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Always Wanting

(Consumed #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  568 ratings  ·  143 reviews
My name is Abigail Summers, and I’m addicted to sex. Yes, you read right. I’m a woman that craves… no, needs to have a man take my body on a daily basis. If I don’t have sex at least once a day, my body shakes from withdrawals, my stomach cramps with unbearable pain, my sexually hazed mind goes haywire, and I become extremely irritable and a major bitch. This isn’t a lifes ...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 216 pages
Published December 2nd 2016 by Self-Publish
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Isabella. R
4 Fuckupedness Stars ⭐

Always Wanting (now retitled Sex Junkie) introduces us to a circle of friends who have embraced their sexual perversions/addictions. Having spent years trying to 'fix' themselves, they now act as a support network for each other. Although unorthodox, it allows them to live as normally as possible when the rest of society would view them differently.

"The ones that think just because it may be something they aren’t into, then it’s wrong and disgusting. The judgemental asshole
Alex ♈
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Buddy read with Kiki and Leonor

None of us is the picture, but that's not the point ;-)

Wait, Leonor just said she were the one with the dog, Kiki loves flowers, and where does it leave me??? I don't even like green… shoes…

This book was my idea… Yep. Apart from being the one with green shoe fetish, I’m also a proud slutty member of our weird collaboration. It’s not even a bit offensive, why hide the truth? I mean Kiki was, is and always remains the psychopath to our merger, so why shall I compl
Olga therebelreader
Abby is a sex addict. For her, sexual activity provides an intense, intoxicating euphoria or “high” while lacking any genuine emotional connection, intimacy, or love. It’s a temporary escape. Her frequent one-night stands with strangers or her three best friends who are different types of sex addicts feed her addiction but leave her feeling cheap and lonely. Her wants are suppressed for a short time and then her desires are back in full force. Until she meets one particular man, Colt, and her li ...more
benevolent bastard
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommended, kink, romance
This story tugged at my heart strings.
We meet Abby who’s this kick ass girl who owns her disorder. She has a hyper sexuality disorder. Always at war with her body. She’s perfected the craft of “Wham Bam, thank you sir”. That is until she meets Colt who just makes you fall in love.
It was thrilling reading them tackle such an important part of their relationship. I highly recommend this to my friends who are interested in finding something new.
This is not the type of book I would typically read as the heroine has a sexual addiction. To me sexually addiction and romance do not mix much less the fact that I do not want to read about the heroine and/or hero having sex with OP after being with each other. However I am glad that I read it and the main reason was because of the hero Colt.


While Cole is not perfect, to me he is the ideal hero. He was crazy about the heroine Abigail, willing to do anything for her. He w
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Crystal Bell
Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fantastic read. Review to follow
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Talk about embracing outside of one's comfort zone! I honestly did not know what to expect when I began this journey. My taste in genres range from dark mafia to erotic horror with very little room for leeway. With that I wasn't sure how to approach Always Wanting.

Let me assure you rather minimum or maximum preparation, Abby's journey will slay you. I've never had a personal experience with addiction of any kind. I've never experienced empathy for those with addictions because I've felt it'
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Buddy read with KiKi and Alex


Alex’s review.
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut, ku
3 Stars

I was looking for an Alexa Riley replacement but with a full novel (no novella). Always Wanting is about the Heroine addicted to sex. She actually goes through withdraws if she doesn’t have sex once a day.

It was a good book to pass the time. There were some slow moments which I skimmed and a lot of descriptive writing which I skimmed. I was more interested with her interactions with the Hero (duh) and sometimes her friends which they will have their own books.

I’ll give another book a go.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 40%.

I knew going in that the h is a sex addict. But once I started reading it, that was not the case. She experiences physical pain if she does not have sex daily. So for the past 8 years, EVERYDAY she has sex with a stranger. While hypersexuality is real what the h has is not a real disorder. Plus, there are definite drugs that could help alleviate the symptoms if it was real.
Sep 30, 2020 rated it liked it
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Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

sex addiction is not talked about much
so this book was definitely intriguing !
it hurt as a reader to see Abby be in so much pain without sex
and how much her body's dependency on sex has affected her life
eight years of daily hook ups,
not being able to see herself in intimate relationships
well until Colt ;)

and Nathan is such a good friend
I want one of him please!

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Aug 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
💝FREE on iBooks today (8/3/2018)!💝
J. C.  Red
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fav-heroes, not-safe
The only times I've encountered sexual addiction was in 2 movies, which were quite brutal in their portrayal- Nymphomaniac (which is approximately 6 hours of craziness with a severely addicted woman) and Shame (where Michale Fassbender is the addict and you can see his massive, Jordan Silver-worthy ****, in case you haven't seen it:) ). In this book, the heroine is the addict and her addiction is quite severe, and although I'm not sure if I completely believed it, I still think it was pretty wel ...more
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it did not like it

Overall Rating :: 1-1.5 star
Series :: Book one of the Consumed series.
Hero/Heroine :: Colt/Abigail
POV :: Alternating.
Cliffhanger :: No.
HEA :: (view spoiler)


Welp, taking a gander at the reviews makes it fairly clear that you either love Always Wanting, or in my case, you're left... well, wanting. Ha, see what I did there? Now, I'm not saying this isn't written well, technically speaking. It's fine. But the story itself? Meh. This story has a lot going on, but in the sam
Roxs Reads
This book really had me turning the pages, devouring it, embracing the characters and their struggles. Since the book deals with sex addiction, get ready for A LOT of amazing scenes that’ll warm you from the inside out.

