Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Calloway Sisters #2, Addicted #2.2
This book follows Ryke and Daisy. Ryke has a thing for Daisy but he is too old for her and she is the younger sister of his brother's girlfriend. Daisy is an eighteen year old supermodel. She is far older than her age. Ryke is afraid that if they do get together and it doesn't work he will end up hurting his loved ones.
They have been spending nights together since the reality show. No one knows about it. Something happened to her and she has not gotten over it. Daisy has a trip scheduled to Paris for a huge fashion show. She had plans to vacation for three weeks after but her mother lined up some jobs. Not a good thing. Daisy does not like being a model. But she does it to please her mother.
Ryke is going rock/mountain climbing in California. He wants Lo, his brother to go with him. But Daisy calls. She got fired from a show and she's upset. They guys fly out to help her. But they get caught in a riot after a soccer match. It changes Daisy's life forever.

I loved it. I love Ryke and Daisy - Raisy forever!

From the author:
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.

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. Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

Excerpt #1:
Daisy’s POV

I should really rethink hashing out my sexual history to my sister’s boyfriend’s older brother, but you know, I started so now I have to finish. I try not to half-ass things. Go full force, Daisy. No hitting the breaks. Yeah, I can do this.
            I stare at his eyes that are hard and harsh, never softening for me. Our close proximity doesn’t really alleviate anything between us, but I like his closeness too much to jump off the motorcycle. And hey, he’s not moving either. Good signs, I think.
“The first guy sucked,” I tell him. “We did it once. It lasted like thirty seconds.” I should probably blush, but that time feels ancient. I just remember sitting up in his bed and being like that’s it? That’s sex? What the hell is so awesome about it?
Ryke keeps his face unreadable, just dark and brooding. Okay. I can continue without crumbling under his intense silence. Go, go, go.
I lick my lips and say, “And the second guy, we did it a couple times. He lasted maybe three minutes.”
“How old are these guys?” he asks. 

Read more excerpts here - links at the bottom of the page.

Pages: 475
Published: 2014

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