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Hothouse Flower

(Calloway Sisters #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  14,548 ratings  ·  1,504 reviews
Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without dram
ebook, 479 pages
Published March 28th 2014 (first published March 27th 2014)
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Gio Listmaker It should not be read as a stand alone. I started with Kiss The Sky and had to read about Daisy and Ryke.

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Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-audio
5 stars!

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I have been waiting for the elusive RAISY book since I started this series. Most of my friends that have read this series say this book is their favorite. My expectations were high and I was hoping this book would live up to the hype. It 100% did. I am fucking crazy for RAISY! (Yes… please excuse the amount of fucks that are about to be in this review- I’m channeling my inner Ryke Meadows here)

This is the 5th book if you’re reading this series in order. It’s the first one that focus
mel ☽
3.5 stars

you know, i read this whole damn series for Rose and Connor but i ended up still reading it for Daisy and Ryke. i didn't even know they existed before i started this series but now this book was my most anticipated read for the series because i mean-

the age gap?
mutual pining?
forbidden romance??
the angst?
sunshine/grumpy asshole trope??
two characters FINALLY being together after impatiently watching them be a couple even though they're not a couple for 4 books??


and does anyone else
Aestas Book Blog
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


I mean WOW -- the series as a whole stands out as one of the BEST New Adult romances I've ever read and Hothouse Flower had the perfect balance of a hot, sexy romance and a strong, well developed storyline. I adore these characters, I love the writing, and I'm completely ADDICTED to this series. 

Please note that this book should not be read on it's own!! It is a part of the Addicted series (the fifth book in sequence) and I strongly recommend reading them
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ON SALE....Audio➜ $1.99

"You're a hothouse flower. You can't grow under natural conditions. You need adventure. And security and love in order to stay alive."

*Warning* if you are offended by the F word you need to know it shows up 1,590 times in this book. But without it this book wouldn’t be complete because it is Ryke’s favorite four letter word.

Starting and stopping - i
Well, thank goodness it wasn't bad.

I had struggled with the idea of Ryke & Daisy for a long time. With Daisy being a minor and all the drama that was happening around them... it was hard for me to accept them.

But they kinda grew on me. I'm not saying they're perfect and that some parts weren't forced at all but they were cute. They also understood each other's needs and flaws.

The best parts for me were when Ryke and Daisy, individually, worked on their issues with their siblings.
I had a dream about Daisy and Ryke the other night and that’s, apparently, all it took for me to want to re-read their first book. It’s been 2 years since I read it and at that time I was not rooting that much for them due to the age difference (which is something I never like in contemporary books) but they have won me over. Maybe this time I appreciate them more.
Addicted To You (Addicted Book 1) |
Ricochet (Addicted Book 1.5) |
Addicted For Now (Addicted Book 2) |
Kiss The Sky (Addicted #2.1, Calloway Sisters #1) |
Hothouse Flower (Addicted #2.2, Calloway Sisters #2) |

“I kissed you tonight because I want your lips to only touch mine. From now until forever. That’s the fucking truth.”


Becca Ritchie
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Hothouse Flower

Ryke Meadows POV

My life is full of unconventionalities, abnormalities and awkward fucking situations.

If you’re easily offended by crude language and inappropriate talks, you’ve taken a wrong fucking turn somewhere. You won’t understand me if you can’t handle me, and I’m not going to try to explain myself.

I’m raw.

I’m hard.

I’m the thing you shy away from.

So I’m warning you now. Back away.

Because once you enter my life, I won’t ever let you leave.


Hothouse Flower will be
Pearl Angeli
He's like my wolf-- dangerous, alluring and protective.

(Buddyread this book with sis Bea. Check out her fantastic review!)

It's official. Hothouse Flower is my favorite book in the series so far. And RAISY is my favorite OTP!


I can't get enough of how good this sequel is. I have always been a fan of Ryke Meadows and Daisy Calloway ever since the earlier books. It's because of their undeniable chemistry. I love their age difference and the fact that Ryke Meadows is several years older t
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
+5 Ryke Stars <3

"Ryke Meadows has invigated my body and soul.
He is more than just my pillow.
My wolf.
My bodyguard.
He's my everything."

