Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #1 | Addicted #2.1
Genres: New Adult
Published: January 22nd, 2014 by Indie
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
Kiss The Sky is a standalone and part of the spin-off of Addicted Series, as part that I haven't read the previous book I can say that it could work perfectly if you haven't read them yet. I never felt like I need more that what it was telling me and I understand very well every one of the characters without backgrounds. For what I'd read from others reviews, the lead characters in this book, Rose & Connor, had always been flawless in the other series, so it was time to made them their own book.
This book split between Rose and Connor's POV. It started with Connor, who tells us three main situations that marked him for life, I won’t say which ones but you have to read it. Then, Rose comes through to explain the entire reality situation and what she wanted so much that that happen.
“i’ve wanted so many things in my life, he says softly, “but you’re the one that has meant the most to me"
Rose and Connor can’t be explaining apart, they’re an entity together and it’s just difficult to think one without the other. But I love Connor so much; he’s so attractive but he’s also smart, he’s the one who settle down everyone in the room, the one who think everything very carefully before take a decision. He’s funny and lovely, and care about Rose very much. Their complement each other, when Rose become the crazy bitch he calm her down; as well when Connor needs someone to trust she is here for him.
I like Rose very much; I can say that she is just the female alter ego of Connor. They’re just so similar. Rose care about everybody, she would do anything to protect her sister no matter what, and also protect Connor for whatever he need to be protected. But she wants to succeed, to compete, to fit, to be the one. Isn’t that both of them want to be better than everybody because of selfishness, they’re just like that. They’re honest people, lovely; they sacrifice for everybody they care about.
"Rose Calloway couldn’t stand me because of what i was-a guy who wanted to reach the top. the irony was that she wanted the same thing. she just wasn’t willing to do what i was to get there.”
There’s also another characters that I love very much; Lily and Lo were wonderful, their relationship is so beautiful, and I like how they both help each other to overcome their addiction and become better for their family and themselves. Ryke was great but wasn’t my fav characters, I won’t say that I dislike him at all, because he made me laugh so much with his mouth and the things he did but it wasn’t the best to all of them. Daisy reminds me the little Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jennel. Those kids don’t know what to do, they’re models and actress but they don’t live a life like normal kids but be treating like another adult which shouldn’t be.
Although, I thought when I pick up this book that it would be another superficial book; you know a very normal story with rich kids. But it was very different. It’s was more about the Behind the Scenes than the reality show, and that shows how not everything that it shown on the tv is real.
When he looks up at me, he says, “Thank God for Connor, right?” He tries to play off the pain that contorts his face.
“God always has a way of stealing my credit,” Connor says.
Overall, this was a book full of life lesson and a breathtaking love story. Very fun, delightful and emotional. Enchanting characters and brilliant plots. Kiss the Sky going to make you laugh, cry and smile.