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Posted June 30, 2014
I’m not quite sure why I didn’t read this right when I got it on Amazon after it first came out August 2013. By now I’m sure almost all of you know about my obsession with this series—I absolutely love it to pieces; to the tiniest details. It’s such a quirky, emotional and well-crafted story about two addicts fighting for not only their own health and well-being, but for each other as well. It’s inspiring!
“You don't make me miserable. You make me want to live. And I want to live with you.”
I love allllll the main characters in these books. We get to know Rose and Connor better (which I very much approve of since they’re my favorite couple from the whole series) and in addition to that we see the blossoming friendship between Ryke and Daisy. I adored that we got to see Lily grow on her own and I was rooting for her so badly to succeed, to not give into her cravings. The scene during Daisy’s birthday where Lily has an emotional meltdown and Ryke tries to find a solution? Yeah, I had some tears in my eyes, not gonna lie. The Lily Vow Day scene? Laughed out loud so hard when Connor whistled and Ryke clapped. This book is full of inspiring incidents, scenes and quotes; lots of swoon moments from the past and present both.
I did have a few issues with Ricochet and as much as it pains me to say it, the main one was Daisy. I just didn’t get her at all in this book. Perhaps she’s just too much of an energy ball for me, but I like her in all the other books, so I guess she’s not that big of a problem for me? Idk. A tad confused here myself. The other thing that bothered me was Ryke, because he was such a douche to Lily sometimes. I get where he’s coming from though, why he supports Lo more than Lily etc, but still. He did apologize at the end of the novel, so I forgive him. It’s hard to be liked by him, but once you get to the point where he cares, he won’t let you go. That’s what I like the most about him.
Anyhow, if you haven’t read this series yet, come on! Do yourself a favor and START IT IMMEDIATELY. RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND. This novella was a solid 4 star read for me, but only for the fact that I know what’s coming next ;) I loved Addicted for Now to the moon and back. Ricochet is the perfect build up for the emotional journey that waits ahead of Lily and Lo and I cannot wait to get my hands on Thrive (which comes out July 18th!). Pssst! It has more Connor in it and perhaps even some of my favorite scenes from Kiss the Sky :’)
Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5.0
Posted February 11, 2014
First off, I tip my hat off to ya'll. This is another great book. I am so addicted to ya'll has authors and your books. I could hardly put the down only to go to bed and go to work. To any one out there that has not read any books by these authors please do so you will not be disappointed..
This book is about Lily and struggle without Lo. As you read this book, you learn more about what happened to Lil growing up and why she is distant with the family. As she struggles with her addiction through this book you are rooting for her and for Lo too. You want them to stay together even though they are apart. Lil has the best support team on her side during all of this without Lo. You also get a glimpse of Rose and Conner's relationship, Rose and their mother's relationship, Daisy and Ryke's relationship, and Lily and Ryke's relationship.
This book is a most read to anyone that still believes true love.
Posted December 23, 2013
I can't get enough of this series and these characters! The minute I saw this was released, I bought a copy! I needed more Lily and Lo and to tide me over until the second book, Addicted for Now, would be released. This companion novel to the Addicted series starts off with Lo beginning his ninety days in rehab and Lily beginning her time living with Rose and and attending outpatient therapy.
We get to see so much more of Rose behind her facade. And I truly grew to love her. She's completely supportive and accepting of Lily, which really shocked me because I expected her to look at Lily as "dirty" once she found out about Lily's sex addiction. But I couldn't have been more wrong, and I love her for every single thing she's done to help Lily and Lo.
There isn't as much Lo until later in the book, but it makes sense because he's not allowed to have contact with Lily or anyone for the first month in rehab. I'm not a huge Ryke fan, although if it wasn't for him, Lily and Lo probably wouldn't be where they are today. He keeps watch over Lily while Lo is away, and the reason I don't like him is because he isn't supportive of Lily and Lo's relationship. I know they've enabled each other for years, but even Lily's therapist believes they can be the most help to each other. They can turn things around and be a positive influence rather than enabling. They need each other. Ryke seems jealous of Lily sometimes.
I loved Ricochet. I feared it would be super short, but it was more like the length of a full novel. I also appreciated that we got to see what happens during the time Lo is in rehab. Where Ricochet ends, Addicted for Now begins.
Posted December 16, 2013
Review for the first book can be found on my blog.
You know what? The silliest things bother me. I understand novellas in between full-length novels in a series. Bridging a gap in the story can be vital in keeping a series going. However, considering this is a full-length novel, I’m confused as to why this is a half-number book as opposed to a full-number book. Maybe it’s because it’s not “required” reading for the series? Which sounds crazy considering it covers an important three month time period with Lo in rehab and Lily working through her addiction. Ah, whatever. Like I said, it’s always the silliest things that bother me.
While this might not be “required” reading for the series, I certainly recommend reading it. While this book focuses mostly on Lily (not enough Lo!!!), we’re also given flashbacks into Lily and Lo’s past. I love learning more about the characters in the books I’m reading. It always makes for a more enjoyable experience.
Yes, I’m aware that this isn’t much of a review. But I did want to bring attention to the fact that the half-numbered full-length book bothered me even though it’s silly. Also, the first chapter of the next book, Addicted for Now, is included in this book. After reading it, I’m dying to start the book! What in the world am I going to do whenever I’m caught up and have to wait for the next book like everyone else?! Be sad, that’s what I’ll do.
Check out all of my reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.
