Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet, #2)
​​I WILL RUIN HER.You know that old saying “opposites attract” — well, no one ever tells you what happens after the attraction part.Do opposites stick together forever?Or do they just self-combust?And then there’s the third option: someone or something forces them apart.Look, the third option isn’t happening to us. I will end the bastard who thinks he can keep me from her. I only need to worry about one thing. . .Epic, soul-crushing self-destruction.Because I screw up everything I touch.Even her.

Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet, #2) Details

TitleWherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 28th, 2020
PublisherK.B. Ritchie
Rating
GenreNew Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet, #2) Review

  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars “Wherever you are, no matter if it’s right next to me or a thousand miles away,” I say, “I’m tied to you with a thread that can’t break. We’re connected by something stronger than time or place.” After reading part one of Willow and Garrison’s story, I couldn’t wait for the conclusion. I was so thankful that the books released so close together and I didn’t have to wait long. I love this couple and this ‘world’ so much. This book made me so happy and gave me so many feels! Once 4.5 stars “Wherever you are, no matter if it’s right next to me or a thousand miles away,” I say, “I’m tied to you with a thread that can’t break. We’re connected by something stronger than time or place.” After reading part one of Willow and Garrison’s story, I couldn’t wait for the conclusion. I was so thankful that the books released so close together and I didn’t have to wait long. I love this couple and this ‘world’ so much. This book made me so happy and gave me so many feels! Once again, this book goes from past to present in Willow and Garrison’s life. The first book left us in a way where we weren’t sure how this couples relationship would continue. A lot of obstacles were thrown their way, but they had love and an unwavering loyalty to each other. I was fully convinced that there was nothing too big to tear them apart. I said it in my review for book one, but it stands to be repeated. Loren Hale is everything and I love him so much. I was so glad to see him play such a big part in this book as he plays such a prominent part in both Willow and Garrison’s life. Garrison can relate so much to Loren and I think Lo really helped Garrison get to a better place. It was like Lo was his Ryke and I loved that Loren could be there for someone like that. My sleeves are soaked, and Lo scoots nearer. “You’ll be okay,” he breathes. “You won’t see it today, maybe not even tomorrow, but one day, you’ll wake up and you’ll want to live.” I choke back a sob. What he’s saying seems more like a dream not made for me. I shut my eyes and open them. “Are you sure?” “I’m goddamn sure. Look at me…This guy in front of me isn’t shit, and I’ll still be here when you finally believe it too.” At the end of the book, we get a glimpse in the future that takes place around the ‘Like Us’ series and I loved seeing it. Every character and book that is in the Addicted series is special to me and this is no exception. I love this world that Krista & Becca Ritchie have created and this couples story really touched me. Willow and Garrison will hold a place in my heart and their books will sit proudly on my bookshelf with my favorite series.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so depressed right now, whew.This book waseverything.I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I wanted to die a little. But ultimately, it left me feeling so hopeful. I, Willow Hale, am a risk taker. A challenge seeker. I see that now. I feel it deep in my bones. And I want someone with me, always, to face risks together. I want Garrison. For as long as I can have him. There will never be another couple so perfect for each other. Willow and Garrison shouldn't make sense, but they fit so well. I'm so depressed right now, whew.This book was everything. