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Addicted for Now

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He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.

No. More. Sex.

Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.

No. More. Us.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

488 pages, ebook

First published November 29, 2013

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April 22, 2019
5 stars!

“Some battles are best fought with a sidekick.”

I seriously cannot stop reading/listening to these books. In less than a week, I’ve listened to 1, 1.5, and 2 (which is over 40 hours of audio) I’m not reading much at all because I am incapable of pushing pause on this all-consuming series! Now I keep telling myself to slow down because what will I listen to next when this series is over?!? I am loving these books so much, and this is my favorite of the series so far. It still focuses on my favorite couple, Lily and Lo, but we also get more of the other couples. There is love, laughter, healing, and even a little suspense!
“I need you to know that I’m not going anywhere. I’ll always be here when you come home. There will always be an us.”

Someone has told the world about Lily Calloway’s sex addiction. This destroys Lily. Lo is newly sober, but is determined to be there for Lily no matter what. He is her rock. She needs him to help with her addiction and to be there to love and support her, and he does 100%.


The couple is on spring break vacation with the rest of the gang for a good part of the book. It brings new challenges for Lily and Lo and gives you more time with the other characters as well. The best part about this one… dual pov! That’s right my friends- we get Lily AND Lo’s perspective. It was great being in both of their heads and I think it added so much more to the story.

Lily and Lo are two characters I love so much. Everyone talks about how much they love Connor and Ryke in these books, and they’re great, but for me, Lo is the favorite. I love how much he loves Lily. How understanding he is, how he never judges her. He just loves her. He sees her more than a sex addict. She is worth everything to him.
She shrunk into herself and waited for me to stare at her like she was gross and dirty. But I just wanted to hold her and tell her that she was worth so much more than whatever she was searching for.

It makes me so happy to see this couple overcome some of their obstacles. They are characters you will root for. The writing in these books are flawless. I am enjoying this series so much. Addicted for Now gets a full 5 stars from me. I can’t wait to get into the next one, which is the first spin off and features Connor and Rose. Even though Rose isn’t my favorite character, I have a feeling it won’t disappoint!

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173 reviews261 followers
May 6, 2023
im broken, im happy, im obsessed GAHHSSH RTC😗
We’re taking a deep breath and tackling this huge beast!

Once again im too scared to face this alone so buddy read with my amazing friends Aliki, Vio and Milo
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July 12, 2022
I will definitely be putting a pause on this series for now. I may pick it up again one day, but not anytime soon. The story continues with Lily still struggling with her addiction. Lo is doing better in this one, so this one focused on Lily more. In fact, so many messed-up things happened to Lily in this one, and I was just over it. At this point, it felt like we were adding things to the plot just to release a book.

I’m not too fond of Ryke and Daisy's plot line. It’s very inappropriate. Nothing really happens between them but what was the point of the continuos hints? And the fact that they do have a book ?!

October 10, 2021
not me forgetting to write a review to this book, forgive me plz. in my defense.. I was BAWLING my eyes out, I couldn’t even see straight so please picture me trying to write my feelings. anyways. Lily & Lo own me. they fully own my heart, and my soul. Loren Hale owns my body as well but we don’t have to get into that. They deserve all the happiness in the world, I am obsessed with this book and this entire universe. The way I cried so much with the QUOTES in this, amazing. I am content, I am amazed, I am fully ready to dedicate my life to talking about Lily & Lo.
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522 reviews18.9k followers
March 11, 2022
I kind of expected them to have their happy ending after this book but I was so wrong. so very wrong
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474 reviews2,411 followers
January 24, 2014

★★★★★ 5+ 'I'm addicted to this series' stars!

I absolutely love everything about this series. It's brutally honest, realistic, easy to read, funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Lo and Lily, the two main characters, are easily one of my favorite fictional couples ever. As we already knew from the previous two books in the series, they each have their own addiction. He's addicted to alcohol, she's addicted to sex. This time the story is told from alternating POV's and I loved the fact that we finally get Lo's side of the story as well.

****From here on out there might be SPOILERS for those who haven't read the previous books yet****

Most of their adult life they've been enabling each others addiction by covering up for the other one and by pretending that everything was fine all the while knowing that what they were doing was far from okay. Now, they've finally faced their problems. Lo is coming home from rehab and together they will try to stand their ground, to not let their addiction win and to built up a healthy, addiction-free and happy future.

"I'm sick too," he says, " and there will be times where we're weak. Where we beg for the things we can't have. But you can't be scared of that, Lil. You just have to believe that you'll be strong enough in the end. Even if the middle is all fucked up."

"He is my breath. My soul. My life-force. I have spent forever with him. Being apart is the most unnatural feeling in the world."

Being away from Lo has not been easy for Lily. She's been able to stay celibate during the three months he spent in rehab but now that they're moving in together, it's becoming harder and harder for her to avoid the temptations. They sleep in the same bed every night but unlike before, when they were still guided by their addictions, they can't have sex every night. Lily's new psychiatrist has given them a list of do's and don't and time limits they need to keep. All of this ways hard on both Lily and Lo. While she struggles with being denied sex, he struggles with having to tell her no all the time.

"Lily doens't do hugs. She fucks until she passes out. And I so badly want to fix her, but I can only help her. The real mending-that has to be her job, her fight, her battle. I can't win this one for her - just like she can't defeat my demons."

At the same time, Lo still struggles with his own demons. And on top of all that someone has started threatening him to expose Lily's secret to the whole wide world. If that were ever to happen, it would destroy not only her family's reputation, but the one thing she desperately counts on, her privacy. Therefore Lo has taken it upon himself to do whatever it takes to avoid her secret from coming out.

