Review: Ricochet by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted, #1.5
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Ficiton

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.

Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.

Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.

With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.

Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.

Gosh. This book was a(nother) heartbreaker. Seriously. Poor Lily. She’s dealing with so much in Ricochet. Lo’s left for rehab, and she’s alone with her addiction. His absence is tearing her apart, but she knows his recovery is a matter of life or death. Now she has to believe in herself and lean on Rose, Connor and Ryke when she needs help.

I have to admit Ricochet was stressful to read. I had anxiety right along with Lily. The authors’ portrayal of her addiction and all that went with it was so raw and emotional. I kept having to give myself little breaks to recover from everything I was feeling before I could read more. I just felt so awful for her. I feel weird saying I enjoyed getting this view into Lily’s personality and addiction, but I did. It definitely helped me understand her better.

Ricochet wasn’t all depressing. The few interactions between Lo and Lily were so sweet. And there were so many fun moments between some of the other characters! I loved the tension between the two smartypants Rose and Connor. The love-hate thing they had going on was cute. Daisy and Ryke were fun, too. Despite their age difference putting me on edge, I loved their flirty banter. There was also a touching moment when Ryke comes to Lily’s aid.

Overall, Ricochet was the perfect bridge between Addicted to You and Addicted for Now. It strengthened my love for all of the characters, their relationships and made me excited for the next book.