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I wanted to die a little. But ultimately, it left me feeling so hopeful. I, Willow Hale, am a risk taker. A challenge seeker. I see that now. I feel it deep in my bones. And I want someone with me, always, to face risks together. I want Garrison. For as long as I can have him. There will never be another couple so perfect for each other. Willow and Garrison shouldn't make sense, but they fit so well. They complete each other in such a beautiful way. They're patient with each other, they support one another. They were two lost people who happened to find each other exactly when they needed someone.I won't say much about the plot. You don't have to ready any of KB's other series to read this, but you do need to read book 1 of this duet. WYA picks up right after WIT left off. Garrison is in a really bad place emotional and mentally. Willow is trying to navigate college, her long distance relationship with Garrison, and keep her friendships alive. "Wherever you are, no matter if it's right next to me or a thousand miles away," I say, "I'm tied to you with a tread that can't break. We're connect by some thing stronger than time or place." Like I said, the romance is amazing. This is KBs sweetest and softest couple ever, and I very much doubt they'll write another couple like this soon. But beyond the romance, the sibling relationship between Willow, Lo, and Ryke was amazing. Each relationship was different, but no less special.Daisy and Willow are my favorite friendship ever. They are so cute, I'd take an entire book just based on their friendship. Also, seeing Garrison slowly get closer to Connor, Ryke, and Loren was beautiful. Seeing him accept the fact that he does deserve respect and love and kindness brought tears to my eyes. Connor, Ryke, and Lo—they protect me all the time. They care about me when they don’t have to. These are three brothers that I’d never trade in, never swap out, and even though we’re not blood related, I know they’re mine. I wouldn't change one thing about this book. I have an epic book hangover right now. I literally finished the book not one hour ago. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the rest of my day.---I never thought I'd see these books. Willow & Garrison have been my favorite characters to come out of the Addicted World, and when their web series was cancelled I was crushed. The fact that we are now getting TWO books on them (when I didn't even think we'd get the one) makes me so happy <3
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  • susana ♡
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE THEM SO MUCH
  • Lanie
    January 1, 1970
    YESSSSSSSSSSSS NOT ONE BUT TWO BOOKS!!!! WE ARE SO BLESSED!PREORDERS ARE UP!!BAD REPUTATION DUET Whatever It Takes (Book 1) JAN 21, 2020Amazon https://amzn.to/2nQ9BiEApple Books https://apple.co/2n7m1T3B&N https://bit.ly/2mVGnPm Wherever You Are (Book 2) JAN 28, 2020Amazon https://amzn.to/2nPb7l8Apple Books https://apple.co/2nQeTKWB&N https://bit.ly/2nWzLju YESSSSSSSSSSSS NOT ONE BUT TWO BOOKS!!!! WE ARE SO BLESSED!PREORDERS ARE UP!!BAD REPUTATION DUET Whatever It Takes (Book 1) JAN 21, 2020Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2nQ9BiEApple Books ➜ https://apple.co/2n7m1T3B&N ➜ https://bit.ly/2mVGnPm Wherever You Are (Book 2) JAN 28, 2020Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2nPb7l8Apple Books ➜ https://apple.co/2nQeTKWB&N ➜ https://bit.ly/2nWzLju
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  • bri ♡
    January 1, 1970
    this was way better than the first one. gillow is such a soft couple and I was expecting them to be really distant with each other in this one or have some type of blow up but it never came and I was glad. garrison and willow are perfect for each other and they have so much respect and care for one another and its just so cute to see. but of course the highlight of these books for me are the friendship content and those heart-wrenching moments, especially between loren and garrison. their this was way better than the first one. gillow is such a soft couple and I was expecting them to be really distant with each other in this one or have some type of blow up but it never came and I was glad. garrison and willow are perfect for each other and they have so much respect and care for one another and its just so cute to see. but of course the highlight of these books for me are the friendship content and those heart-wrenching moments, especially between loren and garrison. their relationship means the world to me and it was just so, so nice to see garrison find a family that truly cares about him and treats him better, same with willow. they both have shitty families and now they have the core six and it makes me so happy. also that scene with willow in the closet video chatting the girls made me happy, I just love them all so much and miss them already. PLUS THE LILO SCENES? they're my heart and soul this book fed me so well.
