Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

Posted March 2, 2014 | 56 Comments

Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie & Becca RitchieKiss the Sky
Author: Becca Ritchie, Krista Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #1
Publication Date: January 24, 2014
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.

Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.

After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.

Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity.

This New Adult Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males.

Cover your eyes, kiddies! This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, violence, and/or subject matter. You know, all the fun stuff.

I claim Conner as my book boyfriend! I also claim Rose as my book girl-crush! They are both mine and there will be no negotiations. None! Kiss the Sky has also earned a spot on my top favorite reads of 2014. Love them, love the story, love it all! When I bought Kiss the Sky, I honestly didn’t realize it was going to be …. hot. I knew it was about a group of rich friends and siblings going on a reality show, Real World style. Oh, but did I ever get more than I expected!

Connor, oh Connor! I am in love! I am super picky when it comes to book boyfriends. Yes, I may love a male character and all, but when it comes to swoony-want-to-marry-them-even-though-I’ve-sworn-off-marriage type of love, no, that is a rarity. I submit to no man but Connor … yeah, I’d do anything he wants. I’m not usually attracted like that to such an alpha male, but the way he is with Rose is beyond sexy! The way he’s always cool and collected, getting the better of people with his wits … that’s such a frikkin turn-on! Then there is Rose. Man, I love her. She is extremely intelligent, and will rip a dude’s balls off if you mess with her or her sisters. She can be one scary bitch, but I mean that in the best way possible! The fact that it’s told in duel point-of-view, allows us to fully appreciate both of them.

Honestly, it’s because of their relationship that put Kiss the Sky over the top for me. Connor completely respects Rose and lets her fight her own battles, but is there when she needs it. He finds her strong, competitive personality sexy. Their love-hate dynamic is the best! And the way they know each other so well, and are 100% secure in their relationship is … ugh, I just love it! Oh my gosh, and when they spoke French to each other … *swoon* … especially during the lap dance scene. Seriously, my heart is racing just thinking about it.

The other characters were such a delight, too! I didn’t realize until after I read this that Lily and Loren have their own series, but it’s totally separate from this book. Lily and Loren were cute together, and we see their struggle with their addictions as a couple. I adore Ryke and his potty mouth (haha). Where Connor is the guy who is calm and in control, Ryke will kick some ass in an instant. And then we have Daisy the daredevil. Oh boy, I loved this girl, but her lifestyle at her age pained me sometimes. The ages range from 20-24, except for 17-year-old Daisy. But then I’d remember what I was doing at her age … so yeah, we won’t get into that.

Kiss the Sky may be about these people on a reality show, but I love how it’s done. We get the story from Rose and Connor’s perspectives, so it’s always ‘behind the scenes’ of the show. And really, it is so much more than filming and such. It’s about their relationships and what’s going on in their lives, very character driven. As I mentioned earlier, it gets hot at times. There are some toe-curling sex scenes that took me by surprise, but no way am I complaining about that.

So let me reiterate, I loved this book to death! I know I will be revisiting Connor and Rose in the future many times, because I can’t get enough of them. Call me a freak, but never have I wanted to make out with a book so bad.

When he looks up at me, he says, “Thank God for Connor, right?” He tries to play off the pain that contorts his face.

“God always has a way of stealing my credit,” Connor says.


I bolt upright and spring off the bed, grabbing a black silk robe. I slip it on and knot the tie at my waist. Another bang hits the wall hard. My heart leaps to my throat.

“You should stay here,” he tells me, zipping his black slacks.

I glare.

“It was worth a try.” He places a hand on the small of my back. “After you.”


I near him, gritting my teeth. “You are grasping for drama. Literally pulling at anything ridiculous you can latch onto. Shall I educate you then?” He opens his mouth but I don’t give him the chance to refute. “I’m secure enough in my relationship with Rose that I don’t bite off the cocks of men who wrong her or call her a bitch. She’s more than capable of biting them off herself. I’m here, now, in your face because that girl in the living room has no teeth.”