The author has taken on a very obscure disease and brought it to the forefront. Hypersexual disorders are not well documented nor are they understood. Some readers may struggle with the content and the choices that they make but consideration needs to be taken to understand the di
Maria Angie Mendoza
Awesome!! Alex Grayson does it again!! Dirty, gritty and highly erotic, this book was hands down a must read. Well written with likeable characters, this unique subject was handled beautifully.
Abby is a sex addict, who struggles with the aftermath of loneliness, and feelings of worthlessness after her active participation in her sex addiction. When she meets Colt, he awakens something in her that encourages her to change her ways. Their banter was delicious and their sex scenes were devilishly d
So I went into this wanting something smutty to wake me up on Sunday morning. This book was so much more than that. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself getting more into the story and skimming through/zoning out during the sexy scenes. I admired Abby's strength and Colt's tenacity to prove to her that they were meant to be. These two are a couple that I root for all the way! ...more
Probably one of the hottest books I’ve ever!!!

Ms. Grayson always amazes me with her unique writing and intuitive imagination.

Got to get my thoughts together first on this book and how the author executed the storyline before I write my review...

Review to be written soon
Reading with Robin
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Sex-addicted heroine?
How the hell can I not read this.
I was ready for all the angst this book would bring.
Sadly, the angst wasn't delivered as much as I had hoped.

The book starts with the heroine banging another guy, you don't see this often, usually, if there is a sex scene from the first page, it's the H, in the receiving end, so this was a welcome different.

I like the H, throughout, he was very tolerant and patient towards the h, despite her hypersexual disorder, he had faith that she wouldn'
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always Wanting
Alex Grayson
4 stars

This story deals with addiction – fighting to stay in control – fighting to not want – fighting to do what is right instead of what you want – fighting to not claim what you crave – the addiction in a sexual manner. Yes – a sex addict. And her name is Abigail Summers.

Just with any other addiction Abigail needs to fulfill her cravings daily – sometimes more than once. Her nerves go on edge, her mind goes into a tail spin and functioning becomes almost impossible.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. The author has written an amazing book that deals with Hypersecual Disorder while at the same time giving the reader an awesome story (which by the way is a Real Disorder). This story will tug at your heartstrings at all the things Abby and her friends have endured. But it will also warm your heart at the lengths Abby's friends and Colt, the guy that wants to be her one and only, are willing to to help her. The characters are so well written that you will feel every ounce of pain and every ...more
Samantha Roberts
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't even know that hypersexual Disorder was a real thing so I googled it......its her much real! The way Alex has written this book is amazing. The emotions Abby suffers the need and pull of a mans touch the highs and lows, the pain Abby feels and I can't even imagine the feeling. Wow just simply wow.

This is the first book I have read for Alex Grayson and it will not be my last. I will with out a doubt recommend this book and author. I can't wait to read more of Alex's work.

Review done for
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Always Wanting is the story about two soul mates who find each other.

Abby suffers from a hypersexual disorder and needs the touch of a man daily or she experiences severe pain. She's seen doctors and she's tried support groups, but in the end Abby tries to handle her condition on her own. Well not really on her own. Her best friends Ava, Tegan and Nathan met at a support group and all suffer from the same disorder, each with different symptoms. The four of them look out for each other and are ve
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and have volunteered to leave a review. The storyline intrigued me, a woman with an addiction to sex who slept with countless men and could never see herself having a relationship and who had distanced herself from her family due to the shame she felt. Abby may have appeared a weak character to many but to me she was the epiphany of strength. To suffer with an addiction that some would feel she made up and to be made to feel at times that she should b ...more
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding! It's rare to read a five star book but Always Wanting had it all.

The desire to feel loved and wanted is difficult for Abby to acknowledge. She's moved through life accepting the hand she's been dealt. Yet, when Colt enters her life, all she's known has been stripped from her. New boundaries are formed and a better way of coping keeps Abby focused and feeling more secure. The cover says it all. It showcases Colt's ability to protect, love and keep Abby safe. He's caging her in and i
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

I'm pretty sure i stumbled onto this book month or maybe years ago but dismissed it. This time i read it.... and honestly i liked it !! Im always a bit afraid especially when it's a new to me author but i easily went into the story, the writing was flowing and easy.
Abby's story was particular that's for sure and i asked myself all along the book if it was really like that for people in this condition... because hell that must be awful (the author clarify that point at the end).
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I don’t do relationships, because what man wants to be stuck knowing his girl may be out having sex with some random guy if he’s not available? You may think this is something that I can control, but I say screw you; you’ve never been in my shoes before.
The cravings may be something I can’t control, but I’ve learned to embrace them. I’ve tried the sexual addiction support groups. I’ve tried curbing my appetites. I’ve been shunn
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Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that to ...more

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