Top Ten Tuesday {17}: Books I Read In 2013

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

Okay, um, do you know how hard today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is? IT FREAKING IS. I don’t even know how I’ll only fit 10 of my top reads of 2013. So… I cheated a little.

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover This Girl by Colleen Hoover

1. Losing Hope (Hopeless #2), Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5), This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
My reviews: Losing Hope | Finding Cinderella | This Girl

Colleen Hoover is literally my favorite author of all time, and with every single one of her books I end up loving with my whole heart!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The most adorable book I’ve ever read! E&P is and forever will be one of my all-time favorite books!

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

3. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels #2), No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (#3) by Sarah MacLean
My reviews: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover | No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

This is the BEST historical romance series I’ve ever read! LOVE Cross and Temple!

Bully by Penelope Douglas Until You by Penelope Douglas

4. Bully (Fall Away #1), Until You (#1.5) by Penelope Douglas
My reviews: Bully | Until You

Two words: Jared. Trent. ❤

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

5. Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) Alice Clayton

This is the funniest book I’ve ever read. Seriously, it made my sides hurt from laughing and giggling.

Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie Ricochet by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie Addicted for Now by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

6. Addicted to You (Addicted #1), Ricochet (#1.5), Addicted for Now (#2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie
My reviews: Addicted to You | Addicted for Now

So freaking ADDICTING!! And the characters are just too amazing. Love everything about this series!

Dare You To by Katie McGarry Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

7. Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2), Crash Into You (#3) by Katie McGarry
My reviews: Dare You To | Crash Into You

My favorite YA contemporary romance series ever! You can’t go wrong with Katie McGarry

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

8. Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1), Untold (#2) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Hilarious and awesome and badass pretty much sums up this series and these characters.

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

9. The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson
My Review

The most incredible conclusion to my favorite fantasy series ever.

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

10. Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2), Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren
My review: Beautiful Player

Ack, I just love Max and Will! Their stories are sooo good.

So what are your favorites of 2013?

lacey

Blog Tour + Review & Giveaway: Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted for Now by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted #2 (full reading order below)
Release Date: November 30th 2013
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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 every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.

No. More. Us.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

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Holy fudgebuckets, this book is pure perfection! I honestly loved Addicted for You, and I didn’t think the series could get any better, but boy was I wrong. And you have no idea how happy to be wrong I am! For those of you who’ve read Addicted to You and thought that book was insane (in the best way possible!), then you are in for a wild ride in Addicted for Now. I loved this book so hard. It was everything I could expect for Addicted to You’s sequel and more. It’s action-packed–there’s never a dull moment, and you’ll be hooked on every word from start to finish.

I was actually pretty worried about how Lily and Loren would find a way to be together after Lo comes back from rehab, because Lily’s problem as a sex addict is still not fixed. Lo is now completely sober, though he’s tempted a lot, and Lily has managed to stay celibate for the entire time Lo was gone. But now that he’s back, it’s hard for her to curb her desires. She wants Lo, badly, but he knows that he can’t enable her addiction anymore. He loves Lily so, so much, and he knows he can’t give in to her. With the help of Lily’s therapist, and their friends, Connor, Ryke, and Lily’s sister Rose, Lily tries to tone down her sexual urges.

The book is told through both Lily and Loren’s POVs, and even though Addicted for Now deals mainly with Lily’s addiction, this is as much Lily’s story as it is Lo’s. Lily journey towards a healthier life is heartbreaking, because it hurts her so much not to have sex. Sexual thoughts and urges are so compulsive to her, and it takes everything she has and then some to be on the path of recovery. But Lo is there for her every step of the way. He’s finally found the help he needed at rehab, and even though he’s also battling urges himself, he won’t let Lily down.

And I step out of the car.
Ready to help Lily. Ready to be there.
Ready to change.

I loved loved loved that fact that even though we get lots of Lily and Lo, we also get tons more about Rose, Connor, Ryke, and even Lily’s youngest sister Daisy. When they all take a trip to Mexico, things really start heating up, and not just in a sexual way. Connor and Rose are still working on their relationship, even though they’re so perfectly suited together. And there miiight be a little something going on between Ryke and Daisy. We got the sense that there might be something happening between them in Ricochet, but Daisy is only 16 while Ryke is 23. So nothing ever really happens, but tensions are way off the charts, and I am dying to read their own stories. I’ve become so invested in these secondary characters, and while they provide so much humor and love to the story, they are all important to Lily and Lo’s road to recovery. It’s always just been Lily and Lo, but their family of two has grown to a family of six, and with the help their friends and family, they’ve truly changed for the better.

But some things set their recoveries back a step. Someone has been threatening to out Lily’s addiction to sex, which will ruin her family’s reputation. Lily spirals down towards depression while everyone is trying to help her and find the culprit. But I had nothing but love and admiration for Lily. This girl is tough, strong, and unwavering in her love for Lo. Her addiction brings her down, but she’ll always get back up.

He lifts me into a hug, and I promise myself that I’ll try harder. Even if everything starts slipping away again, I’ll remember this moment, how long it took me to right what I had done wrong. I don’t want to start that vicious cycle again. I want to break it. I want to beat my addiction for good, no matter if outside forces pull me down.
I can do it this time.

Throughout the entire book, Lily and Lo have a strong, supportive, and unwavering love for each other. Both of them might not be completely cured of their addictions, and they might sometimes have urges, but they’ll always stand by each other to support, respect, and love one another. They’ve grown to believe in themselves and each other, and I fell in love with their story all over again. It was heartfelt, moving, and phenomenal to read.

“Lo… 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.”
“A Lo and Lily,” I breathe.
“Or a Lily and Lo.”

6 hearts! Absolute perfection.

6 hearts
lacey

Reading Order: Addicted series

Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie Ricochet by Krista & Becca Ritchie Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie Thrive by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Addicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie Fuel the Fire by Krista & Becca Ritchie Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie

#1 ~ Addicted to You: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#1.5 ~ Ricochet: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Addicted for Now: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.1 (Calloway Sisters #1) ~ Kiss the Sky: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.2 (Calloway Sisters #2) ~ Hothouse Flower: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Thrive: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Addicted After All: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.1 (Calloway Sisters #3) ~ Fuel the Fire: My Review •˜ EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.2 (Calloway Sisters #4) ~ Long Way Down: EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#3.5 (Calloway Sisters #4.5) ~ Some Kind of Perfect: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads

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krista and becca ritchieBecca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

Author Website • Nawanda Files • YA Book Exchange
Becca’s Links: Goodreads • Twitter
Krista’s Links: Goodreads • Twitter

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