56 responses to “Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

  1. I’ve heard so much about this infamous Connor from a number of bloggers, so I really need to meet him! I think you might have a battle on your hands for dibs on Connor of course, but for now I will let you have him since I haven’t met him yet 😉 Once I do though, all bets might be off. Just saying:) Glad to see he’s found another fan in you, I really can’t wait to read this book!

    • Christy

      Really? I’ve only read one review for this book which is what made me buy it, but I don’t even remember what the blogger said. Part of me wants to read other people gush over it and Connor, but mostly I want to stay in my private bubble with it. I will cut someone for Connor (and Rose) – lol!

  2. The way he’s always cool and collected, getting the better of people with his wits … that’s such a frikkin turn-on! Haha, yes! I haven’t read this, but I was reading a friends review of Addicted to You, and she was surprised of the depth in the characters, which it seems has continued to carry on with this series. And, if I’m honest, Connor sounds yum. 😉

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    • Christy

      I will definitely be reading the Addicted series next; I already bought he 1st book. I also know that Daisy will have her own book soon, too. Yes, Connor is most certainly a whole lot of YUM! 😀

    • Christy

      Well keep hat in mind once you read this, because 1) they ARE mine; and 2) you need to read this soon! 😀

    • Christy

      Yes, add and read it now! Haha, no, the flooding was mostly down in southern Cali; I’m up in the San Joaquin Valley. Sorry to disappoint you by not getting washed away. 😛

  3. Lap Dance Scene?!!! This book sounds H-O-T! I love alpha males, and it’s even better when they’re witty. I love books with the whole love-hate dynamic too, and Rose sounds awesome! I love it when the female character is independent, strong, and can take care of herself! Awesome Review Christy!!!

    • Christy

      Oh lordy, Lindy … I have to fan myself any time I think about it. You seriously HAVE to read it.

    • Christy

      I got the book when I saw it on your blog. I already bought the first book in the Addiction series and would read it just for glimpses of Rose and Connor. I know Daisy has her own book coming up too. I’m so damn excited.

  4. Glad to hear you found this book amazing Christie! I love Becca & Kristy’s blog and great to hear they can write an amazing story. Sounds like they’ve written a pretty swoon worthy guy here hey? And I kind of like how Rose is a strong woman! Sounds totally HOT I’ll have to pick it up once in the mood!

  5. UGHHH I remember reading an intereview with both of the authors and it was super fun to read and they made the book sound a million times more interesting with their fun personalities. Now with this review in tow I’m even more excited about it. I’m not usually a fan of NA, but I’ve read some brilliant ones and this books sounds like it would join those greats. Added it to my TBR!

    • Christy

      Oh really? I’ll have to hunt down that interview. This book has really been my only experience with the authors and their writing, but it’s made a huge impression. I’m picky about NA, and this one wasn’t all angsty and stuff. Rose and Connor have a relationship I can be jealous of.

    • Christy

      It’s not necessarily a romance like ‘oh swoon, my heart is a flutter’ – lol. They have a relationship that I love so much, though.

    • Christy

      I just want to give warning that there are scenes with explicated sex. But yeah, I love these characters!

    • Christy

      I haven’t read Lily and Lo’s books yet. They are in this, but it is never from their POV. Please give Rose and Connor a chance, they’re totally different breeds from Lily and Lo. 😀

  6. FANTASTIC REVIEW!!! I have actually read Lily and Lo’s books and I loved them!! Their addictions tore me apart and I loved watching them turn their lives around! Connor has always been a great support to Rose throughout those books, I’m so glad we get to see them more closely now! And Ryke…. yep, I like him a lot!! Can’t wait to read his book!
    I am seriously amazed that Becca and Krista can keep blowing us away, I need to get this book now!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    • Christy

      I didn’t even know about their series until after I finished KtS. Then, I didn’t realize Conner and Rose were in it. So now I’m dying to read that series just for glimpses of them. I miss those two … -sigh-

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