Saturday, March 22, 2014

Review: Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Title:  Addicted to You
Author:  Krista & Becca Ritchie
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher:  K.B. Ritchie
Release Date:  December 21, 2013
File Size/Pages:  535 KB/324 pgs
Source:  NetGalley

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  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.

Review:  I received this novel from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely loved this book. Lily Calloway and Loren Hale are best friends, but for three years they have been pretending to be in a relationship to fool their families and hide their addictions. Lily is addicted to sex and has been for some time now. Loren is addicted to alcohol to the point where he drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When I first read the description for the novel, I knew I was going to like it, and I wanted to know how their addictions would affect each others' addictions and their friendships. I knew eventually things would crumble for them, but I was rooting for them the entire time. I think Becca and Krista did a marvelous job creating each character and focusing on their addictions. This is a series I definitely look forward to finish reading!

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