Thrive (Addicted Series)

Thrive (Addicted Series)

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Overview

Thrive (Addicted Series) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire--like having three-ways with her boyfriend's rock climbing brother--Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they'd see, demons they don't know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn't think they'd meet. Not this soon.

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don't hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

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The Addicted Series is now complete and perfect for binge-readers!
1. Addicted to You
2. Ricochet
3. Addicted for Now
4. Thrive
5. Addicted After All

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149826018
Publisher: K.B. Ritchie
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Series: Addicted Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 342,007
File size: 700 KB

About 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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Thrive (Addicted Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I've been mulling over what to say about this book without spoiling it, but still doing it justice, since I finished it well over a week ago. I also haven't stopped thinking about these characters and this story since I finished. I think I've got it, but just realize that no matter what I say, I can't possibly make you understand how amazing and powerful this story is. It's been quite awhile since we got a new story focused mainly on Lily and Lo. Sure, they were always in the background (and sometimes foreground) of the spinoff Calloway sisters novels, but I couldn't help but wonder what was happening to them while the other characters took center stage. Well, the answer is A LOT. And that's all I'm going to tell you. Don't fool yourself into thinking that there's not much story untold, even if you've read Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. Because I can't stress just how wrong you are if you think that. The good, the bad, the ugly. The sweet, the sexy, the heartbreaking. Thrive tells it all.  Thrive delves deeper into addiction and all the effects it has on a person and those in their life, but it does it in a way that, while heavy, wasn't unbearable. Yes there were moments that had me in tears, but there were also the little moments that made me laugh and swoon. The Harry Potter references were plentiful and I grinned every time, particularly over "alohomora." I loved each and every single one of the geeky references. Because, let's face it, Lily and Lo are geeks and I effing love them because of it. I love Lily's awkwardness and Lo's raw sexual power. When Lo calls her "love," I melt every single time. Seriously, these two are so OTP it almost hurts me.  As was true with every other book in this series, the secondary characters play a huge role. As I've read (and LOVED) both Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower, I was fascinated by reading all the events from Lily and Lo's POVs this time. Those two definitely knew a lot more, a lot longer, than anyone thought. I had truthfully forgotten just how much I loved Lily and Lo, as the last books focused on Rose and Connor and Daisy and Ryke. But, they really are the perfect couple. Yes, they're co-dependent almost to a fault, but they make my heart sing when they're together. But, each and every one of these characters, these couples, holds a special place in my heart and I could never, ever pick a favorite. They each bring something so special, so uniquely them, to the table. I can't imagine this series without every single one of them just as they are. Each new installment in their stories gives me more reasons to love them even more than I did after finishing the previous book. I had very, very high expectations for Thrive and they were exceeded. What's a stronger word for exceeded? Because that's what they were. I highlighted about half the book. I couldn't even narrow down my favorite parts to include them in my review. Just know they were plentiful. Earlier today I was writing up a fun survey post and one of the topics was "most recommended books." Clearly the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series hit the list. Like I said on that post, if you're a fan of new adult books with grit and unforgettable characters and you're NOT reading this series yet, you really need to reevaluate your life choices. When I think this series can't possibly get any better, Krista and Becca find a way to blow me away and make me feel things I didn't know I could feel. Then they leave me wanting more. And boy, do I ever want more after finishing Thrive. How long until Addicted to After All...?  There are only three books left in this series and I'm already dreading it ending. Regardless of how it all shakes out, it's going to really suck to give these characters up. This is a series I'll be rereading for a very long time to come. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is absolutly amazing! Please read in the reccomended reading order or you may become lost!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ydbrooks More than 1 year ago
