Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Title: Addicted to You
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Release Date: May 22nd 2014
Dates Read: 6/5/2017 – 6/12/2017
My Rating: ★ ★ ★
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.
New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
I got this book a while ago from Amazon for free. I read the description of it and was instantly intrigued by it. When I decided to read it along with Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts for our now monthly buddy reads (you can read her review here) I had several people tell me that I was going to love it so I had high hopes for this book.
This is probably going to be a very unpopular opinion but I don’t understand the hype for this book. It was an extremely slow burn romance. There was pretty much nothing happening for the first 75% of the book and what was happening was very repetitive. Honestly If it wasn’t for Payton I probably would have DNFed it, that’s how bored I was.
I don’t want to give anything away but just like Payton said is was so apparent that Lo and Lily were in love with each other and I find it hard to believe that neither one of them realizes it. It was so obvious and neither one of them strike me as being that oblivious.
Things didn’t pick up for me until the last 25% and that’s when all kinds of stuff starts happening. That in and of itself annoyed me so much. Why?? Why do you have to wait until the last what 8 chapters to cram stuff in. It’s like the authors were trying to cram so much stuff in at once cause they realized it was coming to an end.
If that wasn’t bad enough once again just like Payton for the majority of the book I kept saying I’m not going to continue on with this series but lo and behold those last 8 chapters hooked me and of course after pushing through this book for so long and finally having something happen the book ends on a cliff hanger. UGH!!! I mean I was really frustrated with this book it isn’t funny.
Ok, ok I know you’re all like dang Misty was there anything about the book that you liked and the answer to that is yes.
I absolutely loved the actual relationship/romance between Lo and Lily. I think their relationship is super cute and could be made so much better without their addictions.
Ryke!! Sweet ol Ryke. I think he might have been my favorite character. I guessed his storyline fairly quickly which was kind of a disappointment but I loved him. I loved how as soon as he came into the picture he told it like it was and didn’t hold back.
The last 8 chapters. Like I said earlier those last 8 chapters hooked me and made me want to continue on with the series. I need to know how things turn out for Lo and Lily and the rest of the gang. I just hope that the second book doesn’t take as long to hook me.
So overall I would say it was an ok read. I rounded this up to 3 stars but in my opinion it was like a 2.5 stars. I would definitely say if you are having trouble getting through this book stick it out to the end because it will be worth it.
Have you read any of the books in this series? How did you feel about the first book? Does it pick up in book two? Does this sound like a series you want to start? I would love to talk with you more in the comments.