Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters, #2; Addicted, #2.2)
“You’re a hothouse flower. You can’t grow under natural conditions. You need adventure. And security and love in order to stay alive.”
I F*CKING LOVE THIS BOOK!!
*Warning* if you are offended by the F word you need to know it shows up 1,590 times in this book. But without it this book wouldn’t be complete because it is Ryke’s favorite four letter word.
SIGNS YOU MAY BE ADDICTED TO THE ADDICTED SERIES:
✦Starting and stopping – in many cases, you will start the series thinking that you will read just one book and save the rest of the books for another time, but then you realize how unsuccessful you were with that attempt .
✦Withdrawal symptoms – when you read the last book released and have to wait for the next in the series you have mood-related symptoms. These consist of craving more Lo (alcoholic), Connor (smartass) and Ryke (jackass), to bouts of moodiness, bad temper, poor focus, a feeling of being depressed and empty.
✦Recreational sacrifices – giving up activities so you can continue reading the series. For example, turning down an invitation to go to a party because it will cut into your reading time. You’d rather spend your free time with Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke.
✦Social sacrifices – your best friends are the
real fictional characters from this series.
✦Obsession – when you spend more and more time and energy focusing on the lives of these six characters. You make sure to pack your kindle with you everywhere you go because you don’t want leave your “best friends” at home.
✦Behavior – your mood is directly related to what is happening in the book.
✦Secrecy – in many cases you read in secret to avoid explaining to your family “what” you’re reading. “Yea, honey, I’m reading about a sex addict and an alcoholic.” O.o
✦Denial – you refuse to admit that these characters aren’t real. You talk to others about them like they really exist and their problems are real.
✦Dropping hobbies and activities – the further you go in the series you stop doing things you previously loved doing. You feel like you cannot physically cope because people in your life don’t understand your obsession with this series.
✦Financial difficulties – You buy all the paperbacks just so you can hug them.
✦Relationship problems – you start expecting your spouse to behave like Lo, Connor or Ryke.
Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 3 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion.