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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  102 reviews
My name is Alix and I am addicted to sex.
Had been for years. I thought I learned how to live a normal life, but that’s the thing about addiction, it creeps back up when you least expect it. There is no one there for me, no one I can turn to for help. Until I’m given a chance to explore a side of myself I’d always kept locked away. I was lost…until him. I can’t tell you wh
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published December 19th 2014
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author but it certainly won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this hot and spicy read.

This is Alixs story. Alix is a sex addict. When an opportunity is proposed to her she goes for it. Then she meets Master J and her life changes.

I thought the storyline was great and the characters were well formed. Be warned there are plenty of sex scenes and bdsm in this story.
Although this book doesn't end in a kindle throwing cliffhanger it is 'to be continued'.
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 - 4 stars!!

This was the first book I read by this author and I was very pleasantly surprised! I did not know anything about this book going in and read this sexy and erotic story in one sitting. Alix has a sex addition that has interfered with her personal and professional life. She knows she has a compulsion and she just cannot help herself. She has tried recovery and twelve-step programs to no avail. When she sees a handsome and sexy stranger at her hotel night after night, she knows she
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads Review Team*

This is the first book I've read by Rachael Orman, and I was pleasantly surprised!
I really liked the blurb and couldn't wait to see how this was executed.
We meet Alix, a self-professed Sex-Addict, while she's at work (at an upscale hotel). She's seated at her desk, in her office, and watching an extremely sexy guest who's walking to his room. She's not only watching him, but "massaging" herself - and notices he's watching
Sofia The Great
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, hot
4 Platypires for Addict by Rachael Orman.

I need to start off by saying that the cover of the book is HOT. Seriously, that is what drew me to it. The author had sent a review request to the Platypire page and then informed us that it was free on Amazon. SWEET! I immediately downloaded it.

I literally couldn't get enough and really enjoyed this book. The book was hot, sexy and steamy. A really good page turner. I thought the writing style was really good too. My only complaint is that I thought t
Clara Harding

Addict by Rachael Orman was Amazing! Sensually Whipped Cream Twisted with Delectable Strawberries were the perfect accompaniment whilst reading this sex addict inspired BDSM Romance Novel..... The level of detail inspired a full motion picture that I was able to imagine from the words written on each page, making the story of Alix and John one of epic and more than noteworthy proportions. Hooked from the first few pages you are lured into the plot and tempted by t
Mary Mooney
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review. Have you ever really thought about what addiction was? It could be drugs, gambling, even shopping but you rarely think of sex as an addiction. But that is what Alix is, a sex addict. She has been through treatment before but the compulsions her body has, she just has to get release. But when she is done, the guilt and embarrassment sets in. She sees the most gorgeous man she has even seen at work and she finds herself f ...more
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
This is the first book I have read by Rachael Orman but it will NOT be my last! Alix is a sex addict and has been for years, she has had it under control for several years now, until she sees John. John is a dominate and a control freak, he notices Alix and has for a while but she doesn’t know that. A chance outing to a BDSM club with a co-worker Alix finds what she needs in Master J. When John sees Alix walk in
Dayreader Reviews
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I started reading Addict by Rachael Orman, early in the morning, it woke me right up! What a way to start a book, very "pleasurable"! So, I knew right then I was in for one toe curling day of reading.
Alix is addicted to sex, at first you think, so what! What's so wrong with a woman being addicted to sex, needing sex? I bet there isn't a man out there that would be bothered by that. This however, tends to get her in trouble, if she decides to self help her addiction at work, at her desk..... see
Ruthie Taylor
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This follows on from a novella called Lost Cravings, which introduces us to the work life of the male lead here, John. It is not necessary to read it first, but it is a great little read, so I would recommend it to you.

Addict is a quick, intense and extremely hot story, which ends leaving one wanting more ... and more is promised! It is told by both the lead characters, which works well, and gives us insight into how thing
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book.