This series is amazing! I love LiLo so much. They are perfect in all their imperfections. I loved Part 1 of the book. Especially all the sister bonding and when they went to comic con. I was sooo glad Poppy got featured more in this book. I always felt so bad for her and wished she was close to her sisters because they're great. I'm glD we saw that all four sisters are close and love each other. I have to say Part 2 was a little slow for me, but Part 3 picked right back up and I loved it again! I just love Lo and seeing his inner struggles. Thrive is a definite must read. It made all the missing parts from Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower make more since. I think the reason I didn't connect with Daisy and Rykes book at first was because I kept wondering what the heck I was missing with Loren lol this book was great and definitely not a retelling of the last two books. It gives you a lot more insight and a lot of amazing extra scenes. It made me understand Lorens action a lot better because he was so mean to Ryke in Hothouse Flower but now I und why. Loved it and can't wait to start Adiccted After All.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read the Calloway sisters it seamed very repetitive
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Love experiencing the ups & downs with Lily and Lo ... an amazing journey. I still remember reading Addicted to You and how much my heart ached for both Lily and Lo as they lived in their own world of addictions and then as their journey moved forward as they faced these addictions. Thrive allows us to be a part of the daily struggle to cope with and overcome their addictions. They don't have an easy road and I felt like I am participating every step of the way with them. Once again Ryke, Daisy, Rose and Connor are prominent in this story. I LOVED that this book covers the same time frame as Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. Yes, Lily and Lo were in both of those books but know we truly know what was happening to them during this time as they dealt with all the craziness while also handling their addictions. There is so much depth to this series that I'm also pulled in and I never want to put the book down.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars: THRIVE is the latest instalment in Krista and Becca Ritchie’s contemporary, new adult series focusing on tight knit group of friends whose lives have been torn apart by gossip, scandal and addiction. Thrive is the continuing story of Lily Calloway and Loren Hale-a storyline that runs parallel to KISS THE SKY and HOTHOUSE FLOWER (two novels that were released earlier in 2014).  THRIVE retells the events of KISS THE SKY from Lily and Loren’s POVs as well as overlapping some of the timeline from HOTHOUSE FLOWER. As the Calloway sisters find themselves the stars of a reality television show that focuses primarily on Lily and Lo’s addictions, the reader is pulled into the mindset of two people whose private lives have become very public through betrayal and heartbreak. THRIVE is a storyline that is not necessary to the series if one has previously read KISS THE SKY and HOTHOUSE FLOWER. There is very little new information imparted to the reader that hadn’t already been revealed and in this I found some of the storyline redundant and unnecessary.  Because Lily and Lo are the primary characters in the Addicted Series I am wondering if the authors felt it necessary to give a different perspective as we are approaching the final instalments of the series and Lily and Loren’s tale.
LittlePiecesofImagination More than 1 year ago
*There are NO spoilers whatsoever in this review for any of the previous books nor for Thrive.* Hiii, y’all. So it’s that day again on le blog where I get to fangirl endlessly. Do you guys even take me seriously anymore when I mention this series to you? Honestly, it’s not my fault these books are so devourious (not a word, I know, but it should be: these books are meant to be devoured!). In all honesty, this book and series can be summed up in two words: READ. THIS. QUOTE "We’re going to have our happy ending. It just may take us awhile to get there." I want to get the thing that bothered me out of the way now and not waste any time on it later. You see, Krista and Becca love Ryke and Lily’s friendship and everyone else seems to as well. I don’t, unfortunately. I like them separately and I appreciate this bond they’ve formed thanks to Lo; I love how up-front Ryke is about everything, I love the awkwardness that is Lily. However, when Ryke looks at Lily like she just said something dumb and sometimes tells her some rude/mean-ish stuff (only in my opinion since, again, everyone ships this friendhsip), I always, always cringe. It’s not that Lily can’t protect herself, it’s that I want to protect her from Ryke’s hard edges. Lily is too sweet to have to bear Ryke’s hard edges and even though Lily isn’t even hurt by Ryke’s sometimes-very-harsh comments, I am. That’s the only thing that bothers me about Thrive. Reading about their friendship from Ryke's POV isn't an issue, but from any other POV? It kind of is for me. Moi is weird, I'm aware. Since the plot is too spoily to talk about, I’ll discuss it very briefly. Thrive contains everything that happens after the second book [Addicted for Now] and the two companion novels [Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower], so it spans throughout a few years. It’s hard to put every single scene into this novel and some fan favorites were left out (though YAAAAAS! It has this particular scene from Kiss the Sky that always brings chills all. over. my. whole. body). We have a ton of new scenes that we haven’t seen before, including something regarding Rose and Connor which had me in so many happy tears that I just couldn’t handle. We also get Comic Con and a few special bromance scenes which I did not drool over. (Ok, I totally did, but don’t tell anyone else.)  