Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie Blog Tour Stop and Review

Welcome to my stop on the Addicted to You blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Release Date: 07/01/13

Summary from Goodreads:
No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.

**This is a New Adult book recommended for readers 18 and up**

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About the Authors

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 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 for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

Author WebsiteNawanda FilesYA Book Exchange

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My Review:

After reading the blurb, I was expecting something completely different than what I got with Addicted to You. This book is a startling look at a sick and twisted relationship between two people suffering from serious addictions.

Very rarely does a book make me uncomfortable, but this was the case with Addicted to You. I’ve never read a book about someone suffering from a sex addiction and the portrayal in the book seemed very authentic. Lily’s problem isn’t sexy, it’s humiliating to her and leaves her in situations that are potentially dangerous.

Lily lives with her best friend Lo, a raging alcoholic. They pretend to be a normal couple because the codependent relationship helps them both feed their addictions. The dynamic between the two kept me reading to see when the two of them would hit rock bottom and decide to get help.

Lo is seriously messed up and far from the romantic hero of most books. I couldn’t exactly cheer for their relationship to work out because of the origins of it. The secondary characters were well developed with some individuals who exacerbated the couple’s problems while others tried to help them.

The book was eye opening and certainly deeper and more serious than I anticipated. The ending I had mixed feelings over, but it is a start to a series.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

I received a copy of this book as part of the blog tour from YA Bound.

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  1. Sounds like a very very interesting read. I've not read a book like this either dealing with sex addiction, so I'm really curious.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  2. Sex addiction comes in many forms. Many of the people afflicted end up as prostitutes because they can't hold regular jobs without creating a big mess at the office (they sleep with co-workers, bosses, etc...). I'm going to check this book out, because this human condition has always intrigued me. I've always asked, "Why?" Thanks for sharing. WRITE ON!