Review: Ritual, Kandi Steiner

"If Gossip Girl and Riverdale had a love child, it would be PSU." -- #1NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken

Ritual by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is now live! 

Written like your favorite drama television show, the Palm South University series has been called "a mix of Greek meets Gossip Girl with a dash of Friends." Follow seven college students as they maneuver unrequited love, teacher/student romance, the tangles of “no strings” relationships, love triangles and more. Each “season” has six “episodes,” and just like when your favorite show hits Netflix, you can read just one episode at a time or binge the entire thing. With the perfect mix of angst, emotional romance, and romantic comedy, the Palm South University series is your next guilty addiction.

Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.



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This series has been an EPIC rollercoaster of sex, drama, love and all you can possibly think of. And it all continues in Ritual. So much is happening. Sexiness. Drama. Lies. Breakups. New relationships. Mending of friendships. Friendships ruined. So much angst. It's an epicly emotional journey where you'll feel any and all emotions as each character goes through their own turmoils and issues. My heart is completely broken for some of these characters, super happy for others and incredibly scared and confused for the rest of them.

I love the girl's friendship. After everything they have all been through, even when there were issues between them, they stayed friends and were always there for each other. This book is kind of a goodbye for some as they are graduating college but I can't wait to see what their friendship will look like in the future. I hope they remain friends and that we will still see all of them in their individual journeys even if they are not in college anymore.

Adam and Cassie which up until now have been my favorite couple had me scared for a little while there. They go through their own drama but manage to come out on top and better than ever, I swear if this ship sunk, I would be so damn mad. These two are ride or die. Do not mess with that.

Kade is relatively new to the group but you know what? I freaking LOVED him. He and Jess were so damn hot together. They just might be my new fav couple. Kade is softening Jess and making her feel things and allow herself to be more emotional and I love that. I really really hope they stay together but with the bomb Kandi dropped on them in the end, I'm kind of scared. Jess is a bit of mess of a person and she loves to deny her feelings and with everything that happened in the past, I'm scared about what she will do or allow to happen.

Ashlei and Brandon. I loved watching her and him be happy and thriving. But a lot happens there too, there's some new office drama that might ruin everything for good. I'm broken over what happened between them but I hope against everything that that was not the end for them. 

Skylar and Kip were so damn adorable. A long distance relationship is not easy but they make it work and gah how everything ended for them in this book was PERFECT. I can't wait to see what the future holds for these two.

Erin, man I am so so happy that she got help and is working through everything that happened and moving on. She meets a new love interest and I adored him, even though I feel like we only scratched the surface of who he is and I wish we had gotten to know him much better. I look forward to seeing how that all goes.

Bear. Omg he broke my heart in this book. My big man is anything but ok. He's going through so much. I hope that he's able to work through everything and move on from what happened. And I hope that Becca will be there for him when he does. Meanwhile, he has Skylar, his bestfriend. I am so happy they have each other. That last scene of them together had me all up in my feels but I am just glad he's finally letting himself feel everything. That's the first step to working on things.

Ritual was amazing. You can expect everything you've gotten before in this series. But what prevailed in this book was heartbreak, angst and you know I loved it. I just hope they are all able to heal and work on themselves and their relationships and reach a happy place. I'm gonna hope like hell that everything that was broken gets mended in the next book. I'm already dying for it.

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“Do you have pole tomorrow?” he asks, checking his side mirror before he pulls onto the road.

“No, I need a rest day.”

“And it’s Sunday, so you wouldn’t have class, right?”

My suspicion rises. “No… but I

“Chapter…” he muses, side-eyeing me with a grin. “Damn sorority.”

I smack his arm playfully.

“Do you think you could skip it, just this once?”

“Probably not without a death threat from Ex,” I say seriously. “But… what are you proposing?”

We pull up to a red light, and Brandon bites his lip before turning to me. “The Bahamas.”

“The Bahamas?!”

“The Exumas, technically.”


“I was thinking more like the place where I fuck you on my yacht and drink fruity cocktails out of coconuts with you on the beach,” he says on a smirk, and the light turns green, making him turn back to the road with a shrug. “But if you’d rather swim with pigs…”

I laugh, shaking my head at the ridiculousness of it. I’m tempted to say

He has a yacht.

And more money than he knows how to spend.

Technically, we

I’m quiet for a long while, and Brandon glances at me from the corner of his eye before pulling into a random restaurant parking lot. It’s a Mexican diner, not even open yet, since it’s only ten in the morning. When he’s parked, he turns to me, grabbing my hands and pulling them into his lap.

“Look, we’ve both been busy this summer — you with your exec position in the sorority, and pole… me with this national client we’re in the bidding war for…

He smooths his dark thumbs over my wrists, his eyes that are usually so intense, soft and vulnerable now.

“This might be our last chance to spend some real, quality time together before life gets even crazier than it already is.”

My heart melts into a puddle right there on the floorboard of his expensive ass car, and I lean over the console, kissing him long and hard.

“Let’s go to the Bahamas,” I whisper between kisses. “You’re right. Everything else can wait.”

He sighs, wrapping his arms around me until he’s pulling me into his lap. I squeal and laugh, but then my next breath is stolen by the erection growing in his slacks.

“This would be a lot easier on the yacht,” I say, rubbing the seam of my leggings against his hard-on.

“Maybe,” he says, sucking on my bottom lip and releasing it with a pop. His lips trail down my neck as my head rolls back. “But these windows are tinted, and you’re sexy when you say I’m right.”

Meet Kandi

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing "emotional rollercoaster" stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance -- in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you're a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she's your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women's Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn't writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine -- not necessarily in that order.

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