Author: Becca Ritchie, Krista Ritchie
Series: Addicted #1.5
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
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 am officially addicted to the Addicted series. I’m not even exaggerating. After I finished Addicted to You, I was itching to immediately read Ricochet, but wanted to spread the books out. I’m trying to ration them so they will last longer, but I couldn’t resist reading Ricochet. It is taking a ton of will power to not read Addicted for Now right this second!
There are times when I honestly feel extremely thankful to find such amazing gems in the never ending sea of books. The books that Krista and Becca write are without a doubt gems. I read a lot of series that I get excited for, but there are only a few that I feel such an overwhelming need to read – the need to read the next book and the next and the next. The Addicted and Calloway Sisters series have been added to that very short list.
I know Ricochet is technically #1.5 in the series, but it’s a full length companion that, in my eyes is basically the 2nd book. I don’t just recommend you read this before Addicted for Now, I insist! It’s a must! It picks up where Addicted to You left us. We follow Lilly for three month while she adjusts to the changes in her life, and see how she deals with her addiction to sex and the people around her. Especially since Lo is away. It was great that we saw not only some of her therapy and the struggles she faced, but also some of the funnier moments. And oh, how I loved the flashbacks of her and Lo. They were so perfect.
While this did focus on Lily and her progression, it also showed a lot more of her family. We get more Rose and Connor (yum!) and a lot more Daisy and Ryke (double yum!). I was ecstatic to see the beginning of Daisy and Ryke’s friendship. He really is exactly what she needs in her crazy life. Hell, he is what they all needed. Also, it was both funny and touching how invested Rose and Connor were in helping Lily. I knew I loved Rose when I read Kiss the Sky, but even more so now. She may be a cold-hearted bitch, but she’s down for her sister no matter what.
Ahh … I just love this book … this series so much! I didn’t think it could be done, but Ricochet was even better that Addicted to You. Now I must resist my need for a fix with the next book so soon.
You can find the reading order and timeline Here.