Sunday, July 20, 2014

Book Review: Thrive

Title Thrive

Series Addicted, book 2.5

Author Krista & Becca Ritchie

Release Date July 18, 2014

Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

While this book is 2.5 in the series, it is *not* a novella. It is a full-length novel (~425 pages). It is absolutely vital to Lily and Lo's storyline in the Addicted series. Do not skip this book! The recommended reading order (and my reviews) for the entire series is as follows:

  • Addicted to You, book 1
  • Ricochet, book 1.5
  • Addicted for Now, book 2
  • Kiss the Sky, Calloway Sisters spinoff book 1
  • Hothouse Flower, Calloway Sisters spinoff book 2
  • Thrive, book 2.5
  • Addicted After All, book 3 (coming soon)
  • Fuel the Fire, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 3 (coming soon)
  • Long Way Down, Calloway Sisters spin-off, stand alone 4 (coming soon)

There is no doubt in my mind that the Addicted series is my absolute favorite New Adult series. It has everything a fan of the genre could possibly want. There's sweet and adorable romance. There are some sexy scenes. There are flawed, but loveable characters. There's great storyline. I love this series! And, surprisingly, it just gets better and better with each new book.

Although I enjoy all of the couples, Lily and Loren have a special place in my heart. Maybe it's because the series started with them, who knows? The reasoning isn't important. Anyway, it was great to get back to Lily and Lo's story. I've loved watching them grow and change throughout the series. Their love for one another is special and absolutely adorable. Seeing them struggle through life with each other makes those tender, loving moments mean even more. It's wonderful. There's so much I could talk about with this book/series, but I always try to keep my reviews spoiler free.

I highly recommend this entire series for fans of New Adult books (or those that enjoy romance). It's filled with everything that makes me love this genre. Krista and Becca Ritchie know how to write New Adult perfectly. I couldn't ask for a better series if I tried.


5 out of 5 stars

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