Series: Calloway Sisters, , #2.1, #2.1, #2.1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Also by this author: Hothouse Flower
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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 Standalone Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.
“I’ve wanted so many things in my life, he says softly, “but you’re the one that has meant the most to me“
First off let me say that while Kiss The Sky is a standalone and a spinoff of the Addicted Series I must implore you to read those first! Knowing the background of all the characters was helpful but learning more about Rose and Connor in this book blew me away.
Rose’s clothing line, Calloway Couture, is floundering. Lily and Lo are vilified in the press for their addictions. Connor, Ryke and Daisy are also dealing with their own backlash. For these six people they must do anything they can to save their names and reputations.
This is how they are going to make the public see who they really are.
But the thing about reality tv is that it’s usually far from real. Especially when the producer is gunning to make an impression.
Told from Rose and Connor’s POV, Kiss The Sky delves deeper into their relationships, friendships, and hardships these characters are dealing with in front of a world ready to condemn them for being human.
I don’t normally read spinoffs of series because I am usually not as invested in the secondary characters, but Lo, Lily, Connor, Rose, Daisy and Ryke are special and such a breathe of fresh air.
I wasn’t prepared for the force of nature that is all Connor Cobalt. I am absolutely enamored with him. He is ambitious, calculating, narcissistic, dare I say a little emotionally bankrupt? While all those adjectives sound bad, for Connor Cobalt he makes it look good.
“Rose Calloway couldn’t stand me because of what I was-a guy who wanted to reach the top. The irony was that she wanted the same thing. She just wasn’t willing to do what I was to get there.”
Rose is the female equivalent of Connor. Successful. Competitive. Intellectual. But as easily as Connor can make her raise her hackles he can also soften her too.
“He may not believe in fate, but I do. And I know that I’m fated to be with him.”
The relationship between Rose and Connor is far from perfect, but the moments they share, the sacrifices they make, and the way they demand the best from one another truly makes this book special.
Plus Connor is a bit of a dirty birdy
“You’ve been a bad girl, not giving your body what it craves.”
that is quite okay in my book.
Kiss the Sky was fresh, sexy, emotional and hilarious. If your a fan of flawed characters, plots that center on the human condition, and flat-out entertaining situations, I cannot recommend this book/series enough.
Make sure you check out the Addiction Series!
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted For Now (Addicted #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5) *Coming 2014
Addicted After All (Addicted #3) *Coming 2014
Hothouse Flower (Ryke and Daisy’s story)