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A woman's sexual obsession will be her downfall - or her liberation.

For successful African American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an over...more
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Published (first published January 1st 1998)
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Amber
Mar 07, 2009 Amber added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tiara
This is an EXTREMELY inaproppiate book,but i loved it. It was juicy and scandalous.
Shawnette
Book description is as follows: "Addicted is the story of Zoe, an African-American female arts dealer. It traces her life from the time she first meets her husband, Jason, in the fifth grade, falls in love with him over a game of Twister in the eighth grade, loses her virginity to him in high school and eventually marries him. Everything seems perfect in Zoe's life to her friends and family as she secretly deals with serious problems in her marriage. After failing to get Jason to open up to her...more
Drew Jameson
Much like reading the comic strip Curtis, everytime I picked this up on the bus (and hope the person next to me didn't read the cover), I wondered if Zane is really black. I also wonder if "she" is really a woman. If it turned out that "Zane" is really a psuedonym for a racist, misogynist, white man, trying to reinforce every idiotic negative stereotype you've ever encountered, I wouldn't bat an eye. Or maybe she's just someone who discovered people will buy horrendous trashlit that traffics in...more
Bint Alia
I absolutely love this book! The story was on point, I love all the twists & the fact that the book wasn't predictable. One thing I could say that I dislike about it is how extra parts could be, like how "perfect" her life is, and the part where she got hypnotized etc. It just seems a bit too exaggerated, but I guess you could find people like Zoe in real life. And the sex scenes were kind of whack. They weren't descriptive & exciting... I don't know if that's a good term, but anyway the...more
Crystal Belle
not that i was expecting anything spectacular, but seriously, WHY?! this novel is written like a poorly orchestrated soap opera with more twists and turns than can possibly happen to any human being. it is overly-dramatic and completely unbelievable. the only reason why i'm giving this book a star at all is for the theme of true love which i actually liked. other than that, there were extremely stereotypical portrayals of perceptions of beauty in the black community, ie: straight long hair, colo...more
Marita Hansen
I just saw the film's trailer and I'm definitely interested in reading this now.
Jane Stewart
Good plot, but too much foul language and annoying personality for me.

This is not a typical romance novel. It is a story told by a woman named Zoe. She is telling a psychiatrist how she fell in love and married Jason and then later began having extramarital affairs. I prefer stories with mystery, excitement and romantic buildup. Although this was fiction, it felt like nonfiction. It was not fun to read. I was uncomfortable with the language, too much vulgarity and swearing. I also did not enjoy...more
Andrea
So, I first picked “Addicted” (of the many Zane books) because there is a movie that will be coming out based on this book. When I first read the book blurb, I wasn’t sure I was going to like the storyline. Zoe, the main character, is addicted to sex; come on – how is this going to be entertaining or even good? It sounded like just a porn book with nothing but bad scenes and stupid lines. But, boy was I WRONG!!!

The plot starts with Zoe’s childhood. You see how she met her husband and how they fe...more
Angela W.
This was one of the first erotic books that I read and it was great. Addicted, chronicles the life of Zoe, a middle class African American female who seeks therapy for sexual addiction. Zoe becomes obsessed with sex in early adolescence and relentlessly pressures Jason, her high school sweet heart to take her virginity.
Although she manages to marry Jason, the love of her life and they experience financial stability in spite of becoming teen parents, Zoe leads a double life. By day she is mother,...more
Lina
Addicted is probably one of the more iconic Zane books that I remember from when I was growing up. It was the most popular one that got passed around from classmate-to-classmate. When I first read it a few years ago, I thought it was just some piece of melodrama. Now reading it again, the melodrama was still there, but it honestly made a lot more sense.

Addicted is told the perspective of Zoe Reynard, a thirty-something-year-old African-American woman who has the perfect life: married to her chi...more
Karen
Didnt appreciate the rape scene and Zoe's dismissal of it. I mean she almost got raped twice when she was a kid that contributed to her addiction in the first place but it finally happens and all she can say is "That's ok Boo, we can just be happy now.". god, that pissed me off

i think what bothered me most about this book was it's potential and it's incredible favor. I've heard of sexual addiction and Zane's plot was a fantastic one and the events that happened were very real and original. Espec...more
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
Well - this was my first Zane book!!

I think I read it when I was 14yrs, so that's about 5-6yrs ago.

Let me tell you - I LOVE IT!