We first meet John in a prequel novella called Lost Desires, and I was immediately intrigued by him. When Rachel told me she was writing his story, I couldn't wait.

John is a therapist. Not just any kind. He helps couple reconnect sexually. He's cool, calm and very good at his job. He's a sexy Brit who's addicted to control.

Alix is a sex addict. She is the events coordinator at a hotel, and one client that she sees weekly has her falling back into old ways.

A chance i
Mandie Foxylutely
I wavered between a two and a three for this one. As much as I love dark, hardcore erotic reads this one just didn't do it for me. I think it was the sex addict and the constant masturbation the fMC felt the need for (even at work at her desk!). I found myself skipping over bits which didn't goad for a good read to me. I did like Master J though!

It's one of those love it or hate it kind of reads, I was an inbetweener! I have read other books by this author though and loved them. Give it a whirl
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alix is living her life, coping with her addiction successfully, when the mysterious man comes along. Seeing that gorgeous specimen every week has her soon tumbling right back to a state of constant need.
John sees her, even if she doesnt know it, but resists the temptation. Until she comes to his domain, and now all bets are off. The Dominant in him wants her, and shes eager to submit.
Smutty fluff, BDSM and two persons giving in to addiction.
Cant wait for #2!
What a treat this freebie turned out to be! Still currently free (as of 4/18/15) so make sure to take advantage of it while it lasts. Now on to Fiend!
Tabitha Schmer
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have a love/hate relationship with John. Hiding his identity was wrong on so many levels however Alix would have never trusted him if she had known who he was. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Lexxi Kitty
My first book by this author.

I believe I originally got this book because it was mentioned as being free in that Dark Erotica group I’m in. So, if so, I’ll mention that up front – this is not a Dark Erotica book (at least by my understanding of the terms). Though it is an erotic book. And a book filled with BDSM. There’s bondage, a bondage club, spankings, whippings, domination, submission, a mix of sadism and masochism, some comments about ‘pain slut’, some bit of orgasm control/denial, the us
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Rose Strong (Kljuc za knjigu Book Blog)
This book was a very pleasant surprise.I recieved a copy from the autor to read and review, so here it goes.

This is the first book I've read by this author, but I can already see that the new love was born. In a word, this novel is amazing!

It's a story of Alix and her peculiar and, in a way, very interesting addiction. She's struggling with a problem many of us did't ever know existed. Every single one of her days Alix lives on the edge, because not only could her addiction easily get her fired
Books Laid Bare
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Alix is an addict but her addiction does not take the form of the standard substance abuse that you might imagine, she is addicted to sex and finding a way to satisfy her needs is not always easy.
She has tried to manage the way she is and to handle the cravings that possess her soul but therapy has failed to provide a remedy that she can live with.
Her body rules her mind and because of that she often feels nothing but remorse but sex is the means to an end, the who and where bear no consequence
Romance Readers Retreat
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Rachael Orman, but it won't be my last. I loved this book. I loved Alix and Master J, and I loved the basic premise. 

Alix has a problem. You see she's addicted to masturbation. She has been through treatments for it. She has lost a job over it. But she seemed to finally have it under control, until the handsome mysterious man started showing up at the hotel she worked at. Alix never spoke to the man, but she admired him from afar every time she saw him. It eventually got
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
~~Received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review~~

This was a very different story than what I am used to reading. This is the first book I read from this author and I believe it won't be the last.

Alix is a woman who has addiction problems, and we're not talking about drugs addiction here, but more like sex addiction. She masturbates everywhere she possibly can and she isn't ashamed of it. She fantasizes about "John" a sexy man that comes through the hotel she works at almost on a
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I can't pretend to even know what it would be like to suffer every day as a person addicted to sex. I would imagine it would be hard to stay focused on the task at hand especially when an object of your desire walks into your work place. Alix has that issue in this story. Her "object" is a handsome man who comes into the hotel she works in on the same schedule daily and she makes sure she's where she can see him as he gets his key and goes to his room.