"I won't ever desert you, love. Not for a goddamn moment. You're mine to take care of, you understand?"

Throughout all of this Lily and Lo have the full support of Lily's sisters Rose and Daisy, Lo's half brother Ryke and Rose's boyfriend Connor. The four of them are some of the few people Lo and Lily can count on and together the six of them have become very close friends. I loved these side characters and their own interesting stories and personalities almost, but not quite, as much as the main couple itself and I'm already looking forward to their own spin-offs!

This is not your average NA romance series. This series tackles some very realistic and uncommon subjects and paints them in a very refreshing, interesting light. It's main focus is on two people who are each struggling to overcome their own personal addiction by being there for each other and helping the other one overcome their demons. It's a unique and powerful series and I was really happy with the way this second book ended (no cliffhanger). The third book can't be here fast enough though, I already want more Lo and Lily!! ;)

"There will always be an us."
"A Lo and Lily."
"Or Lily and Lo."

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1,409 reviews970 followers
May 11, 2015
FREE #1 Addicted To Youhttp://amzn.to/1jXupa5

RE-READ via audio (2/26/2015)!
Putting voices to Lily and Lo brought a whole new experience to this book. Even though I've already read this book I never expected hearing it would make me LOVE IT even more.

Gah, the voices were spot on and made me feel like I know the characters even better. I gained an appreciation for Jonathan Hale while listening to Lo talk about him. The first time I read it I'm not sure if I fully grasped how much Jonathan loves his son. But this time around my heart squeezed as I listened to Jonathan's love for Lo, even though it was pretty corrupt.

Listening to Lily share her feelings made me tear up. The emotion in her voice pulled at my heartstrings. Listening to Lo's determination to be the guy Lily needs had me swooning for him.

If you've read this book then consider taking it to the next level and listen to it. And if haven't read it yet enhance your reading experience by listening to it. ADDICTED FOR NOW audio was EXCELLENT!

***5 Addicted Stars***
"Whatever happens,we're in this together. You and me. Lily and Lo."
She is my past, my present, my future.

All six characters are back and they are battling a big roadblock that revolves around Lily & Lo. Lily and Lo are reunited and are forced to face life without being addicted.

But a wrench is thrown into their plan when a person decides to out Lily's addiction to the world. The mystery around who this person is and the motivation for wanting to destroy this couple was very intriguing. I guessed all the way to the end who it might be and why they wanted to hurt this couple.

ADDICTED FOR NOW offers a dual pov. Being inside of Lo's head was fascinating because we got to hear his private conversations between him and his father AND we got to learn what was on the Lily's blacklist.

Book 1 Addicted to You I was unsure if I wanted to continue with the story.
Book 1.5 Ricochet I liked it and knew that I had to continue with the story.
Book 2 Addicted for Now I'm addicted. I'm so invested in these characters' lives.

Here is a timeline for all the books:


Just for fun the authors made Ryke's pov of the taco scene from this book (around 40%). Click here.

Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 4 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion.

Recommended reading order:
PHASE 1 (Lily & Lo):
{#1} Addicted to You | {#1.5} Ricochet | {#2} Addicted for Now

PHASE 2 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Kiss the Sky | {spin-off} Hothouse Flower

PHASE 3 (Lily & Lo):
{#2.5} Thrive | {#3} Addicted After All

PHASE 4 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Fuel the Fire | {spin-off} Long Way Down

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32 reviews30.2k followers
January 31, 2022
i am so happy i pushed through this book because i really ended up loving it! the first 2 books and the first half of this book just weren’t really doing it for me, i felt like it was a lot of ‘world building’ (us getting to know characters, dynamics, and situations that are important to the story) but once this book started rolling IT STARTED ROLLING. there was so much drama to keep me entertained and i LOVE all of these characters in their own ways! i cant wait to see what these stories have to hold! i’m going to be so sad when it’s all over
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April 11, 2023
1st read: Oct 03, 2015 / English ebook
2nd read: April 11, 2023 / Turkish Paperback

I loooooove this series so fucking much!!! :)
Ps. I'm going to read next book right now because it's Connor & Rose's story... OMG OMG OMG :D


Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off: Calloway Sisters #1)
Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)
Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3)
Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4)
Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5)
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365 reviews7,589 followers
November 4, 2020
3.5 stars

after overcoming trials and tribulations of school
after withering a brewing storm of papers and assignments
after vanquishing the horrendous ordeal known as "midterms"


honestly this book feels more like a very very long prologue to Calloway Sisters series so i'm not complaining.

so this is the continuation of Lo and Lily's story when they reunite after 3 months of Lo being in rehab. there is a bit of drama here where someone is blackmailing Lily and threatening her that they'll out her as being a sex addict and then... that's it.

Lo & Lily
okay ya know what...? there IS character development/growth here and i really appreciate that. they were so toxic in the first book, always enabling each other, being selfish and unlikeable, not seeking help, etc. but these two characters are genuinely trying their best. Lo helping Lily with her sex addiction and how he's even scheduling their intimacy and supporting her? it was very sweet actually. im genuinely proud.

Daisy & Ryke
let's talk about these two for a sec because imma need to rant a little bit okay? okay.

FIRST OF ALL. these two had more drama (mainly OW drama) than the main leads. SECOND, i'm Melissa, the OW's name is Melissa... i- i don't want my name to be associated with an OW especially if that OW is with Ryke tf?? the one time i finally see my name in a book and im an OW?


no thanks. why can't i be a main character for once 😔

this drama really made the word "bathroom" a trigger word for me. i lost count after the 2nd time he and Melissa did stuff in the bathroom ew. and the fact that he was lowkey rubbing it on Daisy's face? and how it just went on and on and on, with details that i don't wanna read about?