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  • jordane
    January 1, 1970
    “We're finally together in the same city, same house, same room, same bed. Sharing everything. A life. Love.” 3.5/5Garrison and Willow will always remain the softest couple ever. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH
  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    we could've had one of their best books if it wasn't 70% recycled from other characters' pov and the web series and yet here we are. I'm not complaining that they included those scenes, they had to be in the books, but when they keep skipping months in the present timeline to scenes we've already read in other books instead of developing these characters and their relationship as they should? it's just lazy writing. at this point i'm just happy that they didn't completely destroy the characters, we could've had one of their best books if it wasn't 70% recycled from other characters' pov and the web series and yet here we are. I'm not complaining that they included those scenes, they had to be in the books, but when they keep skipping months in the present timeline to scenes we've already read in other books instead of developing these characters and their relationship as they should? it's just lazy writing. at this point i'm just happy that they didn't completely destroy the characters, since that seems to be their new thing.
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  • Bookreader87(Amanda)
    January 1, 1970
    Willow & Garrison3.5 starAgain, not a fan of the format. I think there just wasn't enough written between these two that showed a deep emotional connection. It was told more than it was showed. Too much was skipped over. I really wanted to love their story but I ended up feeling short changed.
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    An ARC was provided by the authors. Oh my goodness. This was such an amazing experience to anticipate what’s going to happen next even though I already know what’s gonna happen, only this time I get to see it from Willow and Garrison’s POV.I loooooove all the BFF Daisy and Willow moments, and also the Calloway sisters and Willow moments! My heart expands tenfold after reading those scenes!!!I love the moments with Garrison and Lo. I’m over the moon at how happy Garrison is around Moffy and I ❤️ An ARC was provided by the authors. ❤️Oh my goodness. This was such an amazing experience to anticipate what’s going to happen next even though I already know what’s gonna happen, only this time I get to see it from Willow and Garrison’s POV.I loooooove all the BFF Daisy and Willow moments, and also the Calloway sisters and Willow moments! My heart expands tenfold after reading those scenes!!!I love the moments with Garrison and Lo. I’m over the moon at how happy Garrison is around Moffy and I live for the moments with Garrison, Lo, Ryke, and Connor. Garrison's character growth throughout this book is just phenomenal. I was full on bawling my eyes out and laughing hysterically at some scenes. I’m amazed at how much this book is like all my dreams come true. As I said before in my review of Whatever It Takes, it may be because I’m biased and have loved and wanted Willow and Garrison’s story from the start, but I honestly love this duet!! It's a look back at all their moments from the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series from their POV and I could not stop smiling at how precious they are together. Their intimate moments are so intense and tender that I feel like I’m intruding in such precious moments between them. All the scenes that I wanted to see from their POV are here and I couldn’t be happier! You can read this duet without having read the Addicted Series or Calloway Sisters series beforehand; BUT, I would highly suggest reading the Addicted Series and Calloway Sisters series first if you want the full experience. You would appreciate Willow and Garrison's story a lot more if you have the history of how it all began and knowledge on all the side characters present in the story. There’s just way too much history there and if you don’t have it all, I don't think it would mean as much. This duet has everything I ever wanted from Willow and Garrison's story. Every moment that I wanted to see in their POV is here and it makes me so happy that I want to keep re-reading it and staying in their world for a bit longer. Quick note: if you’ve read the web series and loved it, you’ll be happy to know that Parts 3 and 4 made it into Wherever You Are. This one picks up right where Whatever It Takes left off. ------- INITIAL REACTION - July 22, 2019 -------Two books! Two books of Willow and Garrison's romance!! It doesn't get any better than this.My Review of Whatever It Takes
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  • Betül
    January 1, 1970
    - 4.5 stars -Wherever You Are picks up where the story left off in Whatever it Takes. This book like the previous one goes back and forth between present and past, which was incorporated really well and made sense. It is not my favorite way of telling a story, but I really loved it for this Duet. I absolutely love Willow and Garrison and like the couples from the Addicted series they will always hold a special place in my heart. This duet had a very nostalgic feeling, it felt like I went back in - 4.5 stars -Wherever You Are picks up where the story left off in Whatever it Takes. This book like the previous one goes back and forth between present and past, which was incorporated really well and made sense. It is not my favorite way of telling a story, but I really loved it for this Duet. I absolutely love Willow and Garrison and like the couples from the Addicted series they will always hold a special place in my heart. This duet had a very nostalgic feeling, it felt like I went back in time and was reunited with so many of my favorite characters. I loved how drama-free this duet was. The characters acted their ages but they also felt very mature. The friendship and love Willow and Garrison had for each other was beautiful and I enjoyed seeing them grow as a couple and individuals."Wherever you are, no matter if it's right next to me or a thousand miles away, I'm tied to you with a thread that can't break. We're connected by something stronger than time or place."I am so happy that Krista and Becca decided to write their story because it was definitely one I was missing. Now I feel sad because I had to say goodbye to these amazing characters again. I so need to reread the Addicted series. I don't have to convince fans of the series to read this duet, because you probably preordered or one-clicked it the moment it went live. As for the readers who haven't had the pleasure of being introduced to these amazing authors, then I really hope you will give it a try because I think you'll enjoy it. Their writing style is very original and has such a great flow. The characters will steal your heart and you will think about them days and months after you are done reading their books. Krista & Becca continue to show me why they are two of my all time favorite authors.
