Author: Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Published: July 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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 when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.
Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.
First of all, I absolutely love this cover. It's just perfectly placed in every way. And secondly, I have been visiting Nawanda Files for awhile and both Krista and Becca are awesome. So, when they announced the book they wrote, I read the synopsis and knew it was something I would definitely enjoy. I was so right about that.
The way the story starts out with Loren coming to Lily's rescue and subsequent lies to keep the facade up definitely got me interested in digging deeper into their relationship. Not just the relationship, but what each of their addictions are doing to them, and others. And the addictions they have are difficult to read about. Being an alcoholic or sex addict is, for most people struggling with it, an all-consuming and frustrating problem. I haven't read much about sexual addictions, but I know about alcoholics. For Loren and Lily, both of these things were accepted between them, until they begin to realize how much it is affecting their lives.
The two of them reach a point where they think they've resolved some issues. But people on the outside are noticing things, things that they don't want anyone to discover. Lily tries to hide everything and to protect the two of them from being found out. As the days go by, however, it becomes harder and harder to hide the truth, especially with all the questions that Lily can't provide answers to. Can Lily and Loren gain control over their addictions and find the right middle ground for the two of them to really be together?
Addicted To You was a powerful and amazing read. I got sucked in immediately and couldn't stop reading. The whole thing was irresistible, the pain and the love and the horrifyingly true to life scenario. The depth of the story was unsurpassed, it was more than just Loren and Lily, you got to see how everything and everyone was tied together in this whole mess. I absolutely cannot wait to see what is next for the two of them in the next book, Addicted For Now.