Addicted: An Ethan Frost Novel

Addicted: An Ethan Frost Novel

by Tracy Wolff

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Addicted: An Ethan Frost Novel by Tracy Wolff

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ethan Frost returns in another breathtaking novel by Tracy Wolff, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Ruined.
 
As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.
 
Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.
 
But that’s not why I’m with him.
 
I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.
 
But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

Look for all of Tracy Wolff’s seductive reads:
The Ethan Frost series: RUINED | ADDICTED | EXPOSED | FLAWED
The Sebastian Caine series: PLAY ME WILD | PLAY ME HOT | PLAY ME HARD | PLAY ME REAL | PLAY ME RIGHT | PLAY ME: THE COMPLETE STORY
The Hotwired series: ACCELERATE
The Lightning series: DOWN & DIRTY | HOT & HEAVY
The His Royal Hotness series: ROYAL PAIN | ROYAL TREATMENT
And her standalone novels: LOVEGAME | FULL EXPOSURE | TIE ME DOWN
 
Praise for Addicted
 
Addicted is a deeply emotional, gut-wrenching story about love, loss, pain and ultimately trust. Trust in yourself and trust in your lover . . . are two elements that are tantamount to a strong relationship. With the baggage and seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against Chloe and Ethan, trust is the key.”—Scandalicious Book Reviews
 
“Tracy Wolff pulls the reader into an emotional, heartbreaking . . . storyline about two people whose pasts collide with the present, resulting in a roller coaster of push and pull.”—The Reading Cafe
 
“[Wolff] really has a wonderful way of putting her words together and bringing her characters to life.”—Smokin’ Hot Book Blog
 
“Wolff is a brilliant author who writes great characters and steamy hot scenes. . . . I think you’ll enjoy it. Ethan Frost is totally worth it!”—Pretty Sassy Cool
 
“This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It made me fall in love with these characters all over again but in an entirely different capacity. I highly recommend this book as well as all of Tracy’s books. I look forward to reading more from her.”—Love Between the Sheets
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553394382
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Series: Ethan Frost , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 45,664
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.

His name is pounding in my blood, a mantra in my soul.

Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.

All that work. All those hours and days of trying to move on. All those assurances to myself that I had this, that I could do it. All of it blown out of the water in one fell swoop.

Ethan. Ethan. Ethan.

He’s here, right here in front of me. And despite everything, it’s all I can do not to fall straight into him.

I don’t know what to do, what to say, how to act. There’s a part of me that wants nothing more than to run across the room and throw myself into his lap. To bury my face in his neck and beg him to never let me go. To pretend that the last two weeks never happened and that, somehow, someway, all the pain, all the agony, was nothing but a nightmare gone awry.

But there’s another part—equally as big and equally as important—that wants to run away. Or at least dive behind the nearest chair and not come out until he’s gone. Until he’s no longer looking at me like he saw a ghost.
Or worse.

Of the two choices, the second is definitely the smarter one. Humiliating, yes. Unprofessional, absolutely. But still so much better than standing here remembering what it feels like to be held by him.

To be loved by him.

And yet, even knowing what a terrible idea it is, I can’t stop myself from taking a step toward him, then another and another. In seconds, I’m standing right in front of him, close enough to touch his soft hair and smoothly shaven cheeks. Close enough to register the uneven rise and fall of his chest beneath the navy silk of his shirt. More than close enough to feel his heartbeat if I just reach out and stroke my hands down his chest as I’m longing to do.

“Ethan.” His name is a tortured sound ripped from me, half whisper, half sob, but I can see by the way his eyes narrow and his fists clench that he hears me. Can tell by the way he looks at me that he understands all the things I don’t have the words to say.

He doesn’t react for a long time, doesn’t so much as move a muscle. Then, suddenly, he’s leaning forward in his chair, and I think that he’s going to be the one to do it, to break the oh-so-fragile understanding between us. To touch me the way I’ve been longing to be touched from the moment I left him in that parking lot.
 
