- 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.
Ricochet it set right after the ending of Addicted to You– Loren (Lo) is in rehab for his alcoholism and Lily is battling her own addiction to sex with the help of her sister Rose. Through their ups and downs, the internal battles they have fighting their urges, we see both the characters have tremendous growth. I respect them so much more than I ever did at the beginning of this journey.
I also really enjoyed seeing more of the Calloway sisters in the story. Rose and her relationship with Connor makes me smile and laugh so much. They have this whole enemies-to-lovers thing going on that I cannot wait to explore later in the series/Calloway Sisters series. Ricochet also has the distinction of showing the audience the beginnings of Daisy’s relationship with Ryke. I really cannot wait for that story- two strong-willed thrill seekers? Where do I sign up?
Ricochet is the perfect bridge in the Addicted series between the first two book. The plot gets moved along and it opens up so many more storylines for the future. I cannot wait to see where everything goes. The Ritchie sisters bring a sophistication and certain kind of class to difficult subjects to read about. I adore them for it and hope they continue to do so in the future.
I have to admit Ricochet was stressful to read. I had anxiety right along with Lily. The authors’ portrayal of her addiction and all that went with it was so raw and emotional. I kept having to give myself little breaks to recover from everything I was feeling before I could read more. I just felt so awful for her. I feel weird saying I enjoyed getting this view into Lily’s personality and addiction, but I did. It definitely helped me understand her better.
Ricochet wasn’t all depressing. The few interactions between Lo and Lily were so sweet. And there were so many fun moments between some of the other characters! I loved the tension between the two smartypants Rose and Connor. The love-hate thing they had going on was cute. Daisy and Ryke were fun, too. Despite their age difference putting me on edge, I loved their flirty banter. There was also a touching moment when Ryke comes to Lily’s aid.
Overall, Ricochet was the perfect bridge between Addicted to You and Addicted for Now. It strengthened my love for all of the characters, their relationships and made me excited for the next book.
And like I said, it really gave you more insight into Lily and Lo's relationship, and I appreciated that as well. We got a few flashbacks...and you could see just how far back their relationship was dysfunctional in some ways. But at the same time you could see how much they did care for each other in the best way they knew how (even if it wasn't the best way). So I feel more invested in their relationship than I did even after book 1. I'm nervous for what's to come though.
And yet again, I felt like the authors really did an amazing job of showing the power of addiction, and how detrimental it can be to life. They ripped out my heartstrings in more than one place. (the tub scene pretty much did me in -- so many emotions)
I'm also really becoming intrigued by Rose and Connor and Daisy and Ryke. I have a feeling before all is said and done I'll be reading all 9 books in this series and its spinoffs. Even though I tend to be drawn more towards books with a bit more lightness to them, these books are written very well and I am so intrigued by these characters and how they came to be how they are, and where they're going to go in the future.
On to book 2!!
Lily's addiction controls her life. She plans around having sex. But she can totally rely on self-love for three months, hoping that would be enough. But Lily get compulsive when it comes to sex and self-love. She doesn't know when to stop. But unlike her whole life, Lily has the support of her sister, Rose, Connor, and Ryke to help her through her struggling times.
She also starts to see a therapist who specializes in sex addiction. This therapist has a huge influence on Lily. She doesn't get shamed for her addiction. She doesn't get belittled or judged for it. She finally starts to understand her addiction a little better and truly listens to what her therapist has to say.
In this book, we also get to see Lily and Lo in their earlier days. It shows just how deep their love for one another goes and highlights how strong their bond runs. Although the Lo appearances aren't a lot in this book (since he's at rehab), the moments where Lily and him talk on the phone or Skype are truly adorable (and sometimes hot). Lo is deadset on getting sober and being there to help Lily. Sex addiction is dealt with in a different way than other addictions and to truly get better, the couple needs to work together.
This book bridges the gap between the first and second books but also provides valuable insight to the other characters in the book, like Ryke, Daisy, Connor, and Rose. Especially Daisy, since she wasn't in the first book as much as the other characters were. You also see Lily's strength comes out as she battles her addiction. No longer will it control her life. She will not let it control her.