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Book Review: Fuel the Fire by Krista and Becca Ritchie

 


Fuel the Fire by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters, #3
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 558 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by K.B. Ritchie (first published April 2nd 2015)
Krista Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Becca Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.
For the first time in his life.


Truthfully I don’t enjoy Calloway Sisters as much as Addicted series and I’ve been avoiding this book. It’s not that these books are bad or anything but I just find Lily and Lo’s POVs more interesting and truthfully I find Rose annoying at times.

“We’re all assholes,” Lo tells Garrison. “But one day, you’ll meet an asshole that pushes you to be a better person. Those are the ones that stick with you.”

Connor and Rose have come long way. Rose was always there for Lily but I couldn’t have imagine them doing all that for their friends and family in earlier books. I thought it was very sweet how Connor likes that her genuine, warm smile is rarity instead of constant. It would feel the same to him if it happened all the time.

I’m not big fan of Rose, like I said but this book redeemed her behavior in last book in my eyes. She’s very sarcastic and somehow it rubs me the wrong way, sometimes. You’d think I’d feel the same way about Connor but I actually appreciate his honesty. I think Rose mostly just rubs me the wrong way because of her temper. She’s not ready to throw fists like Ryker but instead uses her sarcastic nature, especially towards Loren.

“How do you measure love? Is it by the things we’re willing to do? By the sacrifices we’re willing to make?”

I found it sad that Rose had to choose between having fake friends and being alone after her family was thrust into media. Thankfully she had her sisters, so she didn’t have to be alone. It might be because dyeing your hair is not strange thing to me but I feel like Rose’s sisters way over reacted. I mean I dyed my hair for the first time I was in the fourth grade but it could also be because Rose’s sisters know her so well but I still feel like it was an over reaction.

I’m seriously hating media in these books. They report more lies than actually truth even after they get some proof. They make up some reason why core six must be lying for a reason or another. I especially hated how they reacted to

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Connor’s sexuality and how the reveal made Rose’s parents react. It really pissed me off how it made them want to take Jane away from them like his sexuality had anything to do with the environment Jane was living in.

“You’ve helped me for years. Now it’s time I help you, and I’m not acting like you’re a leper because this guy tells me to. You may be fucking weird as hell when you and Rose start verbally sparring, but you’re my weirdo best friend. That’s not changing.”

All in all good book but maybe a little too long for me about this couple. But this family and friendships still amaze me. I can’t name any better found family, least of all in contemporary books. Connor and Rose are always there for their family but can I say how much I love Lily for always tweeting about her favorite ships aka #Raisy and #RCCThisIsLove?

Rating
3.5 stars

What book has the best found family in your opinion?

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