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Like Us #3

Alphas Like Us

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Goodreads Choice Award
Nominee for Best Romance (2018)
His Bodyguard. His Love.

Maverick, know-it-all bodyguard Farrow Keene knows publicly dating American royalty comes with a great cost. Everyone wants a piece of their relationship. And as a protective boyfriend, he’s not here for the malicious hands that grab at their love life and seek to rip them apart.

But Farrow is confident — he’s confident that he could’ve never prepared for the storm to come.

Keep him safe.

Maximoff Hale isn’t a big fan of change. And to regain the charity CEO position he lost, he agrees to a task that he’s always rejected. One that could uproot his unconventional world.

But Maximoff is afraid — he’s afraid of the consequences that could destroy his boyfriend and his family.

Keep him safe.

Changes are on the horizon.

Maximoff & Farrow will fight for their forever. And with every breath, they promise that their love story won’t end here.

​​The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. Books 1 and 2 should be read before reading Alphas Like Us.

489 pages, ebook

First published March 13, 2018

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Krista Ritchie

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NYT & USA Today Bestselling Authors Krista & Becca Ritchie are 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. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

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March 13, 2018
Like Us Series ★ Most Anticipated 2018

The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them.

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The Hales "Geek Squad"
The Cobalt "Empire"
The Meadows "Adventurers"
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1,314 reviews2,862 followers
May 14, 2021
Forth re-read: 14.05.2021
This book is still the best one so far. I like how much closer Marrow is, how much more Moffy lets himself rely on Farrow. I want a Marrow love for myself.

Third re-read: 10.11.2020
Marrow is beautiful. I think I could've read 10 books about them. Even if the story itself is a bit boring, Marrow is worth it. Technically I should lower the stars to three, but I can't make myself do it, so I'll just do it in writing instead.
New Rating: 3/3.5 stars.

Second re-read: 27.12.2018
I know, I know; I just read it. So what. Anyways, can you believe that we'll be getting more of Maximoff and Farrow? The only problem is the fact that we have to read 2 more book before getting to them. TWO M/F books of Thatcher and Jane, and for some reason I don't like Jane all that much. She's okay as a side-character, but as a main? Not for me. Doesn't seem all that interesting as Me and Jane isn't seeing eye to eye. I find her a messy character that doesn't do it for me. So this is gonna suck. #Team Marrow! I just gotta say one thing though; I love the family love, how close they are. Specially Maximoff and Xander.

→ Book 1 to 3 - Maximoff and Farrow (M/M) -> Available
→ Book 4 to 5 - Jane and Thatcher (M/F) -> Coming Soon
→ Book 6 - Maximoff and Farrow (M/M)
→ Book 7 - Oscar and Jack (M/M)
→ Book 8 - Sullivan and Akara (M/F)

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Re-read: 06.09.2018
Is is bad that I want more? So, so SO much more of these two? Because I do. A lot. I want like 3 to 6 more books of just them. Seriously, I'm not kidding. 3 ain't enough. They are awesome and their love for one another is beautiful . However, one thing is bothering me and it isn't the book. It's the fact that the authors have hinted at us getting more of these two later in the goddamn future. As in, I have to wait possible 100 years before I get any AND I have to read the others in the family's books as well. Which, to be honest, I'm actually not interested in. Specially not M/F. If it's M/M, I might consider. But again, I have to wait and who knows how long I have to wait. And possibly loose interest....
I try to explain in my own words, and I gesture to his chest. “It's in your bones; it's what keeps you alive. The foundation of your body. To suck out all the marrow of life... I think about how Thoreau went into the woods and stripped life to the barest necessities. To learn what life is really made of, the feeling of water slipping between fingers, the chilled glass in my hand, the wind that rustles your damn hair. And I think about how I feel these barest things every day with you. To live life at its most essential level so as to fully live.”

⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Beautiful, yet I want more*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

We're back with billionaire Maximoff ‘Moffy’ ‘wolf scout’ Hale (22, turns 23 in the end of the book) and bodyguard Farrow Redford Keene (28)'s story. God I love these two and strangely book three - this one - was my favorite. It's highly usually for me to like the second or third in the series than the first. But I did. The series only got better. And I can't wait for more of ‘Marrow’. Overall, this book was awesome, part heartbreaking and part beautiful and the couple's love for each other were perfect and I absolutely love the family love. I'm not sure I'm interested in reading book #4 as it doesn't center around my babies though.

