Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted #1.5
Publication Date: August 1st 2013
Source: ARC Ebook
As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.
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.
I received this as an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. Thank you so much, Becca!
First of all, before I go on about the book, I have to say there is a good reason on why the series is called Addicted. It is because it is ADDICTIVE. I could NOT stop reading AT ALL! I read this all in one sitting. In fact, I only just received this copy today and have already finished it within 2 hours. OH MY GOD IT IS SO ADDICTIVE!
Now onto the book. RICOCHET continues on from where it ended in ADDICTED TO YOU. Loren 'Lo' went to rehab to deal with his alcohol addiction while Lily deals with her sex addiction at home with her sisters and Ryke. Lo is in rehab for 3 months, and in that 3 months, they are not allowed to see each other.
Lily...I love Lily. I mean, I love her personality, the way she cares so much for Lo and her love towards her family. Even with her addiction, she worries about other people's problems. She might not be the brave and know-how-to-fight sort of girls I was accustomed to, but she is strong. She stays strong even though she wants to fill her needs so bad. She stays strong for her sisters, and she stays strong for Lo, the person she loves the most.
Loren is an asshole, as always (and like his half-brother, but I'll get to that later). We don't get to see him much in Ricochet because the book is in Lily's POV (I would love to read Lo's POV!) and he's in rehab. But from the phone conversation he has with Lily, he is just like normal. Lo's figuring out how to deal with his addiction, and he's coping really well. And exactly like Lily, he worries about other people's problems too. Well, when I say 'other people', I mean Lily. And of course he worries about her, because he loves her. I love how Lily and Lo has this sort of relationship when they say the same thing and how they realise when something is wrong. I just love that!
And Ryke! I seriously SERIOUSLY LOVE RYKE! I cannot tell you how much I love him. Exactly like Lo, he is also an ass. But he's the sort of ass that cares about the ones close to him. He loves Lo (since they are half-brothers) and cares for him. He wants to help Lo become better, and by doing that, he protects Lily. I love his relationship with Lily's sister, Daisy. I mean, I found it hilarious with all of the fake sarcasm that goes on between him and Daisy. Luckily, Krista and Becca is writing a book about Ryke and Daisy. It's called HOTHOUSE FLOWER! OMG!! I NEED THIS!
Overall, Ricochet was just as addicting as Addicted To You. I love how this book was about the test between Lily and Lo, how they could cope with their addictions without each other. If it was me, I probably would've failed the test, LOL. I seriously cannot wait for ADDICTED FOR NOW (book 2). ARGH! I NEED IT! I'M ADDICTED TO THE SERIES!!
Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network affiliate in Atlanta and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister. Their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU comes out July of 2013.
Talk to Becca via Twitter @Becca_Ritchie and visit Becca and Krista’s YA Book Blog Nawanda Files. To learn more about ADDICTED TO YOU mosey on over to http://www.kbritchie.com