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Book Review: Ricochet by Krista and Becca Ritchie


Ricochet by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted, #1.5
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 264 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2014 (first published August 1st 2013)
Krista Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Becca Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.

Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.

Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.

With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.

Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.

I rarely read these “middle” books of the series that are companions to the sequel and written as a gap between two books. I think the only other book like this that I’ve read was for the ACOTAR series and I was not a big fan of that one.

“You can’t refuse to feel hurt just because you think that you don’t deserve to feel it.”

Lily feels like she’s going through a divorce with her best friend turned boyfriend. It’s not easy to stay away from someone who has always been there for her since she was a kid, and Lily even has difficulty to remember many memories without him there. I liked how this book really showed Lily’s insecurities even towards her own family: she feels like Rose is everything she isn’t and like certain family member doesn’t love her. There’s nothing much about Lo but he’s trying to get better and it was revealed that he hates tattoos.

Lily knows that she and Lo have unhealthy, co-dependent relationship but she’s trying her hardest to stay strong for him, wishing everyone could see that she’s trying. She’s afraid that she won’t fit into his life after he’s sober. Lo wants them to talk more and for Lily to tell him about her problems.

“You don’t make me miserable. You make me want to live. And I want to live with you.”

I didn’t like Lily’s youngest sister in this book. I don’t blame her actions and my twitter friend says I just don’t know her yet and that I’m going to love her but back to her in this book– I get that she doesn’t know about Lily’s addiction so I could forgive her for that party but I just don’t like how reckless she’s behaving.

I don’t really have any kind of feelings for Poppy aka the oldest sister. She just arrived in like one scene. Rose is my favorite Calloway sister besides Lily. It’s sad what Lily’s reasons for calling Connor instead of helping Rose herself are.

Ryke can be mean but he’s so supportive towards Lily and Loren even if they wished he wasn’t. He’s just worried about both of them and he might’ve started looking after Lily for Lo but I think he considers her as a friend.

All in all I loved this book with all it’s angst and family drama. There were some flashbacks which I don’t like in any book but thankfully they were brief and gave out information for our readers about Lily and Loren’s relationship. I wasn’t sure between 4.5 and 5 stars but in the end decided it deserved all five stars. It’s not easy to make me love a book full of this much angst. I really wish I had ordered more books of this series but I’ll definitely will next time!

5 stars

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