"Ryke has Melissa pinned against the back of the seat. I can barely see her behind his broad shoulders. Sitting up, her legs wrap around his waist, and his body melds into hers. His hand disappears underneath her shirt, and his lips devour hers hungrily"

EW noooo.

ok i know this drama is not his fault (mostly) because Lo and Lily basically forced him to shove his OW shit to Daisy's face so she wouldn't get any ideas (she's underage and Ryke is 22 or something) even though all he wanted to do was ditch Melissa and hang with Daisy, so i'm also annoyed with them uggghhh. but this sucks for me because the next book i'm going to read is Kiss the Sky and then the book after that is Ryke and Daisy's... with this OW shit still fresh in my mind... obviously imma go in that book a little salty.

i just hope there's no scene like this in their book or im gonna be for real pissed because this drama genuinely annoyed me and i love Daisy and i don't want her to be hurt because it hurts ME and it's stressing me out.

Rose & Connor
still superior and unproblematic as always

* * *

let's be real here. the true villain in this book is their mother and society. slut-shaming Lily and attacking her and hating on her, because she's a sex addict? i wanna fight society in this book real bad like wtf is wrong with people??

and when we find out who the real blackmailer was? well, Lo and Ryke made me cry at the end. their development tho ugh i love it when guys cry and hug each other it's so wholesome.

so this review took me a long time to write because of exams and shi but i already finished Rose and Connor's book and y'all... CONNOR?! our asexual king CONNOR is like that?!??

Addicted series
#1: addicted to you2.5 stars
#2: ricochet3.25 stars
#3: addicted for now3.5 stars
#3: thrivetbr
#5: addicted after alltbr
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January 5, 2014

I. LOVE. THIS. SERIES. (spoiler-free review)

Addictive, heartfelt, emotional, and sexy with great writing and a unique storyline that really stands apart in the New Adult romance genre. The intensity of Lily and Lo's love for each other just rolls off the page. I felt connected to every step of their journey. This kind of story is the reason I love to read.

I don't want to spoil the storyline from the previous books for you, so I'm not really going to talk much about the plot here. This book's story is a direct continuation of where the last book, Ricochet, left off but if you are new to the series, be sure to start with the first book, Addicted To You.

Just as a quick intro, this series follows Lily and Lo who each have an addiction -- she's addicted to sex, he's addicted to booze -- and in the previous books we saw them reach an ultimate low and take measures to start their journey towards healing. But curbing their addictions and staying sober has it's own challenges and when an outside threat enters their lives putting the secrecy of their addictions in jeopardy, they depend more than ever on their love for each other to get them through it.

"I'm here," he says, a silent tear dripping down his cheek. "We're going to beat this together."

I've mentioned this in my previous reviews but the thing that I love most about this series is that the focus is on Lily and Lo being able to be togetherWhile the outside forces are scary and the threat was very real, their love for each other was so intense, so passionate, and so all consuming that I could just always feel like they'd get through their hardships together and that they'd support each other every step of the way.

“Your addiction is much different, and there’s less support there... It’s just the way it is. I’m prepared for this. I won’t leave. I won’t ever fucking leave.” 

See this is why I it feels it's like these books were written just for me because they gave me a couple who were truly, madly, deeply in love with each other and who didn't let stupid things come between them.

adored that, no matter how hard things got, breaking up was just never an option. Lily and Lo were just meant for each other and they were willing to work as hard as they had to to make that a healthy reality.

"She wants to be with me, but my mere presence tempts her. I don't ever want to believe that being alone, being apart, is the solution.

It's not.

She needs me as much as I need her. We just have to find our footing in this relationship. And that takes time."

But seeing how much they both struggled was just heartbreaking. What they were doing was not easy and the authors did an amazing job of portraying their addictions and struggles in a way that really made you feel how hard it was for them and which brought a grounding sense of reality to the story.

A wonderful new addition in this book was that we got alternating POV's and finally were able to get inside Loren Hale's head!! It was fun because it meant we also got to see his life apart from the scenes he had only with Lily and we got a more up close understanding of how his addiction affected his life. Also, because he was such an integral part of Lily's healing and since a large part of the burden of keeping control fell on him, seeing his thoughts during these times really rounded out the story. And, last but not least, through his thoughts, we really got to see first hand just how deep his love for Lily went.

"She holds tight around my neck, and I keep my arms underneath her legs, willing to carry her as far as she needs to go - just like when we were kids. Some things never change."

Something else that I've loved about this whole series is that there has been no unnecessary drama. Nothing has made me roll my eyes or lose respect for any of the characters. While there were certainly setbacks along the way, I really felt like it was kept very well balanced. Throughout this book every part of Lily and Lo's sobriety was put to the test but I loved that, even though their struggles tested their limits each day, their love for each gave them a motivation to keep fighting their addictions.

"I dream that one day, I can hold Lily in my arms without any other influence begging me to drop her. I want to be enough for her to beat this thing."

The writing was just fantastic!  The authors didn't just show me this story, they made me feel every word.

There is also a core group of characters surrounding Lily & Lo that have been there since book #1. We have Lily's sisters, Rose and Daisy, and also their men, Connor and Ryke. Together they formed this incredible support team of friends and family and I'm looking forward to seeing more of their stories in the future.

I loved how open everyone was with discussing even difficult subject matters. These guys all had each others' backs and it was so refreshing to just see people talk. The drama wasn't generated from secrets and lies, but rather just the struggles of every day life in their situation was enough to keep the plot moving forward at a steady pace. And Lily and Lo were both very upfront with their problems. They both wanted to get better and they needed each other's support to do so.

