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Josie Banks is a girl without a past. After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.

When Josie disappeared years ago, she took apiece of Tristan with her. She’s the girl he thought he los
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥



Beautiful Addictions was an unexpected pleasure. The reviews out there are a little mixed but, personally, I really, really liked how it played out. The story has so much depth and quality; I can't tell you all the details and intricacies, for fear of spoiling your pleasure.... Let me give you a feel for it... Then maybe you'll read and judge for yourself.....

"You look like a girl I used to know...."

The main characters
Josie Banks is a girl with demons, she's the product of a horrible time in t
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Beautiful Addictions
Author – Season Vining
Publication Date – January 28, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by St. Martin’s Griffin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



Review
There comes a time in every reader’s life that the “cookie cutter” stories start to get old and predictable. I have been heading down that road for some time now….well that is until now!



Yeah, we have some concepts that are predictable, but this author threw in som
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
DNF 25%

I think I would have loved this book–the plot's unique and intriguing–had it not been weighed down with copious amounts of purple prose, thesaurus-seeking words, and intellectual jargon. It felt like I was reading a creative writing assignment that explored pathos, ethos, and logos. I know some readers enjoy poetic, lyrical, and fanciful passages in their romance books, but I'm not one of them. This author has talent but her writing style doesn't work for me.

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Definition of Purple Prose:
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Carolina
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange of a honest review.

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"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."

Words and sentences like this makes you smile...

"A happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life."

This makes you wonder...

"I want you. All of you. I want to possess you. I want to love you and protect you."

And this... this makes you fall in love!


I will not tell you what this story is about. You don't need me for that. You can read the book's synop
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~ Becs ~
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This really does offer something very different from a lot of new adult books out there – it’s dark, twisted and full of surprises and shocks and wholly compelling.

Meet Josie Banks – a loner amnesiac. Her past is completely lost to her – she was found unconscious after her Father was murdered and now only remembers her brutal upbringing in the foster system. As soon as she was old enough she ventured out into the world, defensive, hurting and completely alone. She creates vivid graffiti art unsu
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Pam
3 stars
Mckenzi once had him. Josie would never deserve him.



When McKenzi was 14, she woke up alone and confused. Given a new name, Josie was sent into Foster care across the country for her own protection, with no choice but to believe whatever she was told, after all she had "No memory of who I was or where I’d been." Years of abuse made her the woman she is today and she lives her life the only way she knows how.
She floated on whatever high she could get, reluctant to touch down, afrai
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Cathy✰
Beautiful Addictions is Josie’s story. She is not your typical heroine. Josie has had a hard life, at least what she can remember of it. When she sees a man fighting in the alley by her apartment, she finds herself drawn to him. She needs to know more, and over time sits back in the shadows and watches him.

Tristan fell in love once, but he lost her. She moved away with her father and later he was told that she died. Tristan felt like a part of him died with her.

Tristan sees a women in the bar th
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Lucas, Jesse, James,Jethro and Daniel ✝✝

Beautiful Addictions was interesting at the beginning and then started to get slow for me as it was beating around the bush for me.
I am actually confused after finishing this book - more like mixed with emotions, as there are parts of this book that I loved and I didn't.

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Josie Banks is loves drawing. At the same time, she lives on

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and

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She also stalks Tristan, the hot bartender with brilliant inked images covered his arms <3 Tristan has his own tortured past.
How will their past come togeth
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Kelli C for "Cross"
**ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review**

This is my first time reading this author and I was overall pleased with the story. It wasn't a knock my socks off read, but it was still good, therefore I wanted to give it a thorough review and give credit when due!

This is the tale of Josie Banks... a street smart enigma whose art talent decorates her walls and the streets of her town. She is shrouded in mystery as she lurks in smoky bars engulfed in darkness while losing herself in her drawings.


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Michelle
Copy provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for honest review

3.5~4 Beautiful Addicting Stars

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Beautiful Addictions is the debut book of Season Vining. First, I want to say that cover was simply beautiful and I love it. With that being said, I was impressed with Ms. Vining on her debut book. This is not your typical love story of boy next door romance or a billionaire hero who sweeps a damsel in distress but a story of REAL FLAWED characters. Characters who were given a shitty hand in
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Komal
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

1.5 stars. Initially it was the blurb and cover of this book that caught my eye. However, it was the delivery of the story that fell flat.

