I’m happy to present to you an exclusive interview with Krista and Becca Ritchie, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins. Krista and Becca are the creators of the Addicted series, the Like Us series, the Circus is Family series and more. They write romance, flawed characters, epic family sagas, and soul-mate love.
In this interview, we discuss Krista and Becca’s reading life, their first book memory, their favorite place to read, and their favorite format. We also get to know their top five book recommendations for others to pick up and enjoy.
If you’re a fan of Krista and Becca Ritchie, or if you’re looking for some new books to read in different genres, you’ll love this interview. Read on to discover more about these talented twin authors and their amazing books. 📚
Krista and Becca Ritchie’s Bio
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. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself
Our mom put us in tennis at a very young age, since it’s a sport that can be played with just two people. We ended up loving it! But we absolutely hated playing doubles together, so our true passion was just going against each other in singles.
About Krista and Becca Ritchie’s Latest Release
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.
What is the Elevator Pitch for this series?
The Addicted Series is about two addicts who pretend to be in a relationship to hide their addictions from their families. She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to alcohol.
Check out our post on the Addicted To You/Calloway Sisters Series Order and FAQ
What can we expect next from you?
We are starting a new series next summer about con artists falling in love. It starts with DISHONESTLY YOURS!
Starting fresh is the only way Phoebe can escape a life of crime, but her best friend’s older brother complicates honest dreams in this gripping new series from the authors of the Addicted series.
Phoebe Graves grew up in a family where deception and seduction are as commonplace as breathing. The Graves and her best friend Hailey’s family have been on the run their whole lives, but after a high-stakes con job goes south, Phoebe and Hailey decide to run away and start over. The small Connecticut town they settle in seems too good to be true.
The biggest flaw in their plan is Hailey’s frustratingly handsome brother, Rocky, who insists on coming with them. Living honestly isn’t in his DNA, and his past with Phoebe is downright messy. He’s everything she wants, but nothing she can have.
Phoebe worries that Rocky will tempt them back into their old ways, where lying is second nature. She doesn’t want Rocky to mess up the new life she’s begun for herself. The longer she stays in town, the more she realizes what it means to have a reputation—and what a normal life with the man she loves could look like.
What types of books do you read? Do they influence your writing, and if so, in what way?
We love to read contemporary romance, fantasy, and science fiction. However, TV shows tend to be a bigger influence on our writing than the books we read.
What medium do you prefer to read?
About your reading life, what was your first book memory?
Our dad would read stories to us from My Book House books, and when we got a little older we were finally able to read them on our own. They’re mostly filled with fairytales, so we were immersed in magical worlds very early on.
Do you re-read books? If yes, what was the last book you re-read?
Rarely. We wish we re-read more often, but we just don’t have the time these days. We do re-read our own books just because we write long series and have to keep up with consistency between books.
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5 Books Recommended by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Ginny Murphy is a total guy’s girl. She’s always found friendships with boys easier to form and keep drama-free–as long as they don’t fall for her, and she doesn’t fall for them. She and her best guy friends have stuck to that. But then she meets Adrian Silvas, the only one who’s ever made her crave more, and Ginny begins to question her own rules.
Piece by piece, Ginny and Adrian begin to fall into something intoxicating, something dangerous. Ginny threatens to destroy the belief Adrian’s held ever since witnessing his own mother’s heartbreak: that love isn’t worth the risk. For Ginny, the stakes could be even higher. Letting Adrian get close could mean exposing a secret she’s long protected: her disordered eating.
Ginny isn’t looking to be saved by someone. But maybe she and Adrian can help each other–if they don’t destroy each other first.
This is a book we both read (we usually don’t read the same books!), and it’s without a doubt one of our favorites of the year. It’s an emotional, raw, and real look into someone going through an eating disorder
Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is seriously flatlining. Her divorce is just about finalized, her brother’s running out of time to find a kidney donor, and that promotion she wants? Oh, that’s probably going to the new man-doctor who’s already registering eighty-friggin’-seven on Briana’s “pain in my ass” scale. But just when all systems are set to hate, Dr. Jacob Maddox completely flips the game . . . by sending Briana a letter.
And it’s a really good letter. Like the kind that proves that Jacob isn’t actually Satan. Worse, he might be this fantastically funny and subversively likeable guy who’s terrible at first impressions. Because suddenly he and Bri are exchanging letters, sharing lunch dates in her “sob closet,” and discussing the merits of freakishly tiny horses. But when Jacob decides to give Briana the best gift imaginable—a kidney for her brother—she wonders just how she can resist this quietly sexy new doctor . . . especially when he calls in a favor she can’t refuse.
Krista here! I’ve loved all of the Abby Jimenez books I’ve ever read, but Yours Truly tops the charts for me. With fully fleshed characters, dual POV, one of the most honest portrayals of anxiety, and a heartfelt romance, it had all the perfect elements for me.
After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again. But eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette.
To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish—into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.
Krista here again! I picked this one up, knowing next to nothing about it, and I was completely swept away with the beautiful prose, incredible world-building, and epic romance. It’s perfect for lovers of historical fantasy!
Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry
Winslow Covington believes in life, liberty and the letter of the law. As Quincy, Montana’s new chief of police, she’s determined to prove herself to the community and show them she didn’t earn her position because her grandfather is the mayor.
According to her pops, all she has to do is earn favor with the Edens. But winning over the town’s founding family might have been easier if not for her one-night stand with their oldest son. In her defense, it was her first night in town and she didn’t realize that the rugged and charming man who wooed her into bed was Quincy royalty.
Sleeping with Griffin Eden was a huge mistake, one she’s trying to forget. He’s insufferable, arrogant and keeps reminding everyone that she’s an outsider. Winslow does her best to avoid Griffin, but when a woman is found dead on Eden property, the two of them have no choice but to cross paths.
As clues to the murderer lead to one of Quincy’s own, Griffin realizes Winslow is more than he gave her credit for. Beautiful and intelligent, she proves hard to resist. For him. And the killer.
Becca here! I fell in love with the fast-paced writing style and incredibly endearing characters in Devney Perry’s family saga set in Montana. It has such an addicting combo of mystery, romance, and family bonds!
I’m a voyeur—it means I like to watch.
And in my line of work, that’s a gift.
As one of the four owners of the Salacious Players’ Club, I’m comfortable on the sidelines. This is what I was made to do, and I work better alone.
Until the day I stumble on a certain cam girl app and find myself watching the one person I should never have watched—my step-sister.
There are three big problems with this.
One, Mia and I can’t stand each other.
Two, she has no idea I’m the man on the other end of the video.
And three…I’m hooked—on the app and on her.
Now, Mia has me wanting and doing things I said I’d never do again, like opening upand getting attached. I’m falling for her, but she’s falling for the mystery man I’m pretending to be.
If I’m going to make this right, then I have to do more than just watch.
But how far will I go to keep her eyes on me?
Becca here again! A spicy romance with incredible dual POV narration where the characters jump off the page and feel so real. I tore through this book this year, and I fell in love with the entire sex club world Sara Cate created.