He brushes off an escaped tear with his thumb. "You're sick… I'm sick too," he says, "and there will be times where we're weak. Where we beg for the things we can't have. But you can't be scared of that, Lil… You just have to believe that you'll be strong enough in the end. Even if the middle is all fucked up."

My only one complaint is that I felt that there were some scenes here and there that were just a little too long but, since I read an early copy of the book, they may still be edited before release. Luckily though, I loved these characters enough that I was happy to read about them regardless and either way, I have serious love for these books and not a single other complaint. They are definitely going high on my favorites list and I'll be ready to devour the next book the moment it gets released.

By the end of this book, I really felt like a huge chapter in Lily and Lo's lives had been completed. There was no cliffhanger and the next 2 books to be released will be spin-off standalones, one for Rose & Connor and one for Daisy & Ryke, before we go on to the final 2 books which will again be about Lily and Lo.

Lily and Lo have come so far from where we first saw them in the beginning of the series. They've had their highs and lows but with the way things ended I felt like there was no unfinished business. I think it's impossible to read these books and not root for them. While their journey is far from over, I'm also happy to let things sit at this point knowing that they are in a good place. 

“She doesn’t have to say, I love you because ... The sentiment is attached to each and every word. She loves me because she believes I’m strong. She loves me because she’s a part of me... there will always be an us.”

*happy sigh* I am addicted to this series!!

Highly recommended :)

4.5 stars

Please Note: All quotes were taken from an advance copy of the book and are subject to change before publication. And, thank you to the authors for providing me with an ARC. Release date: Nov 30, 2013.

My review of Book #1 ➜ http://bit.ly/1aVSaNM
My review of Book #1.5 ➜ http://bit.ly/1baSZSK


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497 reviews1,146 followers
February 10, 2023
3.5 stars

My favorite parts in this were all of Rose/Connor’s and Ryke/Daisy’s parts!! I’m still not the biggest fan of Lilo and I still think that three books are a little too many for their story, but all the other characters parts made it more bearable. However, I must admit that Lily and Lo showed a slow but noticeable character growth and it kinda made me a little bit proud of them.

Could I grew to love them?? Maybe, I’m not really sure yet. For now I really need to jump into Rose’s book because those two are going to mess with my head so bad. I can feel it!!! The power couple vibes I’m getting from them is so strong. It’s killing me!! The whole trip made me so interested in Daisy and Ryke’s story as well! I’m so excited for the next two books. I’ve finally made it!

P.s: the ending made me wanna give Ryke a big hug!

#1 Addicted for you ~ 3 stars
#2 Ricochet ~ 3 stars
#3 Addicted for now - 3.5 stars
#4 Thrive ~ 3 stars
#5 Addicted after all ~ 3 stars
184 reviews112 followers
May 3, 2023
Okay- wow that was a fucking ride.

I'm just gonna tell you once again that how much I love Lilo so much. This book really restored the previous book in the series for being such a fucking tease of Lilo moments. I'm so glad to continue this one and found a lot of very endearing, sweet, and amazing moments of Lilo from this book. I really love how they evolve into a better characters and it jsut mesmerized the fuck out of me how they turned out in the end.

But I'm still going to fucking say this. This book really did bring me into a slmp read, why? Because I feel like a lot of stuffs in this book were a filler and none of it were relevant in Lilo's development, at least not directly which in my honest opinion it's all unnecessary. I don't like how KBR really mixed a lot of family dramas in this book, no, in fact I fucking hate it cause each time family drama and the other siblings' drama came in I was always screaming why the fuck am I reading about someone's else shits in this book? And few weeks ago I found out why did I feel like this on a stumble. It's because Coballoway and Raisy has their own fucking books. Why would the author put their dramas in Lilo's books? It just doesn't fucking make sense to me cause they weren't supposed to mesh both 3 of the couples into one so much that I was confused what the fuck is this book about- and honestly? It pissed the hell out of me. I'm here for lilo and if I want to read about Coballoway and Raisy, I would read their books later. I think the author needs to know this.

Not the mention this was from Lilo's pov and each time they were witnessing Coballoway's or Raisy's drama, the other would be silent (too silent even) that sometimes I forgot there were everybody in this room and not jsut the two of them. I would blame this to the writing. I'm not sure why but I felt like the writing this time felt worse than the previous book. Not to mention that I found some monologs were blabbering nonsense and also how the authors couldn't do a smoother transition between one topic into the others. It was fuckig weird.

There are a lot of things in this book that pissed the shit out of me and I think if I try to mentioned it, it'll end up with my mouth hurting in the end (or in this case is my fingers). So yeah, I'm not going to mention it one by one but the main conflicts aside from Lily is trying to get better from her addiction was so fuckig ridiculous. The whole leaking the addiction to the press, the whole leaking was happening in the national news, the whole it took them months to find out who's threatening them (when they're so rich that they could afford the best investigator but they still did shitty job on it), the whole debacle between Lily and her parents and how the fuck they should "talk" with her through fucking lawyers, how basically it all comes down to Greg and Samantha are a fucking failure in parenting for Lily!!! Fuck- okay I'm sorry I know I said that I won't mention it one by one but istg I couldn't hold it anymore 🤧

Th only thing that carry this whole book is Lilo and Lilo only. That's it. And that fucking ending because fuck I need their moments without outside interruptions from everyone fussing about them with their addiction. It was killing me inside tbfh.

