Very very satisfying ending to Lily and Lo's story. The growth and strength these two have continued to show is pretty admirable. Addiction is a life long battle but these two will definitely persevere. I loved seeing their relationship and family grow(babies!). Some of the story was a little repetitive over the coarse of their books, but overall a really raw look at two individuals dealing with addictions.
I cannot talk about this book without acknowledging the brilliance of the books that have led up to this point. I cannot even believe how amazing this series is. These characters feel so real because while I'm reading, I forget they're fictional. They're incredibly human because they're flawed just like any human being. But I love them all so much. This series is not about just love; Its about family, friendship, society and modern culture. Loren and Lily worked so hard to get to this point in their lives. Their love is inspiring and raw. Connor has learnt to love, not just Rose, but also his friends. His love for Lo is so genuine. Lily's relation with her parents, Daisy's love for her sisters, Ryke's acceptance for his father. All wonderful examples of growth in these characters. Lastly, Loren Hale. I just love him so much. His whole mindset in this book is such stark contrast from Loren we first met. I love him so much because he never thought he was worthy of anyone's love but he is.He deserves all the love. I cried pretty much through this entire book because I feel like these 6 character are actually my friends who's lives I've been looking in on for years. But to be honest, if I did meet Connor Cobalt in real life, I'd faint. (Also, some amazing LOL&OMFG moments. I'm talking about that limo scene and that truth or dare scene. Ahem)
I am very proud to say that this is my favorite book of all time.
And fantastic conclusion to Lily&Lo's journey.
This book made me cry and laugh. I don't want to ever let these characters go.
Lily and Loren have grown so much, they true examples on character development. My love has grown for them each book and I'm very proud with how much they've grown and over came their addictions and standing up for themselves. Thank-you Becca & Krista for creating realistic and relatable characters. I don't think I've ever loved any characters for than the addicted gang.
ps. If you didn't like Addicted To You, I HIGHLY recommend continuing on because the books do get better as they go on.
4.25 stars--ADDICTED AFTER ALL is the final book from Lily and Loren’s points of view in B&K Ritchie’s new adult, contemporary romance storylines. The continuing series, including spin offs and interconnected storylines focuses on the Calloway sisters and the Hale brothers. ADDICTED AFTER ALL covers approximately twelve months where Lily and Lo’s (aka LiLo) life will see dramatic changes and continuing struggles. Lily is a sex addict whose addiction remains out of control; Loren is an alcoholic who must face his own demons one day at a time. This is NOT the end of the series, but the final installment told exclusively from Lily and Lo’s points of view. THE ADDICTED series must be read in order including the interconnected storylines that build upon, or run parallel to, many of the scenarios and plot points.
ADDICTED AFTER ALL is an ensemble storyline (Lily, Loren, Ryke, Daisy, Connor and Rose) told from alternating first person points of view (Lily and Lo). The reader is pulled into the daily battles of addiction where their personal lives have become fodder for the paparazzi and exploited; where privacy is no longer a right and protection comes with a cost; where the public ensures that the Calloway and Hale families remain front and center in a life mismanaged and desecrated by social media and personal sins.
Lily and Lo are two people lost in a world of hurt and betrayal. Best friends since childhood, Lily and Lo come from affluence and wealth but money means nothing when our couple is caught up in a spotlight where heartbreak and pain are a fact of life. Nothing is off limits; no one is safe from exposure or ridicule; their lives are no longer their own to control. Every day is a struggle against the unknown and there are new members of the household whose lives are threatened on a daily basis.
Becca and Krista Ritchie’s imaginative ADDICTED SERIES is passionate, spirited and captivating. There are emotional highs and heartbreaking lows for a family caught in a social media vortex of their own making. The reality and destructive nature of addiction is built upon the lives of a generation who have been left to their own devices.