Genre: NA Contemporary
Page Length: 324 Pages
Publication Date: July 1st, 2015
Source: Bought via iBooks
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.
** Mature audience
Siiri and Sue are major fangirls over this series and urged me to read it. Thank you lovelies <33 When Addicted To You became free on iBooks, I snagged it. I started it that night and stayed up until 2 AM. The next day at school, I was reading during my classes, blatantly not paying attention. The book was completely beguiling; I was addicted. I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages. Next thing I know it's been 10 days and I've read the 7 published books in the series. Oops? ;)
There are so many aspects of this series that make it easily one of my favorites. I think the biggest would have to be the characters. Our main cast consists of Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor, Daisy, and Ryke. They're so complex and lovable and hilarious. I love the relationships between them. Lily, Rose, and Daisy have such a sweet sisterly bond. Connor and Loren have an epic bromance. The camaraderie is awesome, and the banter is priceless. They each are unique and bring something different to the group.
I ship everyone in this series. Lilo, Coballoway, Raisy.... I love the dynamics within each couple. I love the cute moments that make me swoon. I love the h.o.t. moments that are just so darn sexy. I love the sad moments when it gets tough, but you just know they'll work it all out. I love the realism of this series. It's about people with flaws overcoming those flaws and trying to have some semblance of a normal life.
The writing is so addictive. I couldn't stop reading; I didn't want to either! The Ritchie sisters incorporate lots of twists and turns. They build beautiful relationships and develop the plot and characters so well. The one thing I know for sure about the authors is that I can count on them to write a book packed full with emotions. These books make me feel EVERYTHING.
This has been my first foray into NA, and I'm definitely hooked! I highly recommend this to readers who love sharp wit, hilarious banter, wonderful characters, and an addictive storyline.