This would've been an enjoyable experience if this book isn't heavily mixed with other dramas outside Lilo because ffs it's their book. Let it be their books. Let it tells about them and them only. I don't need a fucking filler I just want them. Fuck.

Yeah, this book is too fucking long.

3 stars. I was about to give this 1 star with all these fucking rants that I spit, but like I said Lilo carried this whole shit show and they deserve more 😤 so 3 stars.


WELP- this was hardly a buddy read imho, considering how it got me into slump and how I went on several hiatus in the middle and how other books keep distracting me to read this. But it has been fun in the beginning 🫶🏻🫶🏻 would love to do another br with you guys!💖💖


also I'm gonna do it with my lovely friends, Lilyya, Milo, and Aliki
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622 reviews950 followers
October 31, 2015
After all we've been through. Years and years of mistakes, it feels like a dream to be here in this moment. Right now. Sober. Alive. With her.

It always feels so nice when you're reading such a good great book. This sequel of the Addicted series is one of the most captivating installments I've read so far. Usually I end up feeling disappointed in a sequel, but this one was wonderfully written that it's so hard not to feel completely immersed in it.

Addicted for Now starts where Ricochet ended. This time, Lo comes back sober after three months of staying at the rehab to mend his alcohol addiction. Their reunion turn out sweet, but there is a strange person who bombards them with text messages, threatening them to expose Lily's secret as a sex addict to the public. Despite the strong dedication they have for each other, things just make everything tough for them... which leaves us wondering how these love birds' commitment for each other stand the test of time.

I absolutely don't have enough words to adequately describe how much this book gave me the depth of emotions after reading this. It's a perfect continuation of the series. I have no idea if this book will be the final book for Lily and Lo (I don't wanna know 'coz I want to be surprised) but I think the ending is already satisfying and I cannot ask for a better conclusion for their story.


Lily and Lo are such a perfect couple! I mean, where else can we find such dedicated characters? I admire their devotion to each other despite the difficult things that surround them including their family struggles. There was absolutely no cheating that happened in this book and in the previous books, to my relief-- which is another factor that makes everything really great. Another thing that I loved about this book is the character development of Lily and Lo-- the way they slowly conquered their addiction and beat it. I was awed.

The drama is also the book's absolute strength. I'm not even kidding when I say the last few chapters of the book made me cry. The conflict was perfectly executed that I literally burst into tears. Oh, Krista and Becca... the things you do to my heart!


Now I'm even more excited to find out Rose and Connor's story in the next book. Kiss the Sky, wait for me! :)



(My book review is also posted on my blog: https://bibliopearl.wordpress.com/201...)

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632 reviews2,673 followers
August 27, 2016


WOW! I’ve never really had an ultimate favorite NA couple before, but I think I’ve found the one! Lil and Lo, hands down, is now my favorite!! There is just something special about this flawed, broken couple that tugged at my heartstrings and left me breathless!

This second book in the series picks up right after the events of Ricochet. Lo is back for good after a long three month separation, but the struggles still exist. Lil is still battling her sex addiction and now with Lo in tow (ha!), the difficulty to contain and fight her urges gets harder.

“This is too hard. I feel like I can’t escape my addiction. If I’m with you, I want to have sex with you. If I’m not alone, I want to fuck me. Nowhere is safe.” - Lil

^^ See what I mean? Her road to recovery was long and draining , and there were times I thought I would give up. Then I really thought about it, and realized that Lil isn’t just a one-time, insta-sex addict; no, she’s been having this addiction since her early teens, so almost a full decade. I, fortunately, have never struggled with an addiction (books don’t count!) so I don’t know the intrinsic values or motivations involved, but I do know it is not easy to break old habits. I think part of the reason why I had a hard time in the beginning was because of this dark, self-loathing state Lil was constantly in, and at times, it really did get too emotionally intense for me to read that I had to pause, but I always came back. There was no question of me not loving this story; it was if I could survive reading it with my own heart intact.

“Lo is not built of armor. He goes into every fight without the padding. He lets people hurt him because he believes he deserves that pain. It’s sick.” -Lil


I’m so, SO glad that K&B added in Lo’s POV! Never before have I wanted a guy’s aspect so much!! It’s one thing to write in the perspective of a sex addict; it’s another to write it from a long-term, now rehabilitated alcoholic’s stance. I thought I fell for him in Addicted for You and Ricochet, but BOY! Did.I.Fall.Harder.For.Him.Here. His determination for helping Lily and his dedication in maintaining sobriety struck a deep chord in me. Made me tear up. Made me fall even more in love with him.

“Your addiction is much different, and there’s less support there. I knew I’d be strong and you’d be struggling. It’s just the way it is. I’m prepared for this. I won’t leave. I won’t ever fucking leave.” - Lo

Another part of my heart cracks.


This book was completely different from the first two. It certainly had the R&B signature humor, but a lot less than before. This book was more emotionally charged, but in smaller increments. A pinch here, a word in there. Every word that hurt, every action that made me tear up a little all built up and right at the 64% mark, -BAM-, the big bomb dropped and I must have cried a river. I swear this must have been K&B’s plans all along, to build up all this emotion until you get to the really climatic twist, and you let it all out.


The second half of this book dialed up the emotional intensity by a dozen!!! My heart was in my throat, my feelings all wild, and my body was literally shaking from some of the events that were happening. AHHHH!!! Just thinking about it is bringing back all these feels! The scene where Lo confronts his past, I just wanted to weep for him, but I couldn’t. It’s one of those “you have the tears in your eyes but they won’t leak out” types. Muted sobs.

Yet another scene that stole a piece of my heart.


