Addicted for Now (Addicted, #3)

By Krista Ritchie

14,386 ratings - 4.24* vote

He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.No. More. Sex. Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones ev He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.No. More. Sex.

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Book details

Kindle Edition, 513 pages
May 22nd 2014 by K.B. Ritchie

(first published November 29th 2013)

Original Title
Addicted for Now
Edition Language

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5 stars!

“Some battles are best fought with a sidekick.”

I seriously cannot stop reading/listening to these books. In less than a week, I’ve listened to 1, 1.5, and 2 (which is over 40 hours of audio) I’m not reading much at all because I am incapable of pushing pause on this all-consuming series! Now I keep telling myself to slow down because what will I listen to next when this series is over?!? I am loving these books so much, and this is my favorite of the series so far. It still focuses on my favorite couple, Lily and Lo, but we also get more of the other couples. There is love, laughter, healing, and even a little suspense!
“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.”

Someone has told the world about Lily Calloway’s sex addiction. This destroys Lily. Lo is newly sober, but is determined to be there for Lily no matter what. He is her rock. She needs him to help with her addiction and to be there to love and support her, and he does 100%.


The couple is on spring break vacation with the rest of the gang for a good part of the book. It brings new challenges for Lily and Lo and gives you more time with the other characters as well. The best part about this one… dual pov! That’s right my friends- we get Lily AND Lo’s perspective. It was great being in both of their heads and I think it added so much more to the story.

Lily and Lo are two characters I love so much. Everyone talks about how much they love Connor and Ryke in these books, and they’re great, but for me, Lo is the favorite. I love how much he loves Lily. How understanding he is, how he never judges her. He just loves her. He sees her more than a sex addict. She is worth everything to him.
She shrunk into herself and waited for me to stare at her like she was gross and dirty. But I just wanted to hold her and tell her that she was worth so much more than whatever she was searching for.

It makes me so happy to see this couple overcome some of their obstacles. They are characters you will root for. The writing in these books are flawless. I am enjoying this series so much. Addicted for Now gets a full 5 stars from me. I can’t wait to get into the next one, which is the first spin off and features Connor and Rose. Even though Rose isn’t my favorite character, I have a feeling it won’t disappoint!




I'm treating myself with these books, I know but I'm just so happy. They make me so fucking happy.

I love the core six, especially Lily and Lo.


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RE-READ via audio (2/26/2015)!
Putting voices to Lily and Lo brought a whole new experience to this book. Even though I've already read this book I never expected hearing it would make me LOVE IT even more.

Gah, the voices were spot on and made me feel like I know the characters even better. I gained an appreciation for Jonathan Hale while listening to Lo talk about him. The first time I read it I'm not sure if I fully grasped how much Jonathan loves his son. But this time around my heart squeezed as I listened to Jonathan's love for Lo, even though it was pretty corrupt.

Listening to Lily share her feelings made me tear up. The emotion in her voice pulled at my heartstrings. Listening to Lo's determination to be the guy Lily needs had me swooning for him.

If you've read this book then consider taking it to the next level and listen to it. And if haven't read it yet enhance your reading experience by listening to it. ADDICTED FOR NOW audio was EXCELLENT!

***5 Addicted Stars***
"Whatever happens,we're in this together. You and me. Lily and Lo."
She is my past, my present, my future.

All six characters are back and they are battling a big roadblock that revolves around Lily & Lo. Lily and Lo are reunited and are forced to face life without being addicted.

But a wrench is thrown into their plan when a person decides to out Lily's addiction to the world. The mystery around who this person is and the motivation for wanting to destroy this couple was very intriguing. I guessed all the way to the end who it might be and why they wanted to hurt this couple.

ADDICTED FOR NOW offers a dual pov. Being inside of Lo's head was fascinating because we got to hear his private conversations between him and his father AND we got to learn what was on the Lily's blacklist.

Book 1 Addicted to You I was unsure if I wanted to continue with the story.
Book 1.5 Ricochet I liked it and knew that I had to continue with the story.
Book 2 Addicted for Now I'm addicted. I'm so invested in these characters' lives.

Here is a timeline for all the books:


Just for fun the authors made Ryke's pov of the taco scene from this book (around 40%). Click here.

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

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★★★★★ 5+ 'I'm addicted to this series' stars!

I absolutely love everything about this series. It's brutally honest, realistic, easy to read, funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Lo and Lily, the two main characters, are easily one of my favorite fictional couples ever. As we already knew from the previous two books in the series, they each have their own addiction. He's addicted to alcohol, she's addicted to sex. This time the story is told from alternating POV's and I loved the fact that we finally get Lo's side of the story as well.

