Author: Becca Ritchie, Krista Ritchie
Series: Addicted #2
Publication Date: March 22, 2014
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 hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.
No. More. Us.
L-O-V-E is what the Addicted series is to me! And Addicted for Now just reinforced my love for it. It’s funny how much I resisted the new adult genre in the beginning, and now one of my top favorite series is part of it. I know people see that it’s NA and that there’s a sex addict as a main character, but I promise you that this is not a ploy or excuse to include a bunch of sex. Yes, there is sex, but it’s also about working on intimacy without it and the underlying issues. Mostly though, it’s about the love Lo and Lily share, how they are willing to go through hell and back for each other.
Addicted for Now is told in alternating POVs. I was so excited to get Lo’s perspective this time, it was really a great addition. These two … gah! I love them so much. I was beyond excited to have them back together after Lo being away for three months. I love every minute of their journey – all of the ups and downs. I’m so damn happy with the way the author’s are dealing with Lily’s sex addiction; they’re doing a fantastic job. And even though Lo is struggling with his own demons, he is so frigging good to and for Lily. I just want to hug and squeeze them!
What I also love about this series is all of the different relationships. Of course Lily and Lo are the focus, but Rose, Connor, Daisy, and Ryke are very much integrated into the story and add so much to each book. I absolutely love all of the different dynamic shifts and growth. Another relationship that I both love and hate, is the one between Lo and his dad. It’s so dysfunctional, but it’s easy to see he does do things for Lo out of his effed up love. It’s complicated and sad.
This book/series does sound like a lot of drama, huh? It’s so well done though. And the humor, the funny moments, are just as strong. I wouldn’t be able to love it so much if there wasn’t any.
So yes, Addicted for Now is another amazing installment in the Addicted series. Everyone needs to read it! I know I’ve said this before, but please read Ricochet before reading this one. It is book #1.5, but it’s full length and spans the entire three months between the first and second book. It could actually be considered the second book in the series. Read these!
Okay, this is for the people who have read this book. View Spoiler »The media would not have got that out of control without having something tangible to go on. Just getting a tip from someone that Lily is a sex addict would not have blown up like that, especially since she even says she isn’t well known. If there had been a compromising photo, video, voice recording … something, then it would have been believable. Or if she had already been a staple in the media. But trust me, the way it went down in this book, it would’ve barely made a ripple. I understand this is fiction, but they could’ve made the launching of the scandal have a more solid foundation, you know? « Hide Spoiler