As for characters, well.. Thrive is a character growth novel and basically a filler story between two periods in Lily and Lo’s lives. I love how awkward our adorable female MC is. Lily and Lo’s nerdiness is so relatable. ALSO, DID I MENTION THE HARRY POTTER REFERENCES? SPELLS. HOGWARTS MENTIONINGS. ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING A GIRL (OR A GUY) COULD ASK FOR? And it’s all spiced with a touch of awkwardorable (read: awkward and adorable) manner that’s so unique to Lily and Lo. And there's a Teen Wolf reference ;____________; I just about cried when I saw Sterek mentioned. Swoon mode is 100% activated, let me tell you. The side characters are extremely important in this series. Ofc I love all the 6 main characters *duhh* but there are a few people whom I’ve grown to love more or less throughout the series and one of them is Jonathan Hale. ”WHAAAT?” you ask. “Siiri, this is not a person to love O____O” Well, guys, my love for this character is weird. I specifically love to hate him. He’s not an obvious villain. He’s the Dan Scott of this story while Lo represents Nathan. Lo, like Nathan, is desperate to prove himself to his father and find his approval. Jonathan, like Dan, is never satisfied with anything and is constantly pushing his son to the lowest point until neither of them has anything left but try and fix what's been broken over and over again. I’m really looking forward to seeing if and how Jonathan Hale can be somewhat redeemed. He has his moments, but it’s a long, long road ahead of him and I don’t know if he is able to reach the other side of the street before the series ends.  There are two more things I need to speak more about and first of them being Ryke, Connor and Lo's bromance. Bromance is something I always fangirl over and especially in this series. It’s just so real, banter-y and you can see the layer of care and concern underneath all the jokes. It’s exactly how my guy friends are with each other, so it’s humbling to see that in fiction as well. Doesn’t hurt that it includes Connor Cobalt who is the most shippable person in any fictional work I have ever read. I ship him with everyone and everything! *dies of swoon* And last, but definitely not least, the sisters! It’s so endearing to see a bond that grows throughout years; that only gets stronger and stronger. As much as I adore the romances and all the bromances, to me, the Calloway sisters are the heart of the story. Le amazing bromances and le wonderful sisterly bonds are just my favorite things about this series. Every time a book in this series ends, I just want to crawl into a corner, sob and cry: "COME BAAAACK!"  So what can you take away from this review, you ask? Simply put: read this series! If you’re looking for an original, quirky, fun, emotional (oh, ‘em tears, you guys!!) and love-triangle-free series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, always craving for more and has no cliffhangers? This right here is it! Krista and Becca are a force to be reckoned with in New Adult literature and they have rocked every part of my soul with Thrive.  Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 
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KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
While this book is 2.5 in the series, it is *not* a novella. It is a full-length novel (~425 pages). It is absolutely vital to Lily and Lo’s storyline in the Addicted series. Do not skip this book! The recommended reading order (reviews available on my website) for the entire series is as follows: - Addicted to You, book 1 - Ricochet, book 1.5 - Addicted for Now, book 2 - Kiss the Sky, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 1 - Hothouse Flower, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 2 - Thrive, book 2.5 - Addicted After All, book 3 (coming soon) - Fuel the Fire, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 3 (coming soon) - Long Way Down, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 4 (coming soon) There is no doubt in my mind that the Addicted series is my absolute favorite New Adult series. It has everything a fan of the genre could possibly want. There's sweet and adorable romance. There are some sexy scenes. There are flawed, but loveable characters. There's great storyline. I love this series! And, surprisingly, it just gets better and better with each new book. Although I enjoy all of the couples, Lily and Loren have a special place in my heart. Maybe it's because the series started with them, who knows? The reasoning isn't important. Anyway, it was great to get back to Lily and Lo's story. I've loved watching them grow and change throughout the series. Their love for one another is special and absolutely adorable. Seeing them struggle through life with each other makes those tender, loving moments mean even more. It's wonderful. There's so much I could talk about with this book/series, but I always try to keep my reviews spoiler free. I highly recommend this entire series for fans of New Adult books (or those that enjoy romance). It's filled with everything that makes me love this genre. Krista and Becca Ritchie know how to write New Adult perfectly. I couldn't ask for a better series if I tried. You can read all of my reviews on my website, KDH Reviews.