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BOOK REVIEW: Whatever It Takes (Bad Reputation Duet #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

BOOK REVIEW: Whatever It Takes (Bad Reputation Duet #1) by Krista & Becca RitchieWhatever It Takes (Bad Reputation Duet #1)
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Purchase on: Amazon
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Synopsis:

I HAVE A BAD REPUTATION.

Call me what you want: Bad Boy Next Door. Trouble. That Kid Who Can’t Do Anything Right.

When Willow moves into my neighborhood, nothing should have happened. She’s geeky. Shy. A true wallflower.

Willow is a good girl.
Too good for me.

And how the hell was I supposed to know that she’s related to Loren Hale—yeah, that douchebag celebrity that lives on my street. The same guy I've been pranking by spray painting vulgar words on his mailbox and worse. Much worse.

Don't ask me why I do the things I do.
Don't ask me why it had to be her.

I'm cursed. Simple as that. But here's the thing about people who are cursed—they break everything they touch.

And yet. . .I still want to touch her. ​

Whatever It Takes is the first book in the Bad Reputation Duet and can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca's other novels.

Review

Oh Garrison, my heart. My heart hurts for you so much.

People, I have been dying for this couple’s story since the Ritchie’s posted the Wattpad chapters about them. Before this book was a for sure thing and those were taken down, I read them several times over. There was just something special about the quiet, nerdy girl from Maine who learned she was Loren Hale’s half-sister and took a leap of faith to meet him and move close to him to get to know him. Something about the damaged, “bad boy” who you could tell had a heard of fucking gold but had been raised in a HORRIBLE household with shitty friends and just wanted more, more, more out of life. The way these two form a tentative friendship over Tumblr and other nerdy things called to me and I needed to know more. When we found out we’d be getting that, I was ecstatic.

This book is told in a series of chapters set both in the present day with Willow going to school in London and Garrison working for Connor at Cobalt, Inc. and in the past with chunks of those very same chapters from Wattpad where the two first meet and get to know each other. Because I already knew *those* chunks, the ones that really got me were the present day chapters because that’s when you can really see Garrison struggling. Let me just tell you, I pray to God that Loren and/or Ryke beat the shit out his brothers in the second book, I really do. My heart was in my throat every single time he interacted or even THOUGHT about them. Like I can just FEEL his inner self silently screaming, knowing that while they are his flesh and blood, they are the worst part of his life. I want to slap that mom across the face.

ANYWAY, I can’t wait to see more of their relationship actually starting romantically and I am so glad we don’t have long to wait to see how things pick up with Garrison in the next book in the present day because my boy is hurting in more ways than one and I want to see the gang rally around him to help heal him. *sobs* THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN, PEOPLE.

Huge thanks to Krista and Becca Ritchie and to Kandi Kane PR for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review! ♥

COVER REVEAL: Whatever It Takes and Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet #1-2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

COVER REVEAL: Whatever It Takes and Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet #1-2) by Krista & Becca RitchieBad Reputation Duet by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
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Synopsis:

Whatever It Takes Blurb:
I HAVE A BAD REPUTATION.

Call me what you want: Bad Boy Next Door. Trouble. That Kid Who Can’t Do Anything Right.

When Willow moves into my neighborhood, nothing should have happened. She’s geeky. Shy. A true wallflower.

Willow is a good girl.

Too good for me.

And how the hell was I supposed to know that she’s related to Loren Hale—yeah, that douchebag celebrity that lives on my street. The same guy I've been pranking by spray painting vulgar words on his mailbox and worse. Much worse.

Don't ask me why I do the things I do.

Don't ask me why it had to be her.

I'm cursed. Simple as that. But here's the thing about people who are cursed—they break everything they touch.

And yet. . .I still want to touch her.

Whatever It Takes is the first book in the Bad Reputation Duet and can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca's other novels.

 

BAD REPUTATION DUET by Krista & Becca Ritchie Whatever It Takes Release Date: January 21st Wherever You Are Release Date: January 28th Genre: New Adult Romance

   

PREORDER WHATEVER IT TAKES (Book #1) Amazon: https://amzn.to/2nQ9BiE Apple Books: https://apple.co/2n7m1T3 B&N: https://bit.ly/2mVGnPm

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47161456-whatever-it-takes

 

Blurb: I HAVE A BAD REPUTATION.

Call me what you want: Bad Boy Next Door. Trouble. That Kid Who Can’t Do Anything Right.

When Willow moves into my neighborhood, nothing should have happened. She’s geeky. Shy. A true wallflower.

Willow is a good girl. Too good for me.

And how the hell was I supposed to know that she’s related to Loren Hale—yeah, that douchebag celebrity that lives on my street. The same guy I’ve been pranking by spray painting vulgar words on his mailbox and worse. Much worse.

Don’t ask me why I do the things I do. Don’t ask me why it had to be her.

I’m cursed. Simple as that. But here’s the thing about people who are cursed—they break everything they touch.

And yet. . .I still want to touch her.

Whatever It Takes is the first book in the Bad Reputation Duet and can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca’s other novels.

