Addicted to You

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Overview

She's addicted to sex. He's addicted to booze...the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway's biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale's best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes...

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Overview

She's addicted to sex. He's addicted to booze...the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway's biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale's best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they've pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They've mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

* Book #1 in the Addicted Series *

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Editorial Reviews

Christy's Book Addiction - Christy Mullins
"Addicted To You is an extremely emotional read that deals with real life problems that a lot of people struggle with everyday."
Amazon - Jessica Stump
"I want to start off saying this book was amazing!!...I really like this book because even when you think your just hurting your self in addiction you hurt everybody around."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989339216
  • Publisher: Krista & Becca Ritchie
  • Publication date: 6/29/2013
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 532,195
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter, facebook and their website: kbritchie.com
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  • Posted April 13, 2015

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    Good Book

    Good read. On to the next one.

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    While I don¿t feel like I totally connected with the characters,

    While I don’t feel like I totally connected with the characters, I find myself thinking about them long after I finished reading. The ending was great, I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2015

    Took a chance on a whim as it's not my usual. Wow. This turned

    Took a chance on a whim as it's not my usual. Wow. This turned out much better than anticipated. Three cheers for taking me on an emotional roller coaster ride, yet leaving me feeling good at the end. Recommend? Yep. Already have to several friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2015

    good read

    Good read,romance, addiction and trying to find a real love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2015

    Seductive

    Amazing display of sexuality and desire beng mixed with drugs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2015

    Wow

    Wow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Addicted to you

    Trilling and brings to light real problem

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

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    If you asked me to name my one, single favorite series, I wouldn

    If you asked me to name my one, single favorite series, I wouldn't hesitate a second before naming Krista & Becca Ritchie's Addicted series. I first read this book a couple years ago. I definitely enjoyed it the first time. It was intense and unlike anything I'd read before. My love for this series has grown tenfold since then and when I learned the series would be available in audiobook format, I immediately preordered them and jumped right in as soon as I could. I loved this book just as much, if not more, the second time around. 

    Addicted to You is the type of book that captures your attention and your heart and you can't get enough. It was intense and uncomfortable at times. It's real and raw and you can't help but love the characters, even if sometimes you want to cringe because of their behavior. This book – and the rest of the series, for that matter – tackle addiction head on. It doesn't mince words. It doesn't gloss anything over. But that's what makes it so spectacular, in my opinion. Well, that, the incredible writing, and the characters! 

    Lily and Lo have been best friends since they were little. Now they're in college and in a fake relationship – and living together. But here's the real kicker: Lily's a sex addict and Lo's an alcoholic. Their fake relationship is a cover story so their family and friends don't learn about their addictions. They're both self-destructive and they enable each other, but they also love each other. Their connection is so real, their need for each other so palpable, you can't help but want them to be together. They're just so right together, flaws and all. 

    I wouldn't necessarily consider Addicted to You a happy book. It's also not a particularly light read. It's about a couple with real problems who have been hiding for far too long. But in and amongst the angst, is humor and a whole bunch of heart. There are also some sexy times. You might think there's more sex and fewer feels being that Lily's a sex addict. You would be wrong. This book isn't about her conquests. (Thank goodness.) Yes, you do get some of that, but it's not until she and Lo begin to blur the lines that you get much detail. (Which I was glad about.) 

    One of my favorite things about the Addicted series is the strength of the relationships between the characters. Whether family, friend or lover, these characters have amazing chemistry. They're there for each other. They protect each other. I believe they would literally go to the ends of the earth for each other. I still say this series would make one hell of a TV series. As long as they kept it true to the books... and aired it on a cable network. 

    I've read this book before and know what the future holds for Lily, Lo and each of the other characters, but that didn't keep me from enjoying it the second time around. If anything, I think because I know what happens down the road, I was able to relax a little. I didn't have to worry about whether or not things would happen that would break my heart. I could focus on the feels and connecting with the characters. I could enjoy the words and the little things that make this book (and series) stand out so far from the crowd. I absolutely loved the narrator. Erin Mallon did an incredible job. The small details, like the inflection in Lily's voice when she felt uncomfortable or embarrassed was perfect. Lily might be outgoing when it comes to satisfying her addiction, but she's rather timid and awkward when it comes to discussing "gross" things. It's just one of the many complexities about her character and Erin voiced her perfectly. She also did a great job with the other characters and the pacing. A five (plus)-star performance for a five (plus)-star book. 

