The Get Addicted Tour
Title: Addicted for Now
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted #2
Pub Date: Novemeber 30th, 2013
He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.
No. More. Sex.
Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.
Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.
They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.
And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.
No. More. Us.
Excerpt #3 – Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
LILY CALLOWAY’S POV
Once I have a handle on controlling the things that tempt me, it’ll be better. Today’s just not a good day.
I am overly aroused.
“You don’t have to talk to the male models,” Lo reminds me.
“I thought you said you were at your desk,” he says.
“Then how come I don’t see you?”
He’s here? I can’t even crawl out from underneath my desk anymore, not even to greet Lo and Rose.
Because everyone by the muffins will laugh and look at me funny for being down here. I just want to stay
hidden until they all leave.
“Maybe,” I say, “because your superpower is to turn me invisible.”
He pauses. “That’s a horrible power. Take it back.”
The Addicted series so far has been amazingly heart wrenching and hot to read, I love it!!!!
In Addicted to You we met Lily Calloway and Loren "Lo" Hale. Both trust fund babies, nobody would ever suspect the lies, deceit, and pain that each of them go through daily. They've been best friends forever and are the only two people who know each other's secrets. They both have an addiction.
Lily is addicted to sex. She craves it. She needs it. It drowns out all of her pain.
Lo is an alcoholic. He uses it to cope with life. It drowns out all of his pain.
Together, they've hid their addictions by pretending to be the perfect couple. Nobody knows that Lily hooks up in bar bathrooms while Lo drinks until he passes out daily.
As they fall deeper and deeper into their addictions they realize that the only constant good in their lives are each other. When their addictions are discovered by others they cling to each other and realize they have another addiction-each other.
In Richochet we watch both Lily and Lo struggle with beating their addiction. With Lo gone to rehab Lily must be celibate for 90 days. On top of fighting their addictions new insecurities seep into the relationship. Will they still need each other when they're "better"?
Addicted for You has to be my favorite book of the 3 so far. With Lo out of rehab they can finally focus on moving forward in their lives and learn to live without their vices. Lily struggles with her sex addiction more than ever now that Lo is back within her reach. Not being able to jump him whenever she wants, trying to stay within boundaries of "normal sex" is a minute by minute struggle.
When a new threat is brought to their attention Lily and Lo need each other, their friends, and family more than ever. Lo knows he loves Lily more than anything and will do anything to protect her, but the pressure is almost too much and does nothing but make him want to drink again.
These books are SO PAINFUL to read-but in a good way. I love the alternating point of view between Lily and Lo because I could truly feel how much they were hurting, every emotion that caused them to want to give into their vices. The love that Lily and Lo felt for each other was so deep rooted. They are each others best friends, only confidant, and lifelines-but they know they're bad for each other at the same time. They feed each others addictions to get their own. The struggle that each of them go through hurt to read but had me rooting for them to end up together.
I also loved the friends and family within the book. Their personalities were all so different and had me laughing at the dry sense of humor throughout the dialogue. I cannot wait to read each of their books too!
Overall this series has been AMAZING! I loved everything about it. While it wasn't your typical happy romance at all it made you feel more emotion and empathy for the characters then most books that I read. Definite must read series!
Becca Ritchie claims she's from Mystic Falls, but really, she lives in Atlanta where humidity is her greatest foe. She loves comic books, blue nail polish and Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1995. She frequents Twitter to dish about too many TV shows, and when she's not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister to collaborate on a New Adult series.
Krista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is.
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