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Whatever It Takes

(Bad Reputation Duet #1)

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I HAVE A BAD REPUTATION.

Call me what you want: Bad Boy Next Door. Trouble. That Kid Who Can’t Do Anything Right.

When Willow moves into my neighborhood, nothing should have happened. She’s geeky. Shy. A true wallflower.

Willow is a good girl.
Too good for me.

And how the hell was I supposed to know that she’s related to Loren Hale—yeah, that douchebag celebrity that
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Published January 21st 2020 by K.B. Ritchie
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Christy
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-five-stars
5 stars

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I was bookish and quiet. He was rebellious and misunderstood. Guys like him usually didn’t fall for girls like me. But here we were.

Willow and Garrison… gah! This is one of those stories I’ve wanted for forever. I am the biggest ‘Addicted’ fan. It’s my favorite series ever and Lily and Loren Hale are my #1 favorite book couple. So it’s a given I’d want to read Lo’s sister Willow’s story. This one gave me so many feels and kept me on the edge of my seat. I absolutely love the bad
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Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
MY HEART IS SO HAPPY ...more
tai
Jul 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT ITS HAPPENING!!! It feels like I’ve been waiting for ages for this I’m still pinching myself
Andrea
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, new-adult
4.5 stars

Willow and Garrison own my heart and soul. I've been waiting for this books foryears, I kid you not. As you can imagine, my expectations werehigh.

I find Willow entirely too relatable. It's like the authors managed to get into my head to create Willow Hale. We see Willow's first semester of college throughout the book, and I saw my own experience at college here. She's quite and a bit awkward, but she also has this quiet bravery that I hope and strive for.

Garrison Abbey is so full of
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Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: +5/ 5 stars

I feel so happy and giddy and just blessed.

I always wished I'd get to see these two's story from their own POVs and wow it was so much more than I'd ever imagined. We see so much of the core six, I could cry about how much that makes me happy. Yes, it's mostly moments we've lived from their eyes before but now getting to see them from the other side is just so precious. Every Lo and Willow moment had me close to freaking tears, specially when Willow officially meets him. My
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Sarah/DragonflyReads
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You guys, I’ve been waiting for Garrison and Willow’s story for literally years and the Ritchie sisters brought it! Garrison and Willow are essentially outcasts to their friends and family. Polar opposites but misunderstood by others. Their shared love of fandoms and geekery brings them together as best friends and soulmates.

MAN OH MAN did I need this story! Garrison and Willow are dynamic, explosive, star-crossed perfection. *and by explosive I mean that my heart exploded while reading this
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Lanie
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a
OMG!! GARLOW'S STORY!! FINALLY!!! LEGIT CRYING!!

PREORDERS ARE UP!!
BAD REPUTATION DUET
Whatever It Takes (Book 1) JAN 21, 2020
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Wherever You Are (Book 2) JAN 28, 2020
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Betül
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, new-adult, 2020, reviewed
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
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The time has come for Willow and Garrison to get their own books. If you have read the Addicted series, then you already know these two and some of their background story. But if you don't you'll still get pieces of it in this book. This book alternates between present and past (3 years ago). You'll be getting to see how these two met and how they ended up in the relationship they are in present. Both Willow and Garrison have things they are
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Jenn
An ARC was provided by the authors.

I can’t wrap my head around how awesome this book is and maybe I’m a bit biased because I literally waited years for this story. Willow and Garrison were first introduced in 2014 in Addicted After All (book 3 in the Addicted Series) and I’ve been hooked ever since! (Side note: we actually meet Willow in Addicted for Now, book 2 in the Addicted Series). I needed their story like I need air!!! My initial reaction below still stands – my entire life I’ve been
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Grace
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Reunited and it feels so good!!
It seems like it has been ages since I've immersed myself with the Hale and Co. clan, so it is no surprise that it was hard to wipe the smile off my face while reading Willow and Garrison's story. Especially when Loren Hale himself graced the pages (he is STILL one of my top 5 BBFs after 5+ years, an impressive feat)!

This story is told both POVs of the main characters, and in two timelines.
Past
In the past, we learn the backstory of how Willow and Garrison
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Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY
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Oh Garrison, my heart. My heart hurts for you so much.

People, I have been dying for this couple's story since the Ritchie's posted the Wattpad chapters about them. Before this book was a for sure thing and those were taken down, I read them several times over. There was just something special about the quiet, nerdy girl from Maine who learned she was Loren Hale's half-sister and took a leap of faith to meet him and move close to him to get to know
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Jessica | Booked J
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bad Reputation Duet :
Whatever it Takes:
Wherever You Are: TBD

Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can also be found here at Booked J.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

RTC around January 21st, 2020, to tie into my stop on the Bookstagram tour! My ARC came yesterday and I devoured it—that is how good this one is! The day we’ve been waiting for is almost here! I’m so glad we are seeing Willow
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Sam
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Do willow and garrison deserve rights? Yes. Does this cover? No.
Hanna's Book Obsession
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
{I have received this as an ARC in exchange for an Honest review}

Reading this book over these past two days has been absolutely wonderful. I read it slowly because I did not want it to end. Willow and Garrison are absolutely amazing. This is a book that I have been dying for. It was everything I wanted and so much more. This story is so different from other new adult romance’s out there. It starts off with a bang. Once you pick up this bad boy and his girl you will not want to put them down.
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Anna
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first read by these authors. I know it's book one of a duet (yay, I love duets.), so no HEA...yet.

