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Posted on Jul 19, 2014 by in Becca Ritchie, Krista Ritchie | 0 comments

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Addicted Series
Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

From Amazon.com:

This is NOT a novella. Thrive is a full-length New Adult Romance and vital to Lily & Lo's storyline. It's recommended to be read after the Calloway Sisters spin-off books: Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. 

Two years will change them forever. 

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much? 

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon. 

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

Foxy's Review:

THRIVE is a companion novel and not a novella. As a companion novel, it bridges the gap between the end ofAddicted for Now through the two spin offs, Kiss the Sky andHothouse Flower, and to the start of Addicted After All. There are several ways to read this series: 
1) If you skipped reading the spin offs than you will NEED to read Thrive. 
2) If you did read the spin offs than this is Lily & Lo’s journey through her sisters’ books. Lots of stuff happens to them that we never saw in KTS and HHF. 
Either way if you are a fan you will want to read this book. 

Logistics: it’s broken into 3 parts. The time frame spans 2 years 5 months. Under each chapter number it will indicate the year and month which makes following along easy. I posted in my Addicted For Now review the time frame and I’m adding here too.
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DYNAMICS:I’m often asked which book or series does Addicted compare to. I can never think of a comparable book series but I do have a comparison-> it reminds me of the TV show Friends (popular in the 90’s). Minus all the switching of partners it has the same fun feel of twenty year olds living life together. ‘Friends’ had a faithful fan base who tuned in each week and lived vicariously through their favorite characters. Same is true in the book world with this series. Each time a new Addicted book shows up on our kindles all of us fans gather together to buddy read it. And just like the fans of ‘Friends’ who still watch reruns…we, fans of Addicted, rally around a new person as they start their journey with this series. We are able relive the series through their updates and reviews. 

Lily & Lo are the geeks. Rose & Connor are the nerds. Daisy & Ryke are the adventurers. The combo of these 3 couples along with their struggles and successes pulls the readers to root for their favorite couple. Being able to relate in little ways to these characters, either be a geek or daredevil or brainiac, allows the readers to see themselves in the characters.

We aren’t connected by our addictions. But by our childhood. Souls fused together from the very, very start.


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Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 4 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion. 

Recommended reading order:
PHASE 1 (Lily & Lo): 
{#1} Addicted to You | {#1.5} Ricochet | {#2} Addicted for Now

PHASE 2 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Kiss the Sky | {spin-off} Hothouse Flower 

PHASE 3 (Lily & Lo):
{#2.5} Thrive | {#3} Addicted After All

PHASE 4 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Fuel the Fire | {spin-off} Long Way Down

***Thank you, Krista & Becca, for the complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.***

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