Review: Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie


Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Contemporary / New Adult 
Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie (Jan 22, 2014)

Rating: A
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Lily Calloway – Bitch with a heart, Submissive
Hero: Connor Cobalt – Deeply layered, Dominant





I loved everything about this book! I highly recommend reading the Addicted series in order before reading Kiss the Sky so you can get the full experience with all of these characters. This novel is a spin off from the Addicted series but it picks up pretty much where Addicted for Now ends.

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

When Lily Calloway’s sex addiction goes viral in the media, Rose Callaway’s fashion line, Calloway Couture, suffers badly because of all the bad press. Rose has been offered a second chance to save her dream by starring in a reality show that will put Rose, Connor, Lily, Loren, Daisy, and Ryke front and center in the public eye – where their private lives will be scrutinized by the public. This is Rose’s chance to hopefully bounce back and to show the world her talent. The only thing about this situation is they will have to deal with the smarmy producer, Scot Van Wright, who is out to make big money off of the show, which has been named Princess of Philly, and will do a lot of slimy things to get good ratings.

Rose and Connor have known each other for many years. And over the years they’ve challenged each other through intellectual debates and quick-witted comebacks, which is like foreplay for them. And through the years, the chemistry between them raged on. These two are perfectly matched and compliment each other so well it was inevitable they would end up together. They started dating in Addicted to You and have been together for a year when this story begins. And yes, Rose still has her V-card after a year of dating. Oh, but Connor is a man of patience. This is Rose and Connor’s story about making dreams happen, sacrifices, love, accepting imperfections, changes, and discovering ones inner sexual desires.

“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.”

Rose has been nicknamed the Ice Queen for her sharp tongue, wicked glares, and coming across as a snobby bitch. She has the need to control everything, be the best, the smartest, and failing is not an option. I couldn’t help but love Rose and her smartass come backs and her fierce need to protect the ones she loves. She may act like a bitch but underneath the bitch is a woman with insecurities and flaws and a huge heart. She loves her sisters more than anything in the world and would do anything to protect them. She’s also a proud virgin. But her virgin status is mostly because she’s afraid of intimacy and afraid of being used.

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

Connor is the ultimate alpha male package and has me wrapped around his little finger. I love that whip smart, drop dead sexy, dominant man. He always remains cool, calm, and collected. And he has this way with calming people down and showing them different perspectives to things. He holds power in his words, intelligence, and confidence - which is oh so sexy. Did I mention Connor is also dominant in the bedroom? Swoon. But most importantly, no other man has ever been able to handle the hurricane named Rose.

I knew I would love this couple’s story. There is no other Rose and Connor, who are THE power couple. But they both do have vulnerabilities and issues, which were portrayed very well. We really get to know Connor and Rose on an intimate level as the story is told in dual POV’s. Layers upon layers make up Connor Cobalt. He doesn’t believe in love, which stems from his mother’s coldness, yet he adores Rose greatly and really cares about his friends, who are like family. And Rose is afraid she is just a challenge to Connor and once he takes her virginity he will leave her behind. And with both of them dealing with their problems, they’re relationship becomes fragile and complicated, especially with the extra drama from the reality show. It’s up to Connor to prove to Rose she can trust him and believe she’s it for him. And Rose must decide whether she can trust Connor with her heart and give herself to him completely. Through it all Rose and Connor manage to remain strong and discover things about themselves as they’re relationship is tested over and over.

AHHH, Can I have a Connor Cobalt for myself please?! Being inside Connor’s head was blazing hot! The man is all kinds of titillating. I enjoyed reading as Rose learns about her erotic side. Giving up control is hard for her, but she found it extremely arousing to be Connor’s submissive. And HOT DAMN… This couple is intense as it is so it was no surprise they BURNED up the sheets! Phew!

He says under his breath, “I’m going to fuck you hard, Rose.” He strokes my head and leans me to his chest. “So hard that you’re not going to be able to walk in the morning.”
Why does that sound so good?

I am officially addicted to the Addicted series! I’ve been having a lot of issues with New Adult romances all reading the same lately and this series is nothing like what I’ve read before. This series is creative, unique, and superbly written. I especially love how all the characters introduced always play such a huge role in each book. And each book goes a bit deeper into each and every one of these character’s lives. For me, Kiss the Sky was absolutely amazing. I can’t say enough about this book without overly gushing. So just read it! I’m totally stoked for Daisy and Ryke’s book, Hothouse Flower, comes out in March. Yay!


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