Series: Aerial Ethereal #2
Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Some 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 best and worst decision of my life.He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.“You can help me fix it,” she says.And then she hands me a list.
Trigger warnings in the book: Bulimia, depression, kleptomania, and abuse. It is recommended for 18+ readers because there are adult language and graphic scenes.
It's good to be back because truly this is one of my favorite New Adult series. The times I have reread Amour Amour are too many to count and I just love to go back to those times and read about one of my favorite families, the Kotovas. We had Nik and KBR showed us a bit of his family in the previous book. But now we have Luka and a lot more of Kotovas (I'm literally so happy we saw so many of the Kotovas and the family, like oh my god I want to be in these shows).
Infini is the new show in this book. Luka finds out he has been signed to Infini, one show he has been before, in New York. But because of something that happens, he had to leave not only his job but also his best friend, Baylee Wright.
What can I say? My name is Luka Kotova. I'm an irresponsible fuck-up. Thanks for your time. Now let me be.
This book definitely has childhood friends trope. It's so cute, I love this trope so much because we clearly see the characters know each other a lot more than the other tropes. They know their likes and their dislikes and their past and the things they have faced throughout all this time. We see this in Luka and Baylee and we do get some scenes when they were only kids. We also get that relationship between Baylee and some of the Kotovas. She has known them for so long and has shared all her life with them, so it's pretty great to see how they interact (outside of Luka).
Baylee is the main character, side by side with Luka. She's biracial ~ Jamaican-American. Baylee is THE BEST EVER. #pleaseprotecther. She's a juggler in Infini and so so amazing. She inspires me so much and I wish one day I have the strenght she shows (or I hope I already have it). We hadn't met Baylee until this book in comparison with Luka that we did meet with in Amour Amour. It was so great to meet her for the first time because I already loved her because of all the promo and anticipation for this book. She is definitely someone I will always remember and will be sure to come back once again and many time more (!!) to this world.
KBR are my all-time favorite forever. They outdone themselves with each book they publish. It's just incredible. What I did love a lot is that this book is in dual POV, which if I remember correctly Amour Amour isn't. So we get both perspectives in everything and how each of them feels, together and alone time. It's A+ I tell you all.
I fucking love her— and that means nothing to everyone but me.
Let's not forget our favorite characters from the book before that we meet again?!!?! My ultimate fave appears again (of course): TIMO KOTOVA. And his very sweet and cute boyfriend (also a pessimist) John Ruiz. We get more story on them too. But I believe we totally need a book about them because gosh so many things??? *screams in space* There is also Nik and Thora that I also love love love so much and I'm so happy to see them again and read a bit about them and where they are. // And Katya! And Dimitri! And Camila! And omg please give me all the books about them and maybe about some more Kotovas? We need more just saying.
This book definitely covers more (in time) and it has that slow-burn romance we all need in our lives. Baylee and Luka's romance starts shaky from where they left off, there is that sort-of forbidden romance vibe in it. But we can clearly see the love and the nostalgia and the knowledge of themselves and their bodies when they are together. This relationship is so pure and precious and you will love them so quickly.