Luckily, it seems like we're getting another novel of them. “We’re so deeply invested and in love with these two, and we’re committed to bringing their wedding to life in their own POVs. So when we feel like the timing is right in the Like Us Series timeline, there will be another Maximoff & Farrow novel.” - Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie.
“Dum spiro, spero,” he reads the Cicero quote. His eyes well up again.
On a day that rocked us both, he said he loved that quote. It was a quiet moment inside a storm. The memory is as tranquil as the quote itself.
‘While I breathe, I hope.’

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“I’m lightning then, and you’re thunder. You always follow me every time I appear.”

Quick basic facts:
Genre: - (NA) Contemporary Romance (M/M)
Series: - Series, Book Three.
Love triangle? -
Cheating? -
HEA? -
Favorite character? - Farrow Redford Keene.
Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Yes.
Would I recommend this book/series? - Yes.
Will I read this again in the future? - Who knows?
Rating - 3.5 stars.
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3,917 reviews33k followers
May 30, 2018
5 stars!!!

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“Dum spiro, spero.”
“While I breathe, I hope.”

Alphas Like Us is the third book in the Like Us series, and the final Moffy and Farrow book. #Marrow is everything. I love this couple so much! This series is so special to me because it's a spin off series of my all time favorite series, The Addicted series. And Moffy is the son of my #1 favorite couple LILO. Reading these books feels like reuniting with my best friends. 

The first book in this series established Marrow as a couple. In book 2, we saw them come out to the world and got to delve more into the SFO world. Book 3 is about Marrow again. They are together and going strong, but there are a lot of changes and challenges on the horizon. I loved that no matter what came up or what happened between these two, they stayed strong and had each others backs. Always. I couldn't love Marrow more if I wanted to. 

I listened to the audio book of Alphas Like Us and it was enjoyable to listen to. The emotional scenes were especially powerful. Alexander Cendese and JF Harding did a wonderful job voicing these two characters. 

The Ritchie twins write the most special books. Their writing is spectacular, the characters feel like family, and the plot is always intriguing and interesting. Moffy and Farrow's story ended in a way that was perfect for them. Although I'm sad their part of this series is over, I'll be glad we'll still see them often throughout the series. I can't wait to read Jane and Thatcher's book next. Though I'll forever and always be #TeamHale, I'm very excited for it!
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1,560 reviews3,842 followers
March 14, 2018
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Let me start out, by saying that this book can not be read as a stand alone. It has a continuing storyline, so you should definitely start with book 1. Now if you really want to enjoy this series, you should start with the Addicted / Calloway Sisters series. You don't have to.....but the books are awesome, so why skip (unless you don't read mf, because yes they are m/f, ) ??

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Anyways, this is the third book about Moffy and Farrow, but thankfully not the last ;) Krista and Becca have said, they would probably write another book in their pov, in the future and this makes me a very happy camper !!

Maximoff and Farrow are finally out in the open, which means they don't have to hide from the world anymore. Problem is that everyone and their mother, seems to have an opinion about the two of them, and not all of those opinions are positive.


Farrow is also struggeling with the fact, that he not an anonymous bodyguard anymore. The public seems to think they are entitled to know every single thing about him, and the paps make things extremely hard for them on more than one occasion. This also makes it hard for Farrow to decide which path to take regarding his own future....

Being together also makes them very strong though, and they lean on each other when they need to, which made me love them even more....Those moments when one of them felt broken, and needed the other...

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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of this series and I really can't wait to read Jane and Thatchers story and Sulli and Akara's....Especially the last couple, since I have a bit of a crush on Akara and I would very much like to be Sully :P


I recommend all books written by these authors, because they always know how to wow me!!!

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362 reviews880 followers
March 20, 2018
“You know, my heart is in your hand.”


It's pretty hard to review the third book in a series without spoilers. So I'll try to keep this as generic as possible. After finishing Alphas Like Us, after all those twists I didn’t see coming and all those sweet moments, my heart IS SO FULL. I am so happy. I am filled with love for these characters.

Every. Single. One.

“And you said you wanted an in-your-face, overjoyed kind of love that knocks you backwards.” He takes a beat. “But our love is that and better. Our love is headstrong. It never yields, never dies. And when it knocks you backwards, it pulls you upright again.”

I've said it before and I'll continue to say it with every book they write - no one writes character dynamics like Krista & Becca Ritchie do. The ensemble casts they create always feel so damn real and always manage to make me crazy trying to pick who my favorite is. Which is pretty much impossible. And every time I finish a book they write, I am salivating for the next. Hungry for it. DYINGGG FOR IT (Seriously, the anticipation for Tangled Like Us is the only thing keeping me going at the moment. Thatcher and Jane are and will be what I LIVE FOR).

