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.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE
Emotional and gripping, even 2nd time around.
The Ritchie sisters did a tremendous job in addressing such a pressing issue within our society by creating a world for us to step in & experiencing it ourselves. It was like I could almost feel the love, the pain, the shame and the guilt of Lil & Lo as they battled their addictions. But through it all, it was beautiful & heartwarming to see how the people around them battle alongside them. Lil & Lo's relationship was an unhealthy one, but their genuine love & care for each other will have you rooting at them to fight and get better.
OMG this is tough, it's like Sophie's choice! But if I really have to choose, my favorite couple has always been Lily & Loren. (Yup still can't settle for ONE character, sorry!!) They've always been against the odds of the world and the underdogs and without them, we wouldn't have met the entire gang of this series ;) ♥
I love how she captured Lily's POV so well, it resonates with the struggling timid voice that Lily would have portrayed had she been real and Erin Mallon did her character justice. I was also amazed by how she captured Loren's voice and brought the whole story to life.
This book itself had the power to move me, so imagine if words brought that kind of emotions, then what more hearing the words themselves. Towards the last quarter of the book, I definitely got a little weepy at moments where LiLo hit rock bottom and Erin Mallon certainly brought those emotions to an all time high for me.
Read this series! I've re-read this series two times already and I wish I could say I'm exaggerating but I still feel all the overwhelming emotions again even with a re-read! I almost cannot imagine a world without these amazing people that the Ritchie series have birthed and now with an audiobook, it's coming to life! I hope the entire series will be on audiobook and I'll be praying hard enough for this series to be made into a TV series/movie, then my life will be complete!! #fizzleforce
- Jasmine KPK