Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Review: Hothouse Flower

Title Hothouse Flower

Series Calloway Sisters, book 2

Author Krista & Becca Ritchie

Release Date March 28, 2014

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.

This is the second stand-alone in a spin-off series. You technically can read this book all on its own. Don't do it. You'll have no idea what's going on and won't be able to fully appreciate the story like it deserves. Follow this reading order:

Everyone, take note! *This* is how New Adult should be done. Krista and Becca Ritchie are amazing at what they do. This book, the entire series that they've written, is perfection. Truly, there's so many good things I can say, but I feel like I'd be repeating my past reviews.

Sticking solely to this book, it far and away exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something awesome, but what I got was so much better. The build up to Daisy and Ryke's relationship (this book and the previous) has been insane. I've been rooting for them as a couple for a long time now. I'm so glad with the way things played out. Of course, we're treated to Lily, Lo, Rose, and Connor in this book, too. In fact, things that happen in this book set up for some very interesting things in the books to come. I can't wait for more from Krista and Becca.


5 out of 5 stars

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