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Addicted To You 
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: 07/01/2013


Summary:

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 when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.

**This is a New Adult book recommended for readers 18 and up**



My Review:

When I first started reading Addicted to You, I thought wow this is intense and raw. The issues that these two main characters have are both major and probably more common than anyone thinks. While I was reading I kept telling everyone who would listen about the book because to me it was just one of those wow things.

Lo deals with alcoholism and although it can be assumed he drinks because of the pressures of his dad wanting him to take over the family business it’s not really concrete and clear. There is more behind Lo that he seems to hide. I loved his affection for Lily. Although it may have come across in a strange way sometimes. I think you could tell how he really cares for her. Addiction is a devil though and at the beginning I wasn’t sure if he would pick her over his next drink.

Lily is a sex addict and it’s something that I’ve never come across. I’ve known my share of alcoholics but this was territory I have only heard about. I was thinking about how I’m not even sure how people get help for it. It is interesting to see a book really tackle this issue and in someone so young. Her addiction started at I think 13 it said and now she is 20. Just think about that, she has to fill her need every day. When I started reading the book I don’t think I even really got what that means. To have that need she has to fill constantly.

When you look past the major issues that these two characters have there is such a sweet relationship between them underneath. There are cute moments and l love some of the memories they share from their childhood. It’s crazy to think that two people who seem to sincerely be in love, can also be so toxic for one another. They are enabling the other, not wanting to push too hard because along with their addiction they need each other. How can one to tell the other to stop without stopping themselves. I think they are also fearful that they won’t be enough to fill the addictions void if they do.

Great side characters. I liked all of Lily’s sisters for various reasons but my favorite is of course Rose. She really cares about Lily and for some reason Lily doesn’t always sees that. Since she is so ashamed of her addiction she thinks Rose would be disgusted with her. It’s easy to tell that would not be the case for Rose. Ryke is also interesting because he is more in Lo’s corner. The reasoning doesn’t come to light until much later but I think Lo’s addiction is definitely more visible. So Ryke is able to see it right away. These two are the ones that are really fighting for Lily and Lo when they should be fighting for each other. It’s just fascinating in way. I also adore Connor. He is so funny, blunt and never hides his motives. Even though he can be a jerk (by being honest) he is kind of a guy that I would want to hang out with. He makes me laugh and just is what he is.

I really liked this book, the whole tone of the book. The characters made you hate what they were doing and how they were hurting themselves and their families but at the same time you felt sorry for them. Like you want to reach in the book and save them. I also thought it was unique that the characters are not really completely saving each other. It’s more complicated then hey I met this awesome girl and decided to change for her and life is not that easy. I was in a relationship with someone who had an addiction and he tried to change for me and it didn’t stick. You need to want to change for yourself too and I think this book really gets that across. Addicted to You just has so much in it. So many intricate things woven together. I really enjoyed it.

There is a novella, Ricochet, that is supposed to be published August 1st and I admit I really want to read it. The books ending is solid but there is a part of me that definitely wants more and needs to know more. I will continue on with the series.



About the Authors

Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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