Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Published: October 31st
Read: Oct 31st to Nov 1st, 2014
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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.
*I’m so sorry if this review doesn’t make any sense, I can't seem to stop crying; apologies*
Where does one even begin reviewing Addicted After all? I wouldn’t know, because I legit don’t know where to begin. All I know is that AAA was one of the best series endings I’ve ever read! I will cherish this book with all my heart and shout from every rooftop possible about how good this series is, how much it has touched the deepest parts of my soul and moved me. This series is the very reminder of why I read, why authors are superheroes by saving the world book by book and why I never ever want to stop reading. It’s pure magic!
"I thought it was going to be hard—being selfless. But when you love someone with the deepest parts of your soul, they become your biggest exception."
You never know with books, especially ones that have next to no hints or teasers about them, if they live up to your expectations or not. It’s impossible not to build some for things that follow something that has previously rocked your world. Kiss the Sky is my favorite book ever and I think AAA just exceeded that. I have no words. It shouldn’t have happened, but it did?? THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING THAT WAS MISSING FROM MY LIFE! AAA makes you feel so many emotions that simply can't be described.
By now you all know that Rose Calloway and Connor Cobalt make a powerhouse that is my favorite otp in any and all fiction. I was afraid based on the first 20% that Coballoway would get so little screen time because it was mostly Lilo and Raisy, but nope! Every otp and character gets their spotlight at some point. Holy shoot the omfg moment is bigger than in Hothouse Flower o______o Also, there’s a warm-up omfg moment right before the real one that’s almost just as good. I legit fell out of bed by accident because I was laughing so hard, no lie! Chapter 29 made me heavily cry as did most chapters. Teen Wolf? OTH parallels? All sorts of superhero and Hogwarts stuff? Little, tiny details like the security code??? *bathes in feels*
Remember how I had problems with Ryke and Lily's friendship in Thrive? ALL FIXED!!!! Ryke & Lo’s bromance is inspiring; and I adored how the twins have developed Lo & Connor’s relationship in AAA. Also, the way Loren acknowledges Rose’s role in Lily’s life is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. That can be said about the whole book, really. The twins have visibly progressed with their writing since Addicted to You and brought these characters to life in so many ways that the Addicted gang is like a piece of my own soul. I'll never part with these characters. No, not really. I'm legit incredibly happy, but it hurts so much you don't understand.
It hurts to say goodbye to Lily and Lo's POV. It's not over until you admit that it's over so I'm just going to be here in complete denial of everything. I had to put this book down too many times to count, because I was either laughing too hard to concentrate or crying too heavily to make out any words hence had to sob it out. There were full-body sobs and full-belly laughs; smiles too hard to contain and silent tears of every kind. Addicted series does not shy away from hard (not like that) and important topics: addictions, relapses, slut shaming, feminism, female sexuality and society's scary, sad but accurate portrayal of it all. It’s bold, witty, unique and outstanding. This series makes me proud to be a reader, a feminist, a flawed human being. If you need feels and so real characters that it literally hurts? Start the Addicted series. Best life choice ever!
I'm going to wrap it up here, because I can't even see what I'm writing anymore. Ugh, 'em bloody tears, I tell you. Nothing else to say other than Krista and Becca are irl superheroes for giving us this amazing, heartfelt and stunning, gorgeous story that develops throughout years with slow-burning, soul-consuming love of friends, family and soul mates. They deserve the bestest of slow claps. As Lily would say, thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Overall rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
*recommended reading order can be found here*