    I've already started Ricochet, which I somehow missed reading the first time around, and I'll be binge-reading this entire series in preparation for the last two (*sob*) books, Fuel the Fire and Long Way Down. Bring on the feels! 

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  • Posted January 17, 2015

    4.5 stars! Anyone who knows Siiri has heard of this book. In my

    4.5 stars!

    Anyone who knows Siiri has heard of this book. In my eyes, she’s this series’ biggest fan and promoter. So when I considered reading this book, of course I checked with her first. And she gave me the official stamp of approval… I WOULD enjoy this book. I went into this book with the highest of expectations, which sometimes can be terribly deadening for the book itself, since it doesn’t really start off with a clean slate. The official decision… awesome! I’m not usually a fan of addiction books, so it’s safe to say this isn’t the type of book I would normally love and gush over. For some reason, addiction is a very emotional topic for me to read about. It brings on all the emotional feels. The fact that I even had the desire to start this book is pretty shocking, to say the least. It could just be the vast unknown that affects me so strongly… I’m not sure. But either way, I’m very hesitant going into books like this. (I’ve had to DNF many books because of drug and alcohol addiction that I just couldn’t stomach.) This was also my very first sex addiction book. As you can imagine, I was skeptical. I thought, “Okay, so I’m going to read a book about a girl that wants sex constantly, blah blah blah. I’m really not sure this is for me.” But after seeing bloggy friend after bloggy friend rave about this series, readers that I know enjoy books similar to ones I enjoy, readers that I know also wouldn’t like books like that, I knew it was at least worth a try. And here I am, ready to rave about this book. <3




    Lily is a sex addict. Loren, her BFF, is an alcoholic. The two have spent most of their lives sticking up for each other, hiding each other’s issues, and even enabling each other to continue their lifestyles. (Not the ideal situation, obviously, but it worked for them.) They even went so far as to lie to their parents, who are close friends, and tell them that they’re dating each other, as well as a few other lies. You see, Lily's family knew about Loren's alcoholism, yet they are now all under the impression that he has stopped drinking, and that Lily and he are living happily ever after, attending college, and living a life filled with rainbows and butterflies. Not. Even. Close. Lo and Lily live a life full of lies, and it's wearing them both very thin. They are completely unwilling to end their addictions, yet the covering up of them is exhausting for both of them.








    “No one told me you can love someone and still be miserable. How is that possible?”
    These are several tough parts to read, including abusive and painful scenes, but they are definitely needed to portraying this story so realistically. The secondary characters are extremely important as well and add SO MUCH to this story. Especially Lily’s sister, Rose. Oh, how I despised her AND loved her all at the same time.








    “She waltzes into the apartment, her Chanel handbag swinging on her arm like a weapon. Rose frightens children, pets, and even grown males with her icy eyes and chilling glares.”
    This story was so unique and like nothing else I’ve ever read. I was instantly draw into their story, tapping my Kindle at the speed of lighting, flipping those pages so quickly. I can even admit that as I finished this book, I immediately purchased Ricochet. I just had to know that I had book 1.5 ready for me as soon as I could fit it into my reading schedule. With the holiday season in full swing, I haven’t had much time to read the past few weeks. But trust me, this book has been on my mind. I think about it often, and the urge to read Ricochet is grating on me. I WILL be starting it very soon. VERY SOON!




    Such a unique story that definitely kept my interest throughout. The realism and way the story was told were spot-on, and I felt like I knew these two and wanted them to succeed and beat their inner struggles. I’m not a huge series person, but this is a couple that I’m beyond eager to read more about. This isn’t your typical NA story. It’s much more than that. I’ll definitely be joining Sirri in her enthusiasm for this series. I’ve already recommended this book to others, and I will continue doing that. So. Good!