****From here on out there might be SPOILERS for those who haven't read the previous books yet****

Most of their adult life they've been enabling each others addiction by covering up for the other one and by pretending that everything was fine all the while knowing that what they were doing was far from okay. Now, they've finally faced their problems. Lo is coming home from rehab and together they will try to stand their ground, to not let their addiction win and to built up a healthy, addiction-free and happy future.

"I'm sick too," he says, " and there will be times where we're weak. Where we beg for the things we can't have. But you can't be scared of that, Lil. You just have to believe that you'll be strong enough in the end. Even if the middle is all fucked up."

"He is my breath. My soul. My life-force. I have spent forever with him. Being apart is the most unnatural feeling in the world."

Being away from Lo has not been easy for Lily. She's been able to stay celibate during the three months he spent in rehab but now that they're moving in together, it's becoming harder and harder for her to avoid the temptations. They sleep in the same bed every night but unlike before, when they were still guided by their addictions, they can't have sex every night. Lily's new psychiatrist has given them a list of do's and don't and time limits they need to keep. All of this ways hard on both Lily and Lo. While she struggles with being denied sex, he struggles with having to tell her no all the time.

"Lily doens't do hugs. She fucks until she passes out. And I so badly want to fix her, but I can only help her. The real mending-that has to be her job, her fight, her battle. I can't win this one for her - just like she can't defeat my demons."

At the same time, Lo still struggles with his own demons. And on top of all that someone has started threatening him to expose Lily's secret to the whole wide world. If that were ever to happen, it would destroy not only her family's reputation, but the one thing she desperately counts on, her privacy. Therefore Lo has taken it upon himself to do whatever it takes to avoid her secret from coming out.

"I won't ever desert you, love. Not for a goddamn moment. You're mine to take care of, you understand?"

Throughout all of this Lily and Lo have the full support of Lily's sisters Rose and Daisy, Lo's half brother Ryke and Rose's boyfriend Connor. The four of them are some of the few people Lo and Lily can count on and together the six of them have become very close friends. I loved these side characters and their own interesting stories and personalities almost, but not quite, as much as the main couple itself and I'm already looking forward to their own spin-offs!

This is not your average NA romance series. This series tackles some very realistic and uncommon subjects and paints them in a very refreshing, interesting light. It's main focus is on two people who are each struggling to overcome their own personal addiction by being there for each other and helping the other one overcome their demons. It's a unique and powerful series and I was really happy with the way this second book ended (no cliffhanger). The third book can't be here fast enough though, I already want more Lo and Lily!! ;)

"There will always be an us."
"A Lo and Lily."
"Or Lily and Lo."

Pearl Angeli

After all we've been through. Years and years of mistakes, it feels like a dream to be here in this moment. Right now. Sober. Alive. With her.

It always feels so nice when you're reading such a good great book. This sequel of the Addicted series is one of the most captivating installments I've read so far. Usually I end up feeling disappointed in a sequel, but this one was wonderfully written that it's so hard not to feel completely immersed in it.

Addicted for Now starts where Ricochet ended. This time, Lo comes back sober after three months of staying at the rehab to mend his alcohol addiction. Their reunion turn out sweet, but there is a strange person who bombards them with text messages, threatening them to expose Lily's secret as a sex addict to the public. Despite the strong dedication they have for each other, things just make everything tough for them... which leaves us wondering how these love birds' commitment for each other stand the test of time.

I absolutely don't have enough words to adequately describe how much this book gave me the depth of emotions after reading this. It's a perfect continuation of the series. I have no idea if this book will be the final book for Lily and Lo (I don't wanna know 'coz I want to be surprised) but I think the ending is already satisfying and I cannot ask for a better conclusion for their story.


Lily and Lo are such a perfect couple! I mean, where else can we find such dedicated characters? I admire their devotion to each other despite the difficult things that surround them including their family struggles. There was absolutely no cheating that happened in this book and in the previous books, to my relief-- which is another factor that makes everything really great. Another thing that I loved about this book is the character development of Lily and Lo-- the way they slowly conquered their addiction and beat it. I was awed.

The drama is also the book's absolute strength. I'm not even kidding when I say the last few chapters of the book made me cry. The conflict was perfectly executed that I literally burst into tears. Oh, Krista and Becca... the things you do to my heart!


