15 February 2016

Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie





Published: 2014
# of Pages: 488
Source: E-Book, Kindle



  • "Sometimes the person we think we'll become is the person we already are, and the person we truly become is the person we least expect." 
  • "He is my breath. My soul. My life-force. I have spent forever with him." 
  • "Why is it that the people you come to love are the ones that seem to hurt you the most." 
  • "I have so many regrets. I don't believe anyone who says they don't. How can you live life making mistakes and never wish you could take one back?" 

 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. New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content. 

**This is the second book in a series so please keep in mind there may be some spoilers. 



Krista and Becca Ritchie make a comeback with their 3rd book in the Addicted series. Picking up and taking place after Lo returns from rehab, the reader gets the opportunity to follow the main characters on their road to redemption and recovery. 

What is most interesting about this novel is the level of mystery that comes into play when an individual threatens to reveal the fact that Lily is a sex addict. As a result, they spend most of the novel attempting to figure out who is responsible for threatening Lily's well-being. While all of this is brewing Lily is desperately struggling to keep her head above water as she continuously struggles with her addiction. She is used to coping with her issues through sex; however, with her therapist and her supportive boyfriend Lo she has to learn to deal with problems without giving in to the trenches of her addiction. 

Another interesting factor of this book was, once again, the realism with which the authors wrote about and described addiction. We no longer just know about Lily's addiction, but we also see how she utilizes therapy to help her with her problems. I also strongly appreciated how they illustrated the fact that sex addicts can be heavily perceived as something they are not. This is evident in the crude messages that this mystery character sends Lily. She is not understood as having a psychological illness, but as a young woman who has no care for being mindful of her sexual promiscuity. 

In dealing with this issue the readers are also presented with the role and/or lack of parental guidance and support. Lily is constantly worried about ruining her family's business because of her issues whereas Lo ultimately receives no parental guidance or support for his alcoholism. His father thinks that rehab and the need to stop drinking are completely preposterous as he considers drinking to be a normal part of life (he seems to be an alcoholic himself). As a result of their lack of parental support and guidance the characters are forced to bond together and depend on one another. In this they learn to reach out for the guidance and support they need to get better. Before they completely love each other they have to learn to love themselves. Once again Krista and Becca were able to effectively capture my attention and easily make me believe that this is one of the best if not the best New Adult series I have read. 



2 comments:

  1. I skimmed because I haven't read any of these, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this latest edition and that you think it's one of the better NA series. Good to know!! I love when more than one author writes a book - it's interesting to see how it all works.

    -Lauren

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