It was eye popping... Never had I read a book so...explicit! I've been mentally introduced to alot of these my innocent mind back then didn't know of. I wasn't stupid to rush into anything based on "curiosity" though - and for anyone out there who happens to run across Zane's book - I hope you won't wound up doing something just to be experimental without the rightful kn...more
Debby Tjong A Hung
A great book, the ending was a little too "wild" for my taste (feeling like too much happened in a short period of time) but all in all, I loved this book and could NOT PUT IT DOWN! I really wonder how the movie will be!
Jeff
This book has the sexual morals of a teen slasher flick combined with the dedication to research of an Encyclopedia Brown mystery. The author's choice of putting her own ideas of what "sexual addiction" means (masturbation! teenage interest in sex!) in the mouths of psychiatrist characters is just plain irresponsible.
Ursula
i wanted to read this to see what the fuss is all about. urban fiction and especially this author is almost immediately stolen from my library or else put on an endless reserve list for patrons. its terribly written, uninteresting characters and not even that sexually explicit. i don't have a clue why its so popular.
Tatiana
Sep 24, 2008 Tatiana rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Recommended to Tatiana by: A friend
This fictional novel by ZANE was introduced to me by a friend. I read the prologue and the excerpt and was immeadiately drawn to the it. From the outside, looking in, Zoe Reynard, the protagonist, has the perfect life. She's a successfull Black entreprenuer, married to her gorgeous "high school sweetheart", a very successful architecht, living in the dream house designed for her by her husband, with three wonderful children. Even her best friend was unable to see what was going on with Zoe. Zoe...more
Lizann Dennis
Recently just finished reading this book and I am a bit disappointed. I have heard all these things about Zane and her books and chose this as the first one to read based on a recommendation. I don't know if that was my ill choice to do so or if the book really was as discombobulated as it felt. I understand Zane's use of flashbacks and I was ok with that. It really wasn't too bad but I felt it was extremely frequent because practically everything was in her past then there would be short snippe...more
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This book was about a girl name Zoe and her addiction to sex. To me, this book was kinda sorta okay but she just put to much of her business out like that. I mean, I would never have this kind of addiciton or sexual obsession to such a thing. But anywho, Zoe had the perfect life any woman could ever want. She had the perfect husband, 3 beautiful kids, and a loyal best friend name Brina. Well, Zoe began to always wanting to have sex and got mad when her husband didnt want to do it so she started...more
Norlisa
I'm 13 years late to this book, but decided to read it after a bunch of my friends recommended it. I resisted reading it because I read Heatseekers, which was god-awful. Addicted wasn't quite as bad, but certainly not deserving of the hype it has and continues to receive. It's poorly written and melodramatic and not at all as erotic as I expected.

The characters all seem to be the same. They all talk alike and have the same mannerisms. Plus, I had a hard time believing the therapy sessions in th...more
Daija
First things first, yes its an erotic book, but it focused a lot on romance. Now i've read erotica that had mostly sex scenes and this book just didn't do that much for me. Yes it had drama, but the sex scenes seemed rushed and lacked imagery. It was just point blank, slight descriptions, and I just didn't feel in tuned with Zoe as a character. And this is an aside, but the use of exclamation points throughout the book annoyed the hell out of me. It just looked kind of sloppy on the page. The ch...more
DivasoftheSerengeti_Chameleon K. Tenay
I read this book about 10 years ago and read it again for our book club. It was good than an even better now. Love the way Zane covered Zoe's past, which affected Zoe's future. Zane left you in suspense with the twist of turns of Zoe's lovers and have you wondering what going on with her husband. Still in love with Addicted!!!
Rose
Sep 06, 2014 Rose marked it as to-read-own-bought  ·  review of another edition
This is available on Amazon for .99 cents through Amazon right now, probably in honor of the movie that's supposed to be coming out in October. If you're interested, have at it. I'm not sure when I'm going to read this yet, but I'm planning on trying it at some point.
Euftis Emery
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I have been interested in picking up Nervous for a number of years and never got around to it. Browsing in the library last week I happened upon a brand new copy and snatched it up.

I was a bit surprised though to find that the book was not the steamy erotic read that I expected but more of a psychological thriller. Don't get me wrong, there is sex in this book which is carried out by an alternate personality...more
Kendra
I loved this! Their impenetrable love, angst, hurt, violence, grief, tragedy, suspense and undying love all wrapped up in this. I cannot wait for my friends to read!!
Nardsbaby Reader
A True Love Addiction

In reading this book I was not surprised by it's content a lot of us choose more provocative ways to get our points across. I was urged to read this book by a friend who heard about it from someone she concluded that the character was simply insatiable, I read it and I enjoyed it. Zane's book was about a woman who loved her husband but needed more than he was willing to offer at that time. Her addiction was more about her love for her husband than her lust with infidelity I...more
Crǐs Estepe
Terrible. Just terrible. Badly written & ridiculous plot. Terrible.
Beth Evant
I thought this book was amazing, and I can see why it is being made into a movie. Addicted is well written. There were so many layers to this story. The words just flowed and I finished this book in 2 days.

This story is told by Zoe. In parts of it, she is going through therapy for her sex addiction and she rehashes her childhood years and the other parts she is sharing the current state of her life. She is desperately in love with her husband, but he is not giving her what she craves in the bedr...more
Urs
My reading partner and I read this in preparation for the movie, which we will be seeing with a group when it comes out later this year. In this book, Zoe is married to the love of her life, but she is suffering from what the author defines as sex addiction. She seeks out help and tries to break off her relationships; however, her partners are not ready to let her go, yet.

There is so much hype around this book, and I do not know why. It started off slow because there is a little more backstory...more
Once Upon
My! My! My! Seems like age makes a difference some times when you read a book the second time around. I remembering reading Addicted years ago before I started blogging and thought it was good but somewhat outdated. So reading it again years later and of course older in my years made me appreciate it better. Plus having faces to place with the book characters from the upcoming movie release also made an impact. It was still outdated in some parts because it was written by Zane in the late 90's b...more
Cynthia
Addicted, chronicles the life of Zoe, a middle class African American female who seeks therapy for sexual addiction. Zoe leads a double life - by day she is mother, wife and successful business woman; by night and afternoons participating in adulteress activities with partners she barely knows while telling lies to her husband to cover her tracks.

Having illicit affairs and masturbating doesn't classify you as being a sex addict. Sexual addiction or hyper-sexuality is defined as a dysfunctional p...more
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Zane (real name Kristina Roberts) is an African American author of erotic fiction. She is the daughter of two former educators: an elementary school teacher and a world-renowned theologian who is also the author of nearly two dozen books. She was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area where she still resides with her three children.

In 1997, Zane began writing erotic stories to pass the time...more
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