I didn’t grow up seeing love, but I sought that in every relationship, and I thought I met it. But I realize that I never even came close. Then I fell for him. It’s a love that pummels me every time I wake and crave to near him. Every time I see his morality and think, how good you are, and fuck, I’m lucky. It’s a love that beckons me towards him when he’s gone. One that reaches into my core and wraps itself around me. It’s that persistent, unforgettable undetachable love.

I got asked a few times if this series is a standalone or if the Addicted Series (which this is a spin-off of) needs to be read first.

Technical answer: Yes. You can read the Like Us Series without reading the Addicted Series.

My answer: GIRLLLLLL READ THE ADDICTED SERIES. NOW. I know, I know - there are a lot of books. But you will not regret one minute of it. It remains my all-time favorite series and every time I think about it, I wish that I could spend an eternity with the characters. I cannot stress enough how unique and amazing the writing is, and how it has made me feel these fictional characters were real life people who have buried themselves in my heart. With Krista & Becca's writing, you feel all of the characters’ pain, the joy, the love; their highest of highs and their lowest of lows.

So yea, read it. And as soon as you're done, grab this series!

Reading order of the Addicted Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1038...

Like Us Series:
Damaged Like Us (Book 1 and currently on SALE! ): http://amzn.to/2FOOHbF
Lovers Like Us (Book 2. This cover still makes me DROOL): http://amzn.to/2u6qKY4
Alphas Like Us (Book 3): http://amzn.to/2FVMJlK

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1,921 reviews3,458 followers
January 2, 2022
Re-Read 1/2/2022 - Definitely didn’t disappoint!

9:16/2019 - Enjoyed this one just as much the second time around! And shockingly enough I’m really looking forward to Thatcher and Jane’s book (MF). And I’m even more glad to see most of the other books will be MM.

4.5 Stars!

I'm going to round up on this one, the "conclusion" of Maximoff and Farrow's story. The last few chapters were greatness.

I was seriously bummed when this one ended. So much so I decided to go back and read book 1, where Maximoff and Farrow first become a couple. And I may even read book 2 again too. And I rarely re-read books.

It's very easy to get sucked in to the Hale, Cobalt, Meadows world. I find this series very entertaining and addicting.

I am a little apprehensive about the rest of the series, as it won't all be MM. BUT, we got to know so many of the Hale, Cobalt and Meadow kids in this series, I really feel connected to them too. So I am going to go in open minded....and it helps knowing Maximoff and Farrow will be somewhat prominent side characters (hopefully).

I love that this duo doesn't do ridiculous relationship drama. Despite all of their series' featuring the same couple in multiple books, I rarely if ever have to worry about separations and break-ups. Stuff still happens, but the couples battle it together.

These series' aren't super steamy in the typical sense. There isn't a ton of on-page action, but there's lots of chemistry and feels and yes, some steam. But it's still hot.

While this series won't be for everyone, it's definitely a fave for me.
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1,399 reviews592 followers
March 22, 2018
5 Stars!

I have loved every book so far in this series. Yet, I think this one is by far my favorite.

Maximoff and Farrow are finally enjoying being together out in the open. No more hiding for these boys! They're enjoying being able to touch, kiss, and no longer pretend. But with this new found freedom comes the haters, the crazy paparazzi, and a porn star. Yes, I said porn star. All of this making life for these boys more difficult. But the one thing that stays true, strong, and solid is their love for one another. The passion these boys have for one another steams off the pages. They are fierce in their protection for each other. Alphas indeed.
Farrow has always seen himself as a private person and being recognized and having his life played out in tabloids is not setting well with him. But he deals. Why? Because being with Moximoff is worth it to him. On top of this Farrow is questioning the future of his job. He misses medicine. He is torn between going back to medicine or staying on to protect Moximoff.
Maximoff is having his own struggles that if I was to list would give so much away and I am not a spoiler kind of person. I will say he is afloat and trying to figure out his next move for his future. He is having some major guilt about Farrow's life becoming so public and having his personal information released.
What I love about this couple is that no matter what happens they come together and lean on each other. There is no insecurities on where they stand with one another and this entire book was a perfect example of how true that statement is. Them being able to be open with no fear brought them closer to one another. Their struggles made their connection stronger.
OK that's all I can say without giving major points of the story away.

Thatcher and Janie are up next and I can't wait to see how that plays out.

Happy reading dolls! xx
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768 reviews2,184 followers
May 26, 2020
It doesn't happen often but this series gave me the biggest book hangover ever!!!!!

ALPHAS LIKE US was more than I could have ever hoped for. The bond that Maximoff and Farrow have is one of a kind and I adored and devoured everything about them from beginning to end.

To describe this book/series to someone that has never had the pleasure of reading a book by this author couple is like describing something that's already perfection in every way.

