Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Published: August 1st 2013
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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’m not quite sure why I didn’t read this right when I got it on Amazon after it first came out August 2013. By now I’m sure almost all of you know about my obsession with this series—I absolutely love it to pieces; to the tiniest details. It’s such a quirky, emotional and well-crafted story about two addicts fighting for not only their own health and well-being, but for each other as well. It’s inspiring!
“You don't make me miserable. You make me want to live. And I want to live with you.”
I love allllll the main characters in these books. We get to know Rose and Connor better (which I very much approve of since they’re my favorite couple from the whole series) and in addition to that we see the blossoming friendship between Ryke and Daisy. I adored that we got to see Lily grow on her own and I was rooting for her so badly to succeed, to not give into her cravings. The scene during Daisy’s birthday where Lily has an emotional meltdown and Ryke tries to find a solution? Yeah, I had some tears in my eyes, not gonna lie. The Lily Vow Day scene? Laughed out loud so hard when Connor whistled and Ryke clapped. This book is full of inspiring incidents, scenes and quotes; lots of swoon moments from the past and present both.
I did have a few issues with Ricochet and as much as it pains me to say it, the main one was Daisy. I just didn’t get her at all in this book. Perhaps she’s just too much of an energy ball for me, but I like her in all the other books, so I guess she’s not that big of a problem for me? Idk. A tad confused here myself. The other thing that bothered me was Ryke, because he was such a douche to Lily sometimes. I get where he’s coming from though, why he supports Lo more than Lily etc, but still. He did apologize at the end of the novel, so I forgive him. It’s hard to be liked by him, but once you get to the point where he cares, he won’t let you go. That’s what I like the most about him.
Anyhow, if you haven’t read this series yet, come on! Do yourself a favor and START IT IMMEDIATELY. RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND. This novella was a solid 4 star read for me, but only for the fact that I know what’s coming next ;) I loved Addicted for Now to the moon and back. Ricochet is the perfect build up for the emotional journey that waits ahead of Lily and Lo and I cannot wait to get my hands on Thrive (which comes out July 18th!). Pssst! It has more Connor in it and perhaps even some of my favorite scenes from Kiss the Sky :’)
Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5.0