Addicted to You (Addicted #1)No one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.
Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.
Now the only person who can truly help her, can barely help himself.
**This is a New Adult book recommended for readers 18 and up**
Publication: July 1, 2013
Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.
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Top Ten Most Inspiring Authors
Almost all of our favorite authors are Young Adult writers, mostly because we’ve been blogging about YA books and reading them for years.
1. Krista’s Choice: John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) – The man who coined DFTBA and writes phenomenal stories. How could he not be my number one?
Becca’s Choice: Kristin Cashore (Graceling) – She's a powerhouse fantasy writer and her books are nearly flawless, definitely something to admire.
2. Krista’s Choice: Wendy Higgins (Sweet Evil) – Her books have some of the best sexy scenes in Young Adult, and she continues to be my number one female author inspiration.
Becca’s Choice: Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental series) – I haven't read better character-driven stories. Her cast of guys and gals always blow me out of the water.
3. Krista’s Choice: Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss) – I’ve never laughed and loved so hard from a book! If you ever want to learn how to write humor, start with this one.
Becca’s Choice: Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss) -- Truly captures a unique and engaging voice with each book. Love her!
4. Krista’s Choice: Victoria Schwab (The Archived) – The writing is like poetry. It literally evokes so much emotion that it leaves me breathless by the end. I could only hope for a little dash of the skill that emanates from Schwab’s writing.
Becca’s Choice: Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampire series) -- Awesome paranormal plots within 230 pages: that's something I wish I could do!
5. Krista’s Choice: Tammara Webber (Easy) – She takes tough issues and mixes them with stellar romance. My favorite New Adult author by far.
Becca’s Choice: Michelle Hodkin (Mara Dyer series) -- Love love love. Strong voice, fast-paced writing, snappy dialogue. Hodkin has the complete package.
6. Krista’s Choice: Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky) – She made me fall in love with dystopian books all over again, and like Schwab, her writing always seems to be effortlessly beautiful.
Becca’s Choice: Sara Crossan (Breathe) -- Not many people can write 2 POVs well. Crossan writes 3 beautifully. I can't wait to read her sequel, and I just know she'll be around for a long time.
7. Krista’s Choice: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Obsidian) – This is another author who can write sexy so well! Her books are emotional and steamy and some have the perfect dash of paranormal.
Becca’s Choice: Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey series) -- need I say more? :)
8. Krista’s Choice: Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys) – I don’t write in third person but I think if I did, I would pray to the gods to be able to write it like Maggie Stiefvater. She has an unparalleled skill and every time I read another one of her books, I am floored by the emotion, characterizations, the everything she seems to pack into the pages.
Becca’s Choice: Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy series) -- If I'm super jealous of anyone's writing talents it's her. She has this innate gift to suck peoples' attention with words. I love it!
9. Krista’s Choice: Stacey Kade (The Ghost and the Goth) – I love Stacey Kade’s writing because her books are so distinctive. They’re funny, quirky, romantic, and gripping.
Becca’s Choice: S.J. Kincaid (Insignia) -- She's like a futuristic J.K. Rowling, and I sincerely hope she receives as much praise as she continues her career.
10. Krista’s Choice: Kiera Cass (The Selection) – How do you make a dystopian into a fun, romantic adventure? Kiera Cass found the recipe and I love it! Her books are like chocolate covered candies that I will continue to devour.
Becca’s Choice: Bethany Frenette (Dark Star) -- She created a new set of superheroes and their origin story. Suffice it to say, I love her. Super original and super talented.
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