Friday, November 8, 2013

Jerk of My Dreams #30

Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We've all read them and we've all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn't touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn't admit that the meaner the man, the further we run... Towards them! *sigh*

That's what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.




"It's our greatest lie."

Addicted to You is not your typical romance book. It's unexpected and raw and one that I'd never read before. Truthfully, I was immediately pulled in by the blurb and cover- It was different and unique and had me very intrigued. It wasn't about a romance that pulled me in, it was about a real life struggle as the main focus with a side of attraction. I absolutely love reading books where the characters are flawed big time, especially ones that have addictions. And Addicted to You has two type of addictions... *sigh*

Lily and Loren (also known as Lo) have been the best of friends since they were kids with their families just as close. As they grew, they learned to use each other and fool all those around them to hide their addictions. One was sex, the other alcohol. It was the perfect plan, really. They faked a relationship where no one suspected a thing for many years until Lily's addiction began spiraling out of control. For Lily, everyone she'd been with was faceless. But when more people started noticing her around and making comments is when Lo decided to step in. He wanted to help her and be there for her, but how could he when he was just as bad? If not worse? Lo couldn't tell her to stop because then he would have to stop himself, and there was no way Lo was giving up his whiskey. Especially when his family life was the root of his addiction. But when Lo begs Lily to give him a chance to help her, little does he realize that his plan backfires on him and they both become addicted even more so than before. Or could it be that they're addicted to each other? Emotionally, it's almost too hard to tell. Chemically, they're headed for an overdose.

 "I know what you want. You don't need to take it. I can give it to you." -Lo

I've never read a sex addict before let alone a realistic alcoholic together. That right there is what grabbed me. Lo and Loren are true addicts in every sense of the word. The authors really managed to capture what an addict goes through and the struggles they deal with on an everyday basis and form it into a gripping story of what could be defined as a bad romance.

But it's not... it's not a bad romance. It's hot as sin and meant to be. They just need to climb Mount Everest to get there.

"Loren Hale is an alcoholic beverage and he doesn't even know it."

Not only did I LOVE this book (which doesn't happen often), but I also really enjoyed the side characters. I LOVED THEM. Normally I could care less, but the more I read the more I couldn't wait for them to grace the pages. Trust me- You'll feel the same way! Ryke, Connor, Rose... even Daisy and the parents! They all have a way of working themselves into the story slowly to where I wanted more of them. Once I finished this book, I found out they're getting their own books AND. I. CAN'T. WAIT!! Especially Connor and Rose. I want that book NOW!!

There is one thing that Lily loves to do to help remedy her craving that I didn't care to read so much of. It was a little overdone in my eyes. I get it, but I didn't like it. I guess maybe because I don't see how it could help, but then again I've never dealt with this kind of addiction before. Either way, this book was fantastic. I couldn't get enough of it!

Krista and Becca Ritchie are the new voices of the Indie world- People need to watch out! Their words ring true as does their emotional story. It's edgy, new and should not be missed! The plot, character development... it was such a breath of fresh air to read. I honestly loved it. I haven't been this excited for a series in a long time. To say I'm dying for the next book to be released in an understatement! I'm going into full on stalker mode so I don't miss a beat from them.

Anytime I hear Kings of Leon 'The End' and 'Revelry' makes me think of this book.

1 comment:

Tina B said...

Fabulous review, Taryn!
I haven't really read any reviews of this one, but the story sounds intriguing as well as new to me.
I have not yet read an addiction story, that I can remember.
I will be adding it to my TBR.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!


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