This is PERFECTION!!This is one of the best book I have ever read!So many amazing journey!I'm so in love with the characters!Ryke and Daisy are so dynamic together!They are perfect for each other.I didn't want it to end!It was a long book but I wouldn't have problem if there were more!I hope the authors decide to write another book for them!!

The sto
5 "can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of" stars

I am in with these two, I have been rooting for their HEA for what feels like forever...

Ryke Meadows

Daisy Calloway

Ryke & Daisy have been trying to do the right thing, not wanting cause any additional drama in their little family. They choose to keep everyone happy regardless of their own feelings...but it was all just a matter of time when being best friends is no longer enough.
A friendship
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3 stars!!


Unfortunately, this book is my least favorite in the series – didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. Once again the Ritchie sisters have wowed me with their fantastic writing but when I pretty much want to murder several characters it’s a sign the book isn’t working too well for me.

Here’s the truth: I fucking hate Ryke ever since he came out of nowhere and busted into book 1 and from her actions in the previous books, Daisy is a fucking airhead who never stood up for herself. These are 2 of my
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ryke Meadows, I love you so fucking much!!! <3

My God, I'm addicted this series... :)

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Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off: Calloway Sisters #1)
Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)
Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3)
Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4)
Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5)
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Reread June 2019

10 books, 10 months, 9 rereads and 1 first time read (for me)= 1 epic buddy read

I am reminded of why Raisy is my favorite couple. Loved this reread!

5 Fucking Fantastic stars!!!!

"You are your own anchor. Do you want to keep burning or are you going to let yourself rise?

I loved this book! My favorite in the series so far.

Hothouse Flower is the story of Daisy and Ryke, sister of Lily and half-brother of Lo from the first two books. Ryke and
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read
Jeannine Allison
4.5 Stars (Fourth Read 10/30/2020)

4.5 Stars (Third Read 7/17/2018)

4.5 Stars (Second Read 5/17/2017)

4 Stars (First Read 12/21/2015)

My original "review" sucked, so I'm going to write a real one this time. This was another one that I enjoyed more the second time around! The things that bothered me the first time, mentioned in my original review below, I still noted but I didn't have much of a problem with them this time. So I bumped this up to 5 stars ;)

First and foremost, I must start every re
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance
SPECIAL NOTE: The Calloway Sisters is a spin off series but I highly suggest reading the series in order. Series reading order is listed at the end of this review.

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‘I can’t go in reverse. I just drive forward at a hundred and fifty miles per hour. I’m racing towards her when I should be slamming on the fucking brakes. I know how to stop. But I’m not going to. I don’t want to. That’s the fu
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
☆☆☆☆☆5 Ryke Fucking Meadows Stars ☆☆☆☆☆


This book was fantastic. Fun, sexy, emotional - the pacing was perfect. I was completely captivated. Throughout the series, Daisy and Ryke have been thrown together, he is her protector and friend - but with the seven year age difference, lines were clearly drawn.


But, now Daisy is all grown up. After years of friendship, will the Daisy & Ryke dynamic finally change? I have been anxiously waiting for the moment these two finally get together - I was not
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, audio, arc
I’m doing a re-read through an audio version. I’m a major fan of audio books and I’ve listened to four books in this series and I’ve loved them all. Below is my book review and my audio review is below that.

4.5 (Ryke and that Mouth) STARS

“You’re a hothouse flower… You can’t grow under natural conditions. You need adventure. And security and love in order to stay alive.”

I LOVE RYKE AND DAISY SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hothouse flower is the second book in the Calloway Sisters ser
**ARC kindly gifted by author**

****5++ I F*cking LOVE Ryke Stars*****

I absolutely fucking love this book. Love love Ryke and Daisy!!!! ❤️❤️


I absolutely fucking LOVE LOVE Hothouse Flower!!! Who am I kidding...I LOVE LOVE the Addicted Series and the Calloway Sister spin-offs!! And to top it off, I freaking love Krista & Becca Ritchie. <3 The Ritchie sisters are f*cking amazeball talented and brilliant writers. All their books have been a solid 5 star books!! I find myself devouring their book
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

Book 1 (Connor and Rose's story) : Kiss the Sky ★★★★☆
Book 3 (Connor and Rose's story #2) : Fuel the Fire ★★★★★

Actual rating : 2.5 stars

Trigger Warning : I chose to write this review as Ryke's, therefore there will be a lot of cursing. Sorry about that.

