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Book Review: Thrive by Krista and Becca Ritchie

 


Thrive by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted, #2.5
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on August 11th 2014 by Krista & Becca Ritchie (first published July 17th 2014)
Krista Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Becca Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Two years will change them forever.
When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?
Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.
And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.


Thrive is pretty much Kiss The Sky and Hothouse Flower but in Lily and Loren’s point of view. It’s not necessary to read the spin off books if you read this one but those books do reveal a lot about Rose and Connor’s and Daisy and Ryke’s relationship.

“But we’re in Earth-616, love. We’re going to have our happy ending. It just may take us awhile to get there.”

I’m glad I decided to read Thrive even if I knew most things from reading  Kiss The Sky and Hothouse Flower. We got few scenes that weren’t in those books and I understood Lo’s worry about Daisy and his brother being together much better. It went much deeper than just the fact that he didn’t like the idea of them being together.

Lily’s addiction has been ruining things for her family but it isn’t any walk in the park for her either. She’s even afraid to eat hot dogs in public and the press keep writing things about her, Lo and Ryke, not caring if they’re true or not. On top of all the drama with the cameras, Lily and Lo are just trying to make it in their relationship with all the people in their lives putting their nose in their lives and sex life.

“No one is going to hurt us: I read in his gaze. No one is going to pull us apart.”

I sometimes forget how Lily was with her sisters before they found out about her sex addiction but then Lo got surprised every time she was worried about them or how close Lily is with them now. I love how close she’s with Rose but I kinda like her relationship with Daisy more. Rose is always on her case about how she and Lo can’t do this or that but Daisy is always there to show her support. I had mixed feelings about her keeping secrets for Lily and Lo but I love how she brought them food because they weren’t ready to leave their room.

I love the relationship between Calloway sisters (except I don’t really care about Poppy tbh) but my favorite thing about this book was probably relationship between Lo and Ryke. The brothers didn’t grew up together but they both had screwed up childhood and they’re just trying to trust each other.

I just love all the evidence we get about Lily and Loren fangirling/ fanboying about ships and fandoms. Not many people even know what OTP means but of course these two does. Lo even ships Sterek (Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf) which is the only ship I even liked a little bit in that show. It was revealed that Lily cried on her eleventh birthday because she didn’t get acceptance letter to Hogwarts.

Rating
3.5 stars

1 thought on “Book Review: Thrive by Krista and Becca Ritchie”

  1. Great review Jamsu! I would have a hard time reading it though. I don’tknow why but this (these) author did not work for me. Yet I know plenty love the books!

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