From the very start, the plot was everywhere lacking any sense of coherency. The author put in to play too many narratives which hindered a linear story line. There was no sense of progression as to where the story was going or even an engaging buildup in terms of liking and falling for the characters
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Dianne
Get ready to be drawn and quartered emotionally. Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining reunites one damaged and lost soul with a past she cannot remember. Josie’s life has become so meaningless that she lives in the shadows. Using her body and drugs as means to try to satisfy an endless emptiness inside, only through her haunting art did Josie feel anything. Her childhood and her memory were torn from her when her parents were murdered and she became part of “the system,” that allowed her to bec ...more
Mariℓina
3,5 Stars!
Although it was an interesting story, something didn't feel quite right. But still it was engaging, appealing and even refreshing.


The main heroine, Josie, is a 22 year old girl, who has been through enough in her life. She lost her memory when teenager and after that everything went to hell. With no family on her side and in foster care her only outlet is sketching and graffiti artwork, sex and drugs.
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Tristan is a bibliophile with a bright mind who suffered enough when he l
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Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh all I can keep saying is oh my gosh!!! Beautiful Addictions blew me the hell away.

Very pg13 sex scenes but a major major epic storyline that included so many characters and twists that you never knew what the next page would hold.



Every now and then you stumble upon a book that sucks in you in the story and before you know it hours have passed and you feel like you've b
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Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
**ARC courtesy of St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review**

OMG! I just looked on Amazon.. they want $9 for an ebook! are they crazy
Luckily I got it for free or I never would read it at that price.

Me being me as soon as I saw the cover on NetGalley I was like... I NEED THAT! IT'S SOOOOOO PRETTY....

Well the story wasn't..
It was dark and intense and pretty darn cool.

Long story short with no spoilers?

Josie has a shit life. She can't remember a thing before she was 14.
Woke up one
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Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

This was a little on the dark side with all the drugs and mafia business. But it worked. The heroine, Josie, was so broken that this couldn't have been all light and flowers. Tristan was a great hero, so smart and caring and he truly LOVED Josie. You could see it in everything he said and did.

My main problem with this was all the other points of view we got. Yes, overall they contributed to the plot, but it was a bit distracting cause usually there was no warning that we were going to s
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*P
4.5 Star rating

Vining tells a great story about finding lost loves and second chances. What was refreshing was that this book was so off from the cliched NA story lines. Yes it has the sexy hot alpha male with secrets in his past which have left him somewhat broken. It does have a beautiful heroine who is not sure if she can get close to someone on an emotional level due to her issues from her past. Yes both characters are broken and finally come to help fix each other, but truly that is where t
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Dawn Dysart
Absolutely freaking amazing story!!! :) One of the best mystery romance books I've ever read!!! This is complete with shockers and never will one think that they have it figured out.

My heart went out to Josie and to Tristan. Josie with not knowing her past and being plagued with only the awful memories of the past several years. Tristan dealing with her not knowing the love that they shared when they were children/teenagers and the awful pain and suffering that the love of his life has endured.
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*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
Arc provided by Netgalley. Full review to come
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3.5 -4 Stars. First time I've read this author. I felt there was much to enjoy and savor and some areas that could have used some clarification. But overall, I found Josie and Tristan's story a very different one that didn't seem to follow any sort of "predictability" that many of the recent novels/authors have fallen into.

Josie has no past. No memory of who she is. We meet her as tag artist, a take what I want (sex,
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Holly
This book was a pleasant surprise. I mean I had high hopes simply from the tattooed beauty on the cover but you never know. However, this one was a winner!

This is a story of a girl who was just barely surviving who had no memory of her past and the boy who never stopped loving her.