Willow and Garrison met through a series of random circumstances when they are 17. She's the shy, awkward, geeky girl. He's the broody, angsty bad boy.

They become friends. He takes her under his wing when she ends up in Philadelphia. Both of their lives changed by the same man, her brother Landon Hale.

Shannon
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
4.5* Review to come!
Becca T.
Nov 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
SO EXCITED....But, I can't believe we have to wait 'till January *sad emoji face*
Hannah
Jul 21, 2019 marked it as not-yet-released
update: 07/21/19

OMG!! I thought this was going to never happen and forever be stuck as an incomplete Wattpad story.
Shea
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been begging Krista and Becca Ritchie to write this story for years and it is finally here!

Whatever It Takes is the first book of the Bad Reputation duet about Willow Hale and Garrison Abbey. Both are side characters in the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series and they each played important roles in the growth and character development of Loren Hale. If you have read that series you already have an understanding of Willow and Garrison and how their relationship develops. Krista and Becca
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Kelly
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me say a big THANK YOU to Krista and Becca Ritchie for sending me an early copy of Whatever It Takes! It totally made my January because I absolutely adored this story!! Willow and Garrison are after my heart. I just wanted to squeeze them up into a giant bear hug and tell them I love them to pieces. I don’t think I’ve ever related so much to a character as I have Willow. She’s the quiet, shy girl sitting in the corner, the wallflower, the awkward and clumsy girl, the one with ...more
luna grace 💫
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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lorena
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
“there’s only one person i want to look at. one person i can’t take my eyes off of. garrison glances back at me, and then he squeezes my hand. i feel it. palm against palm. that simple pressure lights up my world. it’s strange—how something so simple can mean so much. his hand in mine. i will never take that for granted again.”

“i hold my wrist out to her, palm up. we’ve done this enough that she gets it. she places two fingers to my pulse. our eyes don’t break. “garrison abbey, you are
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simran
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book made me feel like I was cocooned in my fave comfy blanket and sipping hot chocolate on a rainy day! It's that warm and beautiful!

Can I just start this review by saying how much I missed these characters? I love love love core 6 and gillow so much!

I had high expectations from this book because I had already read the web series and it was one the most cutest things ever! This book gives us dual timelines about garrison and willow in the past when they started out as friends and
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Lauren Luman
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a huge fan of the Addicted Series, I was ecstatic to see Garrison and Willow get their own story.

WIT is a combination of sweet with some angst thrown in. It isn't super sexy like the other books, but it works for this couple. They are perfect for each other. Garrison's intensity balances out Willow's shy, withdrawn nature.

And he's so patient with her that it makes my heart smile. He is always about consent. Can I hug you? Are you sure you want to do this? He goes at her pace, never pushing
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meghan
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
i would give this 5 stars just because i love gillow and the angst in this was so good but if i’m being honest the actual story and the plot just fell flat for me. maybe it’s because i’d already read the flashback parts in the wattpad version so a good portion of this was a reread but even the present day parts were kind of... eh sometimes. i loved garrison and willow’s moments together and i love the wholesomeness of their relationship and i love seeing them explore new parts of their ...more
sunny
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
it pains me to say this because i love gillow so much and i've been waiting forever for their book to happen so when its finally here... im beyond excited but i know that i could not expect much for new contents but still, i just... i wish there'd be more, you know? it should have been more, but instead the plot felt really.... flat, like there was nothing going on, i really like the angst but if i had to rate for the plot only, i'd definitely give it solid 2 stars. but gillow already own both ...more
michelle
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
have pretty much been waiting for gillow to have their own book for four years now and i'm so happy it's finally here. i've missed garrison and willow so much and finally being able to read their story (not counting the web series) was so nice and seeing glimpses of lily and lo really made my day. the best friends to lovers trope truly is the best trope out there and no one can change my mind.
Mia
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
A good old times.
I love addicted/calloway sisters series more then words can describe, but this was more less stuff we know.
Garrison and Willow are super cute together and I do get so heat -warmed by reading about my favourite fictional characters/ family.
So ready for more.
Abeera
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
“So if someone asks you about me, you’ll say to them…?”
“She’s my girl.” He says it with sincerity and threat, like don’t mess with her. He takes a hand off the steering wheel and catches my gaze once. “Yeah?”
Kelsey
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
this was UNBEARABLY short, like it physically hurt me when i finished it in literally three hours. this was really angsty, and garrison's chapter made me really emotional, but the overall plot was,,, like?? not there. but i guess i'll forgive kbr on that front bc we finally got a gillow book lol
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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. Now in their twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love
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