Friday, June 24, 2016

Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4) by Krista & Becca Ritchie [AUDIO REVIEW]

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.

They promise:

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.  Add to Goodreads

4 Power Rush Stars
I’ve read every single Krista and Becca Ritchie book. I’ve re-read a lot of them via audio. There’s something about the Addicted and the Calloway Sisters series that just gives you such a crazy experience. I feel very connected to the characters. I love how all of the characters are unique and each couple has a unique love story.

Long Way down is Ryke and Daisy’s story.

I will admit, out of all of the characters, Ryke and Daisy are probably the couple I relate least to. I’m not silly, I’m not adventurous and I’m the least physical person out there, however what I love about Ryke and Daisy is their love for each other.

And Long Way Down is an epic love story.

Daisy is battling with how non-fertile she is and Ryke is her rock to help her through this. I, myself have battle through some fertility issues and you can’t help, but FEEL for the girl. That’s the thing with Krista and Becca Ritchie, they know how to write a book with feelings, emotions and they know how to get you to cry.

I did the audio version of this book because I wanted to feel all of these emotions and yes, I did, by ten-fold. Of course you still have the gang and I LOVE having all the sisters in the book. I love reading about the husbands, the kids and all the dynamics each couple is going through.

The major plot issue in the book, besides Daisy and her personal issues is the public opinion of the sisters. Not everyone is happy with them and they run into some sticky situations. This creates crazy drama and again it’s hard to read, but you feel for them.

I love Ryke’s non-filter mouth, but being the rock for Daisy isn’t an easy job. He’s outlet is rock climbing, but the more he climbs the more negative comments he gets from his brother in laws. Not everyone agrees with Ryke’s life style (including myself, but I’m not really fun).

I’m really glad the authors were able to get the original narrators for Long Way Down. I couldn’t imagine any other voice than Jessica Almasy and Stephen Dexter. I’ll admit that I have a voice crush on Stephen, I just love it! Both narrators are so good. They convey emotions really well and voice transition into the other characters flawlessly. I’m a major fan.

Long Way Down was a heart-wrenching read, but also heart-warming and beautiful. The soul reason why I read is because I love romance and the authors delivered. I simply love this series and I can’t wait to dive into Some Kind of Perfect.

Author Interview
Oh my gosh, I got to ask K and B questions. Here they are ...

Do you guys have that twin physic thing? My sister is my best friend and sometimes I think she reads my mind.

Becca: I wish we did! I feel like we should play it up more, but if we do anything of coincidence, it’s usually just because we’re best friends and know each other really well.

Krista: And we live together. I think spending so much time around each other makes it feel like we can read each other’s minds.

I love how you guys are so humble. I read once you didn't even want to mention you guys hit the best sellers list bc it felt like bragging. How do you guys keep it real?

Becca: I’m not sure it’s a good thing all the time. I wish I felt like I could shout about our successes instead of feeling “braggy” but I think women are so often judged in general—and that judgment festers something inside of us. Or at least, it does for me. If you’re too loud, you’re bitchy. If you’re too quiet, you’re weak. So when we do reach a milestone, I almost feel guilty for speaking about it. I want to be the kind of woman who always keeps in perspective where we started, but when I do reach a new milestone, I want to be the kind of woman that can roar too. It’s something I’m constantly working on, and I may always be striving for a stronger voice—but I’m learning how to speak more freely than I used to.

Krista: I agree with Becca. It’s very difficult to kind of find that happy medium between too “braggy” and too quiet. And then you have to pull away, and ask yourself why do you have to live in a happy medium to begin with? It should be possible to be both without judgment. I think right now we’re both working on being more comfortable with ourselves and owning our successes.

You guys have mega fans, what's the craziest thing a fan has done to/for you. I know you have dinners with fans when you do signings. Which I think is awesome.

