Infini

Infini

Standalone Contemporary RomanceSome love is infinite"Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl" — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, "friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her."It was terrible advice. My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the bes...

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Title:Infini
Author:Krista Ritchie
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:465 pages

Infini Reviews

  • Becca Ritchie
    May 09, 2015

    Release date TBA, but it'll release after the last book in the Addicted series (Long Way Down). These two books aren't related of course, but lots of people ask if Infini will trump Long Way Down in terms of dates. It won't, but we're very, very excited to share Infini with all of you!!

  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    Jan 29, 2017

    Going into any book by the Ritchie sisters is an event. It requires complete “do not disturb” atmosphere because once the words start to flow inside the reader's head, all is lost except the story unfolding. Infini is no different from their prior works in that it is story so consuming and so passionately raw that it is more than just fiction…it is an experience.

    The Kotova Family is a special one. Russian descent born into a family of talent and beauty. They live and the

    Going into any book by the Ritchie sisters is an event. It requires complete “do not disturb” atmosphere because once the words start to flow inside the reader's head, all is lost except the story unfolding. Infini is no different from their prior works in that it is story so consuming and so passionately raw that it is more than just fiction…it is an experience.

    The Kotova Family is a special one. Russian descent born into a family of talent and beauty. They live and they thrive under the lights and the in air of the circus. Tumbling, balancing, flying, and defying all the odds…they live beautifully thru music and performance. Welcome to Aereal Ethereal. Welcome to

    !

    Luka Kotova is beauty personified. He has grown under the guidance of his older brother Nikolai and he has done his best to do right by his family yet he wears a mask of indifference. Cool and aloof on the outside with a storm of pain and guilt devastating his heart and mind. His saving grace, his siblings Timofei and Katya Kotova. His destruction, his best friend, Baylee Wright.

    No one said life in the circus was easy. Hours upon hours of practice. Maturing in the spotlight. Thank God for family and friends. NO one ever said falling in love with your best friend would be easy or wise. Luka and Baylee learned the hard way that young love is not respected. Harsh and brutal, the loss of the friendship and the breaking of hearts shapes Luka and Baylee for 5 long years until the time comes and the “friends” find themselves put face to face only to be kept apart by the glass wall corporate erected.

    The journey to the final act is epic.

    is an emotional journey of not just a lovesick Luka and Baylee but of a family strengthening their bond. I’m not sure how the sisters do what they do in that they create these complex stories with not just a few characters, but full ensembles and yet every one is complete and developed. Each character is a vital piece of the large puzzle that is the life at the heart of the story. To say the sisters are talented is an understatement. The “heart” of the story is just so much MORE than the average romance. It is a real experience. There is so much bulk that is profound with angst, passion, raw grit and real hard love. To be able to write story after story and keep the level of genius is so commending. It is what makes the Ritchie Sisters and their characters stay in my heart years after having met them! It is also what has made this book the BEST of 2017!!!!

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    May 11, 2015

    IInfini is nothing like what I imagined. (That’s not a bad thing.) Prior to reading this novel, I had this fictionalize expectation that builds up within me, not all of them

    met or canon. (Again, not a bad thing.) I thought it’s going to be all fun, cutesy, and as wild just like Amour Amour but the threshold exceeded that level.

    IInfini is nothing like what I imagined. (That’s not a bad thing.) Prior to reading this novel, I had this fictionalize expectation that builds up within me, not all of them

    met or canon. (Again, not a bad thing.) I thought it’s going to be all fun, cutesy, and as wild just like Amour Amour but the threshold exceeded that level.

    Infini is told from the shifting point of view of Luka Kotova and Baylee Wright. We already met Luka in Amour Amour. Back then, we already know his history of shoplifting. He is kleptomaniac. He is also bulimic. You’ll see the part of himself that struggled with his disorders, but you’ll also get to unfold his side that you didn’t get to see before. He’s a dreamer, compassionate, unfailing loyal, and reliable. We also get to meet, the heroine of the story, Baylee Wright for the first time. She’s pretty low-key, and not so mysterious. She loves soca music, and sporty things. You’ll get to see her layers. What resonates with me with Baylee is her grappling with depression. That’s in no way easy.  I love that she and Luka, both, have a supportive family system that understand their struggles.

