Review: Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted for Now
Series:
Addicted, #2
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: November 29, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

He’s addicted to booze. She’s addicted to sex… staying sober is only half the battle.

No. More. Sex.

Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.

No. More. Us.


Reunited and it feels so good…

Well, yes and no. Lo’s returned to Lily, which I love, but the two have some new obstacles challenging them in Addicted for Now. Lily’s been dealing with her addiction in Lo’s absence, but his return adds another temptation into the mix. She has to let go and trust Lo to take care of her needs. If that wasn’t enough, someone knows Lily’s secret and is threatening to tell.

I love, love, love how this series is evolving. Lo and Lily are still dealing with their addictions, but I felt more hopeful for them. There was still some angst and suspense, but there was also time to relax and enjoy. They’ve both grown so much and, while things aren’t perfect, their story has started to become more than just their addictions. Lo and Lily are in a sweet recovery period where they’re allowing themselves to be happy — for a moment. Lo’s taking his recovery seriously, and also stepping up to help Lily deal with hers. He’s putting helping her with her addiction before both of their sexual desires and saying no when he needs to. There’s a surprising tenderness to their relationship that I really love.

I also really loved the whole trip to Mexico setting. It threw all of the characters into different, awkward situations. It brought them closer together and showcased more of their personalities. I loved that the book gave me the opportunity to know Ryke, Daisy, Connor and Rose even better. It made me excited to read the next couple of books where they’re the main characters.

This book wasn’t all fun and games, though. There was still tons of drama in the story. Everything comes crashing down with the sinister revelation to the world that Lily is a sex addict. It’s sad and devastating to everyone. All of the characters are scrambling to find the evil person who tipped off the press.

Addicted for Now continued my obsession with the Addicted series. I loved the way the story and characters evolved. It was an awesome addition to this series, and made me even more excited for what’s to come in the next book.

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