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  • Sam
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been two years since I read the addicted/Calloway sister series. I’ve learned they still own my heart. Willow and garrison own my heart even more. I want more I need more Do willow and garrison deserve rights? Yes. Does this cover? Idk.
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    January 1, 1970
    “I’m not going to let them hurt you anymore.” This book, this duet….Guys this was SO much more of an emotional rollercoaster than I ever could have imagined and I say that in the most tender, loving way possible. I knew what I knew about Willow and Garrison from reading what had been on Wattpad originally and from the few snippets we had seen throughout both previous series. From those two things we caught a glimpse into who these two were but it was NOTHING compared to actually getting inside “I’m not going to let them hurt you anymore.” This book, this duet….Guys this was SO much more of an emotional rollercoaster than I ever could have imagined and I say that in the most tender, loving way possible. I knew what I knew about Willow and Garrison from reading what had been on Wattpad originally and from the few snippets we had seen throughout both previous series. From those two things we caught a glimpse into who these two were but it was NOTHING compared to actually getting inside of their heads. Their story is one I know I will easily be able to re-read over and over again.Very tenderly, he asks, “Willow, can I hug you?”I nod. It might be our last hug for a really long while. Garrison tucks a flyaway hair behind my ear, and then he wraps his arms around my body. I coil mine around his frame, my arms feather-light still, but his embrace carries warmth and extra pressure that dizzies my senses. I hold tighter than before, my fingers gripping the fabric of his hoodie. Don’t go yet. Please don’t go yet. I’m picturing my life without him, and it’s so much lonelier than before. Garrison tilts and lowers his head to whisper against my ear. “You’re still my girl.” And then, without a single pause, Garrison Abbey kisses my cheek. His lips leave a fiery imprint, and my body solidifies like hardened magma.Hands down, my favorite part of this book was Garrison. His journey to loving himself, his immense character development, and just him as a person. I honestly don’t know how anyone who had grown up with those kinds of brothers in a household like that could wind up being as GOOD as Garrison is. The fact that he is so emotional just makes his overall being that much better. Guys never fucking cry which I find to be ludicrous. Garrison did, a lot to be frank, but instead of that making him seem weak or pathetic, it made him HUMAN. I was SO glad when he told Lo about his brothers. Like, I think I may have cried. The fact that I knew Lo would protect him no matter what from that point forward was a balm to my soul. And then he did Garrison one better and offered to let him live at their house. Thank God. I was so relieved. Because of that, this book seemed a bit less angsty than the first which was good on my soul, lol. I can only handle so much at a time.I blink a few times. Don’t fucking cry. It’s okay to cry. Lo told me that. It’s okay to cry. I look up at the ceiling, a tear rolling down my jaw. I’m not emotional because of anything Jonathan said. I’m emotional because I got the three brothers I always wished I had.Getting to know Willow more was obviously great, too. I loved seeing her grow braver and more confident and the relationship that she ended up developing with Daisy was just so pure. She and Garrison were everything to each other and while I think in some cases that might not be so healthy for everyone (especially with two people who have encountered the kinds of shitty things these two have) these two made each other better. They ALWAYS held each other up and told each other they were worth it, and kind, and good, and brave. Let’s face it…if every guy was as patient as Garrison was with Willow, the world would be a much different, better place. ALSO LEARNING THAT VADA WAS NAMED AFTER THE GIRL IN THE MOVIE MY GIRL??!?!? AND HER MIDDLE NAME???! I fucking died.“It’s not goodbye,” he says to me, as though he can’t bear that idea. “I’ll come back here. I promise.” He takes a few more steps backwards. “If not, then I guess I’ll just have to find two cans and a string long enough to connect you to me.”Finally, seeing the past and the present scenes weave in and out throughout both books and having the final chapter set in the past in this one be the very beginning of the last one was genius. I loved seeing their relationship initially grow alongside it gaining momentum and eventually leading to their engagement and marriage in “real time.” THESE TWO ARE EVERYTHING.
