Review: Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Addicted to You
Author: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
Publisher: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
Publication: May 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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
We’re terrible at so many things, but the only thing we’ve always been halfway decent at is being together.
A New Adult book at its finest! So many feels!
Addicted to You is definitely a book that made me become literally addicted. As a lover of New Adult genre, I expected myself to feel drawn with this book the moment I started it, because well.. it’s apparently a guilty-pleasure read. And I’m happy to say that this book is not just about sex. It comes in a very emotional, unique romantic storyline that absolutely tugs the heart.
This book is a story about Lily Calloway and Loren Hale— two perfectly flawed characters who are secretly self-conscious about their addiction. Lily, a girl who is addicted to sex, grew up together with her bestfriend and pretend boyfriend Loren a.k.a Lo, who is on the other hand, addicted to alcohol. On the outside, they may look a really perfect couple because of their rich, shiny families, but little did everyone know that they have secrets that they shamefully keep. Thus, they choose to appear perfect and depend on each other to sustain their addiction.
We may not be good for each other, but sometimes I feel like he’s the only guy who could ever love me.
The book definitely gave me a lot of surprises. The characters have this undeniable chemistry. Not to mention that Lo is absolutely one scorching hot male lead. Definitely a new book boyfriend to add on my list. And as the cover suggests, apparently it’s one hot and smexy read. But like I said, it’s not only about sex– it’s filled with emotionally-driven romance, twists, and drama. I was so surprised to find myself ugly crying with this book, especially at the last parts. The ending was so emotional and a cliffhanger as well.
And I suppose, the fear of losing each other is always stronger than the pain we cause.
As a whole, this book is definitely a must-read. I appreciate the message it carries, specifically about accepting the person you love despite the imperfections and holding on to that person until the very end. I also appreciate the way family love was emphasized here. It’s a book with a real emotional depth. Officially, it’s now my new favorite New Adult book! 🙂
Rating: 5 Stars
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