#BookReview: Amour Amour by Krista and Becca Ritchie

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Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*


My Thoughts

I knew about this book for a lot time by now but didn’t have the intention to read it; however, after reading the whole Addicted world by these authors I felt really down, a huge bookish hangover, like I couldn’t pick up another story because there won’t be any other amazing series like this. I intended to grab a new book but failed completely. Then, I decided that I would try this book because I was sure that I would have another amazing story from the pen of the Ritchie sisters and while I believed that it doesn’t have the same outstandiness of the Addicted series, it was really good.

Amour Amour tells the story of Thora James, a 21 years old gymnastic, who dreams to performance one day in the circus. She has a perfect opportunity when she’s called back to an audition for a new production of Aerial Ethereal Company, called Amour. Then, she meets Nikolai Kotova, the all so called God of Russia, the confident Amour lead and sparks fly. Thora work hard to get cast in the show while her “unprofessional” relationship with Nikolai could threat everything she ever wants.

I can prize KB Ritchie enough; they’re marvelous writers, wonderful story unfolding and perfectly characters creators. They engage the readers from the very first page and keep us with them until the very end; they only have wrote the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series and this book, but they already enjoy of high prizes for their work. I like the whole circus thing, I’ve been always in love with the Cirque du Soleil and all those stuff (not that I wanted to be a performance), and so everything that magical always have something in me.

I like Thora very much and how she was really determinate to succeed in Las Vegas even when all the odds were against her; she was strong, confident in her own abilities and focused to make it big, she was a real inspiration to follow our dreams. Nikolai was a gentleman of those that doesn’t exist anymore. He was charming, lovable and wanted to help Thora to reach her true potentials. I love him. I also enjoy the secondary characters so much, and can’t wait for the upcoming book Infini to release.

However, what I don’t like about this book is that I felt some kind of insta-love in here. I don’t know if it is that I’m used to the complex of the Addicted series that I don’t buy the dynamic of Thora and Nik together. I felt somehow that it was little too rushed and sometimes I don’t believed how much deep their love can be, but I guess that’s because it’s a standalone and their story needed a wrapped so badly.

However this, I think I like it very much, mostly because how good the writing was, the unfolding of the story and the characters, my only problem was the romance and how turned into an insta-love. I do recommend this book and the Addicted/Calloway Girls series by these authors. They’re marvelous.

About the Author

Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.



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