Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Also by this author: Kiss the Sky
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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.
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 Series Reading Order
Addicted 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)
After reading Kiss the Sky (read my 5 star review here!) I was excited, anxious and hopeful that Ryke and Daisy would deliver. They did.
Told in duel POV, Hothouse Flower is the culmination of 3 years of friendship that has always been one step away from blurring the lines.
Hyperactive, fearless, crazy, and probably the happiest unhappy girl I’ve ever met.
He’s like my wolf-dangerous and protective-but I can never get close enough or else he’ll bite me.
Ryke and Daisy have been building a solid friendship over the years. Both are huge adrenaline junkies. Both carry the burdens of their families names. And both of them are misunderstood. The dynamic of their relationship is shaped with adventure, honesty, trust, and insane sexual tension. But despite Daisy turning 18, Ryke isn’t willing to risk the relationship with Daisy, or his brother Lo, to scratch that itch that has been 3 years in the making.
Things change fast when Daisy heads to fashion week in Paris. Determined to actually live life on her own terms and not under the heavy hand of her mother, Daisy is hoping to mix business with pleasure and actually enjoy the freedom of being a young and successful adult in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But Daisy has been dealing with some heavy baggage that threatens her happiness, health and well being.
When Daisy needs Ryke he comes running, and this sets in motion the realization of their feelings that both of them have tried in vain to fight.
One of the biggest strengths of this series and these spin-offs is the personalities, relationships and situations are so unique. Each character truly has their own voice that commands you to pay attention and catch every individual detail. Both Ryke and Daisy are such complex and dimensional characters they blew me away with their connection, their emotion and their depth. Every look, every moment, every will-they-or-won’t-they moment between Ryke and Daisy added a new layer to an already tempting and forbidden romance.