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  • flavia
    January 1, 1970
    I want to start by saying that this one was better than the first one when it comes to the content (I’m mainly referring to the Gillow scenes), but the structure was still a mess. I think that this duet should have consisted on the first book with moments from the past (and not only those coming from the web series, but new ones too) and the second should have focused on their present and part of their future. I connected more with the characters in this book than the previous one, especially ☆☆☆☆I want to start by saying that this one was better than the first one when it comes to the content (I’m mainly referring to the Gillow scenes), but the structure was still a mess. I think that this duet should have consisted on the first book with moments from the past (and not only those coming from the web series, but new ones too) and the second should have focused on their present and part of their future. I connected more with the characters in this book than the previous one, especially Garrison since I found him kind of repetitive in the first one but he showed more depth here.After finishing the book, I thought I would feel 100% complete and content with their story but I did miss some very crucial moments that I would have liked to see from either of their POVs. Some examples are: - Garrison asking Willow to prom: I would have loved to see her reaction, him picking her up from home, his reaction to her all dressed up and how they behaved around each other on the dance floor- Them saying ‘I love you’ for the first time: I believe this moment would have been so special to witness, them realizing the depth of their feelings for one another.- Willow graduating: this scene would have been such a good addition to the book with Garrison being proud of her and probably all or some of the core six member coming too.- And, the most important ones: their wedding, their vows, their honeymoon and their reaction to knowing they’re going to have a baby and of course Vada’s birth. Those are some of the most important moment for their relationship and we didn’t get to witness them and it just makes me sad because there is so much wasted potential on this duet.The past/present chapters still felt dragging because all the back and forth and the gaps between all the moments. The problem with this is that the past chapters felt like setback for the present chapter we were getting, like the characters were given some development and then it was taken from them.I did enjoy the book but it was mainly because I love these characters very much. The book would get a much lower rating if I didn’t focus so much on my love for the core eight. I loved the epilogue and how it felt like a full circle moment but the Moffy POV was SO UNNECESARY when we could have got a Vada POV in any case.
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  • *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
    January 1, 1970
    Overall I thought this series was good. The style of this duo works for me, and I've enjoyed all of their books - both MF and MM. I'll admit, it took me awhile to place Willow and Garrison, having read several books that took place after the time/setting of this one. I remember them mentioned briefly in some of the other books. As I often do, I found this one a bit repetitive. I felt like 2 books maybe weren't necessary. We were told (or heard) over and over how Garrison wasn't good enough for Overall I thought this series was good. The style of this duo works for me, and I've enjoyed all of their books - both MF and MM. I'll admit, it took me awhile to place Willow and Garrison, having read several books that took place after the time/setting of this one. I remember them mentioned briefly in some of the other books. As I often do, I found this one a bit repetitive. I felt like 2 books maybe weren't necessary. We were told (or heard) over and over how Garrison wasn't good enough for Willow. He was a bad person. Willow constantly pushed up her glasses. Lots of things that just happened over and over. I did enjoy the jumps from past to present. And of course the time spent with the core six. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this series if you are fans of these authors. As a predominantly MM reader, this is MF that I enjoy. There's angst but it's never manufactured, eye-roll inducing drama.
