Series: Addicted #1.5
Publisher: Self Published on August 1, 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.
“‘You’re a tool,’ Ryke says, blunt but not in a Connor Cobalt endearing way. He;s just kind of mean. ‘Why are you here again?’ Connor asks. Ryke’s jaw hardens. ‘I’m Lily’s friend.’ ‘Well, I’m Rose’s boyfriend and Lily’s friend,’ Connor says. ‘I don’t know if you’re good at math but…’ He flashes his prep school smile. Oh…Connor…”
Favorite Character: Lily. She really grew over this novel.
“I fucked up.”
My Musings: Ricochet is a novel that takes place between books one and two of the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. It, in my opinion, was a fantastic bridge between the novel, and kept me wondering what exactly would happen in the next novel.
Ricochet focuses mainly on Lily and how she is dealing with her addiction. It’s rather hard for her, seeing as Lo is away at rehab and asked Lily to wait for him–meaning that she has to endure 90 days on no sex.
“So I have to try. Even if something in my brain says go. I keep reminding myself of what waits for me if I don’t wait for him. Emptiness. Loneliness. I will lose my best friend.”
In this novel, we definitely see more of Lily’s thoughts and her struggles with her addiction. This book gives the reader a sense of how real her addiction is. I would have never been able to imagine living life as a sex addict, and this novel was able to give me insight to it.. Lily really struggled with doing what’s right. Sure, she had some slip ups, but she managed to overcome her addiction just a little bit, and any improvement is great. She also connected more with her sister Rose, and got a therapist. It was really a journey for Lily, and it was fantastic to see her trying to overcome hindrances for love.
Ricochet was definitely, in my eyes, a novella that you wouldn’t want to skip over while reading the series. I gives a lot of insight into Lily and Lo’s relationship as well as Lily’s struggle with being a sex addict. A beautifully written bridged between Addicted to You and Addicted for Now, Ricochet is definitely a must-read for all fans for the series.