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Today our guest is Nilika from Instagram account Liber_ Lady. In this special episode, we dive into a fun backlist series Addicted/Calloway Sisters series and the spin-off Like Us series, We also chat about Kindle Unlimited and a few other series that you should check out.
Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie- https://amzn.to/3hnwgJa
Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca Ritchie- https://amzn.to/3kgTh2d
Like Us series by Krista and Becca Ritchie – https://amzn.to/3kfaYz9
Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid- https://amzn.to/2GQNgL8
Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid- https://amzn.to/3hC8fhL
Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh- https://amzn.to/3iz0bPW
Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews – https://amzn.to/3bTx9Ik
Enemy of the State by TAL Bauer – https://amzn.to/2GZp1KZ
Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade –https://amzn.to/2E46vjy
Wolfsong by TJ Klune- https://amzn.to/2FrKtYC
The House of Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune- https://amzn.to/35uC1Cy
Kennedy Ryan- https://amzn.to/3mdKhN4
Beverly Jenkins- https://amzn.to/3c3paZd
Jay Maclean- https://amzn.to/2RnwOnA
Riley Hart- https://amzn.to/2RvGmNn
NR Walker- https://amzn.to/35BoVUe
Chloe Liese- https://amzn.to/2RmeMlO
Karina Halle- https://amzn.to/35DASsj
Penelope Douglas- https://amzn.to/2FDzlI0
Ella Maise- https://amzn.to/2Ft3vxB
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston- https://amzn.to/2FjvsrW
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About the Addicted/Calloway Series
Thanks to Booktok this series has exploded and I am glad because it is completely addictive and immersive.
There are two entry points for you to binge on this series…
Addicted to You – which is Lo and Lilly’s addiction story that starts as a fake relationship but turned into something more
Kiss the Sky – which is Rose and Connor’s story and it follows all siblings and this is how the family becomes more like the Kardashians after a successful reality TV show.
After you binged all 10 books, I know you will be ready for the next generation series which is the Like Us series where it follows the lives of Lilly, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy, Ryke’s kids, and their relationship with their bodyguards. The first book is Damaged Like Us. The Like Us series has 11 books out and more to come as there are a bunch of kids.
ADDICTED AND CALLOWAY READING ORDER
She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.
No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.
Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex. Their real vice may be each other.
As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.
Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.
Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family–people who aren’t aware of her addiction–she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.
With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.
Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.
NOTE ABOUT RICOCHET
This book follows Lilly while Lo is in rehab. It ends with a cliffhanger. This book is more or less a filler book for you to figure out the in-between.
No. More. Sex.
Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation–sleeping in the same bed, for real, together–Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.
Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.
They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.
And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.
No. More. Us.
CALLOWAY SISTERS BREAK
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.
When Rose’s fashion line is in peril, she plans an unconventional solution to save it. Making matters more intense, she agreed to be in a real relationship with her “godly” college rival.
And now they’re living together.
For the first time.
At twenty-four, Connor Cobalt bulldozes weak men. Confident and smart-as-hell, Connor vows to help Rose outside of the bedroom and inside. But melting this ice queen is a challenge no one has been able to win.
This Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature audiences only.
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.
When rumors spread like wildfire–like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother–Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?
Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.
And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.
NOTE ABOUT THRIVE:
This book follows the events of Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower but from the POV of Lilly and Lo. Yes, Scott remains an asshole.
Prepare for the worst.
That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore.
In a sea of many changes–including Ryke & Daisy living with them–Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst.
Her sex drive is out of control.
Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve.
In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.
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.
With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.
Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.
To never slow down.
To never compromise who they are.
To never abandon their love for each other.
But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.
With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown.
NOTE ABOUT LONG WAY DOWN:
This is an emotional book. Just be prepared!
The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.
Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.
Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.
Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.
Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.
NOTE ABOUT SOME KIND OF PERFECT
Yes, this is a 600+ pages book that you won’t want it to end. This book follows all of the couples for the span of 10 years .
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADDICTED/CALLOWAY SERIES
Do I need to read the books in order?
Yes. You can skip the Addicted series is if you are looking for a less angsty book. However, to get most of the series, it will be best to read all. 10 books in order.
What are the tropes?
Here is a breakdown of the tropes based on each couple :
Lilly and Lo: Best Friends to Lovers , Fake Relationship
Rose and Connor: Rivals to Lovers, Reality TV show. Billionaire Romance
Daisy and Ryke: Age Gap, long-time crush. This is a more sporty book with the rock climbing scenes
What about the Like Us Series?
The Like Us series is a next-generation series where it follows the various kids. The first two sets of books follow Moffy and Jane whose birth is featured in the Addicted/Calloways series. This series follows what is considered a super famous family that needs 24/7 bodyguard service. This series is mainly a bodyguard series.
I want more stories set in this world, where can I find them.
Krista and Becca Ritchie have a Patreon where they share bonus scenes every month. Most of the Bonus Scenes are set in the Like Us universe but the parents do show up. Click here to sign up. (Not an affiliate link) . if you join at the $5 level you will have access to 660+ exclusive material. The bonus scenes alone make it worthwhile to join.
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