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Book Review: Addicted After All by Krista and Becca Ritchie


Addicted After All by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted, #3
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 532 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 19th 2014 by K.B. Ritchie (first published October 30th 2014)
Krista Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Becca Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Contains spoilers for earlier books

Two addicts. One epic love story.

Prepare for the worst.

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore.

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst.

Her sex drive is out of control.

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve.

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.

Addicted After All is the third book of Lily and Loren’s story. There were step backs because they’re addicts but I do love the character growth we got to see in this book.

“Life doesn’t stop when you take a new road. It always finds a way to go on.”

I found it pretty cute how Lily wears dinosaur slippers to keep her feet warm. She didn’t think they lost their cool factor since she was seventeen and she’s sure Lo would agree. Lily is insecure about being a good mom but she never gives up. She knows that she’s going to get there.

You can probably see Lo’s insecurity more in this book like how he sees his brother as selfless but himself as some kind of monster, the asshole and even the villain in comparison. But he also knows that in Lily’s eyes he’s the hero. Ryker didn’t have to deal with their father growing up and he had his mom but really he didn’t have anyone growing up, not like Lo had with Lily.

“Lily Calloway…all this time, your superpower has been loving me. And you’ll be happy to know that I’m not mortal. Because my superpower is the love that I have for you. It’s out of this world, extraordinary, incomprehensible kind of love. And no one and nothing on this Earth comes close to it.”

I love how Lily and Lo have been through hell and back but they never give up on each other. They have their own problems and issues but they would ignore themselves in a second to be there for each other. Lily feels so bad for everything her sex addiction caused to people close to her and how everyone gets involved with her sex life with Lo. She feels like a freak but Lo makes her feel normal. In his eyes, she’s perfect.

Lily and Lo still struggle with their codependency but that’s understandable since they have been there for each other since they were children and their families were too busy or indifferent to them; Lo’s mom didn’t want him and his dad was a drank and Lily’s mom only cared about her sisters and her sisters were too busy with all the hobbies their mom had them do.

“I knew from the beginning that we’d be addicted after all.”

I hate how Samantha is with Lily and even their baby but I love Lo for wanting to think she isn’t connecting with their baby because of anything besides the fact that it’s Lily’s child.

I remember liking Rose in her own book but I just can’t like her in this series. She’s a little know-it-all and I get that she’s not ready to have a baby but it drove me nuts how she was acting about the fact that she was expecting a child. But in the end I can’t dislike her; she saved Lily’s life like Ryke saved Lo’s.

Once again another enjoyable read in this series even if some things really frustrated me like how the gang did nothing against those teenagers. Lily has her her sisters and Lo her brother but I love how they are still connecting since Lo didn’t meet Ryke until few years ago and Lily wasn’t close to her sister when she was still hiding her addiction. They have also found family in Connor who didn’t believe in love but clearly loves Rose and Lo, and even Lily.

4 stars

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