Now I'm even more excited to find out Rose and Connor's story in the next book. Kiss the Sky, wait for me! :)



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I loooooove this series so fucking much!!! :)
Ps. I'm going to read next book right now because it's Connor & Rose's story... OMG OMG OMG :D


Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off: Calloway Sisters #1)
Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)
Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3)
Long Way Down (Calloway Sisters #4)
Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5)

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I. LOVE. THIS. SERIES. (spoiler-free review)

Addictive, heartfelt, emotional, and sexy with great writing and a unique storyline that really stands apart in the New Adult romance genre. The intensity of Lily and Lo's love for each other just rolls off the page. I felt connected to every step of their journey. This kind of story is the reason I love to read.

I don't want to spoil the storyline from the previous books for you, so I'm not really going to talk much about the plot here. This book's story is a direct continuation of where the last book, Ricochet, left off but if you are new to the series, be sure to start with the first book, Addicted To You.

Just as a quick intro, this series follows Lily and Lo who each have an addiction -- she's addicted to sex, he's addicted to booze -- and in the previous books we saw them reach an ultimate low and take measures to start their journey towards healing. But curbing their addictions and staying sober has it's own challenges and when an outside threat enters their lives putting the secrecy of their addictions in jeopardy, they depend more than ever on their love for each other to get them through it.

"I'm here," he says, a silent tear dripping down his cheek. "We're going to beat this together."

I've mentioned this in my previous reviews but the thing that I love most about this series is that the focus is on Lily and Lo being able to be togetherWhile the outside forces are scary and the threat was very real, their love for each other was so intense, so passionate, and so all consuming that I could just always feel like they'd get through their hardships together and that they'd support each other every step of the way.

“Your addiction is much different, and there’s less support there... It’s just the way it is. I’m prepared for this. I won’t leave. I won’t ever fucking leave.” 

See this is why I it feels it's like these books were written just for me because they gave me a couple who were truly, madly, deeply in love with each other and who didn't let stupid things come between them.

adored that, no matter how hard things got, breaking up was just never an option. Lily and Lo were just meant for each other and they were willing to work as hard as they had to to make that a healthy reality.

"She wants to be with me, but my mere presence tempts her. I don't ever want to believe that being alone, being apart, is the solution.

It's not.

She needs me as much as I need her. We just have to find our footing in this relationship. And that takes time."

But seeing how much they both struggled was just heartbreaking. What they were doing was not easy and the authors did an amazing job of portraying their addictions and struggles in a way that really made you feel how hard it was for them and which brought a grounding sense of reality to the story.

A wonderful new addition in this book was that we got alternating POV's and finally were able to get inside Loren Hale's head!! It was fun because it meant we also got to see his life apart from the scenes he had only with Lily and we got a more up close understanding of how his addiction affected his life. Also, because he was such an integral part of Lily's healing and since a large part of the burden of keeping control fell on him, seeing his thoughts during these times really rounded out the story. And, last but not least, through his thoughts, we really got to see first hand just how deep his love for Lily went.

"She holds tight around my neck, and I keep my arms underneath her legs, willing to carry her as far as she needs to go - just like when we were kids. Some things never change."

Something else that I've loved about this whole series is that there has been no unnecessary drama. Nothing has made me roll my eyes or lose respect for any of the characters. While there were certainly setbacks along the way, I really felt like it was kept very well balanced. Throughout this book every part of Lily and Lo's sobriety was put to the test but I loved that, even though their struggles tested their limits each day, their love for each gave them a motivation to keep fighting their addictions.

"I dream that one day, I can hold Lily in my arms without any other influence begging me to drop her. I want to be enough for her to beat this thing."

The writing was just fantastic!  The authors didn't just show me this story, they made me feel every word.

There is also a core group of characters surrounding Lily & Lo that have been there since book #1. We have Lily's sisters, Rose and Daisy, and also their men, Connor and Ryke. Together they formed this incredible support team of friends and family and I'm looking forward to seeing more of their stories in the future.

I loved how open everyone was with discussing even difficult subject matters. These guys all had each others' backs and it was so refreshing to just see people talk. The drama wasn't generated from secrets and lies, but rather just the struggles of every day life in their situation was enough to keep the plot moving forward at a steady pace. And Lily and Lo were both very upfront with their problems. They both wanted to get better and they needed each other's support to do so.

He brushes off an escaped tear with his thumb. "You're sick… I'm sick too," he says, "and there will be times where we're weak. Where we beg for the things we can't have. But you can't be scared of that, Lil… You just have to believe that you'll be strong enough in the end. Even if the middle is all fucked up."

My only one complaint is that I felt that there were some scenes here and there that were just a little too long but, since I read an early copy of the book, they may still be edited before release. Luckily though, I loved these characters enough that I was happy to read about them regardless and either way, I have serious love for these books and not a single other complaint. They are definitely going high on my favorites list and I'll be ready to devour the next book the moment it gets released.