What makes these books, but especially this couple so amazing is that they, from the very beginning, worked on their relationship. Their trust, faith and unwavering loyalty to each other is heart-warming and incredibly sexy. For me, Maximoff and Farrow were the ultimate couple. The same as Rose and Connor were. Two halves that belonged together in a way that was undeniable and tangible. They  were so much better together than alone.

After three books, I still don't have enough of Maximoff and Farrow. They easily made me fall in love with them, and made it very hard for anyone that will come after to top their amazing relationship.

Aside from the main couple, this book was full of fantastic scenes between family members, their dynamic and deep love for each other. Having such a huge family is one of the things I adore about this epic series. At the end of each book, the reader feels like a being part of this amazing and highly entertaining family. And it's hard to say goodbye. It's no secret that I adore this cast, and can't wait to read the next book. These books honestly get better and better with each installment. They are hard to put down, addicting, and utterly fascinating.

ALPHAS LIKE US should not be read on its own. It is NOT a standalone and should only be read after reading DAMAGED LIKE US and LOVERS LIKE US. It's one continuous storyline that must be started at the beginning with Damaged Like Us.

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1,867 reviews2,240 followers
January 27, 2019
4 stars!!

I'm trying to find the correct way to phrase this but it's probably going to come out as a broken jumble of thoughts. There is a reason I will ALWAYS pick up a KB Ritchie book, and it's because they never lack in delivering the best quality product/book to their readers. When you read a KB Ritchie book, you can tell this story came from the heart and they've given so much of themselves in the process.

This is where I get on my soapbox for a bit here so bear with me. I've been very vocal about my feelings of indie romance as of the last 1-2 years and I feel that the genre/community in general has gone downhill because authors are writing as fast as they can and putting out a book to make money without stopping to think if what they are putting out there is good. THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH THE TWINS . They deliver something superb with every book release. I have so much respect for them and it has truly never wavered over the years I've been reading their books. What a pair of wonderful ladies and what a dynamic author duo.

Now that that is out of the way, I loved reading Moffy and Farrow's third book. Even though I didn't love Lovers Like Us quite like the other books in these series, I still found myself thinking about all the characters and wondering what was happening with them. That's KB Ritchie's greatest strength, character development and books that are character driven. I'm very excited to read the rest of this series as it comes out and spend more time with American royalty and those who protect them. (I'm also not so secretly dying for a Charlie book).

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172 reviews25 followers
October 24, 2018
This was without a doubt one of the best romance series I have ever read. And although I am reading some MM books from time to time normally I would prefer MF any day but I think I have to rethink my previous book choosing :)

The love between Maximoff (yeah I love the name who doesn't like Quicksilver) and Farrow (love that one too reminds me of a pirate everytime) is something out of this world. Farrow always tells Maximoff how pure he is and I think that is the word you need to describe their connection - pure. I love that even if there is a lot of drama it doesn't move them even an inch from one another.

Now I have to recover from a serious book hangover.

Just once more I LOVE MARROW <3
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176 reviews73 followers
December 27, 2022
Oh my heart ♡ I have not fallen so head over heels for any characters like this in forever, but boy oh boy, did I ever for Maximoff Hale and Farrow Keene!

I've adored all 3 of their love stories, but I think this one was my favourite. I knew I was invested in this series, but I didn't realise how emotionally invested I was until I was crying happy tears towards the end (if you've read this, then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about). I'm sooo happy that they get a 4th love story in book 6, but I'm begging that they have huggeee cameo appearances in everybody elses love stories .... please?!

I'm now a Krista and Becca Ritchie fan for life and will be devouring every single one of their books now. They make the most wonderful, incredible, authentic and relatable characters. I've never wanted to dive into anybody's world as much as I've wanted to there's (I most definitely would be a Hale).
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544 reviews96 followers
June 29, 2018
I'm so glad that, after all, I decided to read this book. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I should continue, because I don't like Moffy and Farrow. However, out of the three books, I'm so glad I can report I like this one the most.

It's still sadly not on the same level as the Calloway Sisters series, but I like their writing. I liked other characters, and those other characters are ultimately the reason why I read this. I'm hoping that with the change of POVs I'll like the next books more.

What I liked here was the fact we found out more about Farrow and his backstory.

My main problem with this was that the plot was random. One thing would happen, then it just skips to another,and we're left wondering what ever happened to that other character. In Addicted series, all of the core 6 were so connected, and here you have a feeling like other characters' storylines are happening in the background. I know the KB are probably "saving" it for that particular character's book, but I found it annoying and disappointing, I wanted to see more from others, but no, they would cut the scene short in order for Moffy & Farrow to have more time together. I had to skip some cheesy, mushy scenes. Sex scenes as well.