    There is the trademark brand of Krista and Becca’s book such as familial dynamics, and an ensemble of cast. Of course, the amazing quips and bond between the characters is what made Infini lifting. That’s the joy. I always say I’m weak for a huge cast even more so when they form a crew. We get to see the cast of Aerial Ethereal in a different light. I love that Katya, and Timo are integral to the plot. We get to see Luka’s intimate relationship with them, and his tough-love with Nikolai. What I didn’t expect is Dimitri’s significant role in Luka’s life. I dislike him in Amour Amour, he’s a dick. He’s still a dick, but I appreciate his character more than I used to. I love his relationship with Luka. We get to delve deeper into Katya’s, Timo’s, and Dimitri’s induvial arcs. We get an update about Nikolai and Thora as for John and Camila as well. Readers would also get to meet Baylee and the important people in her life. I don’t want to spoil it to anyone, but you’ll see. What I can confirm is, she’s not a token black character. I love a lot of things about Infini, but the family love is what I would always cite as my most favorite aspect.

    Let’s talk about my favorite part

    This is the most difficult to talk about because everything screams spoiler. The trope is best friends to lovers mashed up with second chance romance. I’m biased, but I see a lot of parallels between Baylee and Luka with Daisy and Ryke

    than Lily and Lo. They’re all best friends to lovers. (In a different emotional scale) I know, Baylee and Luka have their own merit, this is for Addicted Series fans who are planning to read Infini, they’ll noticed the danger, the restriction, the forbidden romance. They’re also painfully tragic. *clutches heart*

    My only legit criticism is this line from the synopsis, “

     — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, 

    It simply reinforces heteronormativity.

    That’s the trigger warning from the introduction. While, Infini handled every aspect with a fitting approach readers should still proceed with caution.

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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Jan 26, 2017

    Live

    4.5 stars <3

    "Circus is family." The love we carry for each other is the strongest and most vulnerable place in us all."

    This book was amazing.It has everything I wanted and even more!Krista and Becca never disappoint me!Infini was romantic,intense,emotional and hot.It was a little bit different from the first book yet it was beautiful.

    Infini deals with some heavy topics and I had so many feelings while I was reading it .I loved Luka and Baylee, thei

    Live

    4.5 stars <3

    "Circus is family." The love we carry for each other is the strongest and most vulnerable place in us all."

    This book was amazing.It has everything I wanted and even more!Krista and Becca never disappoint me!Infini was romantic,intense,emotional and hot.It was a little bit different from the first book yet it was beautiful.

    Infini deals with some heavy topics and I had so many feelings while I was reading it .I loved Luka and Baylee, their love wasn't easy.Their relationship is filled with angst and love.Baylee was shy and sweet.Luka was amazing.I loved him because he didn't afraid to take responsibility for whatever he was doing.These two were intense and they made my heart ache for them.

    “He wants me beside him. Just like I want him beside me. More than anything.”

    Get ready for an emotional journey.Luka,Baylee and the rest will captivate you!

     

  • Jayme
    Jan 31, 2017

    It's absolutely amazing friends to lovers new adult story. You're going to fall in love with Luka and Baylee. Their love story is epic, emotional and smoking hot. It's not simple, but worth every moment. And all this in an unusual background of circus and Las Vegas.

    The new season at the Aerial Ethereal circus means new changes. Luka Kotova decided to take part in the auditions for the Infini show. Although he didn't expect it, he got the role. Now he will have to work with her -

    It's absolutely amazing friends to lovers new adult story. You're going to fall in love with Luka and Baylee. Their love story is epic, emotional and smoking hot. It's not simple, but worth every moment. And all this in an unusual background of circus and Las Vegas.

    The new season at the Aerial Ethereal circus means new changes. Luka Kotova decided to take part in the auditions for the Infini show. Although he didn't expect it, he got the role. Now he will have to work with her - Baylee Wright. The only girl he ever loved, and was forced to forget. But if he ever did?

