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Whatever It Takes

(Bad Reputation Duet #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,838 ratings  ·  434 reviews

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
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by K.B. Ritchie
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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
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I truly never thought I’d see the day where we finally get Willow and Garrison’s much-awaited full story!!! I am beyond happy and grateful Krista & Becca Ritchie have finally given it to us – at least the first part. Luckily, book two of the Bad Reputation Duet is out only a week after Whatever It Takes! This is a new adult romance that’s a spinoff of the Addicted series, though you don’t have to read the original to understand this duet. But if you are a fan of the Addicted world and all its fa ...more
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reading this just made it so glaringly obvious how much I MISS the first generation....... sigh
I absolutely loved this! I have been wanting a Willow and Garrison book ever since I read Addicted a few years back, and it felt like a dream when the authors announced it. I admit I was a bit scared when we started to get closer to the release since their most recent releases have left something to be desired for me, but I am so glad this one did not disappoint!

Here a few things I loved about this:

- I enjoyed the past/present chapters! I noticed it wasn't something a lot of people enjoyed, but
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
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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 thi
Dora Koutsoukou
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 😤☹️ 🔙 & ➡️ ⭐️s

The blurb caught my full attention immediately, especially with the authors’ note saying that it’s not required to read previous novels.

By 66% I was so dizzy and frustrated with all this back and forth, I came close to dnf it.

The alternate sequence of past and present time did not have a good flow and wasn’t justified. I had the feeling that the authors simply placed in order the past time chapters among the present, as to create angst and intrigue. But these alternations were
4.5 stars

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

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
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

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 deali
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
must protect Garrison Abbey at all cost!!
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

The writing style is not for me. The back and forth of the timeline is really confusing. I lost interest.

My expectation was a bully romance for NA. Too bad it does not work for me.

2 stars
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 h
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it

Reading any Krista & Becca Ritchie book feels like coming home, and this book was not an exception.

Those that have read the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series know all about Garrison and Willow and have been begging for their book for the longest time now. And it is finally here!

This book was the cutest thing I have read for a while now. It is told in two parts, the past (when Willow and Garrison were 17) and the present, in which they are 20 years old. We finally get inside the very
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread-1st
4.5 stars

* Garrison and Willow are so fucking perfect and soft together and I loved it.

* I also loved how even though Willow is anxious and awkward about sex, we see that she wants it and craves it. I feel like so much of her self-esteem, confidence issues stems from physical touch and how she has never really had any of that in any form her entire life and so in many ways it affects her relationships with the people around her. She definitely still needs to grow into herself when it comes
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.
In the past, we learn the backstory of how Willow and Garrison
❤️ 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 bee
Jessica | Booked J
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2020
Bad Reputation Duet :
Whatever it Takes: ★★★★★
Wherever You Are: TBD

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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.

"We're utterly silent, but it's the kind that begins to slow my heartbeat. Silence and calmness, void of that aching loneliness."

Ah! There's something so surreal about reading this one after so long. I've been waitin
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
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 hi
agustina ⚝
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, new-adult
This wasn't what I thought, wich is my own fault of course, but still... nothing happened until right at the end and even tho I didn't hate it, I didn't love this either.

I've only read Maximoff's books from K&B so I'm not super into this whole famous family thing, but if you read the Addicted series and the Like Us series you would probably like this more than me.

Not sure if I'm gonna read the next book...
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it

This was on the list of my most anticipated books of the year and I’m so sad it didn’t turn out to be as good as I expected it to be.

I love Willow and Garrison with all my heart and I was so excited when the author announced their duology since we only had the web series when it came to content of them. I could not wait to get my hands on their book and I was happily waiting to get the story they deserved and I know there’s still one book to come out but… the authors didn’t to them justice.

after reading that ending I'm just gonna say that garrison is the softest boy I know and he should be protected and no I will not elaborate
3/5 stars for garrison and willow

I just want to say that I love them sooooo much, they are the softest and I want to protect garrison with my whole heart
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Rating: 3.5/5

I've been wanting Garrison and Willow's book since 2016. I didn't think it would actually happen one day but I'm so glad it did! I only gave this 3.5 stars because most of the flashback scenes were not new content to me as I read the webseries before, but I still really enjoyed it.
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Alright, I am confused if I should rate it 4 or 4.5 stars or less, for now I will settle with 4 stars. I was going to rate it 5 stars but... *RTC


The only reason I am reading this is because of cover of the next book
Sentranced Jem
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Now I want to re-read all her other series!
❦ jazmin
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-romance
I’m smiling, a full-blown smile that I haven’t felt in years, honestly. I shake my head at myself. You’re in way too deep, Abbey. I know.

This book was so so so cute. Just a heads up that this review is more of an Addicted Series nostalgia review than an I’m-actually-analyzing-stuff-review, because I have missed being in the Addicted world.

First of all, I now admit that I should’ve read this before the Like Us series because it was pretty disorienting to essentially go back in time 20 years,
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i have been waiting for this since the web series in 2015??? i will never escape this world. garrison and willow are so soft, love them with all my heart<3333
Oct 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I’ve been wanting to read this duet for so long! A spin-off from the Addicted series, this is the story of Willow and Garrison. We know them as side characters from the Addicted books, and from the Like Us series, we know them as a married couple with a family of their own, and very much a part of the group. Now, we get to go back in time and see how it all happened for them.

This book can be read as a standalone, but beware it will have spoilers for the Addicted series – as will this r
✨ Lucy ✨
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I WAS SO CAPTURED BY THIS BOOK THAT I couldn't do anything else other than read. Don't get me wrong , I love this sensation , it's what makes me realize the difference between a good and an awesome book. If it wasn't already clear this was definitely an awesome one. I really enjoyed this story, I loved how developed this long distance relationship . I'm a big fan of flash back , all the need/geek world and true love, and this book has all of them so I think 4.5 stars are in order .
ps: I never re

Whatever It Takes was my first introduction to Garrison and Willow, well except for that very brief mention in the Like Us series when it’s requested of Garrison to pick up a wedding ring.
I’ve not read the Addicted or Calloway series yet, nor did I read this story when it was on Wattpad, so everything was new to me- and now I really can't wait to go back and read those series!

Some thoughts I jotted down while reading-
Garrison’s brothers are assholes!
Baby Maximoff!!!
“Bravery exists somewhe
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. Ga
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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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