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Thrive

(Addicted #2.5)

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Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their
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ebook, 425 pages
Published July 18th 2014 by K.B. Ritchie (first published July 17th 2014)
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Izzy Thrives covers what happenes in Hothouse Flower and Kiss the Sky, but from Lily and Lo's perspective
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Lashuri Chan I don't think Rose owns a whip and the relationship with Lily and her mom is quickly resolved in AAA which I am not a fan of the outcome because it's…moreI don't think Rose owns a whip and the relationship with Lily and her mom is quickly resolved in AAA which I am not a fan of the outcome because it's like the authors wanted to quickly wrap up that lose end since it's the last book in Lilo's POV. But if you haven't AAA, read it and you'll see what happens.(less)

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Aestas Book Blog
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
**** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED *****



Spoiler-free review. Plot is not discussed.

Thrive is the latest fantastic addition to the Addicted series and I absolutely LOVED it!!

I've been a huge fan of this series from the start and can honestly say that it just keeps getting better and better. Krista & Becca Ritchie continue to raise the bar and there really is no other series like this.

The Addicted series has everything I could ever ask for in a romance. It has loveable but flawed characters who eac
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Christy
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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Two years will change them forever.

This Addicted series is one of a kind. I love everything about these books. Thrive is almost like reading a book(s) you love from another pov. Usually, I’m not crazy about that. But I desperately needed to know what was going on with Lily and Lo when everything happened in KTS and HHF. Even though most of the plot/storyline was the same, it didn’t feel like the same old same old- LiLo brought so much more to the story. Seeing where Lo’s head was w
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Laura
I can't stop thinking about this book. I feel like, no matter how I want to put it, I will never do it justice. So many struggles but so much strength from all of the characters, especially Lily and Lo.

Lily and Lo's vulnerabilities are so different and yet so similar. They all come from the same place, problems at home and self-worth issues but they began to realize that they do deserve their happy ending. Earth 616 is closer and closer.

These feel-good yet emotionally strong stories are the ones
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Laura
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Now this is what I’m talking about.

I just love Lily and Lo so much. I’m in love with their love and I’m excited to read more about them.

I, also, appreciate this novella because I could read about freaking important things that happened in Ryke and Daisy’s book directly from the POVs that, to me, mattered the most.

It was amazing to read about Lo’s struggles, not only with his addiction but also with his relationships –Lily, Ryke, Connor, Rose, Daisy and his father. Lo is a very complex character
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
THRIVE is a companion novel and not a novella. As a companion novel, it bridges the gap between the end of Addicted for Now through the two spin offs, Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower, and to the start of Addicted After All. There are several ways to read this series:
1) If you skipped reading the spin offs than you will NEED to read Thrive.
2) If you did read the spin offs than this is Lily & Lo's journey through her sisters' books. Lots of stuff happens to them that we never saw in KTS and
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Beverly
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback-own
* * * * 4.5 Stars * * * *

Thrive is best describe as filler. I do not mean that negatively, but it does basically fill in the time that lapsed from Addicted for Now and Hot Houseflower.

I was jonesing for this book after just finishing the binge read on the series, and was I disappointed??


I adore these six characters, so any little bit you want to give me I will happily accept.


Thrive alternates in POV between Lily and Lo. We basically relive a lot of scenes from Kiss the Sky and Hot Houseflower
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“The only future I want is the one that ends with her.”



Lily & Lo <3
I'm really loving their story so much but also I love Connor & Rose and Ryke & Daisy too. I can't wait to read more about them... :)

And I don't know how I lived my life without knowing this series... But better late then never, right? ;)

Ps. This series are must read, I highly recommend them. <3

ADDICTED SERIES - RECOMMENDED READING ORDER

Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (A
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Pearl Angeli
4.5 Stars!

“We're going to have our happy ending. It's just going to take us a little while to get there.”


(I buddyread this book with sis Bea. Check her lovely review by clicking her name.)

Lily and Lo. Lo and Lily. This couple always gets the best of me. I haven't continued this series until now for some reasons. But rehashing Lily and Lo's story along with Connor, Ryke, and the Calloway sisters was such a happy indulgence. I miss this gang so much!

