Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format Read: eBook
Published by K.B. Ritchie on July 1st 2013
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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 when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.
Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.
It’s taken me forever and a day to get around to reading Krista and Becca Ritchie’s Addicted Series, and now I’m kicking myself for putting it off for so long. As all Fizzle Force fan girls will tell you: THIS SERIES IS AMAZING! EXCLAMATION MARKS!
Lily Calloway and Loren Hale are best friends, and both are hiding a secret from their family. One’s an alcoholic and the other is a sex addict. With only each other to lean on, they have mastered the art of lying to their loved ones, and in the process, have fallen into the trap of viciously enabling each other and their addictions.
Lily and Lo are two of the most flawed characters I’ve ever read about. Lily is timid and weak when she’s not seeking out her next man, and Loren is full of anger and hate for everyone besides his best friend. Together, they’re an awfully mismatched couple on the surface, but their relationship is more than just two friends who are enabling each other and spiraling out of control.
Addicted to You certainly deals with some heavy topics such as alcoholism, sex addiction and even anger management. I’ve never before read a story that touches upon these topics with such rawness, and a sensitivity that reveal the impact of these addictions in an honest and non-judgemental way.
Krista and Becca Ritchie honestly has a way with breathing life into their characters and their backstories. You can tell both authurs have put a lot of thought into making everyone feel so real and three dimensional, and I sometimes think that everyone in this series could walk right off the page and I wouldn’t blink an eye.
While Lily and Loren were not my favourite characters in this book — I much prefer Rose and Connor — you can’t help but root for these two people that have close to nothing to lose but each other.
I’ve devoured many of the proceeding books in the Addicted Series already this year, and you can expect more gushing reviews very shortly.