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  • Posted January 17, 2015

    My Thoughts: First of all, I absolutely love this cover. It's j

    My Thoughts:

    First of all, I absolutely love this cover. It's just perfectly placed in every way. And secondly, I have been visiting Nawanda Files for awhile and both Krista and Becca are awesome. So, when they announced the book they wrote, I read the synopsis and knew it was something I would definitely enjoy. I was so right about that.

    The way the story starts out with Loren coming to Lily's rescue and subsequent lies to keep the facade up definitely got me interested in digging deeper into their relationship. Not just the relationship, but what each of their addictions are doing to them, and others. And the addictions they have are difficult to read about. Being an alcoholic or sex addict is, for most people struggling with it, an all-consuming and frustrating problem. I haven't read much about sexual addictions, but I know about alcoholics. For Loren and Lily, both of these things were accepted between them, until they begin to realize how much it is affecting their lives.

    The two of them reach a point where they think they've resolved some issues. But people on the outside are noticing things, things that they don't want anyone to discover. Lily tries to hide everything and to protect the two of them from being found out. As the days go by, however, it becomes harder and harder to hide the truth, especially with all the questions that Lily can't provide answers to. Can Lily and Loren gain control over their addictions and find the right middle ground for the two of them to really be together?

    Addicted To You was a powerful and amazing read. I got sucked in immediately and couldn't stop reading. The whole thing was irresistible, the pain and the love and the horrifyingly true to life scenario. The depth of the story was unsurpassed, it was more than just Loren and Lily, you got to see how everything and everyone was tied together in this whole mess. I absolutely cannot wait to see what is next for the two of them in the next book, Addicted For Now.

    My Rating: Very Good

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  • Posted September 19, 2014

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    A couple of months ago, this series was all over my social media

    A couple of months ago, this series was all over my social media.  I read the blurb and was intrigued by the book’s interesting premise:  What if a sex addict and an alcoholic were in a relationship?  How would that work. So many people love this series and love Lily and Loren, so I was excited and a little bit nervous to read this one.  I want to be clear that I am not a hype hater.  I do not simply dislike something just because everyone loves it.  That being said, this book didn’t work for me.  I’ll explain later.

    Lily Calloway and Loren Hale are both addicts.  Lily is a sex addict and Loren is a alcoholic.  Both of them have been hiding their addictions from their families for a long time and like many addicts have hiding their problems down to a science.  Lily and Loren have a life unlike most of us. They are both incredibly wealth; the Calloway family created Fizzle, a soda empire akin to Pepsi or Coke.  Loren’s money comes from Hale Company, which creates medical supplies similar to Johnson & Johnson.  LiLo have been best friends and their addictions have held them hostage since high school.   In an effort to keep their secret, they tell their families that they are in a relationship, but really they’re not together. Their families have believed that lie for the past three years.

    Now in their third year of college at Penn State, they spend their days sporadically attending class and their nights feeding their addictions.  Lily alternates between one-night stands and porn videos, while Loren finds his solace in any kind of alcohol lying around their lavish apartment.

    My favorite thing about this book were the secondary characters, Rose, Connor and Ryke.  Those characters were more interesting to me and I care more about them than I did about Lily and Loren. I’m not trying to sound cold, but that’s how I felt.  The one moment where I was glued to my Kindle and fully pulled into the story was a particular scene between Connor and Rose.  That moment between the two of them held more weight and magnetic pull than those scenes between Lily and Loren.

    I just could not get invested in Lily and Loren’s story. Perhaps it’s because the romance between Lily and Loren was cheapened by their addictions. Even though I know that Lily used Loren for a particular piece of his male anatomy, it was clear that both of them truly and deeply cared for one another.  They had a love for each other that lived outside of their respective addictions.  However, the scenes between them lacked that special spark that typically draws me into the hero and heroine.

    My biggest issue with the book lies with how the addiction storyline was portrayed and presented. The authors repeatedly pounded into the reader’s head that Lily and Loren were addicts.  Lily’s sexual addiction was almost caricature-like and way over-the-top.  The author’s writing lacked subtlety.  Most of all, the addiction portion of the story was poorly researched and overly-exaggerated.  The way the characters started to intervene with Loren’s addiction was a huge issue for me and just seemed completely unrealistic.

