Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BLOG TOUR: ADDICTED TO YOU by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

Welcome to Living Fictitiously’s 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**

So I completely fell in love with the crazy, wild ride that is Addicted To You! I absolutely craved every single page, because this is unlike any book I have ever read. These characters are so broken they are beautiful! Both Lo and Lily are beautifully written, and they come alive on the page. The authors did a fantastic job of portraying each one’s addiction and making it clear that they were in fact dealing with an unhealthy addiction.

Alcoholism and sex addiction are not common topics that New Adult novels are focused on. Alcoholism is somewhat prevalent, although Lo’s alcoholism is clearly the most ingrained and extensive case I have seen in a book so far. But sex addiction? I knew it was a problem that exists; however, I have never really given it much thought, and I have certainly never read about it. The addictions are what pulled me in, the complexity of the characters, their lives, their lies, and their reliance on each other to feed their addictions kept me riveted to every word.

 The psychological aspect of Lily’s addiction, the intensity, and the way it invades every aspect of her life was amazing and addicting in and of itself. I found myself begging her not to do some things while begging her to do others. And my heart broke for both Lily and Lo over and over again.

This is going to be a series, and I am so excited about that. I definitely want more of Lo and Lily, and they’ve certainly got me sitting on the edge of my seat until I can have more. Talk about an addiction! Addicted To You will leave you with withdrawals and begging for more!

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.

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