The authors said in their note, that these two will get another book, and my first thought was "oh, please no!" There are so many other characters that can take the spotlight!

And finally, in all of the three books there was so little of Lily, Rose and Daisy (Daisy was not in any scenes - only that intervention in the first book), whereas there was plenty of Connor, Ryke and Lo. I'm hoping this changes in Jane's book.
March 25, 2018
4.5 ★'s

“Dum spiro, spero.”

“While I breathe, I hope.”

Plain and simple...I L♥VE Marrow...everything little thing about them is perfection. I love how much they know each other, how much they tease each other and especially how much they love each other.

So, why not five stars? Well, it's all the negativity. It just wears you down. When I started the Addicted series, the negativity was a slow build and then it (sort of) became a white noise...something in the background. But for the last couple of books (maybe once the sex tape was out?), it's just become too much. And it never lets up!

Don't get me wrong, some of it is not bad...it adds to the drama but (for me) there just needs to be more happy times. And that's a bummer because I genuinely enjoy this series and ALL the characters...they just can't catch a break.

But...back to the story. Moffy and Farrow are out and proud and I loved it. They're having to deal with public opinion and *see last two paragraphs* it's over the top. However, they are stronger and they make it work.

I enjoyed the little bit of angst that was thrown into the story with Farrow's ex, Rowin, being in the picture. I never would have imagined how that would work out.


All the character growth was simply amazing...even Charlie! It was wonderful how his and Moffy's relationship is progressing. And you just have to love the Hale siblings. I love how they are always there for each other and all the cousins. It would be amazing to have such a LARGE, wonderful family like that.

There are a few great scenes with "the men". Moffy and Farrow have lunch with Lo, Connor and Ryke. It just made me laugh. My favorite was the scene with Lo and Farrow...loved it!

And there's progression between several of the bodyguards and their clients...some pretty noticeable and some on the sly. Jane and Thatcher's book, Tangled Like Us, is up next and boy, do they have a tough act to follow. Marrow has just set the bar so high!

The hiking trip to the waterfalls was...everything we could hope for and the part about the rings? I loved that sooo hard. ~sigh~

So, this is it for Marrow for a bit but don't worry, the authors have said they would write a book for the you-know-what when the time is right. I can't freakin' wait!
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338 reviews2,814 followers
January 21, 2022
I’m trying to control myself and not binge read the rest of the series because oh my god I love these characters
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483 reviews692 followers
March 29, 2023

“That’s too bad then,” Farrow says matter-of-factly. “Because I want to grow old with you."

"I’m your first—hopefully your last. You’ve never experienced this shit either.” Hopefully your last. I hang onto those three words. Unblinking at him."
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933 reviews1,094 followers
March 19, 2018
Oh my gosh, how cannot I love this awesome series!!! Another fantastic book from Krista & Becca! Thank you so much ladies, you're keep making my days so much better. <3


Ps. The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. They can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca's other novels.

but still I highly recommend their Addicted / Calloway Sisters series to you. You have to meet with Loren Hale, Lily Calloway, Connor Cobalt, Rose Calloway, Ryke Meadows and Daisy Calloway. :)

Trust me, you're missing too much!!!


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)
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1,199 reviews
March 15, 2018
4.5 stars

It's been a few days and I've been trying to formulate my thoughts about this book and how I could write a review without spoiling things and I've come to the conclusion that I really can't. So I'm going to keep this short and sweet.

I started this book the moment I woke up on release day and I could not put it down until I finished it. It was soo good with the trademark KB addictive writing style. There is just something about the way they write that I love so much and makes me want their books to never end. This book gives us so much in terms of character development, plot, etc that now that I'm thinking about it, it almost kind of felt like we got two books in one.

I was struggling with my rating because I couldn't figure out if this was more of a 5 star or 4 star book. I really wish Goodreads would make a .5 star option because it's such a struggle choosing. After much thought and speculation I'm going to give it 5 stars because this book really was the perfect Marrow (Maximoff x Farrow) book. It has allll the scenes with them and we really get to see them grow not only in their relationship but individually. I really loved being able to get to know Farrow more, I always liked him but this book really made me appreciate his character more.

So in terms of Marrow: 5 stars
For secondary characters/plot: 4 stars

My reasoning for the secondary rating is too spoilery to explain but basically I was a little disappointed in terms of those scenes. There were some really great scenes with the secondary cast that I'm going to cherish, but at the same time I kind of wanted more. But I also get that this book isn't about them, it has to focus on Moffy and Farrow so it's just pure bias/preference on that part.

Overall, another great, addictive book. I can't wait for Jane and Sulli's books!

