Addicted to you by Krista & Becca Ritchie Book Review
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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
Krista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is.
Krista & Becca Ritchie write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website: kbritchie.com
I wasn't really sure how to rate this book. I have mixed feelings about it. The story line is very good and I've never read anything like this before. Lily is addicted to sex and Loren turns to alcohol. They are best friends and can count on each other but what they don't realize is that they are really hurting each other. They are living a lie and are pretending to be dating because of their families. This is definitely not your hearts and rainbows story. A lot of emotion and angst and really a total mind f*#k. My head was literally hurting with because it was just so much to take on at once. Lily family are a bunch of snobs especially her sisters and that just got on my nerves. Loren's dad is a complete asshole and I knew I wasn't going to like him. I really didn't get into the story until about 60% through. The story takes an unexpected turn and that's when it gets interesting and a jaw dropping moment.
I am looking forward to reading the next in the series because it leaves you with a cliffhanger, so I'm curious to see what happens with Lily and Loren. All in all, it was a decent story.