“I’m tragically in love with you, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Fuel the Fire was simply incredible. I laughed, I shed some tears, and I never thought I could love a couple as much as I do Rose and Connor. This is their final book, and it’s here that we see these two wonderful characters truly shine in their element. If you’ve read Kiss the Sky and loved them? Thought you knew them? Well, Fuel the Fire will have you discovering so many more beautiful things about Rose and Connor, and you’ll definitely be falling in love with them all over again. In this book, they’ll be put to the ultimate test… and the stakes are so much higher now with their loved ones – their beloved daughter, siblings, friends – on the line.
I never realized how bored I had been with life. How mundane my surroundings looked. How unchallenged I’d become.
I never realized all of these things.
Until I met her.
I don’t want to say much about the plot because I think it’s best to go into this book blind, but I will say that I absolutely adored getting to know Connor and Rose. I mean, getting to know them MORE. So much more. We get to experience their lives as a married couple, as parents, and we also get to see how they were as teenagers. And still, I wanted more. I honestly could read about Connor and Rose forever. They’ve come a long way since we first met them in Addicted to You – Connor, the narcissist incapable of love, and Rose, the cold-hearted bitch. Now, they’ve both accepted love into their lives and they’ve become so much better for it. They’re a part of a family they’ll do anything to protect, even if it’s their own lives at stake.
Together, we’re a force of nature to be reckoned with. That’s not my hubris speaking. It’s just the truth.
When I think of the word POWER COUPLE, Connor and Rose are IT. This couple is one-of-a-kind – they are two of the most intelligent, captivating, fascinating, loving characters I’ve ever read, and the dynamics of their relationship are flawless. Theirs is an intellectual love, though I’m definitely not discounting the physical aspect of their relationship (*cough* Connor is a sex god *cough*). The outside world may not SEE their love or understand it, but in private, there is no doubting the fierce, passionate, heartwarming love they have for each other. If you loved Connor and Rose’s relationship in Kiss the Sky, you are going to LOOOOVE how they are in Fuel the Fire. Their bantering in French, their glares and smirks, everything is the same and yet not. There’s a depth to everything that wasn’t there in Kiss the Sky, which makes me all the more grateful that the authors decided to write a second book for Rose and Connor.
There are rare people who will fuel the fire inside of you, who will awaken a dormant passion, who will challenge you, who will push you and better you. She alone is my rarity.
Of course, we also get to see the rest of the Addicted gang! Plus some Willow and Garrison (who I pray will have a book of their own!). Family is such an important aspect of this series, and I’m in total awe of how Krista and Becca Ritchie continue to write these characters so richly with such heart and depth. They write these characters that I wish they were real. This series is the only one I can think of where I 100% love ALL the characters (although my love for Connor is more like 150%).
If you can believe it, I actually took my time with Fuel the Fire. I spent this whole past week reading this gigantic book (I say this with love, because chubby books – at least Krista & Becca’s chubby books – are the best!) without rushing. I honestly just didn’t want to let go of Connor and Rose. This couple is my absolute FAVORITE of the Addicted series (sorry LiLo and Raisy!). Actually, Rose and Connor make up one of my favorite couples of all-time, so I’m so incredibly sad that we won’t have their POVs anymore. GAH! Just thinking about this makes my heart hurt.
Honestly, I’m so happy to have had the privilege of reading about and getting to know Connor and Rose. Fuel the Fire was phenomenal. I didn’t think I could love Connor and Rose more after Kiss the Sky, but I was wrong. I’m going to miss Connor and Rose so much!
“Every day of my life, I am enamored. Every day of my life, I am bewitched. And every day of my life, I spend it with her.”
Fuel the Fire is the 3rd book in the Calloway Sisters series, a spinoff series of the Addicted series. While it’s not necessary to read the Addicted series before the Calloway Sisters series, I HIGHLY recommend it! All the characters are first introduced in the Addicted series, so you get a fuller, richer experience if you read the Addicted series before/along the Calloway sisters series. Plus, it’s just a freaking AWESOME series to read! Here is the full reading order of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series.
Reading Order: Addicted/Calloway Sisters series
#1 ~ Addicted to You: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#1.5 ~ Ricochet: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Addicted for Now: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.1 (Calloway Sisters #1) ~ Kiss the Sky: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.2 (Calloway Sisters #2) ~ Hothouse Flower: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Thrive: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Addicted After All: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.1 (Calloway Sisters #3) ~ Fuel the Fire: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.2 (Calloway Sisters #4) ~ Long Way Down: Goodreads (Nov. 20, 2015)
#3.5 (Calloway Sisters #4.5) ~ Some Kind of Perfect: Goodreads (2016)