Addicted for Now
Series: Addicted #2
Author: Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: 11/30/13
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 fears 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.
Books 1 & 1.5
When I started this series, I didn't know how I was going to feel about it. I hadn't read the premise until I was just about to read the book on my kindle. A sex addict and a drunk living together doesn't sound like the most promising novel at first - no offense to the authors. I'm glad I gave the series a chance, though, because it turned out to be a good series worth reading.
Lily is a classic tragic heroine with a modern twist - she's addicted to sex, porn, and 'getting off'. And her best friend/fake boyfriend turned real boyfriend Loren has an alcohol addiction. Honestly, they don't sound like they could make a functioning couple, but they do - and I love it. They're such a dynamic set of characters - but they're great, well-rounded characters on their own. I love that their flaws are so big, but that they are so good at hiding them from everyone else in their lives. It makes for an exciting, enthralling story. As a reader, you're constantly wondering how much longer their secrets are going to stay under wraps.
Addicted for Now took it to a new level, stepping it up several notches - ones that, as a reader, I was eager to gobble up. It was hard enough for Lily to stop having random sex with anyone who struck her fancy anywhere she could get alone to do so, and be monogamous with Loren. Even though he was giving her all the action she needed when she was really needing it, he was still enabling her. It's refreshing in this book to see him stop doing so. The only real way to break an addiction is stopping.
Even changing her ways, though, Lily can undo all the bad things she did from high school up until her and Lo decided to be a couple. There is still that threat that someone in her family could find out, and that threat becomes real in this installment. There is actually someone out there threatening to expose her sorted past. Lo really is her knight in shining armor. He is there to protect her. I love his need to protect Lily, to be there for her. It's sweet.
This really is a great series. Like the synopsis says, it's not meant for readers younger than eighteen years old, but that is part of its charm. I would recommend it to anyone liking new adult or romance. It's unconventional, and that is why it is so darn good.