Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Standalone New Adult Romance
Pub Date: December 11th, 2014
Title: Amour Amour
Love is a circus
“Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”
The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”
When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future–acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.
Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.
This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.
*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*
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4.5 Thrilling Stars
Love is a circus
I loved it!
Krista and Becca Ritchie have once again provided us with a thrilling read. As a little girl, I wanted to run away to the circus! So, to see Thora attempt to live out her dreams was magical.
The writing in this book, is once again stellar! There is no denying the talent of these two twenty-three-year-olds. After having published seven books from a nine book series, this was a risk. It was a risk that their loyal fans would not like it, or that they would judge it based upon their previous work. (As often happens to authors.) It reminds me of young musicians, or young Disney actors who try to cross over into the adult world. There is always a risk that they won’t be accepted. But, I think the timing was perfect and the risk paid off. They didn’t wait until all books in the Addicted Series were published, they slipped something new in for us, giving us a taste for something else, for something more. And I want more from them!
I loved Thora’s tenacity and her strength. Despite others telling her that her dreams of becoming an aerial artist, were unrealistic and that she wasn’t good enough, she pushed forward. Moving from the security of home, family and being college educated, she didn’t allow the negativity to hold her back. Even when things got tough and she was tempted to return home, she pushed on.
“This isn’t about executing the best pitch tuck or vault somersault. There’s no score at the end of a show. People attend the circus to see the impossible become possible, and it’s up to us to create that illusion.”
The God of Russia – Nikolai Kotova, is an artist for Amour Amour. At 26, he is wise for his age. He is fiercely loyal and protective. He puts others before himself allowing himself only one passion…the circus. He will even choose it over love.
“Am I a mistake-” – Thora
“No, myshka. you’re just the unexpected, beautiful thing in my life.”-Niko
I was enamored with the love story between these two. It wasn’t rushed, it wasn’t cheesy, it was perfect. The slow build allowed for some amazing sexual tension! It also allowed for a relationship to form. (SPOILER ALERT ::: When Thora acknowledges that sex with Niko was good because they waited and because she was in love … *sigh!)
Once again, the Ritchie sisters give us amazingly written, completely developed supporting characters. There were many, and their ability to be so thorough is astounding.
I kept a list of the things I loved about this book, and if I go into them all, this review will be the size of a novella. So, I will end with this:
“There’s no confusion anymore, myska.”
“I choose you.”
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