She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.
one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is
dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her
compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she
shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have
one of his own.
Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of
bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve
pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from
their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random
guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
But as they sink
beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their
destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is
better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their
guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just
be addicted to alcohol and sex.
Their real vice may be each other.
New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content
I will admit that I was a little worried about this book at the start.
Two self-indulgent, co-dependent, running-from-their-problems privileged
young adults. I wasn't sure if I was going to like them, but I decided
to give it a go and I ended up really liking this book.
is a sex addict and Loren is an alcoholic. They live together, hiding
each other addictions from their families, hiding from their problems
behind their addictions. The first 2/3 of the book is their descent to
rock bottom. Lucky for them, they do have a support system of friends
and relatives to help them.
The last part of the book reveals
some secret that I had figured out early on, but its reveal was still
done very well. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger too, and I will admit
to digging right into Ricochet as soon as I finished.
end of the book, somehow I'd become very interested in these characters,
even though there are some disturbing scenes depicting both Lilly's and
Lo's addictions. Their love story is what really pulled me into this
book and I'm looking forward to finding out what is going to happen
Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review.