    I really liked Ryke and Connor and I hope to get more from both of them.  Nearly everyone I’ve talked to who has read this series have said that the later books in the series are really good.  If you don’t have issues with the things that bothered me, I think you would really love this book and the main characters.  Unfortunately for me, this book didn’t work for me as a whole.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    Lily is a college girl who goes out the bars a lot. That's norma

    Lily is a college girl who goes out the bars a lot. That's normal, right? Not when the sole purpose of going is to have sex in the bathroom. The college slut? The cheating girlfriend? The ungrateful daughter & sister? Lily has a problem and thinks she is doing everyone a favor by not answering their calls and staying away.

    Loren has a few drinks every now and then. He's only doing what he was taught. He's only in college so he doesn't lose his trust fund. He's just skating by. He answers his father's calls but they never turn out to be good calls. There's always a drink waiting.

    Lily and Lo are in a fake relationship to help each other hide their addictions from their families. Everything is a lie. But one night at a party it all starts to crash around them. Will they be able to hide it much longer? Do they go to rehab? Therapy? What happens to their relationship when they realize they have to help themselves before they can help each other? What then?

    I loved this book! So superbly written! I felt like I was watching two friends go thru these problems. It was heartfelt and heartbreaking. So often I wanted to choke the main characters and shout at them wondering why they don't see the signs for each other's addiction. I'm proud of the decisions that were made and I can't wait to see what happens after christmas.

    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Outstanding.  Addicted To You was a visual, exciting and eye-po

    Outstanding. 

    Addicted To You was a visual, exciting and eye-popping read. The writing was refined and developed, making every scene from parties to sex to the root of Lo and Lily's respective alcohol and sex addictions come to life around you. I had my popcorn in a bucket and was happily sitting front row to a sexy, riveting, yet deeply engrossing show.

    I bought book #1.5 and #2 promptly am SO excited for this series. Book #1 was complete and fulfilling, but there's so much more left to experience. Great storytelling right there.

    - Writing = 5 stars
    - Story/plot = 5 stars
    - Characters = 5
    - Heat level = moderately high
    - TOTAL = :D

    Big 5 stars!

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    I finished Addicted to You a couple of days ago and am just now

    I finished Addicted to You a couple of days ago and am just now finally able to write my review. Frankly, I was completely blown away. This is not just a story about two privilege rich kids who over-indulge and lose control. This is a raw emotional story filled with pain, confusion and addiction. No emotions are hidden from the reader.




    Surprisingly, you would thing a story about a sex addict would be filled with explicit sex. However, this is not the case. No gratuitous sex scenes. Instead, we are given open access into Lily’s thoughts and reasoning as this story is told in first person voice from Lily’s point of view. OH.MY.GOD. I know I will never think of a sex addict the same way again. To feel her pain and confusion, the self-loathing of her actions shook me to the core. Is this how all sex addicts feel? Lo’s addiction is probably to see how it works yet I keep wondering to myself what has brought him to the point of self-medication. As addicted to their own individual drug of choice, there is also the added co-dependency they have for each other that seems to be even more destructive. Enabling the enabler to enable and fiercely protecting each other above all else. I sort of expected this book to start at the beginning of their addictions but instead we are jumping into the middle of the addictive vortex. My expectations of what I thought should happen next immediately are thrown out the door. 




    This is not an easy book to read. Frankly there are some fairly ugly parts. I have to commend author twins Krista and Becca Ritchie for taking on such a controversial subject with such raw trueness. It would have been easy for them to pain a pretty picture but instead they have presented a story of two damaged souls without the rose-colored glamour glasses to make it all safe. And, that my friends, is the true beauty to this story. 




    If you are looking for this book to end in a HEA with all wounds heal, kiss-kiss, hug-hug all is forgiven, then you will sadly disappointed. The ending of Addicted to you certainly did not feel like a cliffhanger or not one that had me screaming, “Noooo” but it certainly had me questioning the what-ifs. What happens next? Do I want to know? Can I live with where the authors take me? There’s only one way to find out. Continue reading the series. As addicted to sex and alcohol Lily and Lo are, I am as well addicted to their story.




    I received this book from Net Galley for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.




