4.25 addicting stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.
No 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.
addiction: to be physiologically or compulsively dependent upon something that is habit-forming…
This is the love story of Lily and Lo…. Friends since childhood… now romantically involved… both with demons they need to battle…Lo is a major alcoholic….. Lily is addicted to sex( an addiction I think we all find a little harder to understand than most)…..
Lily and Lo are both tragic and beautiful together…. they both seem to feed each other’s addiction…. not even sure who was more of a hot mess, but it sure was complicated….
Interestingly enough I’m not sure if I cared for either of the main characters…. the jury is still out on that…. however I really did grow to like the secondary characters…. Connor, Ryke, and Lily’s sister Rose…. Connor definitely added some comic relief he must be one of the most arrogant characters ever, but it really worked in this book! Even though I didn’t necessarily love Lily and Lo I sure wanted them to find that happily ever after…..
I think the author did a good job of portraying the ugly side of addiction…. As somebody who is very fortunate not to suffer from any type of addiction (with the exception perhaps of caffeine) my life and my kids lives have still been touched by it…. and it is hard for everybody involved…. this book I believe painted a realistic view of addiction it was messy…. additionally even though Lily was a sex addict there weren’t many if any overly graphic sex scenes….
I’d recommend this to fans of angsty romance💕 just know it ends on a cliffhanger…..
🌹 this book is part of #SundaySwap with my blog partner and I….. we recommend books to each other that are a little out of our comfort zone, curious to see what she thought of her witch book😇