As I only manage to review a handful of books each month, I've decided they will all be featured on the Page Turners blog, where I am a Junior Reviewer, versus having some of them posted here. I will still be posting blogs here, such as Showcase Sunday and other memes or random posts I feel like. But what I plan to do is post a "Teaser Review," which will be posted here to let you know when a review of mine is up on the Page Turners blog. I'm not asking that anyone follow their blog, (even though it is very worthy of their followers) especially since I will only be posting reviews versus any other posts I make here. I just wanted to make sure anyone who wanted to read my reviews knows where to find them. :)
Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Published: July 1st, 2013
Received from authors for review!
Description 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 on board 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**
"While a lot of books I read surprise me on some level with how deep and dark their themes develop throughout the story, I've managed to avoid books about issues that affect everyday people such as alcoholism and sexual abuse. I think one of the reasons I enjoy science fiction and paranormal stories are because they are realistic to the point where I can see where the idea stemmed from, but I wouldn't be comfortable if that idea came to life in reality. With Addicted to You, I was slightly blindsided. I knew going into reading this story that the main characters have addictions, but the severity and the inevitable of the consequences of their actions kept my emotions in a vice grip until the very end."