    One look and conversation was enough to revived old feelings. The situation, however, seems impossible, to be together they would have to risk everything.

    I love this series. It's said that you don't judge a book by its cover, but they are so magical that it's impossible to not fall in love with them. Fortunately after good cover stands a superbly written book.

    It's coming of age forbidden love story. The authors have created a likeable and real heroes. You feel for them and hurt for them. It very easily draws you in and provides true emotions. It's about mistakes from the past, the secrecy, the disorders, the family and the fight for what is most important.

    It's a complex story. Not always easy, really refreshing plot with a good angst. You'll be heartbroken, only to fill it later with hope. But if you wonder, there are also funny, sweet and scorching hot moments. Not a totally tearjerker. wink*

    Apart from the main characters, there are strong secondary characters. The bond that unites the Kotova's family is incredible. Definitely one of my favorite moments are with all of them. You'll want to read the story of each of siblings. I certainly want to. Extremely after this incredible epilogue!

    Therefore the authors doesn't disappoint. If you're a fan, it will be another success. If you only get started, don't hesitate even a moment. This is a standalone, but I definitely recommend the entire series. It's worth your time and attention.

    ***

  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    Jan 26, 2017

    NOW LIVE!!!!!!!! |

    I am just so overwhelmed with the emotions and angst and gut wrenching love this book portrayed.

    Krista & Becca Ritchie depict a forbidden and tragic love story that is interwoven with their signature ensemble casts and touching family dynamics.

    For those who haven't read

    - Luka is part of the Kotova family, who all perform in various circus acts in Vegas run by the same corporate company. He's a kleptomaniac among many other issues, but is

    NOW LIVE!!!!!!!! |

    I am just so overwhelmed with the emotions and angst and gut wrenching love this book portrayed.

    Krista & Becca Ritchie depict a forbidden and tragic love story that is interwoven with their signature ensemble casts and touching family dynamics.

    For those who haven't read

    - Luka is part of the Kotova family, who all perform in various circus acts in Vegas run by the same corporate company. He's a kleptomaniac among many other issues, but is the sweetest, most caring, and empathetic loving person to those he cares about.

    Baylee is also apart of one of the Vegas acts, and up until their teen years her and Luka were completely in love and inseparable.

    (which I won't say) causes them to separate and not speak for years until they learn they'll soon be starring in the same show.

    My favorite things about Infini:

    1. LUKA AND BAYLEE. My god these two together are quite possibly the cutest things to grace this earth.

    2. Literally anytime Luka smiled at Baylee. Every time he mouthed he loved her. Or said I love you. Or spoke. Or breathed. Just.....Luka.

    You hear that? That's the sound of me sobbing.

    Literally just take me now I can't be on earth anymore.

    I can't feel my heart anymore. Do I even have one? NOPE - don't think so. These two have stolen it.

    2.

    HOLY SHIT. THE ANGST. It's like Krista & Becca sat down and pondered "How can we torture the shit out of our readers in the best way? Oh we know!" and *poof* Infini was born.

    3. Camila and Katya talking about

    , the talk about vampire dick, Dimitri's small wiener, and Connor Cobalt's love for BDSM.

    4. Any mention of Timo and John. Can we just acknowledge the low key argumentative flirting they do that's reminiscent of

    ? John calling Timo babe ?

    *inhale. exhale. Don't fangirl. Don't fangirl*

    AHK-EI€!Ag$7aHAAA@!! They're so fucking cute!

    5. The love between this family. So many scenes in here had me sniffling and tearing up.

    I feared my heart would actually burst each time Nik or Timo or Luka or Katya shared a loving scene. The raw emotions in this book will grip you and not let go.

    6. Camila and Dimitri are everything I never knew I needed. If they get a book (please let them get a book), I will be ECSTATIC. (And John and Timo. PLEASE!)

    This book.

    This was nothing like I was expecting and even more than I had hoped. For those who've read Amour Amour, this definitely takes on a different tone. The angst and emotion leap from the pages. A must read for Krista & Becca's fans and anyone who enjoys a gut wrenching romance. I can't wait for more from this universe and am anxiously waiting for even the slightest detail on the next book!

