Monday, July 15, 2013

Blog Stop + Giveaway: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

I am so excited to be a part of promoting Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie. These girls are some of my favorite bloggers around and when they announced their foray into the world of NA novels, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Addicted to You!

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.

It's always a challenge when you have a relationship built with an author, or in this case authors, and you review their books. If you don't like it, do you say that you do? How will they feel about my review?! All of these things were going through my head prior to reading ATY. I have to say that in reading this steamy NA book, all of my nerves went out the window and I couldn't wait to not only let Becca and Krista know how awesome their book is, but also to tell the world!

From the first pages, you're completely sucked in. Lily and Loren's relationship is sort of a mystery to start. Clearly Lily has some major issues. I mean, the first time we see her she's trying to sneak out of a frat house without having to embarrass herself with a walk of shame (and it's not the first time). Then Loren comes to her rescue at the door. Initially, I thought Loren would be the good guy to her bad girl. Her knight in shinning armor if you will. But that's not necessarily the case to start. Loren has his share of issues too. Both Lily and Loren deal with addicting, but two different forms. One addicted to sex, while the other the bottle. It was an interesting dynamic to their relationship and made it really hard for me to put the book down.

I wasn't real wild about the characters at first. I mean, if I met either of them on the sidewalks of my college campus, I'd know they were trouble ten feet off! Then the tension heated up and you couldn't put it down!

All in all, I absolutely loved Addicted to You. It's the perfect summer read! There is romance, angst, and it's all kinds of edgy situations. If you're looking for a hot read for the summer, you won't be able to put Addicted to You down!!

9 out of 10

Happy Reading :)

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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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