    Stars – 5

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    5 "I Am Now Addicted to This Series" Stars Right now

    5 "I Am Now Addicted to This Series" Stars

    Right now my mind is reeling. This book has evoked so much emotion in me. This is a dark romance littered with sex, drinking, family dysfunction, and addictions. If you are in to romances which leave you with warm fuzzies, move on, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, if you are drawn to stories that grip you, have you hanging on hoping that something good will come out of all te craziness, then this is for you.

    Lily is addicted to sex. When she gets stressed, sex is her release. But she is fully addicted to the point where it not only interferes with her life, it is her life. From pornos, to self stim, to faceless/nameless hook-ups, Lily finds her fix. Her lifelong best friend, Lo is an alcoholic. They use each other to hide their addictions from their families. They enable each other to live their destructive lies. At the root of it is a love for each other as much as it is for their own personal gain.

    This book is rough to read. Many scenes are disturbing and they are utterly frustrating. But that is addiction. You just want to shake some sense into these two, but that won't help. They make some friends along the way that try to help. But they need to help themselves. An interesting twist near the end could have made things worse, but in essence I feel it only helps the characters seek the help to heal.

    No doubt this is a love story, but love is not always easy, and it definitely is not always pretty. There is somewhat of a cliffhanger ending but it is not drastic though it will leave you hungering for more. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Lily and Lo's story.

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    ** spoiler alert ** This book turned out to be a nice surprise.

    ** spoiler alert ** This book turned out to be a nice surprise. It starts with Lily, a rich college student hiding her sex addiction from worried-about-appearances-family and all her friends except her BFF Lo Hale. He covers for her at every turn because he has his own self preservation secret to keep.

    "Silence (of the awkward variety) thickens after his words die in the air. Normally, I'd be talking to him about The Blue Room and my nefarious intentions tonight, making plans since I am his DD. But in the censored car, it more difficult to start R-rated conversations."

    Lily reciprocates his loyalty through putting up a front of being in a fake relationship for the previous three years. Together they are closer than close but their friendship has unhealthy connotations at every level.

    "He observes me. Every little movement. And my heart speeds. Is she watching us?" I whisper, wondering why he suddenly looks like he wants to devour me. It's part of our life, i remind myself. This isn't real."

    The authors have done a great job of character developing them both through denial, guilt and realisation of their addiction finishing on a slight cliffhanger that they need to part ways in order to recover from their addictions separately and hopefully becoming stable enough to pursue their love on a more healthier foundation in the next installment of the series.

    “I'll always be yours. No distance or time apart will change that,Lily.”

    I applaud the authors for taking a common thread of addiction and giving it a twist. Usually the taboo subject of sex addiction might be more commonly shown through a male character's promiscuity so it was interesting to see it done successfully from a female view point. You believe in her high and uncontrollable hunger for a quick fumble and then the deflating guilt afterwards. I will certainly be revisiting the rest of the series to see how Lily and Loren fair in their journey to kicking addiction and finding a better coping mechanism.

    I was provided a ecopy of this book for a honest review by the author through netgallery

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

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    I¿ll admit it¿ the first reason I wanted to read this book was b

    I’ll admit it… the first reason I wanted to read this book was because it was about a female addicted to sex. There’s tons of books about guys that crave and need sex. I can’t think of a single one, other than this one, that puts a female in that situation. Immediately, I was intrigued to see how it was portrayed by the authors.

    Speaking of authors, I wasn’t completely sure how I was going to enjoy a book written by two people. Generally, it’s easy to pull off if the book is told from dual perspectives (different authors provide different voices), but this book is only told from Lily’s perspective. So, how’d they do? Wonderful! There wasn’t any noticeable change in voice in Lily (maybe it’s because they’re twins, haha… totally kidding, I know twins are absolutely two separate people).

    Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I was drawn into the story immediately. I loved the characters, especially Loren. The book, being the first in the series, ends very abruptly. I’m excited to see how the series progresses.

    Currently, there are two other books in this series. I’ll be starting the next one, Ricochet, immediately.

