Review: Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Posted March 23, 2015 by Wil in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca RitchieHothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters, #2; Addicted, #2.2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Published by K.B. Ritchie on March 28, 2014
Genres: Adult, College, Contemporary, Famous, Fiction, Forbidden, Friends to Lovers, New Adult, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Pages: 475
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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.
New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
***Authors' Note***Hothouse Flower is a spin-off of the Addicted series. Kiss the Sky is required before reading, and we strongly recommend reading the Addicted series before this spin-off.
Addicted Series Recommended Reading OrderAddicted to You (Addicted #1)Ricochet (Addicted #1.5) <--- The main characters meet here.Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #1)Hothouse Flower (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #2)Thrive (Addicted #2.5)Addicted After All (Addicted #3)Fuel the Fire (Spin-Off) (Calloway Sisters #3)Long Way Down (Spin-Off) (Calloway Sisters #4)

“I’m raw.  I’m hard. I’m the thing you shy away from. So I’m warning you now. Back away. Because once you enter my life, I won’t ever let you leave.”


Oh Ryke, I couldn’t wait to be inside your head! Loved this book, especially Ryke. Daisy and RYke is the book most was looking forward to, this relationship, although a bit taboo since Ryke is older than Daisy, has been foreshadowed and hinted at since the early books. Now Daisy is finally of age and Ryke has realized he’s totally in love with her and they can finally be together for real! I’m telling you, these characters are so real, and these men are so swoony.  Not surprisingly I’ve enjoyed the Calloway Sisters books more than the Addicted (Lily/Lo) ones, although I still love LiLo. I think it’s because Lily and Lo’s relationship was just unusual and heavy from the get go. I don’t know. I just know I’m addicted to these books and I just can’t stop reading them!


Favorite Quotes: 


“Freedom doesn’t come with age. It doesn’t magically appear when you’re a legal adult. It comes when you stand up for what you believe in.”


“You’re a hothouse flower,” I tell her. “You can’t grow under natural conditions. You need adventure. And security and love in order to stay alive.” 


“Lo: “How much did it hurt?”
Ryke: “Did what hurt?”
Lo: “Watching her with other guys.”
Ryke: “It felt like someone was drowning me in fucking salt water and lighting me on fire.” 


“She’s the sun. I’m the dark.
If she’s gone, I can kiss that fucking light away.
Without her, I know I’ll never see it again.” 


“To me, he’s worth every loud moment, every peaceful silence, the crazy and the sad, the restless and the quiet.” 


“You’re my favorite four-letter word.” 


“You love me,” I breathe.
He lets out a short laugh. “You’re such a fucking girl.”
“Say it again.”
He smiles, a full blown one that tingles my body all over. “I fucking love you, sweetheart.”



About Krista & Becca Ritchie

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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