Addicted to You
Series: Addicted #1
by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
Publication Date June 14, 2013
Published by EverAfter Romance
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / New Adult, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
9 Books. 6 Friends. 3 Couples. 1 Epic SeriesShe'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.
Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie; Becca Ritchie is the first book in their very popular Addicted series. This is a re-release by the publisher with additional bonus material. As I didn’t read it when it was first released back in 2014, I was excited to get a chance to read this bestseller. And I’m so very glad I did!
Lilly is a sex addict and Loren is an alcoholic, and they are hiding their addictions from their families, friends, and the world. Best friends since childhood, they are now in a fake relationship so they can both hide their addictions and continue to fool everyone into thinking they are normal college students.
Addicted to your is raw, intense, and difficult to read at times. These two characters are addicts, and it’s not a happy story at all. This is an angsty, intense story of love and addiction, but also compelling and realistic. I thought Lilly’s story was more compelling for me, as I haven’t read many books about a sex addict and it was so interesting as well as heartbreaking for me to see inside her life of compulsion.
On the surface, both these characters appear to be selfish and self-absorbed, but that’s addiction, isn’t it? The way their addictions dictate their behavior towards each other, their friends, and their family is portrayed in a very heartbreaking and yet also very realistic way. Both these characters tore at my heart as they were ruining their lives and their relationships with their addictions.
The codependency of these characters is also heartbreaking. They need each other in order to continue with their addictions, but when their addictions start to tear open their relationships with each other, we wonder what will happen to their love for each other.
I highly recommend Addicted to You to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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