And the scene where Lil and Lo recount one of their earliest childhood memories? Oh I cried then. The innocence of it all, the pure, raw passion and love they have...I don’t think it’s possible to not be emotionally affected by them.

“She doesn’t have to say, I love you because... The sentiment is attached to each and every word. She loves me because she believes I’m strong. She loves me because she’s a part of me.” - Lo

^^Granted it was taken out of context, but it was extremely heartwrenching to read nonetheless.

Their all-out consuming story owned me. I had the perfect music playing, and the perfect atmosphere to be receptive to their story so I was completely with Lil and Lo. 200%. The ending is beautiful. There is one more book coming up, which will be the conclusion to the Addicted series, but for now….I’m satisfied. I’m more than satisfied. If you’ve read the first book’s ending, you will understand the ending of this one.

CANNOT recommend this series enough!! Dear Ritchie ladies, you have written a groundbreaking NA series and I impatiently eagerly await for the next book!

ARC kindly provided by authors (and greatly appreciated by me!!) in exchange for an honest review. Please note that all quotes are taken from an advanced copy and are subject to change in the final edition.

P.S. If, uh, you ever have an extra copy of the third book, you know, lying around, feel free to send it my way! I know just what to do with it :D
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417 reviews16.7k followers
November 14, 2016
1.5 stars

This book suffers from some serious pacing issues and, like the other books about Lily and Lo, absolutely hitting the reader over the head with the characters addictions. Even though we've been with them for three books and WE KNOW. It was exhausting to read every chapter in Lily's perspective talking about something sexual THE ENTIRE TIME. This overdone way of writing their addictions makes it so that Lily and Lo don't have personalities to me. I feel like I don't know anything about them beyond their addictions and co-dependent relationship.

Also these books are long and can tend to drag until the later chapters when all of these over the top events start happening. So many things happen out of no where, which don't feel like twists and instead feel cheap and for shock value only.

I've been reading these books to get to later books in the series that focus on Lily's sisters and they are side characters in this book. The moments with the side characters really shine and I feel I know them better than Lily and Lo, and am so excited I can FINALLY get to their stories.
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157 reviews161 followers
July 29, 2022
Lily and Lo who??? all i know is ✨Ryke and Daisy✨

sadhjkhfkjshsfd i'm sorry but that trip to Cancún gave me L I F E. i always thought Raisy was KBR's least fave couple BUT they fucking stole the spotlight in this book so i'm forever grateful. i don't even care about the OW drama cause the way Ryke dropped her in a second just to have a one-minute conversation with Daisy?? the way he was always trying to get her to eat? playing poker with her on the plane?? teaching her how to ride a motorcycle? CHAPTER 21 HELLO?!?"?!"?!

My next breath comes out ragged and Ryke focuses on me for a long moment. But when Daisy inhales strongly, staring at the sand with tears brimming, trying to bottle her emotions, he turns his gaze on her. I watch his face change. If he was concerned for me, I don’t even know what to call the expression he has for her.

She gave him the classic ultimatum. Me or her. And he chose to protect my sister.


anyway i'm so proud of Lily and Lo too 😭😭😭 they grew a LOT in this book. they're getting so much better, i can't even think of book 1 and the fact that i rated it 4 stars hfjkdfh cause i can't stomach now how toxic they were. they made me tear up a couple of times, plus it's been three books and i'm still not tired of them.. 🤨🤨 hmm.
“If the whole world says living without each other is what we should do, then this will be the last wrong I make.”

i'm loving them as a group + the family moments, my god 😭😭 and i sobbed like a baby with Lo and Ryke's hug at the end.
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128 reviews21.6k followers
May 17, 2021
3.5 ⭐️

I’ll update later 😩

here’s the update. i feel played by this book. i know it doesn’t wrap up their story and they appear in the later books and maybe that’s when they truly get the storytelling they deserve, but MANNNNNN this trilogy put me in a slump. BAD.

idk, Lily & Lo aren’t my favorite and I feel bamboozled by everyone who told me I would love this. I only liked it, and even that’s kind of iffy.

I cared more about the side characters than finding out what was going to happen to Lily & Lo. Don’t get me wrong—Jonathan’s character took a nice little turn, so that’s a plus. Reading about Connor and Ryle and the sisters was also nice, too, but the books were mainly for Lily and Lo and I couldn’t care less.

I wasn’t invested in them which made their books hard to read. Start book 1 off strong.... then it dwindled. A lot. Two books would have been enough for them 🥴

SORRRRYYY, read it for yourself—maybe you’ll like it
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362 reviews863 followers
January 30, 2019
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“You’re the best everything, love, that’s unspoken and true.”


“What’s going to happen,” he breathes, “is that I’m going to carry you through this door. I’m going to draw out every single moment until you’re exhausted. And I’m going to move so slow that three months ago will feel like yesterday. And tomorrow will feel like today, and no one in this fucking universe will be able to say your name without saying mine.”


I loved the dual POV and getting into Lo’s head. I love Lily and Lo. I love every character. I love everything about this series.

That is all. For now ;)

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Author 36 books5,642 followers
November 17, 2013
Coming November 30th, 2013.

Thanks everyone for wanting to see the rest of Lo and Lily's journey! It's not over yet. You're going to want to read Ricochet (#1.5) before you read Addicted for Now. Do you have to? No, but I promise it'll be worth it if you did ;)
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73 reviews17 followers
April 30, 2023
These twoooo 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

I think it's clear from my reviews of the previews books that i love lilo so much and i am obsessed with every little part of them!! Seing them grow up in this, fighting their demons, maturing and dealing with so rough situations the best way they could was everything for me!!! I love their books so much and i am dreading that day that this series will end!! I feel them like a part of my live rn, i am constantly thinking about them and i don't want them to leave my side with the end of these books!!! But i am trying to not think about it and enjoy this amazing series and this amazing couple for as long as it lasts <3

This was the closest i think we saw of the core six so far!! The first book were they started feeling so connected and like a chosen family and i love this so much!! I started liking even Ryke that i didn't before and i started adoring the realtionship each one had with the other!!!