    * This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

    Be sure to check out all of my reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    Addicted to You is the first time I've read anything by these au

    Addicted to You is the first time I've read anything by these authors and I could not be more impressed by the story. The authors
    did a good job of capturing the emotions of the MCs and how their addictions are crippling both each other and how it's affecting
    Lily's family. I must admit I was surprised to learn of the connection between Lo and Ryke, and literally laughed out at the first
    exchange between Connor and Rose.

    I will definitely get the rest of the books in the series to see how Lily and Lo are able to deal with life after getting the help they need.

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  • Posted November 18, 2013

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    I read this book because Aestas Book Blog when nuts over it...Ev

    I read this book because Aestas Book Blog when nuts over it...Every book I have read from her recommendations have been awesome. Well let me tell you this one was gripping. The storyline isn't your everyday love story. It is two messed up people trying to get by the best they can...together! I read it in a single sitting. Addiction isn't pretty and this book doesn't try and cover up the life changing results of it...but you will be engrossed with the characters and their individual struggles and be captivated by their love and commitment to each other. It is the beginning of a love affair with the series. I was so thankful to see Ricochet was already available because I didn't know what I was going to do waiting for the next book. All I can say is READ IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

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    adhfksdhfkldhfksdhfklsdhfklshdfa. I don't know. I don't know what to say or react after finishing this book in two days. You have to know that I'm not really a fan of abuse (in all kinds) cause I tend to hate the characters and their flaws. I agree, it's called flaws for a reason. But for me, their flaws are just like a reason. It's a way for escape, it's a bad choice. A really, really, really bad one. 




    I should maybe do a WHAT I LIKED and WHAT I DON'T LIKED here to see better. I mean understand better. 




    WHAT I LIKED: I love the characters. All of them. Well, okay, I love the main ones - Lo, Lily, Rose, Connor and Ryke. The last two guys I enumerated... I'm in love with them. LOL. I love the witty things Connor spouts. He's intelligent and that is so smexy. Ryke on the other hand, is a dangerous kind of guy. BUT in all that those two are way attached to Lo and Lily. I love how even if Connor is wicked rich like those two, he is someone who has a good heart. He and Ryke really cares for Lily and Lo. 




    As for the story, it shows us that it is real. One might not readily admit that they are an alcoholic or a sex addict but it is true and it is happening somewhere. I get that. I really do. For the first part, I kept wondering "Why it happened? How did they became like that?" I know. I know that if I read further on I'll get my answers. I was hoping to get it much sooner. But I don't know, at the back of my mind, I was thinking I might not get the answers I want. Krista and Becca might withhold it to me. LOL. And so I kept on reading.




    Some of the things happened in the story that I did not fully expect. Actually, one of them were the two guys, Connor and Ryke. They just barged in in Lo and Lily's life. I love their roles into the two addicts' lives. I can honestly say that I don't have any bore moments over this book (hello! I read it in two days straight! I even withhold watching TV series so I could finish it. :P).




    WHAT I DON'T LIKED: I guess what I don't like will always be the choices the characters made. Even though I know that is not their fault entirely. And that they are created that way to prove to all the readers that this happens. That once you become an addict, it's hard to stay away. That you crave it so much that it destroys not only you but also your family and friends.




    The indecisiveness... I sometimes hate it when people are so indecisive - hypocrite I am, maybe, cause I do that too from time to time - I mean you said you'll do this, promise it, swear it, give your word but then you'll do exactly the opposite of it. I kinda hate it. Especially if it's something major, like life altering major. I only do indecisiveness for small things, like "Should I buy this book? But it's expensive... But I really want it." Like that. lol.




    I also know that this is really not the authors fault. So the "What I don't liked" part of my review is purely the story. Did you get it? lol. I mean, I'll give the authors 5 stars for how they have written it. I guess because they are bloggers/reviewers first before publishing books. They know the ins and outs of reviewing. So they know what are the things we readers are looking for. What our weaknesses are.




    On the other hand, I'd give 5 stars for the characters. I like them. How they are created, how realistic they are. But I'd give 4 for the characters' choices. The main MCs' choices in life, I mean. I know that that is not really how you should review a book, but hey, this is what I want. LOL. :P And I can not really, fully explain WHY it is like that. Just... KUDOS to Krista and Becca Ritchie! :)

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