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  • m
    January 1, 1970
    “I never understood the word solace before Willow.”i loved this book so much, even more than the first instalment. i'm so happy garrison and willow got their story told, and this book included almost all the scenes i wanted to see, both past and present.
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  • zaira
    January 1, 1970
    “I choose to believe we’re stronger than any force in this world. I feel it deeper than I ever have. No separation will keep us apart. Not really.” I liked this so much better than the first because I felt like there was more new content in this one (since some scenes were straight up from the webseries years ago). There is a little bit of angst from the time Garrison and Willow spent apart as well as some tender moments between them. They are one of the cutest couples ever, I swear. I love how “I choose to believe we’re stronger than any force in this world. I feel it deeper than I ever have. No separation will keep us apart. Not really.”⁣ ⁣I liked this so much better than the first because I felt like there was more new content in this one (since some scenes were straight up from the webseries years ago). There is a little bit of angst from the time Garrison and Willow spent apart as well as some tender moments between them. They are one of the cutest couples ever, I swear. I love how they are both always looking out for each other. I also really love Willow’s friendship with Daisy since we got to see more of that here than in the first book. Willow's relationship with Lo and Ryke is also a HUGE plus, as well as the Core Six rallying up to support Willow and Garrison in all ways possible... it just makes me emotional thinking of how we first saw met them at age 17 when they came into Lo’s life and how much they’ve grown. I'm so so proud of them.Dislikes: I still think the timeline disrupts the momentum at times and I feel like there are so many key moments in Garrison and Willow's life that could have been included but weren't. Also: that Moffy chapter lmao whose book is this??
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  • meghan
    January 1, 1970
    i really want to give this five stars because i love gillow and this was 100 times better than whatever it takes but i still had quite a few problems with it. firstly, it ended way too abruptly. the timeline was so weird, yes it did indicate when time was passing but it felt like we were suddenly skipping eight months ahead at the worst times. it’s hard to explain but it felt like time was passing at points when i just wanted to stay in one timeline for a little longer. i think towards the i really want to give this five stars because i love gillow and this was 100 times better than whatever it takes but i still had quite a few problems with it. firstly, it ended way too abruptly. the timeline was so weird, yes it did indicate when time was passing but it felt like we were suddenly skipping eight months ahead at the worst times. it’s hard to explain but it felt like time was passing at points when i just wanted to stay in one timeline for a little longer. i think towards the middle, the story started going by way to quickly and it was getting to a point where it was so rushed that it just felt like kbr realized they were on a deadline and just word vomited the most random stuff. also, the whole salvatore ordeal never really had a solution? she just moved out and it was over. there was no confrontation or anything which was really annoying because a big thing with willow is how shy she is and it would have been a great developmental moment for her to stand up for herself and tell him off. and lastly, my biggest problem with this book is WE DIDN’T GET VADA’S GODDAMN BIRTH OR WILLOW FINDING OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT! they skipped the timeline with some of the most precious moments and gave us the most breadcrumby stupid epilogue. the epilogue was so dumb and so obviously just thrown in there because kbr just felt like they needed an epilogue but had no idea what to put in it, hence why it feels like they wrote the last half of this book on a hard deadline because they left out SO MUCH IMPORTANT STUFF THAT I WANTED TO SEE. i loved the flashback portions a lot more in this book but i wanted to see more of garrison and willow just being a couple at the beginning of their relationship and we didn’t get a lot of that. i’m honestly mad that they tacked on this duology with little to no effort, they had no problem making the addicted books and calloway sisters book like 400-500 pages (long way down is almost 600 pages i’m pretty sure?) and these books deserved that amount of effort. i’m really upset and disappointed :( but this book was still better than whatever it takes so it gets four stars even though objectively it’s more of a three or two star book.tw: abuse