Beware, we are entering the spoiler zone now:

I can't wait to get into the next books, this is already one of my comfort series

P.S.: Don't tell her, but i will be forever gratefull to lulu for introducing me to this!!!
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1,826 reviews2,187 followers
May 26, 2019
Reread May 2019

10 books, 10 months, 9 rereads and 1 first time read (for me)= 1 epic buddy read

4 stars!

I was supposed to keep up with my buddy reader Christy and read this in April, but I didn't have my shit together and I read it a month late.

I forgot how this book essentially sets up all the other ones. Lily and Lo's struggles with their addictions, and the friends and family who try to help them. I forgot how dang long this book is though, it took me FOREVER to reread it. Not that it isn't good, but I think I have developed length aversion in my old age or something.

I cannot wait to reread the next book! (Hopefully this same month)

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1,093 reviews1,015 followers
December 20, 2013
5++++ stars
Dramatic, I realize, but with our situation— recovering alcoholic and a struggling sex addict—we’re anything but mundane.

The first step to battling any addiction is to admit it, right...so here goes... My name is Pam, and I am Addicted to the Addicted series. LMAO! Only this is one addiction I'd gladly keep ;)

How can I express myself without giving anything away… dammit this is so freakin hard, because seriously this book, hell the whole series has sucked me in and I'm lovin the effect it has over me. This book made me feel so much, there was angst but can I say it was the healthy kind… it wasn’t the kind of angsty book where you wanted to poke your eyes and pull your hair out, nope, it was completely different, the fear and the compassion I felt were all too real... like I was a part of their story every bit of the way.

Okay fine, enough about me, let’s get back to the story...LO’s BACK, and he is more than her everything, he is her protector, her savior, the one who owns her pleasure, and the only one who can help her overcome her addiction. Lo is trying to catch up and come to terms with all that he has missed, not only from the time he was away in rehab but also the years he's missed with drowning in his own addiction.
She is my past, my present, my future. So when I open the door and slide into the driver’s seat, I’m not surprised that it feels like I’m returning home.

So much has changed in three months, Lily is struggling having Lo so close by and trying to control the pull he has on her. She is reveling in Lo's strength and sobriety, but learning how to be around him without jumping him is almost impossible.

All they wanted was to ease into their new life together with little to no drama as possible, but unfortunately someone from Lo’s past threatens to expose Lily’s darkest secret. Faced with the possibility of her secret being revealed, Lily's insecurities rear their ugly head and get's her to question Lo's love for her.
“I don’t know how to live without you.” And I shake my head quickly as tears pool. “And I don’t want to know how. I don’t want to find out.”

He is my breath. My soul. My life-force.

Trying to save the woman he loves from the humiliation and the pain of being exposed while helping her overcome her greatest fears is not easy, especially when Lo is trying to maintain his control and not fall back into his old habits.

Teaching Lily about intimacy and making their relationship about something more than just a quick fuck and quick release is something Lo is more than willing to take on, but it is important he finds the perfect balance, because a little too much and a little too less can cause Lily to sate her needs elsewhere.
Not all touching leads to pleasure. A hug is just a hug, not the pathway to sex.

Lily and Lo are not alone; they have a strong foundation to lean against when things get to be too much. As hard as it is to rely on others for help, Rose and Connor, Daisy and Ryke acts of tough love are just what they need to make it through, now they just have to believe in themselves and eachother.
"I think she loves you more than she loves sex. And you love her more than you love alcohol, but you two just haven’t let yourselves believe it yet."

Addicted for Now was nothing but AMAZING, it had everything you need to keep you on your wanting, guessing, swooning, and hoping. Told from Lily and Lo’s POV, we finally got inside his head and fuck me, if that didn’t make me fall in love with him even more. Throughout the book we get teased with more of Rose & Connor and Daisy & Ryke, that I am finding myself cyber-stalking the authors on any update I can find on Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. I'm seriously jonesing for the rest!

…and just in case you haven’t fallen in love with Lo yet, here is another taste of what he has to offer...

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116 reviews130 followers
March 21, 2023
5★ ੈ✩‧₊˚“He is as much a part of me as the sun is a part of the sky” ੈ✩‧₊˚

➸ So it’s been 4 days and I FINALLY got around to write a review for my favorite book in the series (so far). This was a masterpiece and I literally couldn’t put it down. Lily and Lo are the original couple for a reason. No one can outdo them and I will die on this hill


ੈ✩‧₊˚Plot ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ Now that Loren is back from rehab, him and Lily are trying to maintain a healthy relationship but she is still battling her own addiction and with Loren around it’s harder than ever. Loren is planning on staying sober and help Lily overcome her compulsions but someone discovered her secret and is threatening to expose them. Lily is being harassed by this unknown person and tormented by the possibility of her family and the rest of the world finding out about her addiction. Old enemies are resurfacing and Loren has to prevent the truth from coming out before Lily, and himself, break. The book picks up right at the end of Loren’s rehab.


