Review: Whatever It Takes (Krista & Becca Ritchie)

Whatever It Takes
Series: Bad Reputation Duet, #1
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Publisher: K.B. Ritchie
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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 lives on my street. The same guy I’ve been pranking by spray painting vulgar words on his mailbox and worse. Much worse.

Don’t ask me why I do the things I do.
Don’t ask me why it had to be her.

I’m cursed. Simple as that. But here’s the thing about people who are cursed—they break everything they touch.

And yet. . .I still want to touch her. ​

Whatever It Takes is the first book in the Bad Reputation Duet and can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca’s other novels.

My thoughts:

Today, I’m reviewing the first book in Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Bad Reputation Duet. The Bad Reputation Duet is a spin-off of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. Technically, you can read this duet without having read the first series. There are some minor spoilers, but not anything too staggering. That said, I would highly recommend you read the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series first because 1. it’s amazing and 2. it enhances the experience reading this series.

Whatever It Takes was a home run for fans of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. We finally got the start to Willow and Garrison’s story. Even though I already knew some of the outcomes, there were so many new things to learn about them. My heart broke in different ways for each of them, but I loved their connection. I also loved being back in the time period of the original series and seeing all my old favorites. Like I said before, this can totally be read without reading the first series, but I fear it might lack some of the special feelings you get from reading it without. This book made my heart both heavy and light at the same time. I can’t wait for the next book!

12 thoughts on “Review: Whatever It Takes (Krista & Becca Ritchie)”

  1. So, so excited to see a 5 star review for this one! I adore Krista & Becca and can’t wait to dive into Garrison and Willow’s stories. Knowing what I do about Garrison from the Addicted books, I’m sure my heart is going to shatter for him.

    1. I hope it gives you a taste for their writing and makes you want to read the original series. It was so good. It’s one I would re-read.

    1. Well, I want you to start with Addicted to You by these authors. This is a spin-off series you can read separately, BUT it’s better having read that first series. 😉

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