By the end of this book, I really felt like a huge chapter in Lily and Lo's lives had been completed. There was no cliffhanger and the next 2 books to be released will be spin-off standalones, one for Rose & Connor and one for Daisy & Ryke, before we go on to the final 2 books which will again be about Lily and Lo.

Lily and Lo have come so far from where we first saw them in the beginning of the series. They've had their highs and lows but with the way things ended I felt like there was no unfinished business. I think it's impossible to read these books and not root for them. While their journey is far from over, I'm also happy to let things sit at this point knowing that they are in a good place. 

“She doesn’t have to say, I love you because ... The sentiment is attached to each and every word. She loves me because she believes I’m strong. She loves me because she’s a part of me... there will always be an us.”

*happy sigh* I am addicted to this series!!

Highly recommended :)

4.5 stars

Please Note: All quotes were taken from an advance copy of the book and are subject to change before publication. And, thank you to the authors for providing me with an ARC. Release date: Nov 30, 2013.

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WOW! I’ve never really had an ultimate favorite NA couple before, but I think I’ve found the one! Lil and Lo, hands down, is now my favorite!! There is just something special about this flawed, broken couple that tugged at my heartstrings and left me breathless!

This second book in the series picks up right after the events of Ricochet. Lo is back for good after a long three month separation, but the struggles still exist. Lil is still battling her sex addiction and now with Lo in tow (ha!), the difficulty to contain and fight her urges gets harder.

“This is too hard. I feel like I can’t escape my addiction. If I’m with you, I want to have sex with you. If I’m not alone, I want to fuck me. Nowhere is safe.” - Lil

^^ See what I mean? Her road to recovery was long and draining , and there were times I thought I would give up. Then I really thought about it, and realized that Lil isn’t just a one-time, insta-sex addict; no, she’s been having this addiction since her early teens, so almost a full decade. I, fortunately, have never struggled with an addiction (books don’t count!) so I don’t know the intrinsic values or motivations involved, but I do know it is not easy to break old habits. I think part of the reason why I had a hard time in the beginning was because of this dark, self-loathing state Lil was constantly in, and at times, it really did get too emotionally intense for me to read that I had to pause, but I always came back. There was no question of me not loving this story; it was if I could survive reading it with my own heart intact.

“Lo is not built of armor. He goes into every fight without the padding. He lets people hurt him because he believes he deserves that pain. It’s sick.” -Lil


I’m so, SO glad that K&B added in Lo’s POV! Never before have I wanted a guy’s aspect so much!! It’s one thing to write in the perspective of a sex addict; it’s another to write it from a long-term, now rehabilitated alcoholic’s stance. I thought I fell for him in Addicted for You and Ricochet, but BOY! Did.I.Fall.Harder.For.Him.Here. His determination for helping Lily and his dedication in maintaining sobriety struck a deep chord in me. Made me tear up. Made me fall even more in love with him.

“Your addiction is much different, and there’s less support there. I knew I’d be strong and you’d be struggling. It’s just the way it is. I’m prepared for this. I won’t leave. I won’t ever fucking leave.” - Lo

Another part of my heart cracks.


This book was completely different from the first two. It certainly had the R&B signature humor, but a lot less than before. This book was more emotionally charged, but in smaller increments. A pinch here, a word in there. Every word that hurt, every action that made me tear up a little all built up and right at the 64% mark, -BAM-, the big bomb dropped and I must have cried a river. I swear this must have been K&B’s plans all along, to build up all this emotion until you get to the really climatic twist, and you let it all out.


The second half of this book dialed up the emotional intensity by a dozen!!! My heart was in my throat, my feelings all wild, and my body was literally shaking from some of the events that were happening. AHHHH!!! Just thinking about it is bringing back all these feels! The scene where Lo confronts his past, I just wanted to weep for him, but I couldn’t. It’s one of those “you have the tears in your eyes but they won’t leak out” types. Muted sobs.

Yet another scene that stole a piece of my heart.


And the scene where Lil and Lo recount one of their earliest childhood memories? Oh I cried then. The innocence of it all, the pure, raw passion and love they have...I don’t think it’s possible to not be emotionally affected by them.

“She doesn’t have to say, I love you because... The sentiment is attached to each and every word. She loves me because she believes I’m strong. She loves me because she’s a part of me.” - Lo

^^Granted it was taken out of context, but it was extremely heartwrenching to read nonetheless.

