Another Fantastic Novel by Krista & Becca Ritchie | Review + Playlist: Whatever It Takes by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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In today's *pinch me is this really happening oH MY GOD* moment: Whatever It Takes has been in my hands for over two weeks now and I'M STILL NOT OVER HOW PERFECT IS. Now that it's out in the world, it's time to deep dive into why Krista and Becca Ritchie always win.


by Krista and Becca Ritchie 

I HAVE A BAD REPUTATION.

Call me what you want: Bad Boy Next Door. Trouble. That Kid Who Can’t Do Anything Right.

When Willow moves into my neighborhood, nothing should have happened. She’s geeky. Shy. A true wallflower.

Willow is a good girl.
Too good for me.

And how the hell was I supposed to know that she’s related to Loren Hale—yeah, that douchebag celebrity that lives on my street. The same guy I've been pranking by spray painting vulgar words on his mailbox and worse. Much worse.

Don't ask me why I do the things I do.
Don't ask me why it had to be her.

I'm cursed. Simple as that. But here's the thing about people who are cursed—they break everything they touch.

And yet. . .I still want to touch her. ​


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Whatever It Takes by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Rating: ★★★★★

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. 

"We're utterly silent, but it's the kind that begins to slow my heartbeat. Silence and calmness, void of that aching loneliness." 

Ah! There's something so surreal about reading this one after so long. I've been waiting for this book, this series, for what feels like a decade. (Yes, that is an exaggeration. No, I don't regret being a drama queen.) To make things even more wild, I can't believe the dynamic duo allowed me the privilege to be a part of experiencing it in ARC form. Totally wild, but totally dreamy.

Receiving the little blue package and note from the two has definitely made it into my favourite book blogging memories. To say this was special to me would be an understatement and given the rocky couple of years I've had, Whatever It Takes has become something of a light at the end of the tunnel for me. Much like the series' it spins off of, it's electrified something in my heart that is irreplaceable and so very wonderful.

But, let's focus on the novel, shall we?

Whatever It Takes truly has been a long time coming. No, really. Longtime readers of the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series have been anticipating an in depth development of the romance between fan favourite side characters, Willow Moore and Garrison Abbey, like me, for years.

We know what the future holds for them--but we've never truly been able to see how it all started. Whatever It Takes gives us a front row seat and fleshes out their relationship in a way that is breathtaking.

What you'll notice first, within the pages of Whatever It Takes, is a reminder as to why Krista and Becca Ritchie are so beloved in the romance community. Their writing is something that takes you away and has great meaning. It buries itself into your heart and soul; captivating you with realistic characters and engrossing you with their flaws and strengths. 

So, have no fear, readers! Whatever It Takes is quick to take on the traits that these two are known for and doesn't let us down for a single moment.

The romance is steamy, the friendship is full of warmth, and the characters feel as real as you or me. Willow Moore/Hale and Garrison Abbey make solid, likable leads, finally having their time to shine in the spotlight. Their connection is almost instantaneous and sweet as it develops, definitely playing out the 'good girl, bad boy' trope without losing itself to it.

We watch as Willow takes a new path in life by leaving her mother to find a home to call her own, the knowledge of a brother she never had the chance to know propelling her forward; we watch Garrison begin to grow from angsty bad boy, within an abusive environment, into the person he was always meant to be.

The plotline is furthered by smart changes in POV and timelines, that create a sort of contrast in the narration. I loved the rotating timeline, the glimpses into their lives before, during and after they fell in love. Mostly, I loved the spark that came about anytime Willow and Garrison fell into each other. Seeing it in its early stages, exploring this relationship, feels like something truly special. I've always been fond of the two, and had a soft spot for their bond, but Whatever It Takes brings that fondness to an all-time high.

You can expect the feeling of grin-until-your-cheeks-hurt humor, right alongside the swoon-worthy leads and the search for connections in life. You can expect flaws and mistakes. You can expect new faces just as often as familiar faces. You can expect aching romance. You can expect tough topics tackled.

As always, the combination of plotlines and archetypes are graceful and well balanced. Whatever It Takes is Krista and Becca Ritchie at their finest and I can't wait to see the conclusion.



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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 twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love. 
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