   

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47161466-wherever-you-are

 

PREORDER WHEREVER YOU ARE (Book #2) Amazon: https://amzn.to/2nPb7l8 Apple Books: https://apple.co/2nQeTKW B&N: https://bit.ly/2nWzLju

 

Blurb: Willow & Garrison’s story continues in Wherever You Are. More information to come.

   

About the Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

Connect w/Krista & Becca: Website: http://kbritchie.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KBRitchie Twitter: https://twitter.com/KBRitchie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbmritchie/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7056935.Krista_Ritchie Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Zu4plH Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/krista-ritchie Newsletter Signup: http://kbritchie.com/newsletter.html

BOOK REVIEW: Sinful Like Us (Like Us #5) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

BOOK REVIEW: Sinful Like Us (Like Us #5) by Krista & Becca RitchieSinful Like Us (Like Us #5)
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
Add to: Goodreads

Synopsis:

HOW CAN IT BE WRONG
IF IT FEELS SO GOOD

Dating an American princess comes with a massive amount of baggage–all of which I’m willing to carry strapped on my back in quicksand and through seven hells. But Jane Cobalt’s baggage, I’m unprepared for. It comes in the form of her five equally famous and notoriously hard-to-please brothers.

I want Jane.
Completely.
Unconditionally.

But when there’s a trip scheduled that I can’t be a part of, I only have one option. It’s immoral.
Something I’d never consider until now.

But, hell, there’s got to be some perks to being a twin. So I’m doing it. I’m switching places with my brother.

Done and done.

It should have been easy.

There were little consequences.

Until the storm hit.

I set the trophy on the table and hear Farrow, his voice picked up on Oscar’s radio. “Cobalts are extra as fuck.”
He’s not wrong.


The reason why I fly through all of these books came to me last night. These characters are home to me. And not just Moffy, Janie, Sulli, and the next generation but the Core 6, too. I have read every book in this series, some a few times over, and I will honestly never get sick of them. Even though the money they have and most of the problems that they face will NEVER be something I have to face, each character has a kernel of something that is relatable.

Take Jane for instance. She has spent this entire series thus far trying to find what she is passionate about. She has lived in the shadow of her parents and her aunts and uncles and feels deep inside her that she has to pick one thing to be good at. To excel at. To conquer. I love that before she does realize what that might be in this book, that she comes to terms with the fact that she doesn’t have to just find one thing to ~do~ that will make her special. I think that so many of us struggle with that every single day. I LOVE working in my library and most days can be pretty fulfilling but there are a lot of other days where I question if I’m doing enough. If I’m doing my part to help people and serve the community to the best of my ability. The older I get, the more I think its bullshit that teenagers fresh out of high school are forced to decide what they want to for the rest of their life. I’d say 9/10 young people have no fucking clue. AND THAT SHOULD BE OKAY. I personally have figured out what I have liked so far by actually having different jobs and trying them out and working with a myriad of different people.

Jane’s situation might be different because unlike most of us, even if she fails at something, she doesn’t have any kind of financial burden or stress on her back. But that shouldn’t even be focused on. The struggle in general should be. The fact that she has found an equal in Thatcher and that he supports her in every aspect of her life should be.

Did it hurt to see her struggle with fully accepting the fact that she loved Thatcher? Sure. Did it make sense after being in her mind and knowing WHY she was struggling? Yes. I mean she is ROSE CALLOWAY COBALT’S DAUGHTER. Rose, as mentioned several times, is a fucking queen and I could see how Jane might have thought that she needed to be entirely independent by herself and not realizing that she could just take Thatcher’s love and support and have that bolster her up even more than she already was doing herself. The ending was perfect in every way.

I enjoyed seeing everyone and getting to know a few of them more. Loved Kit’s solution for things at the end. Loved seeing more Banks. Still not sure about the future triad but whatever, Imma roll with it. The one thing that I keep feeling like I’m still left in the dark about a tad is the entire Cobalt clan. All of the boys are so………..much………..and I want to get inside all of their minds and figure them the fuck out. Like to me, the Meadows’s and the Hale’s are all pretty straightforward. Not any of those boys. Very curious to see more in the future….

Either way I’m still going to follow this crazy ass family to the ends of this earth and am DYINGGGGGGGGGG to get my hands on the wedding book ANDDDDD Willow and Garrison’s story.

P.S. And I feel like it’s incredibly dumb I need to add this but after reading some of the “reviews” on the next two books I felt like I had to. I read these books for the RELATIONSHIPS and PEOPLE not for the sex that “the middle aged soccer moms get off on.” Like I can see both sides, I really do but damn the amount of one stars and bashing I saw was pretty off the charts. I guess I just haven’t seen enough of the…drama and deleting of comments and whatever. So basically I just don’t want to see anyone being bashed about enjoying the books when they can be so much more than the sexual parts of the relationships. Sighhhhhhhhhhhh

“I’m going to protect you. Sempre toujours.”
I breathe in, shock and something stranger crashing into me.
Sepmpre toujours.
The first word is Italian, the second French.
It means, always always.

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