Book Review: Addicted to You

I’ve been seeing people rave about the Addicted series by Krista & Becca Ritchie for a long time and I finally started the series! The books are being re-released with new covers so I’m going to take my time reading the books over the next months so I can get the new covers. I believe the last 2 in the 10 (!) book series don’t get released until early 2024 so it’ll be kind of nice to space out the series.

The first book in the series is Addicted to You and follows childhood best friends turned fake dating best friends, Lily Calloway and Loren Hale. Both Lily and Lo come from extremely wealthy families in Philadelphia. The Calloway’s own Fizzle Co. which is a popular soda brand and the Hales run Hale Co. which is a baby product company. Lily is the third daughter out of four and has been best friends with Lo since they were kids. Now they both go to UPenn and are roommates in a fancy apartment. Their families believe they’ve been dating for 3 years, but the truth is they decided to fake date in order to help each other hide their addictions.

Lo has been an alcoholic for years. He’s a functioning alcoholic (usually) but always has a drink in hand. Lily helps cover for him with their families (they don’t really have other friends until later on in the book and let me just say I love the friendships they form later) and is usually DD for him etc. Lily has been a sex addict since her early teens. She’s never been in a relationship but has a one-night stand or hooks up with random strangers in club bathrooms or other places on a regular basis and cannot go a day without sex or porn or something. Lo helps her hide her secret, helps gets rid of any guys who overstay their welcome, and accompanies her out to bars, clubs etc. where he can drink and also make sure she doesn’t get in trouble or find herself in danger. Their families are none the wiser and believe they are in a serious relationship and live together.

Lily and Lo have always loved each other and had feelings for each other, but neither have admitted it to each other besides saying that they’re the best of friends. Lo doesn’t want to take advantage of Lily’s addiction and Lily doesn’t think Lo could ever love someone “dirty” like her. But, things change and they realize they love each other enough to want to really try to be together and help each other with their addictions. But what happens when their addictions become too big to handle? Can their love help them overcome their addictions?

I loved this book so much. Lily and Lo’s addictions sometimes got very frustrating because you wanted them to stop doing whatever it was they were doing that was so destructive, but then they would feel immediately guilty about what they were doing and it made me feel for them instead of be annoyed with them. Their friendship and deep understanding of each other without judgement is so special and made me really love them. There are 9 more books and some of them focus on Lily’s sisters, Rose and Daisy, and their love stories, but there are 2 or 3 more books that focus on Lily and Lo in the series!

I loved the side characters that got introduced and by the end there is a real band of friends who would do anything for each other, which I really loved. Rose is the sister you get to know the best in this book and I love her and Connor and Ryke. I can’t wait to continue on with the series!

“We’re terrible at so many things—remembering important dates, college, making friends—but the one thing we’ve always been halfway decent at is being together.”

“Being in a real relationship was supposed to fix the kinks in our lives. It should’ve made our problems easier. We no longer have to pretend. We can be ourselves. We’re free from one lie. Isn’t this the part where our love overcomes our addictions? Where our problems magically solve from a kiss and a promise?”

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