Published by K.B. Ritchie on July 1st 2013
Genres: Adult, College, Contemporary, Dark, Famous, Friends to Lovers, New Adult, Realistic Fiction
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She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.
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**
Ahh, let me tell you something. This is one book I read and reviewed pre-blog. While I wasn’t a super fan of book 1, this entire series grew on me in unexplainable ways. In the end, it became one of my All-Time Favorite series. So, un go ahead. Read my review, but whatever you do. Give this series a chance. It’s so worth it!
Um, still not sure what I feel about this book. I know tons of people that love it and rated it 5 stars, but I can’t say I loved it cause I didn’t, although it is overall a good book. The subject matter is sensitive, the relationship the main characters have is so complicated and so toxic that there is no room for anything else. There’s no love or romance, only co-dependence no matter what the main characters think. Was not a fan of just the heroine POV, I just got tired of being in her head. The book does a great job at showing you her addiction in detail, I wish it would’ve been told in dual POV. The book is boring at times but gets way more interesting towards the end. It’s the first in a series so it ends in a cliffhanger. I’m definitely interested in how the story ends.
“Let me try to be enough for you.”
No one has ever looked at me like this. Everything bursts. I’m flying into the most blissful feeling in the world. I never want to come down.
“I want to love you more than I love this”—he waves his bottle—“and I don’t know how else to do it unless there’s something to lose.”
All I need is that extra something and Wharton won’t be able to resist me.”
And I suppose, the fear of losing each other is always stronger than the pain we cause.