 

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Addicted: An Ethan Frost Novel 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 142 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tracy! Tracy! Tracy! What happened after Ruined? Addicted seems like it was written by another author. Ruined had a phenomenal balance of plot, action, intrigue and romance. Chloe’s character exhibited both vulnerability and strength. Ethan was the consummate hero. Now with Addicted, Chloe has become erratic, weak and at times immature. Ethan has become overly emotional, desperate and vacillates constantly between being the strong alpha hero and weak minded. There are continuity problems with hair color, Chloe's car make, and clothing descriptions. In addition, the author's excellent plot from Ruined has been replaced with Addicted having a multitude of sex scenes that read as a filler for the lack of storyline. Finally, Addicted is 212 pages of story (234 pages total) and would have benefited from an additional 50 pages to conclude half answered questions about family issues and summarize what started out with so much intensity in Ruined. There is too much implication and not enough summation at the ending. I give Ruined ten plus stars and consider it one of my all-time favorites. Unfortunately, Addicted is three stars and could have benefited greatly from better plot development and better editing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is so little dialog that I feel I'm drowning in Chloe's depressing, melodramatic, chaotic thoughts. The first book was so well balance that this seems like it was written by a different author. There are so many unanswered questions and I'm disappointed in the ending. What happened with Tori? What about her past and the drinking problem? Did the detectives ever find another of Brandon's victims? What happened to his political career? What about Vanessa and Miles? The Trifecta project? Poorly written, rushed, and incomplete. Such a shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part two of this series was a complete let down. Chloe kept leaving Jason after he did something wrong, only to return and repeat the cycle. There was no growth by either character in this book. There were opportunities to develop a plot and build tension that were completely missed like developing Brandon as a character and including him in the story, and including Chloe's brother for more than drop by visit. The ending came about abruptly like the author ran out of thoughts and words to type. Book one was great but book two, not so much. Skip this one.
s0177378 More than 1 year ago
disappointing person who wrote the comment TRACY! TRACY! TRACTY! What happened after Ruined nailed it in the head.... it was a bad second book just read their comment i agree 100%
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this installment. Very disappointed with it. Just as an argument ends with a marriage proposal so does the book. You do not find out what happens to any of the filler characters that have been added. Did Brandon finally get arrested?? What happened to Vanessa? What about Tori and her issues?? As much as I enjoyed Ruined I cannot say the same about Addicted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave Ruined one star, and would give Addicted less if I could. The teenage drama goes off the roof here, and Chloe's mental flips take new heights. Why the guy kept coming back to her is beyond me. And that's basically all that happened, there is really no story development. And let us not forget the many sex scenes, which were repetitive, unimaginative, and downright cheap. They followed the same sequence every time: his face between her thighs to give her two or three orgasms, followed by massive bruising and hickies from neck to ankles, and then intercourse either against a wall or with her bending over something (which gave her two more orgasms). Let us pause here for a minute: hickies all over her body everytime they did it, really? How old is this author? This book (and the whole series, really) is a wreck and nothing, nothing, is salvagable.
SHEGARCIA More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe how disappointed I was with this book, I mean really disappointed, its as if she just wanted to finish up the second book and call it a day.  There was no real story to Addicted but instead a constant recap of every other  chapter.  Sheez, did the author forget that we are reading the book that we don't need a constant recap of what happened in the chapter we just read.  Seriously, Chloe kept recapping every chapter in the first 90 pages, Yes, we get that you were apart for two weeks already and seriously, we as readers already know what happened to you that you and why you are ruined! And that's another thing, we are aware of the book title that you do not need to constantly throw in the word "addicted"we get it, that is the title of the book. Seriously, very disappointed in this book, I didn't see a need for a book two if there weren't going to be any kind of closure.  The book is redundant with no real story line.  Book one was so awesome and had so much potential for book two, but it seems like Tracy Wolff ran out of ideas.  If you had no plot for the second one, I would highly suggest to end it in the first book.  And what happened to your editor, did they not catch the part where you changed her hair color or the lack of story line? very disappointed, especially the epilogue, really????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was good but one thing i had a problem with was in the first book chloe is a  red head but  in this one she's blonde all of a sudden?  was a bit irritating. