by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |August 1st 2013 by K.B. Ritchie|
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As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.Ricochet is set between the first book and the second book and I'd definitely recommend reading it before the second book to know what happened in the in between time. If you haven't read the first book this review might contain minor spoilers. In this book, Lily and Loren are separated, but are still trying to manage their addictions. Loren is in rehab and Lily starts to see a therapist. We don't get to see much of Loren in this book, but when he makes an appearance I get really excited. I was glad to see that the two are trying to work through their addictions (Lily: sex addict, Loren: alcoholic). Lily isn't my absolute favorite character, but I do have a tendency to sympathize with even when I start getting annoyed with her character.
Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.
Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.
With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.
Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.
The authors have a way of making their problems seem so realistic because I felt like I was struggling along side Lily. While Lo is rehab for 3 months, Lily struggles with staying faithful to him and starts to see a therapist. I was so happy that she was actually taking steps to try and better herself. I feel like she started making true progress in this book and started to show some great development. I also like seeing more of the side characters, Ryke, Daisy, Rose and Conner. Rose and Conner are a great support system for her and so is Ryke even though he has a different way of going about things. I like him :) He's kind hardcore, but the two of them are actually starting to develop a friendship. Overall, the story was good and I really enjoyed it and kept wait to read the sequel to finally see Loren and Lily reunite.
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Released |November 30th 2013|
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He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.Addicted For Now was an amazing read! In this installment Lo and Lily are reunited again after Lo's time in rehab. I was so happy to see those two back together even though I knew it wasn't going to be all sunshine. The two are still struggling with their addictions, but I loved the dual POV that we get in this book. Being inside of Lo's head really helped to understand him better especially now that he's trying to stay sober. I really liked seeing the sober side to Lo even though he's still the same sarcastic/blunt guy. It gives me a break from Lily's rambling mind. Sometimes her addiction can be a tad bit of a nuisance. I get it, but come on girl try and have SOME control. And the way she can sprout out an excuse or a lie is freaking insane and I swear it's a talent.
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.
The side characters also make these books as good as they are for me because Rose, Conner, Ryke and Daisy each bring a different type of personality to the book. I absolute love Ryke and his personality. Conner is a bit of a mystery and I love the relationship that Lily now has with her two sisters. I wish her other sister was around more, but I sort of get why she isn't. This series has a way of drawing me into the story and keeping me there. Addicted For Now was no exception. I didn't want to put the book down at all. Romance is amazing and so is the connection between the characters. We found out so much information in this book and the mystery behind Lily's crazy stalker was so intriguing! I was dying to know who it was and the person who did it never even crossed my mind. I'd definitely recommend this series if you like these types of stories :)