Addicted To You | Ricochet | Krista & Becca Ritchie | Reviews

Addicted To You

I am a sucker for books that are called TikTok sensations. Seriously, I am so curious and just cannot resist. So, I knew I had to read Addicted To You by Krista and Becca Ritchie.

I am a sucker for books that are called TikTok sensations. Seriously, I am so curious and just cannot resist. So, I knew I had to read Addicted To You by Krista and Becca Ritchie. Additionally, the white minimalist heart cover caught my eye. We love a bold pink font over here. This new adult contemporary romance is the story of two very flawed individuals who just might be each other’s saving grace.

Addicted To You kicks off the series of the same name. It follows Lily Calloway and Loren Hale, college students and childhood best friends who live together and are in a fake relationship. The relationship covers their vices — Lily is addicted to sex and Lo is an alcoholic. Both Lily and Lo are from very wealthy families — worth billions. Lily has three sisters. Lo has no siblings. After a series of questionable decisions, Lily and Lo end up together for real. Both must fight their addictions and their relationship just might be the key to doing this. They also eventually make two friends – Connor Cobalt the tutor and Ryke, the track team captain who helps them at a party.

Addicted To You is different from other books I’ve recently read. It explores addiction and the different types of addictions without demonizing the characters. I did actually really like that aspect. There’s enough stigma as it is, so good on this book for counteracting that. I did think this was a little slow paced and I didn’t find Lily or Lo all that likeable, but their relationship dynamic was interesting. Also, I LOVED reading about Lily’s sisters. I would love to read more about Rose and Daisy and Poppy.

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Ricochet

Ricochet by Becca and Krista Ritchie is the sequel to Addicted To You. I was looking forward to this book as I love a nice quick read

Ricochet by Becca and Krista Ritchie is the sequel to Addicted To You. I was looking forward to this book as I love a nice quick read — particularly when I already “know” the characters I will be encountering. While this book was not a quick read for me, I did find some things to like about it.

Fair warning, if you read this book, know that Lo and Lily are not physically together during this book. Lo is at rehab throughout this whole book. And so, it is about Lily fighting her sex addiction to stay faithful to Lo. The book starts with Lily moving in with her sister Rose — who is the best. I would love a book about Rose. Then we go into Lily’s sister Daisy’s sixteenth birthday in which they hang out on a yacht in Mexico and Daisy does questionable things. Also, Ryke is on the trip too.

I really liked that Ricochet had a positive portrayal of therapy. It was true to life I felt, where they were trying to find a therapist who would be a good fit for Lily’s needs. In real life, this happens frequently — not everyone is a good fit with every therapist and vice versa. However, the book does a great job as showing how Lily has to do the work to change, but also that her therapist is validating and supportive. I also liked that Lo’s going to rehab wasn’t demonized or portrayed as a weakness – but a strength. So, big ups to this book for positive portrayals of mental health and substance use treatment. I would love to see more of that in new adult fiction — or just fiction in general. Kudos to stigma breaking.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.