your French isn't quite right. I know many readers fantasized about him talking French and if I can't grasp the appeal of it (obviously), I can imagine (I guess - well, really, I can't, but I'm a nice person. Sometimes).

However some mistakes rubbed me the wrong way and spoiled my enjoyment a little bit :

✘ "Je suis passionné de toi ": Huh-Oh. This one enters the "not making any sense" category. Nobody would say that ever. So much that I can't even find a substitute. "Tu me passionnes", maybe?

✘ Repeated use of "Vous" to translate "You" when he talks to Rose : look, in French "You" can be translated into 2 words : "Tu" if you're talking to one person you know or a child, and "Vous" if 1)You're talking to several persons or 2)You're talking to one person you don't know/you have to show respect to like a policeman, your Boss, well, every adult you don't personally know, really (I'm a "Vous" whore and I can't say "Tu" to anyone except my friends, my boyfriend and my family). So, the fact that Connor uses "Vous" when talking with Rose is just plain weird.

So, yeah, it's not fair, me being French and all, but the French addition is only... cheesy to me. Now you can hate me.

✘ If the characters won me, the book lacks a rhythm, a tension. Look, I'm okay with that to a certain extent : Kiss the Sky offers us slices of life and that's what makes it realistic and enjoyable. However, I can't deny that the story dragged during the second half and there was a moment I stopped reading to ask myself what exactly was the point. Am I turning cynical towards romance? It's a possibility to consider.

✘ The jumps in the time confused me. Like, really. I found myself reading the wedding countdown and trying to calculate how many time passed between the different scenes. I know, silly, but sometimes the next chapter would take place immediately after the last one, and sometimes weeks would have passed, and can you please be coherent one minute because I'm lost right now?

✘ I was really looking forward to seeing Scott HURT. A lot. For a long, loooong time.

Final thought : READ THIS BOOK

In the end every one of these characters leave its mark on me, and my heart is purring, satisfied, full of laughs and love. I can't wait to see more of them. This is the best feel, right?

Ps. I do know that I perverted the FUCK. MARRY. KILL game and that it doesn't completely work. Frankly? I just don't care. It cracked me up :P

Ps.2 I didn't read the Addicted series because I don't do over drama but it didn't prevent me for loving this one.
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