ੈ✩‧₊˚Writing ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ I’m 100% sure the author put some sort of drug on the writing of this series because WHAT THE HELL??? I haven’t been able to put any of those books down and it’s severely messing with my sleep schedule. I can’t explain why but the writing is so addicting and it has some of the most beautiful descriptions I’ve ever read. I honestly have no words for the way that Lily and Loren’s love is described but it speaks to my soul. The author also did a great job portraying their addictions and struggles. It’s dual POV and the chapters are a bit long.


ੈ✩‧₊˚Characters ੈ✩‧₊˚
Lily deserves the world. It breaks my heart to see how the world shamed her, including her parents. And the fact that she felt like she deserved it was even more heartbreaking. She is so genuine and truly just wants to please everyone around her, no matter what it costs her. I sympathize so much with her. For the first time, we have Loren‘s pov THANK GOD! Instead of reading just Lily’s side of the story we finally have access to his thoughts which really helps connect with him. I love this man. Is he rude to everyone except Lily? Yes of course BUT SO WHAT?! The whole “I hate everyone in the world but you” thing works for him. He was trying so hard to stay strong for Lily and protect her from the rest of the world. I felt like he was going to relapse at any moment because of all the pressure he was going through.

➸ The other characters are all equally amazing and interesting. They actually have personalities unlike the majority of side characters that I’ve lately come across with. Honorary mention for Connor Cobalt. He has bewitched me body and soul. ”I’d always bet on Connor Cobalt.” ME TOO LILY, ME TOO!


ੈ✩‧₊˚Relationship ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ I love the fact that while there were some threats to their relationship, the book clearly shows that there isn’t anything strong enough to separate Lily and Loren. Their love is so deep and and all consuming that they would never let anyone or anything come between them, even their addictions.

“If the whole world says living without each other is what we should do, then this will be the last wrong I make.”

I’m so grateful there was no unnecessary drama. Every struggle they faced was complicated but no matter how hard things got, they never considered breaking up. They are so supportive and protective of each other. Every time Lily thought she was unworthy or unlovable Loren was the first one to tell her how wrong she was.

“She shrunk into herself and waited for me to stare at her like she was gross and dirty. But I just wanted to hold her and tell her that she was worth so much more than whatever she was searching for.”

And they are super alike as well. The only difference is that Loren is more outspoken but they basically share the same brain. I fully believe they are the real definition of soulmates. They are always in their own little world, unbothered about what’s going on around them.

➸ This series is full of amazing relationship dynamics, my favorite being the whole group’s. This is found family EXCELLENCE!! I have the best time reading their moments and banters. Connor and Rose have such an interesting dynamic. They are this powerful, confident and super smart couple that doesn’t take shit from anyone. I love how close Rose and Lily are but I do feel sorry for Daisy because she’s constantly being left out. I think Loren has the best relationship dynamics in the series. Connor and Loren have this bromance thing going on that always cracks me up. Loren and Rose‘s banters are hilarious but they do love each other. He’s also extremely protective over Daisy and feels like she’s his little sister. I love that Loren is so close to the Calloway girls. He grew up with all of them and thinks of them as family. Lastly, his relationship with Ryke is so gut wrenching but beautiful at the same time. No matter how hard Loren unwillingly pushes him away, Ryke will never leave and will do anything to make sure he never relapses.


ੈ✩‧₊˚Ending ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ So at the end we find out who was threatening Lily and Loren the whole time and I did NOT see that coming. It was heartbreaking and shocking for everyone but a really good plot twist. The consequences of what happened will stick for a while. The final scene got me ugly sobbing tho. I was so happy for them <333


ੈ✩‧₊˚Final thoughts ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ I’m addicted to this series (see what I did there? :D) I will become the most annoying person ever and never shut up about these characters and their love stories.


ੈ✩‧₊˚Favorite quotes ੈ✩‧₊˚
➸ “They belong together the way books fit in a library.”

➸ “He is as much a part of me as the sun is a part of the sky, as the earth is to the universe.”

➸ “He is my breath. My soul. My life-force. I have spent forever with him.”

➸ “She is my past, my present, my future. So when I open the door and slide into the driver’s seat, I’m not surprised that it feels like I’m returning home.”



Original review (18/01/23):

5★ HOLY SHIT! I promised myself I wouldn’t stay up so late but it’s 5am and this book just BLEW MY MIND! I kept thinking “one more chapter and I’m done” but I physically couldn’t restrain myself from reading more. I now understand the hype about Lily and Lo… I can’t think of anything coherent to write and it’s pretty late so I’ll post a proper review tomorrow
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127 reviews99 followers
March 26, 2022
My emotions are actually all over the place. I’m so damn proud of Loren and Lily. They’ve come so far. I expected relapses from Lily, but she came out so damn strong. I’m crying. I’m clearly in love with Ryke and this book made me fall in love with him even more.

IM SO EXCITED TO READ KISS THE SKY! CONNOR IS HILARIOUS! And I like Rose! I want to know their story!!

The brotherhood between Loren and Ryke at the end is what I’ve been waiting for, they’re just too damn stubborn! Must be a Hale thing. This all feels so real, like I’m apart of it. I’ve laughed, cried, and screamed.

Can we also discuss the chemistry between RYKE AND DAISY I KNOW IT’S CONTROVERSIAL BECAUSE SHE IS 16 BUT JESUS…. THAT TACO SCENE? I’m too excited to read ALL of their books. I loved this so much!!
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80 reviews3 followers
June 7, 2022
4.5 ☆ i'm so proud of them omg ???? lily and lo have my whole entire heart <\3
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114 reviews
October 11, 2022
the last chapter completely melted my heart. i adore lily and lo and i’m so proud of how far they’ve both come.
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October 12, 2015

Here is an appropriate CAP GIF to express how I felt after reading this (even though lily and lo don't love him)
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