Saturday, December 14, 2013

Book Review: Addicted to You

Title Addicted to You

Series Addicted, book 1

Author Krista & Becca Ritchie

Release Date August 22, 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.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18369048-addicted-to-you
Review

I'll admit it... the first reason I wanted to read this book was because it was about a female addicted to sex. There's tons of books about guys that crave and need sex. I can't think of a single one, other than this one, that puts a female in that situation. Immediately, I was intrigued to see how it was portrayed by the authors.

Speaking of authors, I wasn't completely sure how I was going to enjoy a book written by two people. Generally, it's easy to pull off if the book is told from dual perspectives (different authors provide different voices), but this book is only told from Lily's perspective. So, how'd they do? Wonderful! There wasn't any noticeable change in voice in Lily (maybe it's because they're twins, haha... totally kidding, I know twins are absolutely two separate people).

Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I was drawn into the story immediately. I loved the characters, especially Loren. The book, being the first in the series, ends very abruptly. I'm excited to see how the series progresses.

Currently, there are two other books in this series. I'll be starting the next one, Ricochet, immediately.

Rating

5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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