This New Adult 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 audiences only.
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 23, 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.
Listening order as recommended by the authors:
Addicted to You
Addicted for Now
Kiss the Sky
Addicted After All
Fuel the Fire
Long Way Down
Some Kind of Perfect
©2014 K.B. Ritchie (P)2014 Audible Inc.
This story is AMAZING!!!!! You think you know Connor & Rose from the Addicted series with Lily & Lo.
But, in Kiss the Sky, you get to know Connor and Rose sooooo much better.
One thing I love the best about this series is the character development - the authors did an amazing job defining the characters. Lily, Lo, Ryke, Connor, Rose & Daisy - this group of 6 becomes a tight knit group in KTS. And I love every single one of them.
Connor Cobalt, though, I am in serious love with him. I never thought he would be so darn SEXY in the bedroom!!!!! Yowza.
The narrators did a superfantastic job capturing the characters - Connor whispering in French to Rose - SWOON.
Bottom line: the book is a 5 star read for me. The audiobook is EVEN better!!!
Highly recommend. But start at the beginning with Addicted to You - you will appreciate Connor & Rose if you start at the beginning!
Can't wait to listen to the rest on audio.
My favorite series ever!!!!!
I would 100% recommend this audiobook to a friend. Do you want me to put my hand on the bible and swear it? Because I will. I LOVED IT! It was enjoyable from the first words to the last. I couldn’t get enough. EVERYONE will be very happy happy when they listen.
Connor. Connor. Connor. Did I not mention CONNOR? The authors created such an incredibly Hero. He’s so desirable and I loved every bit of him in the book. I love his confidence, the way he speaks and his love for his girlfriend, Rose. I also loved reading his inner monologues and the issues he has with the pressures and stress he faces in the book. He is simply PERFECT.
This is my first Mark Boyett narration. I found his voice a little softer than Lo and most Heroes I listen to. But his voice did fit Connor. Mark’s voice is firm, yet strong. It’s not deep, but when he speaks in French, oh it will make your panties melt. I loved those parts. This is my first Therese Plummer narration as well. She conveyed Rose completely. I loved listening to her emotions. I loved it when she was trying to firm, anxious and even silly. I felt like I fell in love with Rose a little more because of the narration.
Connor and Rose, being witty has never been more sexy.
Full Book review:
6 OH MY GOD, I LOVE ROSE AND CONNOR STARS!!!!
“You’re not a pit stop. You’re my finish line. There’s no one after you.”
Kiss the Sky is a spin off from the Addicted series. You do not need to read the Addicted series to understand Kiss the Sky, HOWEVER, many things will be revealed from the Addicted series, so I strongly suggest, you read Addicted to You, Ricochet and Addicted for Now
Kiss the Sky was NOTHING WHAT I EXPECTED… Kiss the Sky is SO MUCH MORE. I loved it, start to finish, and when I was done reading… I wanted to reread it again.
There are many things I loved about this series, so let me list a few:
- Set in present tense, meaning Kiss the Sky picks up right where Addicted for Now left off. YES! The author (sisters) could have flashback and rewrote the first two books just in Connor and Rose’s POV, but the authors never did that. This is amaze balls.
- Connor, yup, one word. He stole the book, he stole the show. I can’t believe I wasn’t crushing on him in the previous books! Oh my god, to get into his head and read what he was thinking. He is soo… eloquent, refined and polished. He will seduce you with his words and it will make your heart swoon.
“I want you for eternity, not for a brief finish line.
There's no one after you.”
Connor = ALPHA = SEXY = SMART = Arrogant = YUMMY = FUN TIMES = YES = YES = YES!!!!
- You still get bits and glimpses of the gang, Daisy, Ryke, Lo and Lily. YAY!
- The plot! The whole gang is on a reality show (kind of like real world) and they all live together in one house, including, Rose’s ex-boyfriend!!! Oh what a juicy story does that make?!
- I love the cover!
I really loved the story line. I love it when a couple is together, but it’s not the couple against each other, it’s the couple against the world. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, that’s exactly the type of book I LOVE TO READ! Connor and Rose have a somewhat up and down relationship, they have broken up and gotten back together many times. Rose is still a virgin and she has been dating Connor for one year. Now, both Rose and Connor kind of get more aggressive towards each other.
“I love the way he’s staring at me. It makes me feel more than just beautiful. I feel like I’m his. Like no one else could possibly compare to me. He doesn’t even have to say the words. I see it in his eyes. I can practically read it in his mind.”