The romance

Ryke and Daisy's story started as a fucking surprise for me : I didn't expect to like them that fucking much, but during the first 50% I can't deny that I spent a great time. The sexual tension between them was fucking off the char
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

Ryke Meadows:

Fucking Broody. Fucking Moody. Fucking Asshole. Fucking Misunderstood. Fucking crazy. Fucking protector. Fucking hero. Fucking brother.

"He’s like my wolf—dangerous, alluring and protective—but I can never get close enough or else he’ll bite me."

Daisy Calloway:

A teenager beyond her years. A model. The forgotten sister. The little girl. The peacekeeper. Wild. Crazy. Adventurous.

“You’re a hothouse flower. You can’t grow under natural conditions.
Kelli C
If I could give this a rating higher than a 5*, I would not hesitate!
Krista Ritchie gave Daisy Calloway and Ryke Meadows an epic love story filled with true passionate love, support, friendship, and unwaivering desire. Not one single let down from start to finish!
Ryke Meadows:

“To me, he’s worth every loud moment, every peaceful silence, the crazy and the sad, the restless and the quiet.”

Daisy Calloway:

If she’s gone, I can kiss that fucking light away.
Without her, I know I’ll never see it again.
✰ Liz ✰
"You won’t understand me if you can’t handle me, and I’m not going to try to explain myself. I’m raw. I’m hard. I’m the thing you shy away from. So I’m warning you now. Back away. Because once you enter my life, I won’t ever let you leave."-Ryke


Hothouse Flower is truly beautiful. It is probably the most anticipated of the series. Daisy has known Ryke for years. The attraction between them has been growing. The friendship unbreakable. Daisy wants Ryke. Ryke wants Daisy. Daisy has always been too
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
JUNE 2018

I will always have a soft spot for Ryke and Daisy. At one point of my life, they were instrumental in shaping how I had expressed myself. I’ve always believe in supporting art particularly the creators behind it. I watched this series grow, and they brought me so much joy but that spark of light had become tainted. My love for Ryke and Daisy waned. It’s not unadulterated admiration anymore.

I’ll plainly say that the main reason was because of how the creators and certain fans had treate
❦ jazmin
“You’re my favorite four-letter word.”

Reread #2 Update:
This was a buddy reread with Navya! <3
Spoiler alert (not really), Daisy and Ryke aren’t my favourite couple anymore as I said in my original review. However, I still love this book and it is absolutely one of my favourites in the series. Looking back, I never realized how much of a turning point this book was for the Addicted and Calloway sisters series in terms of the content. In my mind at least, this is where the books started gettin
Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Buddy read this book with the lovely sis Pearl (Check out her fabulous review!).

I'm fucking obsessed with this series. It's one of the best underrated New Adult novels ever written and it's absolutely amusing. In this book, we get to see Lily and Rose's youngest sister, Daisy Calloway and Loren Hale's brother, Ryke Meadows.

These two have a lot in common: They are adventurous, wild, reckless and daring. On the previous books, it's obvious that they are attracted to each other but Ryke puts a wal
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

I absolutely adore the Calloway sister series and simply cannot get enough of it....but this one just didn't hold a candle to Connor and Rose's story.

Basically??? I'm SO excited for Connor's last book. WOOT!

RTC, maybe lol

Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: br-with-sharon
i honestly keep forgetting that these are fictional characters...

but i just love them so much.
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Audiobook Review

Hothouse Flower is my favorite book so far in the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series. I’m so glad I decided to read the two series together and in the suggested order. The characters are so deeply intertwined and the timeline is crucial to getting a complete picture.

Ryke and Daisy are the fun couple. Ryke is an adventurous rock climber and Daisy is a thrill seeking super model. The two have grown extremely close, and whether or not they are more than just friends has been the o
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