Long Way Down by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Read: December 13- December 16, 2015
Format: kindle book
Rating: 5/5 stars (OR YOU KNOW… ALL THE STARS)
Goodreads Description: 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 in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.
When I started reading a book about a sex addict and her alcoholic best friend I never imagined myself falling in love with these characters nine books later. But that’s exactly what happened because of the magic that are Krista and Becca Ritchie. The Addicted series and the Calloway Sister series imbedded themselves into my daily life and I spent a month and a half deep in the world of Lily and Lo, Rose and Connor and Daisy and Ryke.
No one knows us. Not the human, fragile parts of us.
Long Way Down is the last installment (before the epilogue book) in this series and wraps up Ryke and Daisy’s relationship. You absolutely MUST read the previous books to get here. I mean I guess you could just read the Calloway Sisters books but, don’t, read ALL OF THEM. You won’t regret it!!
Ryke and Daisy had a rough start. They didn’t just have to overcome their personal problems, but also had to overcome the hurdle of age. Ryke is 7 years older than Daisy and when they first meet, they’re at a point in their lives when that still matters. Ryke refused to look at Daisy in a sexual way because she wasn’t 18 and once she turns 18, they’re so settled into their friendship that neither makes a move to change it right away. By the end of Hothouse Flower (the first book in their POV) they have a new relationship that people are starting to accept.
In Long Way Down we see Raisy finally settling as a couple; they’ve now been together for a couple of years and are basically out of the “honeymoon” stage. In this book they go through very high highs and very low lows. After being so attached to this group of people I really felt everything for them. I spent a large part of this book crying. Whether it was happy tears or devastated tears. I was crying. The Ritchie sisters have this incredibly terrible (in the best way) way of making you go from tears of joy to tears of pain. I love to hate this about them!
I’ve never lived or loved wilder and freer than with him.
Rike and Daisy go through major life changes and have to find ways to find themselves again, as a couple and as individuals. Seeing them find their true joy is SO fulfilling as a reader when you feel like you’ve spent the last 5ish years with them. I loved seeing Daisy come into her own and become the woman she truly wanted to be, not just a shadow of what others want of her. We also see a completely different side of Ryke. Ryke is always supporting everyone else, but in Long Way Down he needs to be supported and seeing Lo step up and surpass all expectations made me feel ALL THE FEELINGS. With Lo’s not so kind nudging and Daisy always by his side, Ryke manages to find his balance again.
I’m always kissing you in Paris, Dais. Every fucking time, I’m kissing you. There is nothing that’d change my course.
Most of the things I could say about this book are majorly spoilery but I absolutely LOVED this last chapter with this crew.
That epilogue is all kinds of magic. I found myself rereading it just so I could soak up all the joy and information. It left me majorly excited for Some Kind of Perfect (epilogue book) and the Like Us series (about the Addicted kids).
As we watch outward. As we watch upward. As our faces warm.
We live and breath in quiet, blissful peace.
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 early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.
They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.