In Addicted for Now we pick up immediately after the previous book Ricochet left off. Lo is back from rehab and the struggles are only just beginning. Together they must face their biggest weaknesses and pull together when outside forces threaten to tell the world about Lily’s addiction.
“Why is it that the people you come to love are the ones that seem to hurt you the most?”
Like with Ricochet I found this book much more enjoyable than the first as we follow our favourite addicted couple continue to battle their addictions, this time with each other by their side. Lily’s sex addiction I would say is more of the focus than Lo’s. Lily finds it more difficult to fight her cravings with him right there, likening it to Lo snuggling with a bottle of whiskey.
“Because 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.”
It’s different for Lily, quitting sex cold turkey is not realistic or healthy, so she battles with learning when to stop and learning not to think about sex every minute of every day. On top of that Lo is the holder of the mysterious “blacklist” from her therapist and it’s up to him to guide her, help her and not fall into the trap of enabling her! Lo struggles with his anger, guilt, self-hate and need to make everything better for Lily.
“He is my breath. My soul. My life-force. I have spent forever with him.”
Basically it’s a book full of the struggles of two broken people and at times it’s heartbreaking to read. Although they make great strides LiLo’s story is left unresolved with more challenges to come and more secrets to be revealed.
“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.”
On top of LiLo we have the usual drama from our crew. Rose, Connor, Ryle and Daisy are there for the good and bad times and their parents are meddling as always. Lily and Lo aren’t really my favourite couple so all of the friends and family that surround them is was really makes this series for me and keeps me pushing through some of it!