I could say that reading Thrive helped me re
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Becca Ritchie
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)


**Bonus Material from Thrive: Daisy's 17th Birthday Party**

**First Official Teaser Poster**

Krista and I talk all the time about how this book is really dedicated to the fans. It contains some of the crazy, wild, insane, dramatic moments from Kiss the Sky & Hothouse Flower in Lily & Lo's POVs -- plus the months that those books didn't even cover. It's largely NEW material (about 80%).

It should not be skipped if you haven't read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series. Really, we don't sugges
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Jeannine Allison
4.5 Stars (Third Read 7/19/2018)

4.5 Stars (Second Read 5/26/2017)

5 Stars (First Read 1/10/2016)


This series is such a wonderful combination of emotional, funny, sexy, and sweet. All these characters have such a great dynamic with each other. This novel spans over two years, including events from Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. Since this was a reread and I'd just read those two novels, there were times when this felt a little repetitive and slow. But I'm so obsessed with Lily and Lo that I di
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.75 thriving stars

"We're going to have our happy ending. It just may take us a while to get there."

So I waited about a week and took my time gathering my thoughts on this one. I also watched a good portion of the Live Chat with the twins and that helped, thanks girls!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu6hX...

Thrive is a filler novel, and while this sounds bad, it isn't. Thrive gave the reader Lily and Lo's side of the story throughout the sister books, Kiss the Sky and Hot House Flower (***
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4--Thriving--Stars!!!

Oh boy, going in to this book....



Thrive spans almost 2.5 years and overlaps with both Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. So there were events that I knew were coming and damn, damn, damn I did not want to read about some of them.

Thrive continues Lo and Lily's story. Lily the recovering sex addict and Lo the recovering alcoholic. Every day remains a challenge for them.

"I want to have everything we had without all the bad."

Every day they battle their addictions. They batt
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Rose
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
it's actually not possible anymore for me to give any book in this series less than 4 stars

lil and lo are my babies, and even though they're a mess, i adore them.

+ rose & connor, and ryke & daisy were in this one SO much which is always a good thing.

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“I don’t want to live if you’re not living with me.”


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I think I've said it about 3,435 times, but I love this series and everything about it. Just do yourself a favor and purchase this series.
Every book.
All of it.
You can thank me later.

If you aren’t reading these books or aren't planning to, you are SERIOUSLY missing out.

"Our love is rare. It’s one I can’t abandon, even if I tried. When she screams, an identical one rips through me. When she cries, my world rains with grief. When she lov
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Brandi
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this one, nothing really new happens - just getting Lo and Lilly's POV's during the time period of Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower.

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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Still dislike the main character*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

CAN CONTAIN SPOILERS!!! Lily ‘Lil’ Martha Calloway (22?) and I just don't get along. We're not on the same page, though I have to admit she was at her best in this book compared to all the others. Loren ‘Lo’ Hale (23) was even better and I like him. However, it's not enough to even like the series.
I shrug. “I kind of shipped them during Princesses of Philly. Didn’t you?” He’ll understand my fandom reference. To ship: aka, to fangirl hard over a
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Paula Terrado
I love love love love love weddings 💕
It’s at that moment where you feel like real-life has a fairytale. It’s all about love and happiness.

I love how the ending of this book is about reality. A real life scenario that could happen to anyone. The emotions and doubts and questions they had in their minds & how they try to make themselves believe that they can do it like normal people.

This is pretty much all i can say without revealing, at-least everything. Sorry for the semi spoiler..

Happy rea
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Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 I LOVE Lily and Lo Stars

Thrive is a FULL length novel. You must read Addicted to You and Addicted for Now prior to reading Thrive. You do not have to read the spin-offs, Kiss the Sky and Hothouse, however, I highly recommend it, since the story over-laps.

Thrive takes place right after Adidcted for Now and during Kiss the Sky and Hothouse, except it’s in Lo and Lily’s POV.

I listened to the audio version and this is my first time listening to an audio book without reading it before and I have t
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
4.5 STARS
Genre: New Adult Romance
Full Review Posted 7-23-14
NOTE: This is not a standalone, this book is part of a series and should be read in order. Series reading order is listed at the bottom of review.

I don’t even know where to start. This series is highly addictive. I can’t recall the last time I read a book where the characters are so well fleshed out damn near to PERFECTION. And yet there is a heavy melancholy tone woven in to it as we meet these very IMPERFECT characters. You can’t he
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TORI
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.95 Stars

May contain spoilers if you haven't read any of the previous books.



