Jul 2, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review} of Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Contemporary, Romance

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**


This is one story that will leave you saying “ Holy Cow”. I was surprised about how much this story emotionally hit me, I don’t know anyone personally dealing with these issues but I connected to these two broken souls and I seriously wanted to help them. These authors really know how to grab you with the love, addiction, and rooting for these two to find away out of the craziness that is their lives.

Addicted to You follows Lily, a young college girl who has a secret. She is an addict and it’s not the healthy kind. Her best friend and pretend boyfriend Loren is an addict as well, all the way to the bottom of a bottle. Together they fight through the pain and try to help with their addictions. But when do they finally say enough is enough?

Lily is a complicated young girl; her addiction has put her in some tough situations. But her best friend Lo has always come to the rescue. She knows she is damaged but can’t seem to understand there is help all around her. Lily isn’t a bad person, she’s sweet and caring, especially when it comes to Lo. She may not have the best relationship with her family and older sister Rose, but in the end family is what helps you through the tough times.

Loren is just as complex as Lily, but really gets a bunch of shockers along the way through his troubles. I felt bad for this guy, he truly loves Lily but just cant seem to understand that he needs to fight his hunger to help himself and her. The readers do get more details about his family than lily’s but I felt it was needed for his type of character.

Overall this is a tough subject to write a story about but it was really well done and I guarantee that anyone who reads this will emotionally root for these two in the end. My favorite tidbit about the two damaged characters is that they had one great thing in common and that was the love of comic books. As a comic book nerd myself I loved the fun facts and humorous moments that they have together that touch that topic. After the semi cliffhanger ending and wonderfully writing from these two authors, I can’t wait to read the next installment.


This is a New Adult novel that contains mature topics and sexual content meant for mature readers. Fans of Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster and Jennifer Echols Such a Rush will want to get their hands on Addicted to You asap!

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