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  • Andrea
    Jan 27, 2017

    I’m currently running on like zero sleep because of this book so bear with me. I’m trying to make this review as less “rambly” as possible, but that’s always pretty difficult to do with your favorite books. I just want to start with saying that this was

    I was expecting, but I was never disappointed.

    This was everything I could w

    I’m currently running on like zero sleep because of this book so bear with me. I’m trying to make this review as less “rambly” as possible, but that’s always pretty difficult to do with your favorite books. I just want to start with saying that this was

    I was expecting, but I was never disappointed.

    This was everything I could want in a KB book.

    • A realistic romantic relationship

    • Strong family bonds

    • Amazing female friendships

    • A lovable and adorable hero

    • A sweet and strong heroine

    • Laugh out loud banter

    Like all of KB’s books it’s the characters that really make this book exceptional. The main ones and the supporting ones alike. Krista and Becca always manage to write such complex, diverse, and relatable characters!

    is told in two-POVs: Luka & Bayle. Luka was first introduced in

    , he’s a 20-year-old Russian-American, and too pure for this world. We first meet Baylee in

    , she’s a 19-year-old Jamaican-American, and all around sweetheart. I wish I could talk about the romance more, but I feel like everything is a spoiler so I won’t. If you’re a fan of friends-to-lovers, you’ll love this! Luka and Baylee’s relationship was filled with honesty and open communication and love, there was never any unnecessary drama. (Though this was a lot more angsty than

    !) They were too adorable.

    The entire Kotova family was amazing to read about. I also loved learning more about Dimitri. Timo, Katya, and Nik were a huge part of the plot, and I loved seeing Luka’s relationship with each one of them plus their own individual lives. (Timo & Luka scenes literally made me tear up.) Female friendships were also very prominent in

    . There was this certain scene where all the girls are gathered together, and it was honestly one of my favorite scenes of the book.

    So yeah, if you liked

    , you definitely need to read this. Or if you’ve never read a book by Krista & Becca this one (or

    ) could be a great first book, as it can be read as a standalone.

    P.S. I am so ready for future books in this world.

    Book #1 review (Thora & Nikolai) –

    (4 stars)

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jan 28, 2017

    There’s one thing I always know when I start reading a KB Ritchie book: I’m going to fall in love with the characters. All of them, main characters or side characters, strong or silent, outspoken or timid. No one does character development like Krista and Becca Ritchie.

    Infini tells us the story of Luka and Baylee, two performers who work for the same aerial c

    There’s one thing I always know when I start reading a KB Ritchie book: I’m going to fall in love with the characters. All of them, main characters or side characters, strong or silent, outspoken or timid. No one does character development like Krista and Becca Ritchie.

    Infini tells us the story of Luka and Baylee, two performers who work for the same aerial company. The two were friends when they were teens, and they were in love. But harsh circumstances ripped them apart and still keep them apart in the present. The company wants to revamp one of their current shows and Luka finds himself working with Baylee once again. What follows is an emotional and angsty journey between two people who never really got over each other.

    Infini is a book I have been dying to read, and it

    but I encourage you to read Amour Amour, if only to meet and get to know some of the characters. Amour Amour is a story that touched hearts and told the reader to follow their dreams. Infini to me is about not losing hope and to never give up on love. Baylee and Luka invoked the rawest emotions in me, I found myself at times either holding my breath or exhaling with relief while I was reading.

    And for my angst junkies out there like me, BUY THIS BOOK! Those of you who don’t love angst? Everything that caused the angst was not unnecessary and was not added to the book solely to manufacture drama. It all makes sense, it all fits together and the characters and their actions will not frustrate you. I PROMISE.

    Side characters, I almost always address this when I review a KB Ritchie book but I will again. I LOVE THEM!!!! We don’t get disposable one dimensional characters, nuh uh. We get believable and lovable and relatable and flawed AND wonderful side characters. They make the story so real and I find myself always wanting to know more about them. They add to the main characters and refine the world building in the books. Obviously I want to see more of ALL OF THEM. But for now can we pretty please have a Katya book? And a Sergei? And a Dimitri? AND a Timo/John?? You callin me greedy? NEVER.

