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- Audible.com Release Date: January 13, 2015
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- Language: English
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Addicted to You: Addicted, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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I don't know what to say, I really liked and enjoyed this book, it was the first time that I read about sex addiction, so it was kind of shocking at the beginning…but once you get used to, it isn't bad, and you want to know the cause of it.
About the characters, I can say that I love them all, especially the guys, Loren, Ryke, and Connor. They all have a place in my heart, and I obviously want to read more about them.
This book ended in the best way possible!!!!!!, It keeps you interested, and wanting more... I want to read the rest of the series soon!!!!!
Finally, reading this book with one of my fave booktubers was awesome; it improved the experience a lot!! Samia if you’re reading this, thank you!!
Lily is a sex addict, Lo is an alcoholic. They have been friends all their lives and while in college they live together pretending to be in a relationship to help cover each others addictions. They are from prominent families and while Lily doesn't really have a reason for her addiction that we are given by the author, Lo's father is his problem.
This book isn't pretty and a little tough to read, especially Lily's behavior. You can see it slowly eating at Lo because she never turns to him for her sexual needs and they are numerous. When they are forced on a family outing trapped on a yacht he finally gets her to be with him in a monogamous relationship, that he loves her. They love each other. This continues to escalate both of their addictions and their dependency on each other. They are both enablers and when things finally come to a head Lo decides to seek help for himself. Its a long time coming and this is pretty much where the book ends. Lo walks away from everything, college, his father, money and Lily. Lily promises to wait for him and it will be interesting to see if Lo and Lily can make it after rehab.
I decided to reread the Addicted series because I just love this series so much, so why not? Right?
Addicted to You is such an amazing and addictive read filled with the most lovable characters you will ever come across.
Lily Calloway (I love her so much) is a sex addict and her best friend, Loren Hale (aka Lo) is an alcoholic. The two of them have been in a fake relationship for the past three years in order to hide their addictions from their families. We see their struggles, their ups and downs, their good days and bad days. We see them hit rock bottom, and we see them fight for a better tomorrow.
I love that the Ritchie twins shed some light on female sex addiction and I love HOW they did it. We see Lily struggle with her feelings toward her destructive behavior and although SHE feels like she is disgusting the people around her never judge her for her past or her addiction. All they care about is that she is healthy. I love that there is never any judgement shown towards female promiscuity. So many women are shamed for their promiscuity but the Ritchie twins are two strong feminists who will NOT stand for that. These books are so important and filled with so much female empowerment. I absolutely LOVE that about these books.
LOREN HALE!!! Ah, how I love him! He, of course, has his own fair share of struggles. As Lily and Lo begin their "real" relationship, Lo still struggles heavily with alcoholism. There are many times where he chooses alcohol over her, and this causes them both to descend on their downward spiral toward rock bottom. Lily tries to distract Lo from alcohol with her addiction which for her is extremely unhealthy, and Lo often times puts his addiction over Lily, which causes her compulsions to go into over-drive. The two of them, although they love each other fiercely, are in a destructive relationship and they both need to get help.
The side characters in this book were amazing. There's Rose, Lily's fierce older sister (who is also my role model) Connor Cobalt, Lily's narcissistic (but loveable) tutor, and Ryke (hot Ryke). A man who meets Lily and Lo and decides he wants to help Lo with his alcohol addiction. These new relationships with Connor and Ryke are what eventually saves the two of them. Lily and Lo are great at pushing people away, for fear that it will get in the way of their addictions, but with Connor and Ryke we finally see them let some of their guards down.
Basically, you HAVE to read this book. The Addicted series is my FAVORITE series of ALL TIME. I feel like these characters are my family. I've never connected with characters the way I do with the Ritchie's characters. The first time I read this book was about two years ago and it is STILL one of my favorites.
The love Lily and Lo have for each other, although it can be unhealthy, is one of the purest most beautiful loves I have ever read. They are the definition of soul mates. They are childhood best friends who have a bond like no other.
Yes, it starts out destructive and unhealthy which is not okay, but we get to see them come to terms with this fact. They aren't two love-sick fools staying in a toxic relationship. They know they are flawed. They know they need help. They know they want a future together, and Krista and Becca Ritchie did a wonderful job showing us that a toxic relationship CAN turn into something beautiful, as long as both partners are willing to change. They show us that love is not enough. Sometimes you need to take a step back and work on yourself. And that's okay.
Seriously, please. READ this series! You will NOT regret it.