Review: Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Addicted to You
Series:
Addicted, #1
Authors: Kirsta and Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: June 13, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Fiction

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

She’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.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.


I’m not sure what I expected when I decided to read Addicted to You. I knew it was a series that had been highly recommended, but I didn’t have any idea how obsessed I was going to become with the characters and their stories.

Addicted to You is the story of wealthy best friends, Lily and Lo. Lo is an alcoholic. Lily is a sex addict. Their sham of a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship hides their addictions from their families and the world. The longer they pretend to be with each other, the more they begin to crave a reality where their relationship is real. But a real relationship might just create more problems than it solves.

This book was like watching a train wreck. It was so ugly and messed up, but I couldn’t take my eyes away from it. It stressed me out and put me on edge, but I couldn’t put it down. I loved Lily and Lo too damn much. They were extremely flawed, but so real and honest. Their addictions were heartbreaking. I worried about them constantly. I wanted to know they were going to make it through, that they would be alright. I wanted to see a future for them — together — where their addictions didn’t rule them.

I feel weird saying this, but I am totally addicted to the Addicted series. I can’t put it down. I don’t want to put it down. I’m emotionally connected to it now. I know I’m going to have the biggest book hangover when I’m done with the series, but I don’t care. I love Lo and Lily. I love their friends and family. I want to know — have to know — what’s going to happen to them all in the end.

New Adult readers: Read.This.Book. It’s FREE on Amazon right now. I highly recommend it.

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