Posted November 18, 2013
Addicted to You continues...this isn't a novella it is a full length read that bridges the gap between the first book and the second book in the Addicted Series. OMG! You thought the first book had you spinning, you haven't seen anything yet. This book is a non-stop emotional roller coaster. The next book cannot come out soon enough.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2013
I loved this one so much more than the first one and I loved the first one! Lo is absent most of this story, but you get to see how strong Lily has become. I loved seeing her strength and how she fought to make the right decisions. She had a lot of willpower and I think that is why I loved this one so much. I felt proud of her and Lo. I know that is crazy since they are not real people, but that proves to me how well written this book was! It was phenominal!! I can't wait for the next one and see how far Lo has come.
Just read this series, you will not be dissapointed!!
Posted October 18, 2013
Actual rating is a 4.5. I am such a huge fangirl for this series, and every time I submerge myself in this world it’s like visiting old friends.
Ricochet focuses on Lily’s separation from Lo and her management of her own addiction, as well as delving a little more into the history of their relationship. It is also a lot steamier then the first novel. I probably should not have been reading it on a family road-trip, especially because I could feel myself turning red at certain moments. Not to mention having to explain to my family what I was reading about when I had to slam my Nook shut because my 8-year old niece started trying to read over my shoulder. But I digress. Despite only being a companion novel, Ricochet was full of character growth and plot development. Rather than just giving us back-story or another perspective of events like many companion novels do, Ricochet actually moves the plot forward and I really loved that.
I really enjoy the writing style. While it’s obviously not perfect, no writing is, it’s perfect for the story being told. Yes, I could do without the melodrama and the frequent mentions about how rich they all are, and the clothes descriptions because I just don’t care about what anyone-in any book ever-is wearing. Those little flaws aside, what really makes the series and writing work for me is how character-centric it is. The writing shows a deep insight into human nature. Despite the fact the characters are very unlikable-melodramatic, entitled, and just plain rude at times-they are so well developed that these flaws never overwhelm there better traits, or make the characters come off as irredeemable jackasses. I never fail to feel real emotion for them, and I’ve fallen in love with all of them, even Ryke, flaws and all. And that folks is how good character development works.
The secondary characters really shined in this novel, especially Daisy and Ryke. While I spent a good amount of the novel internally griping over there not being enough Connor and Rose (because there is never enough Connor in my life) I really enjoyed getting to know Daisy and Ryke better. I can also finally see why people are already shipping them, despite the seven year age difference. They do have some serious chemistry and that bantery spark I love so much, although they do have some seriously inappropriate conversations.
Another aspect I particularly enjoyed was the focus on Lily’s family and the way she relates to her sister’s and parents. Her relationship with them plays a huge role in her addiction, and I enjoyed the fact that she could be as close and care as much about her sisters as she does, given her absentee father and cray cray mother (yes, I totally just used the term cray cray in a review). In a lot of books with these kind of family situations the siblings all tend to resent each other, but that’s not the case with the Calloway girls and that really shined through. Even though they aren’t all super close, and all suffer from different problems, they still want to be close.
Despite the fact that Lo isn’t physically present in the novel, away at rehab, his and Lily’s relationship did have some nice developments. They give me all the feels, especially during the scenes that flashback to the early stages of their “fake” relationship in high school. It hurts my heart to think about how much damage they’ve done to each other without realizing it, and how much time they wasted. Yes, they have a horribly unhealthy, dependent relationship but they recognize it and they don’t play the victims. They are actively working on fixing it. I think that’s what makes them so likable despite how horrible they are to each other and others at times. The flashbacks make you understand how easy it was for them to form such a dependent relationship, and while I can’t relate to their addictions, I have plenty of experience in the kind of damage these kinds of unhealthy, dependent relationships cause to both the people in them and the other people in their lives. It was very satisfying to watch Lily and Lo come to terms with this and try to move past it, to let other people into their inner circle in a way that felt healthy and natural.
This companion novel also puts a lot of focus on the way Lily handles her addiction, and her venturing into therapy and trying to work out why she is the way she is. While I really enjoyed these scenes, and the character development Lily goes through to reach the point where she can finally pinpoint why sex is her chosen outlet, there was one thing I really didn’t love about how her addiction was handled and that was the focus that was placed on Lo as being necessary for her to be cured. It felt like every time she talked about her “cure” she never seemed to believe like this was something she could do on her own, that she could only do it with Lo’s help, and for me at least that isn’t helping her move away from the unhealthy dependency of their relationship. I really just want to see Lily stand on her own two feet and see that she is strong enough and whole enough to not need mindless sex with strangers, or sex with Lo, to feel something. Either way I’m excited to see where her character goes from here.
Ricochet was a sexy, satisfying interlude in Lily and Lo’s story that focused on family and moving forward. I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Posted September 21, 2013
Krista and Becca Ritchie keep the incredible journey of Loren and Lily flowing in Ricochet. Loren is in rehab for 3 months, Lily has to figure out how to spend 3 months without her other half and at the same time refrain from sex. Lily is afraid but she has her sister Rose in her corner helping her find a way through her addiction. This book focuses on Lily's road during these 3 months and you really feel/experience her daily struggles. At the same time there are flashbacks into Lily and Loren's childhood which gives insight into what/how they both ended up with such strong addictions. Ricochet is a very compelling and honest look at coping with your addictions – truly impressed with Krista and Becca's story telling.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2013
U have to read addicted before this one but they r both amazingly good stories. I cried, i laughed, and i fell in love with lo and lily its about 230 pages totaly worth buyingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 12, 2014
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Posted November 7, 2013
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Posted November 26, 2013
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