Their all-out consuming story owned me. I had the perfect music playing, and the perfect atmosphere to be receptive to their story so I was completely with Lil and Lo. 200%. The ending is beautiful. There is one more book coming up, which will be the conclusion to the Addicted series, but for now….I’m satisfied. I’m more than satisfied. If you’ve read the first book’s ending, you will understand the ending of this one.

CANNOT recommend this series enough!! Dear Ritchie ladies, you have written a groundbreaking NA series and I impatiently eagerly await for the next book!

ARC kindly provided by authors (and greatly appreciated by me!!) in exchange for an honest review. Please note that all quotes are taken from an advanced copy and are subject to change in the final edition.

P.S. If, uh, you ever have an extra copy of the third book, you know, lying around, feel free to send it my way! I know just what to do with it :D

mel ☽

3.5 stars

after overcoming trials and tribulations of school
after withering a brewing storm of papers and assignments
after vanquishing the horrendous ordeal known as "midterms"


honestly this book feels more like a very very long prologue to Calloway Sisters series so i'm not complaining.

so this is the continuation of Lo and Lily's story when they reunite after 3 months of Lo being in rehab. there is a bit of drama here where someone is blackmailing Lily and threatening her that they'll out her as being a sex addict and then... that's it.

Lo & Lily
okay ya know what...? there IS character development/growth here and i really appreciate that. they were so toxic in the first book, always enabling each other, being selfish and unlikeable, not seeking help, etc. but these two characters are genuinely trying their best. Lo helping Lily with her sex addiction and how he's even scheduling their intimacy and supporting her? it was very sweet actually. im genuinely proud.

Daisy & Ryke
let's talk about these two for a sec because imma need to rant a little bit okay? okay.

FIRST OF ALL. these two had more drama (mainly OW drama) than the main leads. SECOND, i'm Melissa, the OW's name is Melissa... i- i don't want my name to be associated with an OW especially if that OW is with Ryke tf?? the one time i finally see my name in a book and im an OW?


no thanks. why can't i be a main character for once ?

this drama really made the word "bathroom" a trigger word for me. i lost count after the 2nd time he and Melissa did stuff in the bathroom ew. and the fact that he was lowkey rubbing it on Daisy's face? and how it just went on and on and on, with details that i don't wanna read about?

"Ryke has Melissa pinned against the back of the seat. I can barely see her behind his broad shoulders. Sitting up, her legs wrap around his waist, and his body melds into hers. His hand disappears underneath her shirt, and his lips devour hers hungrily"

EW noooo.

ok i know this drama is not his fault (mostly) because Lo and Lily basically forced him to shove his OW shit to Daisy's face so she wouldn't get any ideas (she's underage and Ryke is 22 or something) even though all he wanted to do was ditch Melissa and hang with Daisy, so i'm also annoyed with them uggghhh. but this sucks for me because the next book i'm going to read is Kiss the Sky and then the book after that is Ryke and Daisy's... with this OW shit still fresh in my mind... obviously imma go in that book a little salty.

i just hope there's no scene like this in their book or im gonna be for real pissed because this drama genuinely annoyed me and i love Daisy and i don't want her to be hurt because it hurts ME and it's stressing me out.

Rose & Connor
still superior and unproblematic as always

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let's be real here. the true villain in this book is their mother and society. slut-shaming Lily and attacking her and hating on her, because she's a sex addict? i wanna fight society in this book real bad like wtf is wrong with people??

and when we find out who the real blackmailer was? well, Lo and Ryke made me cry at the end. their development tho ugh i love it when guys cry and hug each other it's so wholesome.

so this review took me a long time to write because of exams and shi but i already finished Rose and Connor's book and y'all... CONNOR?! our asexual king CONNOR is like that?!??

Addicted series
#1: addicted to you2.5 stars
#2: ricochet3.25 stars
#3: addicted for now3.5 stars
#3: thrivetbr
#5: addicted after alltbr


Addicted To You (Addicted Book 1) |
Ricochet (Addicted Book 1.5) |
Addicted For Now (Addicted Book 2) |

“You’re the best everything, love, that’s unspoken and true.”


“What’s going to happen,” he breathes, “is that I’m going to carry you through this door. I’m going to draw out every single moment until you’re exhausted. And I’m going to move so slow that three months ago will feel like yesterday. And tomorrow will feel like today, and no one in this fucking universe will be able to say your name without saying mine.”


I loved the dual POV and getting into Lo’s head. I love Lily and Lo. I love every character. I love everything about this series.

That is all. For now ;)

Addicted To You (Addicted Book 1) |
Ricochet (Addicted Book 1.5) |
Addicted For Now (Addicted Book 2) |

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