John has watched Alix for quite sometime. Sh
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When sex addict Alix's life collides with that of sex therapist and control addict John's, so begins their erotic journey together as they satisfy each other's needs through a BDSM lifestyle. Whilst John is fully aware of Alix and her desires as he has been secretly keeping tabs on her, he keeps his identity secret from her. As trust is one of the biggest components of any relationship, but particularly a BDSM one, what will Alix do when she discovers who her Master actually is?

Alix's addiction
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the plot of this book, a sex addict who meets the man of her dreams at a BDSM club. Who happens to be the guy she drools over at her job, and her current new master. Also, he has been counseling her for her sex addiction by computer. The plot twist of him knowing her already because he has been stalking her for some time now was a nice touch.

John and Alix start a master a sub relationship, but Alix is not allowed to see his face. Which Alix finds sexy at first, then when her feelings c
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Addict (Cravings #1) by Rachael Orman

Erotic read suitable for over 18’s only
4 stars

Alix has been in control of her sex addiction for the last three years but when she sees John from afar he awakens urges inside her that she cannot ignore. Her cravings become so bad that she has to relieve herself at her desk while watching him, even though she worries her actions will once again get her sacked as happened before. One evening a work colleague invites her to an exclusive invitation only club and h
Ajs  Book Reviews
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alix is a an addict, a sex addict. After rehab, she makes sure to stay home to not give in to her urges. She has stayed "clean" for quite a while. Then she meets Mr. No Name, where everything that she's planned to do, goes to smithereens.

John is a sex therapist by day and Dom by night. He works his control in both areas of his life. He has watched Alix for quite sometime. But he happens upon Alix pleasuring herself while looking directly at him.

As an opportunity arises at a BDSM club, he sees h
Heather andrews
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one is different from Rachael's other books in the aspects of pushing sexual limits, there were some moments where I was like 'the eff?' Because it was just beyond weird to me. Alix has no problem asking for what she wants, "please, sir, eff me. I need it. Everything you've done to me has only turned me on to the point that it is painful. I need release, sir." John I liked him, "may I pleasure you?" I hadn't expected her to ask such a thing. The fact that she asked instead of doing as she w ...more
J.A. Melville
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading Addict. I'm an addict and I have an addiction for John!!
The whole story was different. I've never read a book like it before. We first get to meet John, a sex therapist in Lost Desires and now in Addict we get a much better understanding of what makes the man tick.
Alix has been battling her own demons and John has the ability to help her. What he can do for her is just what she needs.
I don't want to say too much about the story as I don't want to ruin it for anyone but I loved A
Hooked On Books
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Addict by Rachael Orman

☆☆☆☆☆5 Hooked Stars☆☆☆☆☆

Alix is a sex addict. Recovering, or at least trying to. She pretty much has her compulsions under control except when it comes to the sexy stranger who comes into her work once a week. She is literally unable to stop herself from playing with herself when she sees him.
John is a sex therapist. No, he doesn't get off on it. His own personal kink is explored at The Scene, a bdsm club that he frequents. He thinks he
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first thing I can tell you about Addict is don't start reading it unless you can finish it, because it is totally and deliciously addicting. This is my first book with Rachael Orman, and I can tell you it will not be my last. Alix, a woman who has been battling a sex addiction all her life and not doing badly at keeping it at bay until she sees John, a sex therapist of all things, who himself is addicted to control. In the beginning she never really meets him, but from afar he does things to ...more
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Happily married mother of two darling, trying, beautiful, horribly energetic little girls, an adorable German Shephard pup who makes her get off her butt and at least go for a walk around the block, and a fat, old, lazy chihuahua.

When she isn't spending all her time writing dirty, sexy, naughty erotic romances, she is narrating audiobooks and helping run a LBGT blog.

Rachael loves to push herself

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