Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie
My Rating: 5/5
Some love is infinite
“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”
It was terrible advice.
My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.
He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.
He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.
Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.
“You can help me fix it,” she says.
And then she hands me a list.
“The love we carry for each other is the strongest and most vulnerable place in us all.“
Oh heck to the no. NOPE. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Hurt me. So much. And pierced my heart and left an imprint.
I just? I don’t know what to do besides curl up in fetal position, eat ice cream and cry over the fact that Luka Kotova is NOT MY BOYFRIEND.
Anyways, lets try and be cohesive and normal, shall we?
OKAY, SO…We’ve got two MC’s, (the story is told in dual POV) Luka and Baylee. Both are characters in the circus and the show Infini in Las Vegas. They used to be best friends and then there was an altercation and it caused a big issue and caused them to separate and stop talking. Then all of a sudden, they get cast in this show together and have to work side by side. Y’all can just IMAGINE how that goes down.
Regardless, this book is in the same world as Amour Amour (which I’ve read and loved but not as much as I love this one) and the authors really allow you to fall in love with the circus and the characters. The setting is so rich because we’re in Vegas and it’s all just so much fun and atmospheric. The romance between the characters is also amazing. The angst, tension and suspense will not let you put the book down. It’s that good. You can’t help but feel for Luka and Baylee and want them to be together.
Another thing I loved about this world/these books is the emphasis on family and the importance placed on it. You have the Kotova’s who are a large family of Russians that have essentially taken over the circus in Vegas.There are dozens of them and they’re all close and have a sense of love towards each other. That love is magnified when you get to the imminent family of Luka, Nik, Timo and Katya (and Dimitri). It’s something so so refreshing to read about, especially in NA and it’s one of my favorite things that the authors have incorporated in these books.
All in all, this book is amazing and I highly recommend it. Amour Amour and Infini don’t need to be read in order but I would recommend reading AA first just to get introduced into the world and have a better sense of the characters when getting to Infini. But if you’re looking for amazing romance, awesome family relationships, non-stop amazing drama and something quick – then this book is for you. It’s amazing. Truly!
NOW….*drum roll* I asked the authors Krista and Becca if they could write a little something for my blog and they chose to talk about NA books they loved and highly recommend! So without further ado…let’s hear from Krista and Becca!
My favorites list can go on for miles, so I’ve chosen a few to highlight! These are all special to me in different ways, and all of them are either sitting on my shelf in beautiful paperback/hardback or I splurged for an ebook and an audio copy. Because they’re just that good.
Easy by Tammara Webber is my first every New Adult read, and it’s still a classic in my eyes. It tackles sexual assault on a college campus in a real and thoughtful way. Add in such a great heroine and swoony hero, and the story is a must.
Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven was a beach read for me. I was sitting in the sun, lounging, and practically drooling over this book. It’s emotional, angsty, and such a page turner. The characters have one *ahem* sexy encounter as they rehearse a scene for their play.
Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. has an amazing friends-to-lovers romance. Friends-to-lovers is one of my all-time favorite romance tropes, so I fell in love instantly. Add in the incredible chemistry between the characters and Whitney’s addictive writing, and this one was a win all around.
Hitched by Kendall Ryan. Can I just say that I adore Kendall Ryan’s writing? It’s so fast paced and her characters always have the best personalities. They literally jump off the page. Hitched was so much fun and delivers the “fake romance” trope in spades.
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones is not technically New Adult. This one is a YA fantasy, but it’s heavy on the romance (no complaints here!). The setting is lush, the characters are divine, and the romance left my jaw hanging on the floor. S. Jae Jones’ writing is otherworldly and I ate up every bit of it. I would highly recommend this to any romance reader—even if you’ve never delved into fantasy before.
Shameless by Lex Martin is another one that’s not technically New Adult. It skews more into the adult contemporary romance category, but I can’t make this list without including her book. It’s centered around a tragedy, and how two people can come together in its aftermath. It’s a beautiful book with gorgeous writing, and a setting that’s so vivid, I can still picture it to this day.
Royally Screwed by Emma Chase. So I haven’t finished this book yet. But I am currently listening to the audio and…you guys…please, please, please get on this. Hearing the voice of a sexy English Prince is the best start to my day. Not to mention Emma Chase has a way of writing male POVs like no other. She has a gift.
Grip by Kennedy Ryan releases March 2nd. It’s high up on my TBR list, and Becca is starting it now! It’s a romance between a musician and his manager, and combined with Kennedy’s emotive, authentic writing—I know this is going to be a hit.
AHHH. I know this was a very lengthy post but I am so glad I’m able to share my love of Infini with you all! Are you convinced enough now to add this to your TBR? If not, what’s wrong with you? (Just kidding. But forreal, read these books please).