Let me say off the top that I have a serious girl crush on Lily Calloway.



She is definitely on my list of all time favorite heroines. Hell, she might be number one on the list. She is just awesomely written. And the way her and Lo interact with all their nerdy comic references. I love love love it!



Thrive is Lil and Lo's POV starting right before The Princesses of Philly (the reality show) and ending right after Rose and
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s
"I'm going to love Lily how I want to love her.
Overwhelmingly. Uncompromisingly."

This is an interesting book. It spans two years and goes through Connor and Rose's book and Ryker and Daisy's book but told through Lo and Lily's POV's with a few extras.

There is a note at the beginning saying "Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series". It makes it sound like you could read either/or but my question is...why would you? I was a
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Michelle
Another companion novel to look forward to

Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
I buddy read this with dear sis Pearl (Click her name to read her review!) :D

First of all, it has been a year since I've read the last book from this series and it's wonderful to get back to it! I miss Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor (!!! haha), Daisy and Ryke. I enjoyed reading Lily and Lo's perspectives after Addicted for Now and during Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower (it's pre-requisite to read these books before you jump into this book). I like they're transparent and more mature. They never hid
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Elizabeth
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ever wondered what was going on in Lo and Lily's mind throughout the Connor-Rose/ Raisy drama? Then fret no more this book says it all. I was worried at first that I might be bored reliving through everything again...WRONG! The Ritchie sisters have done it again! Thrive ignites the passion, love, and desire for Lilo and leaves you wanting more!

“We’re going to have our happy ending. It’s just going to take us a little while to get there.”

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In Thrive, we find Lily is still battling the darkness of s
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Jen
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

Thrive is another great book in the Addicted series. This book is a lot of Kiss the Sky andHothouse Flower only told from Lily and Lo's POV. I'm not going to write a long review for this one, but I did enjoy getting LiLo's POV to some pretty major events. I really felt like I got a more complete picture with their sides told.



One of my favorite things about LiLo is their love for the comics. I've never read a comic book before, but I'm a huge fan of X-Men, the Avengers, Star Wars and H
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Noodle
HO-LY SHIIIIT! Can we all just take a minute and bow down to Krista and Becca Ritchie. Abso-fucking-lutely brilliant. I was laughing one page and somber the next. Everything in this book, heck, this whole series is utter perfection and just WOW.

"Our love is rare. It’s one I can’t abandon, even if I tried. When she screams, an identical one rips through me. When she cries, my world rains with grief. When she loves, I truly, truly fly."




xxx
Beatrix
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
**This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.**
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I've just finished THRIVE and I want more! I’m like an addict, craving these characters; I have grown to love this series so much! *happy sigh*

Usually when you’re reading a book, you identify with MCs – here I couldn’t, because I felt like I knew Lily and Lo. All of them, I feel like they’re this cool bunch of people that I know. And that is thanks to awesome characterization skills of Krista & Becca Ri
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Sue (Hollywood News Source)
JUNE 2018

I will always have a soft spot for Ryke and Daisy. At one point of my life, they were instrumental in shaping how I had expressed myself. I’ve always believe in supporting art particularly the creators behind it. I watched this series grow, and they brought me so much joy but that spark of light had become tainted. My love for Ryke and Daisy waned. It’s not unadulterated admiration anymore.

I’ll plainly say that the main reason was because of how the creators and certain fans had treate
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 Thriving stars!

I cant say I loved this...but I cannot say I didn't like it. I loved this entire series...big time so I cannot "NOT LIKE" this. That being said I was honestly a bit bored...eeke! Do not shoot me, I just felt like I already read this. I mean I love me some Ryke Meadows and Connor Cobalt, so another go around with those boys makes me happy, but Loren and Lily are a bit exhausting. I mean really taxing!

I did enjoy some of the insight and inner workings of Lo and Lily's thoughts
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Pam
Nov 21, 2013 marked it as calm-down-n-read-me-now
Loren Fucking HALE!



Lily and Lo



I cannot wait!!!
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“Our love is rare. It’s one I can’t abandon, even if I tried. When she screams, an identical one rips through me. When she cries, my world rains with grief. When she loves, I truly, truly fly.” 71 likes
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