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1,166 reviews480 followers
May 28, 2018

Another beautiful, amazing and engaging book by KB Ritchie. I love their writing, it’s simply amazing. The way they make you feel like you’re completely in this story and the way you get invested in these characters is a testament to their amazing storytelling. I absolutely loved this third installment in the Marrow love story. It was full of twists and turns and things I truly didn’t expect. Loved it! I can’t freaking wait for Jane and Thatcher’s book!!!!!
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June 16, 2022
2022 re-read: Gosh that scene never not gets to me. It's so heartbreaking and also so special. I love it sm.

2020 re-read: Oh man they are so precious wow. The proposal scene is legit one of my favorite scenes in this book and series. I love it so much. On another note, the car accident is one of the most emotional yet powerful too. Gosh their love is just so beautiful. It hits me so hard in the feels. These two will forever be one of my favorite couples. I swear. I am Lily, Lily is me. #Marrow for life!
On another note, I can't wait to read all about Jane and Thatcher.

Rate: ++5 / 5 stars

I first fell in love with Krista & Becca's writing when I read Addicted to You and at the time I had no possible idea of how much I was gonna fall in love with their writing, their characters and basically the whole Addicted Gang. It was so bittersweet when they ended that series. Of course, I already knew they were gonna write the kid's books, which in the beginning I was skeptical about, to be honest.
I only picked up Damaged Like Us the day before Lovers Like Us came out, and when I did, I feel completely in love all over again. Not only did I get to read about all the kids grown up, we got so many new and amazing characters and all the old ones were always present. I love how close these characters and this family is. Reading about them being there for each other through all the hurdles thrown at them is amazing.

I had no idea that with every book these two give me, I'd fall a little more in love with this gang but it's true, that's exactly what happens every time a new book comes out. It was no different with this one. I loved Alphas Like Us so damn much, so much happened, so much always happen. Farrow was really tested in this one, actually they both were, they went through so much and I loved watching them overcome everything together, always side by side. These two have completely stolen my heart forever. I had fallen in love with Lil&Lo and Raisy but holy shit man, Marrow is for sure my favorite! I love these two so so much! There are no words. I am so happy that this isn't the end for them, I mean I know that they'll always be there in the other's books but knowing there will be another Marrow book makes my heart more than happy.

I feel so blessed that the Ritchies are gonna keep writing about these characters and giving us more books, with different couples. I pray to God they never get tired of it, and that we'll get at least one book for each member of the families because they all deserve their own individual story told, and let's be real... I'll be a very very sad puppy whenever they stop giving me more books with these characters. I really will because this gang owns my heart so completely, I won't know what to do with myself once there's no more.

If you've never read any of the books in the Addicted series or Like Us series you should really give them a go. For you, for me and for all these characters. They deserve to be read over and over, all over the world.

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700 reviews127 followers
March 20, 2018
6++++ Stars!

I love all of the books by Krista & Becca Ritchie. Watching Rose and Connor fall in Love was my favorite, but y’all...Maximoff and Farrow have taken first place. This was the best book! It is by no means the end of their story, but the Ritchie twins ended this for them now amazingly. I cannot wait to get Jane and Thaatcher’s story. Selfishly I hope each child gets at least three books each because I don’t want this series to ever end. My absolute favorite read this year so far!
June 14, 2018
My first review in SO LONG--WOO!

Tears scald our eyes, and we breathe and breathe, and I whisper, “You know, my heart is in your hand.”

Another great book by the twins about love, family, and of course drama. By now I feel fully immersed in the lives of the Hales, Cobalts, and Meadows--enough so that they could be real people that I’m old friends with. That is by far my favorite thing about all of these books. My family has always been super important to me so I have ALWAYS loved reading books/ series that feature characters that find family (whether they be blood or not) to be important. Maximoff in particular is a prime example of this. He would literally die to protect any one of his siblings, cousins, OR friends. Ugh it’s almost hard to read about at times because not only does he have to deal with his own stress and shit but he basically is an empath and feels everyone else’s pain and emotions whether he likes to or not. He is the definition of a precious (but also sexy AF) cinnamon roll that must be protected at all costs. He is too good for this world, really. I would love to have him in my family.

If he says you’re “good people”—he’ll surround himself around you, and you’ll be glad. Because he’s the kind of man who puts his whole soul into what he loves, and if he loves you, goddamn.