    I teared up near the end, my eyes burned with emotion for these characters. Luka makes an amazing hero and Baylee a stunning heroine. I would gladly read more about them and the world they live in any day of the week.

  • Amy (Foxy)
    Jan 26, 2017

    The circus is back and it’s not the circus from our childhood but instead a modern day version with visual arts. Aerial Ethereal puts on acrobatic masterpieces for Vegas showgoers.

    We meet most of the cast members in the book

    (which can be read as a standalone). The Russian family, the Kotovas, are the center of the story.

    focuses on

    forbidden romance with

    The circus is back and it’s not the circus from our childhood but instead a modern day version with visual arts. Aerial Ethereal puts on acrobatic masterpieces for Vegas showgoers.

    We meet most of the cast members in the book

    (which can be read as a standalone). The Russian family, the Kotovas, are the center of the story.

    focuses on

    forbidden romance with his castmate

    .

    ~Luka

    Only a couple people know the situation involving the secret that makes their love forbidden.

    Baylee’s quiet and passionate personality was the antidote to Luka’s irresponsible screw ups. Throughout their entangled mess, she kept him grounded. Her presence is a beacon of hope when the odds seemed against them.

    I really enjoyed their chemistry. The authors are the masters at making big families with each member having a distinctive voice. Lots of characters played a strong secondary role in this story and I never once got lost on who was who. It takes a skilled author to keep the reader engaged in all these characters lives without forgetting who they are when reading about them. BRAVO!!!

    I’m glad that after 2 years the authors didn’t forget about these characters and gave us another Kotovas love story. There are many more stories I want them to visit within this world of circus arts. My fingers are crossed that we'll get to hear the love stories of the rest of the Kovotas family members.

    is a standalone set in Vegas. It’s set in the same universe as

    .

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  • Jacqueline's Reads
    Jan 27, 2017

    I love the KB twins. If you are like me, you have read the Addicted series multiple times and even listen to the audio books more than once.

    Infini is part of the Aerial Ethereal series and can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend you read Amour Amour first to get the full experience, but it’s not necessary.

    Infini is just like the Addicted series and is completely opposite of the Addicted series as well. It’s the same in the way it has the KB signature style writi

    I love the KB twins. If you are like me, you have read the Addicted series multiple times and even listen to the audio books more than once.

    Infini is part of the Aerial Ethereal series and can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend you read Amour Amour first to get the full experience, but it’s not necessary.

    Infini is just like the Addicted series and is completely opposite of the Addicted series as well. It’s the same in the way it has the KB signature style writing, with a huge cast of characters that are well develop with complex issues and the book is filled with angst, but the good kind. Infini is also different because it’s different people, with different storyline and it’s the circus people!

    The circus is a unique theme for a book. It’s not the first theme I look for, but it works. The circus is magical, fun and mysterious.

    What really worked for me was the writing style. The KB twins just know how to write a good book. There’s so much story, meat, drama and emotion. They suck you into this world and you want to be part of it. You slowly become the characters and you feel for them.

    Luka is the younger brother who was presented in Amour Amour as the brother that steals. I wasn’t really keen on the whole stealing thing, but it wasn’t the main point of the story. I found Luka very endearing, lovable and an all-around stand-up guy. He doesn’t always make the best choices, but he takes responsibility for his actions and I love that.

    Baylee and Luka form a relationship fairly young, so young that it was forbidden by the company and they got caught.

    Because of those actions they aren’t allowed to see each other anymore or there would be major consequences.

    It’s years later and Luka and Baylee are performing together and they only can maintain a work relationship, but you know how it goes.

    I love the forbidden / Romeo/ Juliet kind of storyline. I gobbled it up like mad. I usually am not an angst junkie, but there was something about the tension and dynamic between Baylee and Luka that I could not get enough of.

    You also get huge chunks of storyline with the side characters, which I also love because it’s about the family right? It wouldn’t be a KB book if you didn’t get a family out of it.

    Amour Amour is still my favourite in the series, but I was very happy with Infini. The book was intriguing, angsty and 100% romantic.

    Amour Amour

    Infini