Review: Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

kiss the skyReviewed by Carrie

I’ve posted before how much I liked the Addicted series – this is Rose and Connor’s story.  The authors state that this is a standalone set in the Addicted world, however I feel that a reader will miss a lot not having the background of the previous two books.

The Calloway family is still reeling from Lily’s sex addiction being revealed in the press.  Their father’s beverage company, Fizzle, has taken a hit in the stock market and Rose’s clothing line, Calloway Couture, is on its last legs.  Rose proposes a reality TV show, ala Real World, with her sisters, their boyfriends and Loren’s brother, as a way to do some damage control, repair their images and revive her clothing company.  [Read more…]

Review: Addicted for Now

addicted for nowReviewed by Carrie

This is a spoiler-free review. Stop right here if you haven’t read the previous 2 books in the series because you will be lost.  For everyone else, Addicted for Now picks up immediately after Ricochet. A quick recap – Loren has been in rehab for his alcoholism for the last 3 months while Lily has been at home, albeit in therapy, struggling with her addiction to sex.  Understandably, it has been a rough and bumpy road but the couple remains committed to their health and their relationship.  However, Lily and Lo learn that rehab isn’t necessarily the hard part of recovery – it’s learning how to live in a new way. [Read more…]

Review: Ricochet

ricochetReviewed by Carrie

Right on the heels of finishing Addicted to You, the first book in the series, I plunged right in to Ricochet.  Apparently, this was supposed to be a novella, but the authors ended up with 290 pages.  They call it a companion novel and it makes no sense without reading the first book.  However, you can skip this book and jump to book 2, but I really recommend reading it because it adds so much more depth to Lily, specifically.  If that didn’t make complete sense, just keep reading.

As Lo heads off to rehab to battle his alcohol addiction, he asks that Lily promise to strive to not succumb to her sexual compulsions and bed other men.  [Read more…]

Review: Addicted to You

addicted to youReviewed by Carrie

I’m going to be straight up – this is a heavy, raw and substantial portrayal of addiction and co-dependence.  If you don’t like dark stories, can’t handle the ugliness, or are one of those people who just don’t “get” addicts, this book is not for you.  I will also advise that due to the frank and explicit nature of the subject, there might be triggers for others.  For those with an open mind and a willingness to delve in to the hearts and minds of two broken people, you’ll receive a moving tale.

Lily Calloway is addicted to sex.  From the time she wakes up in the morning to the time she finally sleeps, her thoughts and actions revolve around orgasms.  [Read more…]