Welcome to my stop in the HOTHOUSE FLOWER by Krista & Becca Ritchie Review Tour :D!
Title: Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: March 28, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption. And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have. Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets. As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.
***Authors' Note*** Hothouse Flower is a spin-off of the Addicted series. Kiss the Sky is required before reading, and we strongly recommend reading the Addicted series before this spin-off.
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This is the moment all ADDICTED SERIES FANS have been waiting for. I know I was anticipating this moment right from the moment Daisy and Ryke meet, and I enjoyed watching how their relationship developed in the previous books.
I freaking LOVED, LOVED, LOVED reading from Daisy’s POV and finally being able to get into her carefree mind. Just like Rose and Lily, Daisy has her own issues and I think her situation is worse than Rose and Lily because she doesn’t let anyone in, except for Ryke. Daisy is one of the youngest Calloway sisters and she doesn’t want to trouble anyone with her problems, because she believes that they will think she is not handling the situation correct. This really made me emotionally connected with Daisy’s character, because I know how it feels being the youngest child in the family. This is one of the many things I love about Krista & Becca Ritchie’s character that I have been able to connect with each single one of these characters in so many different levels and different ways. Why did I love reading from Daisy’s POV? Her character is so full of life that her carefreeness and wildness gets to you. I felt like I was living all of Daisy experiences with her, and it was nice to read a character that is so carefree about everything she does. Another moment we have all been waiting for Daisy’s character is her finally being able to stand up for what she wants in life! I can say that Daisy has come a far way from how she was in the beginning of this series, and I just love watching her grow and develop :D!
RYKE FUCKING MEADOWS LADIES :D!!!!!! Ok he is a bit of a jackass and can’t speak a sentence without saying the word Fuck, but I just fucking love his character. In HOTHOUSE FLOWER we also get to read from Ryke’s POV and I was excited to be inside his mind, and see the world through his eyes. I particularly enjoyed reading all his climbing adventures, because this is part of what defines Ryke Meadows- adventures, not afraid to live his life, wild, and so carefree. We also get to see how his mother and father have deeply affected him emotionally, and how deep down he is just confused of what to think of both his mother and father because he just doesn’t know if they want to use him like they always have to cover up things. There is also one scene in the book that had me shedding a few tears, because it was a Ryke and Lo brotherly moment that I have been waiting for and I can’t say more without spoiling the book a little. All I can say is that they both needed this moment to understand each other a little more, and to just get rid of what they were holding back from one another. After reading hothouse flower, I felt a deeper connection and understanding to Ryke’s character. Now the perfect book boyfriend for me would be a combination of Conner, Lo, and Ryke because these guys are just beyond being hot, smart, and real :D!
The relationship between Ryke and Daisy has always been a friendly flirty type of relationship from the beginning. They had an instant attraction and connection towards each other, but the age difference -Daisy being only fifteen and Ryke being twenty-two when they first meet – really stopped them from developing any physical type of relationship, especially since she’s Lily’s and Rose’s little sister. But there relationship goes beyond being just physical attraction, because they have always been there for each other when the other needed some type of support. This is another reason why I feel for Ryke, because he is so protective of Daisy since he knows how bad things are for her, and the way he takes care of her just makes me want to have my own Ryke Meadows pillow, wolf, protector, and so much more :D! Like I said this was the moment we have all been waiting for, and Krista & Becca Ritchie did not disappoint on how things went down between Daisy and Ryke :D!!! Things between these two heat up fast and it’s wild, passionate, desperate, hot, adventures, and I just needed to fan myself more than once with all the hot make-out scenes and the crazy sex these two were having. I just want more Daisy and Ryke because I love their carefree, wild, adventures, and deep connection they both have in their relationship. You just have to read HOTHOUSE FLOWER to know how hot and hot and how much it was worth the wait to see these two finally together!
I read HOTHOUSE FLOWER by Krista & Becca Ritchie in one day! It’s been a while since that has happened, and yes I have one of those amazing book hangovers that you get when you just can’t stop reliving the story. I loved reading how Daisy and Ryke’s relationship developed throughout the series, and it was definitely worth the wait to see how it leads to them finally being able to be together in HOTHOUSE FLOWER, even when all the odds were against them :D! If you haven’t started this series yet then you are missing out on one of the BEST NEW ADULT SERIES out there! I can’t recommend this series enough to anyone and everyone. Krista & Becca Ritchie just make their characters and story feel real, and I can assure you that you will find a connection with one or all of these characters. I can’t wait to read THRIVE and get more of these amazing characters :D!!
Final Verdict: 5 Stars
Recommended Series Reading Order
Addicted to You (Addicted #1) Ricochet (Addicted #1.5) <--- The main characters meet here. Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #1) Hothouse Flower (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #2) Thrive (Addicted #2.5) Addicted After All (Addicted #3)
About the AuthorsKrista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is. Krista & Becca Ritchie write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series.
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