I think this is my favorite book in this series. We finally get to see Moffy and Farrow in a “regular” relationship without having to hide it in anyway. They can be themselves and go on dates, even if they aren’t always successful due to the ahole paparazzi. The reason I think I like this book the best is because the two come to terms (more on Moffy’s end I guess) with the fact that they are in fact it for each other. Before Farrow, Moffy never considered that he might actually find someone that he could trust and then subsequently love enough to be with forever, marry, have kids, the whole deal. And being a person like Moffy who is just BRIMMING with pure love, I can see how that could have been so horrible. Loren and Lily may not be perfect as individuals or even as parents but you can bet that their love for each other and their kids was something that Moffy grew up seeing and wanting for himself. I just am SO FREAKING HAPPY that they will get their happy ending *sighhh*.

But he brings me this effortless joy, and I cling onto that for dear fucking life.

Another aspect of this book that I enjoyed was getting to learn more about Farrow. We got to learn more about his time as a resident, why he quit, and how he really felt about it. Part of me was initially annoyed about how things turned out in this book in regards to that stuff but I eventually got over it. Farrow came to terms with what he truly wanted and so I was able to, too. He managed to get everything he wanted and boy was I happy for him. Very satisfying “ending” to their trilogy (though the twins have said they would be interested in doing more—woo!).

And goddamn, we’re both smiling.

I have to say I love getting to know each bodyguard even more, too. I am DYINGGGGGGGG for the book(s) featuring Jane and Thatcher. OMG those are going to be steamy AF I just know it. If you haven’t looked at their Pinterest boards yet, I would recommend it. They constantly post things for each character and the posts for these two…*fans myself*. I also love that Thatcher’s had a bunch of cats lol. Big, strong, serious man looking out for Janie��s kitties. Wowwowwowwow.  Overall I recommend, recommend, recommend. Read them all from the very beginning if you haven’t already. They may not all be easy to read (especially Loren and Lily’s books) but to me, it’s so worth it.

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406 reviews83 followers
October 19, 2020

Oh this is the best so far!

emotional turmoil/angst ✔︎
beautiful highly demonstrative/loving scenes ✔︎
MC personal growth ✔︎
Believable gush-worthy couple ✔︎

This series really grows on you, and gets better as it progresses.
Def. Recommending!
Audiobook on audible escape!

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506 reviews273 followers
March 17, 2018

Also, still super excited for the next book because FINALLY Jane’s book! <3 May we see lots of cats and questionable fashion choices and Cobalt’s family dinner debates.

Anyway, so here are some of my thoughts:
• 1st 75% - I gotta admit I was not really enjoying it. This has not happened to me for any of the Addicted books before, so that’s unsettling. I just felt so annoyed for whatever reason. I know it’s in Moffy’s character to push himself for his loved ones, but dang, that boy needs to stop stressing so much because it stresses me out. There are also some choices made in this book where I’m like, really??? I mean I know they’re characters who are learning and growing. I admit it, I was just impatient, and even though I felt bad for the characters, there were not enough emotional, soul-consuming scenes, or enough sweet, cute moments (which every other Addicted book had.)
• The last quarter: Ohmygosh THAT is what I wanted. I love the ending so much. It has emotional scenes, as well as sweet, heart-warming scenes. I’m glad to see the characters finally learn from their mistakes and make peace with the state of their life and actually appreciate what they have. They have gone through so much shit throughout this whole book, and I am relieved that they can find happiness among all of the chaos. Their priorities and values are in the right place.
• Luna. Poor Luna. But I’m proud of her by the end.
• Xander. Whew. That is also another tough arc. He had me feeling uneasy for most of this book, but I like how his story turned out.
• Kinney. I LOVE KINNEY. She is so badass and confident (but also vulnerable). Love her. She’s hilarious.
• I just realized I just went through all the Hale children (which makes sense since this is Moffy’s book). For the other children, I love seeing Tom in the Rainbow Brigade scene. He is such a rebel and troublemaker – “shit-stirrer” as Rose says
• Farrow is wonderful. I like the way he thinks and acts. He is just generally a likable character. His confidence, intelligence, sarcasm, protectiveness, honesty, and sweetness. Also, I appreciate the way his career path played out at the end.
• Moffy is frustrating in this book, but I do understand why he thinks and acts the way he does. He has certainly learned a lot comparing beginning to end.
• Sully’s storyline. RIP my heart. I adore her, of course, but after certain developments in this book, I’m not sure how am I going to handle her book. I’m still going to, of course, but I’m less excited after reading what I read. I’m honestly disappointed. Fingers crossed that her book is going to exceed expectations and is going to kick ass though!
• Can the female characters in the Addicted series not have a traumatic or crappy/nonexistent love-sex life? I have to say that this is a pattern that I DO NOT understand. While all of the main male characters are enjoying the heck out of a healthy love-sex life, the girls are always getting the short end of the stick here. Literally not one female character has either a healthy sex life with people, and literally not one female character has had a good boyfriend. It doesn’t have to be forever, but dang, these girls are always getting crapped on by guys. That suckkkks. Especially when you see the clear dichotomy between the genders’ love-sex life.
• Moffy & Farrow’s romance awww. They are so sweet and cute. I love all of the cute bantering and teasing. They also have some seriously thoughtful conversations. There is obvious appreciation between the two. It is nice to see such a healthy relationship where there is mutual respect and affection.
• Farrow’s interactions with the family is interesting. I like the way his relationship with some of them have developed.

