- Taschenbuch: 260 Seiten
- Verlag: Addicted (August 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 168230518X
- ISBN-13: 978-1682305188
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 1,5 x 21,6 cm
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Ricochet: Addicted, Book 1.5 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – August 2013
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"All the scenes with Lo once again tugged each and every one of my heart strings. I think it's a sign of how invested in a story you are when even the mention of someone's name kicks your heart into overdrive." - Aestas Book Blog" I've said this before but I just want to point it out again - it's basically Gossip Girl on crack.." - My Library In The Making "I didn't think it could be done, but Ricochet was even better that Addicted to You." - Christy's Love of Books "The focus on Lily's addiction shines bright in this novel, and as much as I felt for her in Addicted to You, it increased tenfold with Ricochet." - Gutter Girls Book Reviews
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Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins-one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek-but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.
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Originally posted on Goodreads and Booked J. This review may or may not be spoiler free so proceed with caution. Set immediately after the events of Addicted to You, Krista and Becca Ritchie give readers a fantastic look into not only the history of Lily and Loren’s relationship, but the start to their recovery as well. As an added bonus, we see much more of Lily’s bond with two of her sisters, Rose and Daisy, as well as her friendships with Ryke and Connor.
Ricochet is short but painfully honest and shines light on the struggles that come with changing yourself for the better. It isn’t an easy task to properly portray separations and recovery, all the struggles in between, but as usual our authors definitely know what they are doing.
If you aren’t sold on the series just yet–I get it, New Adult isn’t always the best genre–I encourage you to give it a shot because unlike many of its genre mates, the story is honest and realistic. We see characters who have a lot on their plate and flaws that make them all the more human.
Our love interests and respectful and not overbearing. In the moments where things are shaky, they redeem themselves and it is full of so much growth. These are characters who truly love one another and are bonded for life–that doesn’t mean things are constantly peachy, but it does mean something.
Most importantly the romance of these novels is pretty high up on the plots but there’s a certain balance of friendship and family that is woven into the story. It’s wonderfully crafted and I cannot stress enough that these books are genuinely good because they are important.
Let’s talk the storyline and time frame. I wasn’t quite sure on if this was considered a full blown novel or a novella at first, but it is a decent sized story.
Jam packed with emotion, we see Lily Calloway as she adjusts to life without Lo (only temporary–he is in rehab!) and see her navigate her own road to recovery. Along with the habits she is trying to break, she is also getting used to living with her fierce sister Rose, her mother meddling in their lives as usual, trying to bond with Daisy and attending a different university.
Did I mention Rose and Connor are actively searching for a good therapist for Lily?
Phew. That’s a lot of changes for our little Lily. While her path may be complicated and far from easy–she certainly isn’t having a good time with it all but is very determined–she has a few people who help her along the way. Lily’s addiction, as we know, is a complicated matter.
Sex addiction simply isn’t acknowledged as something that is real by many. Lily is strong as hell but her addiction is not something she can just get past instantly and brush under the rug. She has a circle of trust in Lo, Rose, Connor and Ryke who don’t baby her and really watch out for her.
I cannot stress it enough, how important this group of people are. Lily and Lo had enabled each other for so long, they depend on their relationship far too much, that it is painful seeing them trying to recover without each other. But what they needed now was to focus on themselves so they could be fully supportive of each other and no longer enablers.
I like that Rose and Connor look into sex addiction with eyes that are not judgmental and that purely want to help Lily. It goes without saying that these are two people you would want on your side no matter what. Ryke is a bit more tough love and gives off the vibe of not liking Lily quite as much as the others, but he genuinely cares for her well being as well as his half brothers.
Because of this, Ryke is a great addition to the plot. It’s like this group of people have been connected all their lives (beyond the sisters, of course) and he even works well with handling Daisy’s reckless behavior.
This is mostly because they seem to be two halves of the same whole, but we’ll get to that in the later novels. I just can’t express how wonderful these relationships are; how much they have grown and will continue to grow. Lily has a particularly hard moment a while into the book, when Ryke finally caves and lets her talk to Lo.
Keeping the two apart was a necessity, crucial to their recovery on both sides, but it was time. And soon, Lo will be released from rehab and the two will be together once more.
The thing about Lo and Lily is they are both addicts and their relationship could continue to go bad. But they both want the chance to get better and be in a loving and supportive relationship together.
Overall, Ricochet is a great read. It builds on the emotions and connections that we were introduced to in Addicted to You and fleshes out the characters even more. There’s never a dull moment and we see so much raw honesty in it, it’s truly a gift to read.
We’ve got an intimate look at our Calloway girls and the men in their lives and that’s very pleasing. Finally, a new adult series that gets it right.
I won't lie- Ricochet was not my favorite my first time reading it. (Please don't hate me) I enjoyed it, but the fact that Lily was missing her Lo was so heartbreaking for me and I just wanted him back the whole time! After rereading it, I realized how amazing this book truly is. We get to focus more on Lily and her addiction. How it affects her, and how it controls her. We get to see her highs and lows, but most importantly, we get to see her go through this without the most important person in her life.
"I'm trying to live without my best friend. It's hard. My whole reason for waking up in the morning and putting on a smile was taken from me."
Although she has her older sister Rose, her friend Connor (Rose's boyfriend), and Ryke (Lo's half brother) she still struggles heavily with her addiction and her fear of cheating on Lo. The fact that Lo is away at rehab makes her battles that much harder, especially after coming to the conclusion (with the help of her new therapist) that masturbation is a dangerous road for her to go down and she is no longer allowed to do it.
I love Lily Calloway. Truly. This book really allows you to learn more about who she is, and who she is is a strong, adorable, fighter. Lily's addiction takes over her life every second of the day. We get to see her overcome so much, and I truly felt so proud of her and everything she accomplished.
Loren aka Lo, was in rehab for alcohol addiction during the three month period that this book took place. We do get to see him through flashbacks and phone calls (and one steamy video chat!!) We learn more about the depth or Lily and Lo's friendship and how dependent they were towards one another. While Lo is in rehab Lily also faces the fear that Lo might not want her once he returns. She fears he'll see her as a trigger and someone who will bring him down.
Krista and Becca do such an outstanding job of having their readers fall so deeply in love with every single on of their characters. Lily Calloway is one of my FAVORITE heroines EVER! (The other being Rose Calloway) Krista and Becca also put more focus on Daisy, the youngest Calloway sister. She is a fearless daredevil and I promise you will absolutely adore her!! Each character has such distinct personality traits and and I seriously love them all so much. This series has the best cast of characters, hands down.
*Ricochet is the second book in the Addicted/Calloway series. Must be read AFTER Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)
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