Becca: We’ve had so many amazing fan experiences! I think Jenn, who was really the first fan to ever even FB message us, has to be one of the sweetest, most generous people I’ve ever met. When we were pretty much under the radar, she treated us like we were already superstars. (I’m crying thinking about it.) And for our twenty-third birthday she sent us a box of twenty-three things that we loved. It was one of the most thoughtful presents we’ve ever been given.

Krista: All of our fans mean the world to us, but I agree with Becca. We had no super fans before Jenn. She was literally the only person asking us Tumblr questions. She made a fan website and started the Fizzle Force Facebook page. Before her, we didn’t even believe people could love our books like that.

How do you handle negative reviews or do you not read them? Or negativity on social media, like Facebook.

Becca: I don’t read them much anymore. We used to when we first started the series. Some, not all, negative reviews can be really helpful criticism, and we always tried to better our writing as we went along. Now though, we’re so far into the series that most negative reviews wouldn’t do anything but sadden my mood. The worst kind of negativity happens when it reaches your inbox, and you can’t escape it. The kind that people tag you in. That’s happened quite a bit, and I’m really grateful to have Krista because we try to be cheerleaders for each other, especially when we’re feeling blue.

Krista: I still read reviews, even the negative ones. I think they hurt more during the beginning of a release, but they don’t get me down as much as Becca. I understand that reading is such a subjective nature, so not everyone will like our books. It just comes with the territory.

Have you guys ever disagreed to a pivotal point in the book? Who wins?
Becca: Yes. Sometimes to the point that one of us is so distraught. We really have to sit and talk and hash out everything so we clearly understand where the other person is coming from. It’s not usually “who wins” but how can we come to the best solution together. I think these conversations always make the book better.

Krista: We’ll have long discussions if we disagree with each other, and by the end, we’ll both come to an agreement of which direction is best for the book. Like Becca said, they definitely make the book better.

Any secrets can you reveal for the next book? 
Becca: I’m hugging tightly to all the secrets for now! Gotta keep some suspense :)

Krista: I wish I could spill them!

What are Five fun facts about yourself?
Becca: 1) My first time snowboarding, I broke the entire ski lift. It was on a bunny slope, and I had to grab onto a rope. I swung out too far and the entire thing screeched to a half for a good half hour.

2) I’m a Hufflepuff!

3) I’ve been on a 21 day road trip with my older brother. We fought in Utah, and I left him for a 7 mile primitive hike and thought I was going to die. (not really, but kind of really). Like a good older brother, he chased me throughout the hike—even though we were fighting—just in case I died. I didn’t. I’m alive!

5) I never learned how to dive into a pool. I feel like I missed out on something spectacular.

Krista: 1) My first kiss was in Kindergarten and Becca tattled on me. The entire class had to be sat down and given a lecture on inappropriate behavior (thanks, Becca!).

2) I was sorted into Ravenclaw when I was 11 and in college, but I recently took the quiz again and now I’m a Slytherin. But since you can’t change houses (I think) I’m still technically a Ravenclaw.

3) Before becoming an author, I almost went to medical school. I took the MCAT and had an interview and everything.

4) I broke my arm when I was two by jumping off a golf cart. I was following my brother who jumped off before me.

5) most of my clothes in my closet are black.

I just want to say. You guys are so sweet. Your book releases on a day I have off from work and I plan on snuggling in bed with Long Way Down

Becca: thanks so much for interviewing us, Jacqueline!! I loved all the questions!!

Krista: thank you for having us on your blog!! *hugs*


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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.



  1. My favorite couple. I can't wait to read it. Great interview and thank you for the chance!!!!

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  2. great interview with the ladies....congrats

  3. Great interview! Cant wait! Thanks!

  4. Love this series. I have no idea this book had been released. Congrats to K & B !!

  5. Loved this interview! Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. Wonderful interview! Love your blog!

  7. I am so excited for the end and I think you guys are the most down to earth, sweetest women ever!

  8. A fun interview. I'm not sure which house I would be in.

  9. Maria Theresa SantosDecember 3, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    i love Becca and Krista

  10. Really great interview - thanks for sharing :)