Monday, December 09, 2013

Review- Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Goodreads 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 loved the previous cover of Addicted To You the moment I first saw my friend Tanja (who is known to add more books to my TBR than I do) waiting for it on her blog,  Ja čitam, a ti?Then I read her review for it and I knew it was something I had to read. Two best friends? One addicted to alcohol, the other to sex? Well, if that doesn't make the book sound addictive and messed up, I don't know what does. We were lucky enough to be picked for the blog tour for book #2 in the series, Addicted For Now and thanks to that, I got to read Addicted To You as well. 
Coming from wealthy families and having spent their childhood together, Lily Hale and Loren Meadows are best friends, who fake a relationship to their families so they can stay together in the same apartment because only they know each other's addiction problems and understand them well. The simple fact that both the protagonists come from filthy rich families made Addicted To You a very refreshing read. It wasn't about rich guy poor girl or poor guy rich girl, but two people coming from money loaded families who can always get whatever they want. 
Both Lily and Loren were very difficult to relate to, with their super casual and rather unruly lifestyles. Never before have I seen both protagonist having a mountain load of problems and again, it was refreshing to see it in this book. I also liked the importance given to family because with two spoilt kids, one would expect a faraway distance from family and friends, but exception proves the rule and that made the story different, engaging and interesting. 
What I loved most about Addicted To You was all the side characters who actually end up playing a major role in the story and in the lives of Lily and Loren. From Lily's sisters, especially Rose to the new friend Connor Cobalt that Lil and Lo make after getting into a proper relationship to- I don't want to tell you who this guy is because it is a spoiler- Ryke... All these kids come from rich families and they fun and easy going. Each of them was fantastic, especially Connor. 
While Addicted To You wasn't as emotionally shattering and angst filled as I thought it would be, it was still a fabulous, sexy and crazy read that was refreshing- just the way I like it. The writing was smooth although there were times when I felt blank about what was going on. The open ending was really perfect for me but there's more to come and I can't wait to see how everything wraps up. This was a good book that's definitely worth reading at least once. 

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6 comments:

  1. When I first heard about this book, the sex addiction part instantly turned me off. It's not something I personally want to read about, but all these positives review are really getting to me. Even though you didn't love it, I can see why you found it so different. Plus, I love when side characters are used in the story besides as a prop. I'll wait for you review for the sequel, but I think it's going to be good. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Exactly, this is such a refreshing and addictive NA series, you should read it sometime. I'm liking book #2 as well. Thank you, Aman.

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  2. I think Tanja was among the first bloggers who read this.:)))
    Great review, Sarika.

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    1. Yeah, that girl rocks. Thank you, Glass!

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  3. looks like a delicious book for a bedtime read ;)

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