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  • Phuong ✯
    January 1, 1970
    The Moffy scene at the end of the book, I have no words. As if 4 whole novels weren't enough, now we even get his POV in books that aren't even his. It's such a shame that I dislike Moffy so much, because Moffy as a toddler was adorable. "Willow's everything to me." Her name brings comfort and strength and I continue on. "She's more than a girlfriend. It's like code. She's the script on the program, and I'm nothing but a blank screen without her." Anyway, Wherever You Are was slightly better The Moffy scene at the end of the book, I have no words. As if 4 whole novels weren't enough, now we even get his POV in books that aren't even his. It's such a shame that I dislike Moffy so much, because Moffy as a toddler was adorable. "Willow's everything to me." Her name brings comfort and strength and I continue on. "She's more than a girlfriend. It's like code. She's the script on the program, and I'm nothing but a blank screen without her." Anyway, Wherever You Are was slightly better than Whatever It Takes. Garrison and Willow are cute. The "THEN" chapters were still boring, we didn't get any new information. It's just some of the events in the Addicted series retold from different perspective. The best parts were definitely the scenes with the Core 6. They are the best people in the world. How Lily and Lo gave Garrison a chance even when he thought he didn't deserve it. How Connor gave him a job and believed in him when Garrison didn't even believe in himself. How Rose welcomed Willow into their circle and gave her some "motherly" advise. How Daisy befriended Willow so easily when she moved to Philly and didn't knew anyone. How Ryke was such a protective brother to Willow. I would sacrifice everything for the Cobalts, Hales and Meadows. The timeline in this duet was really confusing... why did book 1 started where book 2 almost ended? Didn't make sense. The cute epilogue was nice. That was a nice scene that wasn't repeated from any of the other books.
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  • Caro
    January 1, 1970
    So I read both books in this Duet and I have to say ... I expect a lot more. As readers of Addicted and Calloway books already know, Willow and Garrison are a couple - and all the plot points that were in both books were pretty much already known to us.That being said, knowing all of the plot (except for Garrison’s brothers being abusive) wasn’t what ruined the books. It was very much an issue of balanced writing, pacing and emotion.Krista and Becca chose to streamline the plot in two timelines, So I read both books in this Duet and I have to say ... I expect a lot more. As readers of Addicted and Calloway books already know, Willow and Garrison are a couple - and all the plot points that were in both books were pretty much already known to us.That being said, knowing all of the plot (except for Garrison’s brothers being abusive) wasn’t what ruined the books. It was very much an issue of balanced writing, pacing and emotion.Krista and Becca chose to streamline the plot in two timelines, past (~3 to 4 years prior, before they were dating) and present (as a couple). The chapters changed quickly between past and present, without actually building much tension or empathy for the characters. Sure Willow’s mother is a jerk and so are Garrison’s brothers ... but we never really go there. And of course they HEART each other to death ...but again, we don’t go there. Many emotionally important points are not narrated in real time (on page) but just mentioned or quickly summarized. On the other hand, many plot points that readers of Addicted already had were rehashed in great detail, to no benefit of the actual story or characters.The whole Duet felt like a summary of the actual Willow/Garrison story and left me feeling intensely disappointed for them.
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  • Anna Banana
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsSo good! Loved all the scenes and I love that this book was longer. Combined with the first book in the duet, this really is basically everything I've wanted for their story. A part of me wishes there were more scenes from the "present day", scenes from the gaps in the story where it time jumps, I guess more mundane, every day scenes because it's something I love seeing and something these author's used to do a lot in their books.
