As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.
Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.
Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family–people who aren’t aware of her addiction–she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.
With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.
Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.
4 stars — I don’t know how the series read before this addition in between books 1 and 2 (because I’m reading them in order), but I can’t imagine it without this book. I felt like it gave you even more insight into Lily’s life, her relationship with Lo, and how she maybe came to be who she was. The revelation at the end of where some of this may stem from was heartbreaking — partly b/c it was so real and I could see why she wanted it to be something more impactful, but sometimes the littlest things impact us the most. So I really appreciated learning more about her backstory.
And like I said, it really gave you more insight into Lily and Lo’s relationship, and I appreciated that as well. We got a few flashbacks…and you could see just how far back their relationship was dysfunctional in some ways. But at the same time you could see how much they did care for each other in the best way they knew how (even if it wasn’t the best way). So I feel more invested in their relationship than I did even after book 1. I’m nervous for what’s to come though.
And yet again, I felt like the authors really did an amazing job of showing the power of addiction, and how detrimental it can be to life. They ripped out my heartstrings in more than one place. (the tub scene pretty much did me in — so many emotions)
I’m also really becoming intrigued by Rose and Connor and Daisy and Ryke. I have a feeling before all is said and done I’ll be reading all 9 books in this series and its spinoffs. Even though I tend to be drawn more towards books with a bit more lightness to them, these books are written very well and I am so intrigued by these characters and how they came to be how they are, and where they’re going to go in the future.
On to book 2!!