Josie Banks spends her days numbing herself with drugs and sex, no feeling, that's her motto. That is until she catches sight of a boy in an alley that she feels an unexplainable draw to. She sits in the shadowy corner
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
2.5 Stars

A Beautiful Addiction wasn't bad; it had angst, sexual tension, broken characters, and some suspense. Fitting for a new adult title. I, unfortunately, had a hard time connecting with the characters and overall story though.

Broken, jaded, and doing anything necessary to get out of her own head, Josie Banks is a girl without a past. But when she comes across Tristan, sexy and secretive, there is something about him that feels familiar. Their entangled past soon comes creeping up to haunt
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Zandra
nice debut! i loved the characters. as well as the secondary characters. i liked the pacing.
the surprising twists. and the plot although some were a bit predictable, i liked it how amnesia and Tristan's talent were used. i loved it because it was like my The Artist Trilogy by Karina Halle with less sex in it. lol. yes i found a new book boyfriend and exactly my type, a nerd one! yipee!
Debra

**ARC courtesy of St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review**
Mary Mooney
I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. This is one of those stories that will keep you guessing at who is the bad guys and who is good. Josie is a street-smart independent woman who loves art. She will draw, spray or paint anything. Always in a hurry to not get caught. Her apartment walls are covered with pictures and she doesn't know who they are. When she is out on the fire escape drawing in the moonlight, she sees a figure below ...more
Kristine Arnold
*I received ARC from NetGalley for an honest review*
I had never heard of Season Vining before and that is what drew me to this book in the first place. I love to read new authors in hopes of falling in love with their works. Season did not disappoint.
This is a story about Josie. She has addictions that she uses as her crutch from feeling too much. You see she has amnesia and the only things she remembers about her past are bad memories. From what she can remember she has had a very hard life. T
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Rhonda Dennis
***ARC offered for honest review.***

Season Vining’s raw and gritty debut novel is spectacular and breathtaking. The prose is artful and captivating, whereas the plotline keeps readers engaged and hungry for more. Beautiful Addictions is the tale of Tristan and Josie, two powerhouse characters drawn to each other by forces far beyond mere physical attraction. Both are broken and jaded, subject to their own deep and heartbreaking back stories, however, the story truly begins when these two come to
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Beach Mama
This book was not for me. At first I thought it was a dual POV between Tristan and Josie, but as I kept reading it seemed to switch back in forth in every few paragraphs. We also see additional characters enter with their own POV also. I had to re-read some sections just to figure out whose POV the scene was from. I had a hard time connecting to Tristan and Josie and didn't really feel the chemistry between them. I WANTED to love this book but after about 35% I gave up. I may pick it up again la ...more
Rosie // Rosie Reads
This book was absolutely wonderful. The writing kept me awe right down to the last e-page, and I grew so connected to the characters. I also liked how there was a little backstory on minor characters, and how for the most part, they tied in well to the main characters' stories (Josie & Tristan). Also, there was MYSTERY in this book *yay* and I love a little mystery in a book. And, man, did it have a twist.

But Josie and Tristan's love story...sigh. I knew from the moment their first "meeting
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Vanessa
I am not normally a big romance section reader. If I want something quick and fluffy, then yeah, I'll go and browse and find something that will at least keep my attention. So here is the thing about this book. It isn't your typical bodice-ripper-heaving-bosom-doe-eyed-female-falling-for-burly-mysterious-man-usually-a-pirate-or-job-description-of-the-like book.

This book is going to challenge you. The characters are dark, gritty, and human, and some downright unlikable until you find yourself su
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Heather andrews
Tristan is a protector and if his girl gets hurt, well the boy gets pi**ed, "what the eff?" he replied, garnering the attention of every guest in the quiet establishment." I loved how Tristan would tell Josie stories about their childhood and I loved getting Josie's reactions to those stories:
"Yeah. That's an understatement. You didn't talk to me for like three days, a record for us."
"Damn, guess I cut you off too?" she asked.
"We weren't having sex at fourteen, Josie."
"Nothing?" She asked.
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SEASON VINING is an author, a designer, a philanthropist, a bookworm, a cook, inked, and a night owl. She loves John Hughes films, tattooed boys, and celebrating anniversaries of her 29th birthday. She lives in Louisiana, where she likes to spend time with her corgi, Chap.

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