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the bad reviews but decided to read Ruined anyway as I really enjoyed the first book. What a mistake!! It seemed as if someone else wrote the book. It was so predictable and the characters had no depth to them whatsoever that I just didn't care about them. It was so ridiculous how the story was all wrapped up in the last twenty pages. Chloe quickly forgave Ethan, married him, got pregnant and lived happily ever after. There were no explanations about his mother, Brandon or her family. It seemed as if the author had a page limit of 312 pgs, got to page 290 and then realized that she had to finish it by page 312 because she reached her limit. It's a real shame because I really liked the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got so hung up over hair color and car stuff... I feel like the story lacked substanace; mostly filled with fluff. I loved the first book but expected more from this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Ruined, but I got so bored with Addicted. Totally disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I scanned through half the book. The constant drama was to much for me. I loved the first book, but this one was not my cup of tea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should have been much longer. TW did not address a lot of the family issues in any type of detail. I was very disappointed. Some of the sex scenes could have been replaced with how they dealt with their family issues. very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read this 2nd book. I even pre-ordered it. What a huge disappointment! Never have I wanted to slap the stupid out of a character more. Chloe and Ethan needed to untangle them selves long enough to get some serious therapy. And what was the deal with Tori? And so are we expected to believe that she gave up all of her dreams to get pregnant, and stomp grapes with her feet?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible! I'm never reading another book from this author! The 2nd book was a complete let down & there was so many lose ends! 
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Ethan Frost Series and it starts out with a bang. Book one ended with Chloe opening the door to Ethan's house to be face to face with Brandon, the guy who raped her 5 years ago. Imagine her surprise when she finds out how Brandon is connected with Ethan. This starts the emotional ride. My heart really went out to Chloe here. There should be a warning with the first few chapters to make sure tissues are close by. As parts of Chloe's past start to be revealed, parts of Ethan's past will also be discovered. Both of these characters have events from their pasts that have made them into who they are today. For every happy moment in this story, there will be additional unhappy moments. (LOVED the surprise visitor scene at the Napa Valley house!) It was an enjoyable ride following these two through their ups and downs until they FINALLY made it to their happy ever after. I sure hope there is a 3rd book because I'd love to see what happens with the extended families! ;) hint hint! I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, exactly what I thought Addicted would be, about Chloe and Ethan -- I do hope we get to see another story where justice is given to Ethan's family. for the wrong they imposed on her.  Great series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chloe is a bit dramatic. But overall good story. Hot charachters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chloe and Ethan are so damaged by their past experiences. Both should have had extensive therapy when they were younger, but that didn't happen. Chloe is way too immature to handle the relationship with Ethan, and he just wants what he wants, and that is how he thinks it should be. It is such an unhealthy situation for both of them. And what is with all the biting and bruising? That is abusive and no woman should stand for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the details about the characters get changed throughout the story and between the first and second book. One time she's a redhead and the next she's blond. First she has a mini cooper then it changes to a honda. Maybe I'm just anal about details but to me things like that make a difference in a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was so much stupid and needless drama that I couldn't even stand to read the whole book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want my money back!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As others have said, discrepancies between first and second book (hair color, tyoe of car she drives). Story had a lot of potential and forst book drew me in. I was expecting a more in depth look into both chloe and ethan's lives. Instead in was a rushed read, repetitive in chloe's constant break downs, that never had any resolution. The ending felt like a repeat of one of chloe's epiphanies which she has the same one.. after every breakdown. I was disappointed with the author. Expected more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several discrepancies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't often write reviews but I felt compelled to write this one. While I enjoyed the first book in this series, I couldn't wait for this one to end. Less than half way through the book, I was totally weary of Chloe's predictable melt-downs that occurred without fail every time there was any kind of conflict/setback/crisis. Sure, conflict is a needed ingredient in the recipe for a romance. But, her extreme reactions were totally over the top and a real drag to get through time and time again. While she constantly claimed to be over the dreadful events from her past, she repeatedly allowed them to disrupt and threaten her current and future life with Ethan. I was appalled at the end when she totally blamed Ethan for all of her extreme reactions to the events that occurred. Frankly, I became surprised and dismayed that he remained willing to put up with her immature and manipulative behavior. He was too good to her. He should have walked away.