Book Review – Amour Amour (Aerial Ethereal) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

Amour Amour (Aerial Ethereal)

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Love is a circus

“Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

 


If you love the circus or ever have been to a Cirque du Soleil show and you were just as astonished by the talent and spectacular show as I was, this book is for YOU!

 

Amour Amour by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie has captivated me the very first time I read it, and every single reread since. Las Vegas has the most spectacular theatrical production in the world. They employ the best talent and have the best shows to watch. Every time I watched a show, I was amazed by the sheer talent and breathtaking acrobatics. I always wondered what kind of life the artists and acrobats lived. How cool it must be to be a part of such an energetic and exotic group. Reading Amour Amour just mad me wonder even more.

 


My Review

“circus is family”

Amour Amour was all about following a dream, and not sacrificing it for anyone else.

Thora James arrived in Las Vegas with big hopes, big dreams and big eyes. She wanted a chance to be an acrobat in on of the best shows on the Strip. But talent alone wasn’t enough. Fortunately Thora was gritty, and had more perseverance and tenacity  in her little finger than some people in their entire body.

On her first night in the city she met one of the stars of one of the Aerial Ethereal shows – Nikolai Kotova the “God of Russia.” He made a lasting impression on her and vice versa.

On day one of the auditions she found out just how hard it was to get selected for a part in an  Aerial Ethereal show. Many other talented hopefuls were chasing the same dream. And Thora might just be out of luck.

Fortunately Nikolai took her under his wings and trained her to succeed. He understood what it meant to have dreams and how important it was to follow them.

Working together brought them closer and it started a friendship that soon blossomed into more. They had a deep connection that was built on trust and loyalty, with a healthy dose of sexual tension. They didn’t hasten or jumped straight into bed. Instead they took it slow and let it naturally develop.

Meeting Nik and his extensive family was for Thora quite an experience. She neither has known nor has ever met people like the Kotovas. They were boisterous, loud, always up to no good, loving, and above all else there for each other.  Nik, the leader of the younger Kotova generation, took over the parental guidance and had more responsibilities on his brought shoulders than many others his age. For him, Thora was a bright moment in his life. She gave his life a new direction, an infusion of light and joy.

And Thora was finally flying. She loved the Circus and couldn’t see herself anywhere else. She went after her dream and lived it to the fullest. Not giving up when it would have been easier. Not taking no as an answer. She preserved and and found her family.

 


I absolutely ADORED this book.

Nik and Thora were fabulous characters. Strong, resilient, mature and genuine. They had fabulous chemistry from the very start. Believable attraction based on a real friendship.

The entire idea of a family working for a company like “Cirque Du Soleil” was fascinating, exotic and just captivating. It made this book stand out in an ocean of romance novels.

Anyone who ever read a book by the author couple knows that their writing is on par with some of the most famous romance authors known. They are the creators of the Calloway Sisters and the Addicted series, which gave me Rose and Connor one of my most favorite couples of all times, right there with Eve Dallas and Roarke, or Kate Daniels and Curran.

I loved the uniqueness about Amour Amour. Not only the location but also the idea of a romance about a couple that is part of this thrilling and exotic entertainment business.

5 stars

 

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