Monday, December 16, 2013

Review of 'Ricochet (Addicted Series #1.5) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Blurb from Amazon:

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Full-length New Adult Romance - Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.

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.


Includes the first chapter to the sequel Addicted for Now.

Companion to the Sequel: A full-length New Adult Romance that continues where Addicted to You left off. As a companion novel, it bridges the gap between the first and second book. It is highly recommended to be read before Addicted for Now.

**My thoughts**

I was completely devastated and immersed in the first book in this series, so when follow-ups became available, I was ecstatic to jump on the tour.

Ricochet tells the story of how Lily tries to survive for three months without Lo, as he undergoes rehab for his alcoholism. She is struggling through therapy for her sex addiction, trying to figure out how to live without sex in any way, shape, or form. She has made a promise to Lo to wait for him. She is being held accountable by their siblings. But she still doesn't want to let anyone in. She spirals through her pain, still lost in her own world. But at the same time, she is starting to see the impact of her life choices on her family. She is becoming more aware of the pain that her loved ones are going through and how it has impacted her over the years. She is finally understanding herself and her problems. Her voice continues to be heartwrenching as she expresses her struggles. Her story is also addictive. You want to help her and question some of her choices. You may not even understand her issues, especially if you have never dealt with your own addictions or those of loved ones. I admire her strength and how she is willing to do whatever it takes to remain true to the love of her life.

I find it interesting that this book has the voice of one character, but is written by two people. I didn't notice anything that would indicate that more than one person wrote this book. They did a great job sharing in Lily's voice. Perhaps it is the power of twins?

This may be a book that bridges two novels, but this one is a full novel and story in and of itself. A part of me would like to read one detailing Lo's experiences over those three months. You definitely need to read this before
Addicted for Now. Some of the situations in that novel are fully explained in this companion novel. You will better appreciate it if you read this first.

Read my review of Addicted to You, the first book in the series.

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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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