Thursday, December 19, 2013

ADDICTED FOR NOW by Becca & Krista Ritchie - Blog Tour

Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Release Date: 11/30/13

Summary from Goodreads:
He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.

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.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

I am completely obsessed with this series! It just has a completely different feel from any other book I’ve read. We’ve all read about alcoholics before, but the fact that the alcoholic is involved with and enabling a sex addict is a completely new concept for me. I read the first book, Addicted to You, over the summer for the blog tour and I was hooked. I was so excited for the next book, because I had no clue how it could get any better, but I just knew it would.

Addicted For Now has an added bonus too. It’s told from both Lily and Loren Hale’s (Lo) POV. I always enjoy getting the guy’s perspective, but what I like the most about getting inside Lo’s head is seeing the motivation behind his actions. In book 1, we only see the surface of how he feels, the show he puts on for everyone. Getting inside his head opened up a whole new world of hurt and devotion, and let me just say that it is completely eye-opening and just made me love him all the more. He’s seriously flawed, but he knows it and while at times he has been selfish, he is also extremely kind-hearted and caring.

And Lily is very much in need of kind-hearted and caring. Her journey is possibly the most difficult one I could ever imagine. There are some serious psychological motivations for her addiction, and we finally start to see where her sex addiction stems from. It’s very enlightening. Her relationship with Lo becomes inspiring, where in book 1 it was very depressing and well, just plain bad on so many levels. Again, getting Lo’s POV really opens things up.

Some themes from Ricochet (book 1.5) are continued in Addicted For Now, and I’ve become very fond of Ryke and Daisy and even Connor and Rose. I’m looking forward to seeing where these two very different relationships go in the future. Overall, I am so impressed with what the authors have done not only with this story but with the topic. Sex addiction, especially female sex addiction, is a very hush-hush topic. The authors have done an amazing job of representing the reality of the addiction and its stigma. Hats off to both ladies!

One thing to remember about this series is that it is written for a mature audience. Not just adults, but mature adults. I do not think it’s possible for a reader who lacks a certain measure of growth to grasp the reality of the situations in these books. Yes, there is sex. A lot of it actually. And yes, it is fiction; however, the message contained in these pages is serious and noteworthy. I only recommend these books to people who can look at the overall implications and message, not those with a limited, tunnel-vision view of complex topics.
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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.

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1 comment:

  1. One of my fun addictions is Netflix. I love finding a series that I missed the first time around or that I need to get caught up on and watching multiple episodes back to back :)