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  • konstantina
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5yup it's official gillow is the softest people I know (also all these lilo parts got me feeling so emotional they're MY PEOPLE)
  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    I'm going to stick with the 4-star rating even though I enjoyed it more than the previous one. Some parts were dragging, some slightly absurd and others outright unnecessary but otherwise, this was a Ritchie book I've been missing. This book reminded me why I fell in love with the core six and I'm not even going to lie, I have an urge to reread Addicted and Calloway Sisters series I'm going to stick with the 4-star rating even though I enjoyed it more than the previous one. Some parts were dragging, some slightly absurd and others outright unnecessary but otherwise, this was a Ritchie book I've been missing. This book reminded me why I fell in love with the core six and I'm not even going to lie, I have an urge to reread Addicted and Calloway Sisters series 🤷‍♀️😅
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this duet. I didn’t realize I needed Garrison and Willow’s story until I started reading these books. I have been enjoying Moffy and Jane’s books so much, but it was nice to go back in time to get their story. And also to revisit Lo & Lily, Connor & Rose, and Ryke & Daisy before all the kids grew up. Seriously love these families.
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  • fatin
    January 1, 1970
    i love you willow and garrison i ain't gonna stop loving you bitches
  • Sarah/DragonflyReads
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful conclusion to the Bad Reputation duet. Willow and Garrison's story was paced perfectly and a great look into the lives of two side characters I always wanted to know more about.
  • Maike
    January 1, 1970
    Big sigh. In the grand scheme of things, this was okay. As a person who's been invested in these characters for years, I liked it fine. Objectively, however, this was all over the place. It was the same things over and over again. There was not enough plot over all to fill two whole books in my opinion, and it showed. Especially since we already know how it's all going to end. I was a bit fed up by the end. Plus the frequent time jumps never really allowed the story to flow. As I said, all over Big sigh. In the grand scheme of things, this was okay. As a person who's been invested in these characters for years, I liked it fine. Objectively, however, this was all over the place. It was the same things over and over again. There was not enough plot over all to fill two whole books in my opinion, and it showed. Especially since we already know how it's all going to end. I was a bit fed up by the end. Plus the frequent time jumps never really allowed the story to flow. As I said, all over the place. That extra scene with Moffy at the end? What even was the point of that?? I kiiinda think I know what they were trying to do, but it did not work. Harsh as it sounds, if I hadn't spent the last however many years (5? 6?) with these characters, I would not be giving this book 3 stars.(Sidenote: I feel like the number of adverbs in the text increases exponentially with every release, what's up with that? Please make it stop.)
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  • Lyrand
    January 1, 1970
    GAH. They are perfect. I so would have like to have gotten like a full-length story with multiple books on them. Especially after they got married. I just felt a bit like a lot of the past content was from the web-series, which is fair, but it's a bit meh to read when you've JUST literally finished the webseries. It felt SO good to dive back into this world. The OG world. I think the Like Us series is fine, but there's just something absolutely magical about the characters in the Addicted world. GAH. They are perfect. I so would have like to have gotten like a full-length story with multiple books on them. Especially after they got married. I just felt a bit like a lot of the past content was from the web-series, which is fair, but it's a bit meh to read when you've JUST literally finished the webseries. It felt SO good to dive back into this world. The OG world. I think the Like Us series is fine, but there's just something absolutely magical about the characters in the Addicted world. Finishing the book was bittersweet, because I'd been waiting for a book on them for years and now that I finally finished it, it's just a bit sad. But I'm so happy we got something on Willow and Garrison. Such babes.
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  • Nina
    January 1, 1970
    “Wherever you are, no matter if it’s right next to me or a thousand miles away,” I say, “I’m tied to you with a thread that can’t break. We’re connected by something stronger than time or place.”I LOVE WILLOW AND GARRISON SO MUCH and im going to fucking miss them and the core six. I do want to say that having no gillow wedding scene or the first time they said I love you to each other was an absolute crime and I am upset about it and will remain upset.
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  • dani
    January 1, 1970
    all of my babies being happy and enjoying each other companies??? i cannot ask for anything else,,,
  • Vilma
    January 1, 1970
    *3.5 starsI love willow and reading about the core six again, but I hate how everything that makes the Addicted series so amazing is completely messed up in the Like us series. For example, Moffy and Garrison's relationship. So no, this feels more like a reminder of the good old days when everything still was some kind of perfect (couldn't help myself haha) and how good the kids' series could have been.
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