Thursday, December 12, 2013

[Book Review] Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)Addicted To You
Krista & Becca Ritchie 
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.

“You're a permanent fixture in my life. You're not going anywhere.”
Lily comes from wealthy family with big money. While attending college, she lives with her childhood friend, Loren and pretends to be in fake relationship with him so that their parents wouldn’t find out about their addictions. Lily is addicted to sex and Lo is an alcoholic. But when Lily finds herself in bed with two guys she can barely remember, she knows that she hit her low and she needs help. When her and Lo start dating, they fulfill their addictions but over time it might not be enough.

“Strip your bed, throw the sheets in the washer, and hide all your porn. I'll lock up the booze."

I heard so many good things about this book but had mixed feelings about the characters. They were both broken, two people who were addicted and couldn’t stop. Personally, I have never thought about people who had sex addiction but author really made me realize that those people have a real problem, just like any addiction. I really enjoyed reading about Lily's and Lo's relationship but at times I really couldn't stand them. Connor was definitely my favorite character, I love how smart & witty he is and he doesn't give crap about what people say. 

But this book was a freaking nightmare. All the ups and downs were insane and it drove me crazy. I wouldn't say that I dislike it but I didn't love it. However, it is memorable and I will definitely be thinking about it.

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