So I’m conflicted. That ending is amazing, but I did have a hard time enjoying in the beginning and middle. 3 stars

And I am curious how Jane & Thatcher’s book will go. I am excited! But also Thatcher is so quiet and mysterious, so I wonder how this will turn out.

Things that you might want to know (WARNING: Spoilers below)
Happy/satisfying ending?
Love triangle? Cheating? Angst level?
Favorite scenes?
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(And honestly can’t wait for Jane’s book next too)

Buddy read with Rose~💕
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349 reviews102 followers
June 24, 2020
The supporting characters stole the show for me. I am obsessed with Sulli and Jane, I can't wait for their books. (They deserve all the happiness in the world.) We got a lot of teases with them and their future love interests and it was everything. Their books might actually kill me.

We also learn a lot more about characters we haven't seen much from in the past books, like Ben, Winona, and Beckett. (I'm suddenly a Beckett stan??) We also get a lot more scenes with the core six here. Fans who have been starving for those close family scenes between the cousins and parents will be very happy with ALU.

The only thing standing in the way from more stars is the main couple. Moffy is absolutely precious, but three books later and Farrow is still very meh. His "IDGAF about anything" and "the rule don't apply to me" attitude just isn't for me.

Leading up to the release the authors had been really quiet about the plot, and now I can see why. I feel like I can't say anything else without spoiling something. I'll just say if you liked the previous two books, you'll definitely like this one!

Hopefully we'll eventually get books from Charlie, Beckett, and Luna as well, and the rest of the bodyguard team too *cough, cough* Oscar.

UPDATE: Oscar is getting that book, I'm going to go die now, thanks.
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128 reviews842 followers
April 9, 2022
Review on IG: @xojazzle

Once again, Marrow did not disappoint. After going public about their relationship, they had to undergo many different changes. Seeing how they reacted and adapted to the different situations just shows how they are truly soulmates. They just have so much love for each other and you can really feel it off the page. I can only say amazing things about them! I also felt like we saw a different side of both Farrow and Moffy in this book because of the different changes going on in their life. I’m obsessed w the relationship Farrow has with all the bodyguards, but more specifically Donelley and Oscar. That trio OWNS ME IDC I LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH!! SFO has really taken over my life. Again, we get more bodyguard and cousin content! Amazing per usual <3 love how protective moffy is over his entire family. There was a life or death scenario, XANDERMOFFY BROTHER MOMENTS<333, more from Charlie ugh love him, yale boys content, SOME CRUMBS FOR AKARA AND SULLIE I CRY BC I KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE BOOKS HOLD UGH, got to see my bby Ben, a little more from the cobalt brothers hehe, KINNEY MOMENTS MY SLYTHERIN QUEEN, marrow moments<3 Overall this book was the perfect amount of relationship, friendship and family 🫶 currently reading Jane and Thatchers book and AH I KNOW ITS GONNA BE GOOD!
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320 reviews564 followers
March 15, 2018

It is everything that I wasn't expecting! SO many things happened that I did not see coming! Once again, I love how KBRitchie developed the secondary characters aside from developing the primary characters. It seems like with each new book in this series I get even more invested with everyone. My wishlist of Like Us characters to have their own books just keeps getting longer and longer!

I'm crossing my fingers, toes, hands, and legs for the fourth book, Tangled Like Us to be released later on this year, and NOT be pushed back to 2019. If it does, I think I will self-combust.
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957 reviews452 followers
August 27, 2023
8/27/23: Audio re-listen. Stands the test of time. Updated rating to 5 stars
4/13/19: Re-read/listen. I still ship #Marrow!

4.5 stars

Audiobook Review

What a fantastic way to end Maximoff and Farrow’s love story. Alphas Like Us had me shipping #Marrow so hard! Krista and Becca Ritchie really came at me with the feels in this one. The depth of emotions is piercing, but there is also plenty of wit throughout. The two men face an onslaught of trials that keep the plot moving smoothly along with a perfect amount of tension. This story is consuming and completely satisfying, although I’m greedy enough to want more.

I am officially in love with J.F. Harding. He earns 5+ stars for his narration of Maximoff. I felt like Alexander Cendese redeemed himself with this book and he turns in a believable performance as Farrow in some very emotional scenes.

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