Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Review: Amour Amour

Title Amour Amour

Author Krista & Becca Ritchie

Release Date December 11, 2014

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.

Every now and again, you'll encounter an author (or two authors as the case may be) that just blows you away. Every single book they write is astounding and you fall in love with everything of theirs that you read. You find yourself anticipating their next book before you know anything about it. Doesn't matter what the book is about, you've got to get your hands on it ASAP. Every time you finish their most recent book, you're counting down the days until the next one is released. You might even be a little obsessive. Obviously, Krista and Becca have staked their claim on my list of Favorite Authors. And for a very good reason.

Amour Amour is a fantastic book! There's so many things I could talk about that make this book great, but I don't want to give away any spoilers. However, here are some great, non spoiler parts that I enjoyed...

The characters. Krista and Becca always craft such wonderful characters. They always feel like real people to me. They have flaws and make mistakes, but they are still people we love. Thora's got amazing determination. Nikolai is super sexy (not just looks, either! Who doesn't like a family man?), but still very realistic. Nikolai's family is awesome, too. I love Timo and Katya, especially. All of the secondary characters provide depth to the story, none of them fade away or seem like they're just taking up space.

The scenario. I've never been to Vegas, but I certainly want to go even more now! Oh, and the circus? It's always interested me a little bit, but after reading Amour Amour, I can see myself watching videos on YouTube for hours on end. Krista and Becca make these things come alive in their books. I really enjoy a book that makes me more interested in things in the real world.

It's clear that Krista and Becca's success isn't limited to their amazing Addicted series. They've absolutely hit the nail on the head with this book. Of course, everyone likes more story, but I'm perfectly okay with this being a standalone book (though I would never turn down a sequel... or three). And, as always, I look forward to reading their next book (no matter what it happens to be!).


5 out of 5 stars

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