There’s plenty of stuff that goes on to create tension, Rose and Connor are still the responsible ones in the house, where they take care of everyone, especially Lily and Lo, but both Rose and Connor are pretty stressed out with their current commitments. Connor is going to grad school, managing his Mom’s company and is trying to help Rose become more comfortable sexually (oooOOo la la la). Rose is dealing with her crazy mom, her company and trying to open a bit more towards Connor. Oh and then there’s the ex!
I love it when the crazy ex is in the picture (only when the Heroine has no interest in him). Rose tries hard to push Scott (her ex) away, but Scott is pretty much around and in everyone’s business. He’s the perfect villain to love and hate in the book. You want Scott to stir up trouble just to read the juicy bits and there’s plenty to gobble up.
MY FAVORITE parts of the book are the intimate moments Connor and Rose share. Oh my gosh, sexual tension to the max! I love a good clit tease and there’s plenty of it. You can really read the emotions Connor and Rose feel for each other. Connor is so freaking dominate, that after you read one intimate scene, you will need to change your panties (just keeping it real ladies). This alone is a good reason why you need to read this book. I wouldn’t call this book too steamy, but when you get to those scenes, well let’s just say it’s about quality, not quantity.
“People hope to touch the sky. I dream of kissing it.”
An Audio Copy was kindly provided.
I swear, each of these books is better than the last one! The voices and tones of voice the readers use is PERFECT! They add a depth to this story you can't hear silently in your head! And OMG, Connor's whispers *sigh*, Rose's thoughts *LOL*, and the remarks from the other 4 *LOVE*.....like I said! It's perfect! I actually cried I laughed so hard at "Jack and Jill conversation between the sisters! LOL! Oh....and to take the same timeframe and make it so different.....how you sisters did it I'll never know! YOU are MY superheroes! I never want this series to end! My heart will break when there's no more....! Please please (begging), don't ever stop!? Thank you!
Hmmm, let's see: Sexy. Moving. Unexpected.
This is too hard!!!! I love them all, but Connor owns my heart. I just really love the kind of characters that are so focused and self-assured, but just lose it for the woman they love.
I love them both, but again: Connor Cobalt owns me.
When Connor finally owned up to the magnitude of his feelings for Rose. (AND HOW ROSE KNEW IT ALL THE TIME AND WAS JUST GIVING HIM THE TIME TO CATCH UP) (AND IT WASN'T EVEN LIKE SHE WOULD HAVE LEFT HIM IF HE DIDN'T LIKE SHE WAS OKAY WITH HIM NOT ADMITTING IT BUT HIM ADMITTING IT JUST MADE IT SO MUCH BETTER I JUST *DIES*)
GOD YES! Listening to Connor Cobalt and Rose Calloway's banters was the highlight of the year.
Kiss the Sky is unique. There's a bit of everything. Interesting plot with a lot of fun, pain, romance, surprising turning of events and everything you want to find in a book like this. The characters' development is so on point.
Nope, this was the first time and I was really satisfied with their performances even though Connor and Rose are very difficult to portray and understand.
I wish I could have done that, but unfortunatly I didn't have enough free time. I did fall asleep with Connor whispering in my ear once, though, and that was beautiful.
This is my 3rd time reading this book and I know it won't be the last. I just adore these characters so much, they're deep, funny, relatable and so addicting!
Rose learning how to be intimate with Connor and him accepting that it its love what he feels for her.
I love so many moments, but I adore when the six of them are together!
When, crying, Connor tells Rose that he loves her. The narrators did an amazing job!
I love that I've finished this audiobook just in time for Fuel The Fire's release (book #3 in the Calloway Sisters series) because I can't wait to read more about Coballoway and see Scott paying for what he's done!
So Kiss The Sky is my favorite book ever ever ever. I've read it so many times and still not bored of it but hearing it? It was a completely different experience. I mean I know the story inside out so I was expecting that familiarity but listening to the narrators made the story really come to life.
Therese Plummer had the perfect voice for Rose Calloway! She made Rose Calloway feel so real, I can listen to her voice every day. The emotions she read it with and the performance overall was spot in for me. I really couldn't fault it.
I'm not going to lie I imagined a different voice for Connor Cobalt so I had to get use to Mark Boyett's narrating. But once I did I enjoyed his performance. He did a really good job.
