Sinful Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
I adore the Like Us-series. There is no other word for it really. And Sinful Like Us, the fifth installment in the series is just as awesome as the first four.
Sinful Like Us is the continuation of Jane Cobolt’s and Thatcher Morretti’s love story that started in Tangled Like Us. Jane, the ultimate American princess, and Thatcher, her ex-bodyguard and now boyfriend. Now as their relationship’s gone public, they’re not only facing the scrutiny of the press, but the much more daunting challenge of having their love accepted by the Cobolt clan. Meanwhile, Thatcher is trying to juggle his two roles as both partner and employee. And Jane struggles with life long insecurities that threatens to break them up just as they are starting their life together.
This is a fabulous read that has just about everything you’d want from a contemporary romance. Thatcher and his brother Banks executes a twin-swap in the name of love. There’s a drug intervention, heated arguments and family drama. There’s jealousy, an awesome menstruation-meeting and a month-long snow-storm. And lots and lots of raunchy, steamy, deliciously smutty sexytimes.
Jane is a marvelous character. Quirky as all hell, at the same time incredibly sensitive and strong, and with a completely unapologetic fashion sense. You can not not love her. Thatcher on the other hand appears to be her polar opposite, but underneath that stoic exterior (and rockhard abs) he’s a teddybear. A very naughty and NSFW teddybear, but still. Their chemistry is scorching and it’s hotter than hot.
I’m not usually particularly fond of overly mushy love stories or too eloquent (and therefore utterly implausible) declarations of love. Not of too many deep emotional discussions or soulsearching monologues either. Sinful Like Us have all of those things. And it still works. I still love the story. Kudos to the Ritchie sisters.
If you haven’t read this series, you are seriously missing out. The families and characters the Ritchies have created are so utterly engaging I can’t imagine I would ever feel I’ve had enough. I just want to immerse myself in their world. Sinful Like Us is about Jane and Thatcher, but the glimpses of the rest of the crew is just as as tantalizing. Farrow and Maximoff are my favourites, no contest, but I want all of their stories. I just hope that the Ritchies are planning to work their way through the entire Like Us-universe. But next up is Headstrong Like Us coming the November 19.