Overall, I would most Probabaly listen to the audio book again. I really enjoyed reliving this story and hearing it was really different to actually reading it. All the banter and jokes and the way it was performed made me laugh because I imagined it to sound like that in my head.
Something about yourself.
If you are familiar with the series in audio then you know why these two were wrong. The SNARK and EDGE were not there at all. Therese Plummer had a tendency to start at one pitch then rise and then fall again, Mark Boyett sounded way to old for a twenty something wicked cool dude, I liked this story but wish I would've tried a sample before wasting a credit. The characters of Rose and Connor deserve so much more. I do not like to beat up narrators but the voices of Charles Carr and Erin Mallon are pretty durn near perfect. I got used to their wonderful characterizations,. The switch in performers was a FAIL for me.
I'm an avid audiobook fan reading contemporary, romance, YA, PNR, fantasy and sci-fi. I review for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.
I've had a significant unplanned break from the addicted/Calloway sisters series. I seamlessly rejoined these guys and loved it. I actually found this book more inclusive of the other characters that the addicted series was. Rose Calloway and Connor Colbalt are the leads in this show and 'show' was the operative word with this book narrating their involvement in a reality TV show. Like all reality series, it was a car crash. There's even a villain - Scott.
Rose was less aloof than I thought she was in the addicted series and I liked this strong woman but boy, she was stubborn. Similar comments can be said of Connor, as a lead character he was much more than I thought and he was very desirable. The story of the progression of the relationship between these two was so intriguing. I loved the development of their romantic connection but I was less of a fan of their physical relationship development; some elements just didn't feel realistic.
All in all this was a great addition to the series and I'm especially looking forward to Daisy and Ryke's book as the chemistry coming off these two in Kiss the Sky was smoking. This was an audio listen and it was narrated in dual POV. Both narrators fit the characters very well.
Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.
The Addicted series has the most well executed audiobooks I've come across, and I'm so happy because it is my #1 favorite series of all time.
Therese Plummer is SUCH A GREAT ROSE!! I can't get over it, I am honestly so in love with her take on Rose. Pretty much exactly how I imagined her :) Her male voices are also good! And they continue to improve the further in you get.
It took a little while for me to marry Mark Boyett's voice to my vision of Connor. I don't know how old Mark Boyett is, but I couldn't help that my first thought was that he sounded close to being middle-aged, and a little too old for Connor IMO. (Though Connor would probably resent this and tell me that his age is irrelevant ;)) I also didn't *love* his female voices. Once I got over those two things I realized that he delivers the lines in a *very* Connor-like manner! He does sound exactly like him. He also has the seductive whispering down to a pat... ;) And. He. Speaks. French. *swoon* (I personally don’t speak French, so I don’t know if his pronunciation is 100% correct, but is sure as hell sounds like it! It flows really well.) Once I got over my hang-ups I felt like he did a very good performance as Connor - I think he would approve.
Other than Addicted To You, Kiss the Sky is the only other place you can jump into this series. It has a very different feel than Lily and Lo's books, and its not quite as dark since it doesn't deal as closely with the addiction aspect. I love this book, and I clearly remember how surprised I was by Connor when I read it for the first time. I actually wasn't his biggest fan until I got to read his POV - but when I did, he turned that around so freaking fast.
I am also Rose's biggest fan, I admire her so much. Choosing one word to describe her is easy: Fierce. She's such a strong female character, and even she deals with her share of struggles.
"my first audio of this series"
this was my first delve into this series in the world of Calloway sisters and I loved it!
I initially found this book by searching the narrator out as I really love her voice.
this book starts in the middle of the Calloway series and the family are about to embark in a reality series, this book focuses on Rose and Connor
I had no idea what to expect having not read any previous books by these authors. It did not matter that I had not read any previous books, but I may have had a better understanding of the characters in the early chapters had I read the Addicted Series. It didn't take me long to fall in love with the Calloway sisters and the men in their lives. The story follows Rose Calloway and her boyfriend, Connor Cobalt, who agree to have their lives taped for 6 months for a reality tv programme, along with her sisters and their friends. So in the house we have a virgin, a 17 year old model, a sex addict, and an alcoholic. Let's not forget the testosterone fuelled men, and of course they're hot has hell. Loved all the characters, all very strong in their own way. I even liked the super villain Scott the producer, who I so wanted to get his comeuppance. A really enjoyable read
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