My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“He’s my drug that I gladly consume, and I think that’s what he fears most. He enables my addiction. Always has. And the longer we’re together, he always will.”
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I loved the characters, the writing, the storyline, how DIFFERENT it was from any other story I have read. It was emotional, heart breaking but refreshing, sometimes comical, full of drama, and also intense.
Lily and Lo- Lifetime friends. Addicts. Lovers. Liars. And two of the most dysfunctional/flawed but amazing characters I have met.
Lily is addicted to sex. Lo is addicted to alcohol. And they both use each other as a crutch to justify the addictions they cannot seem to control. They pretend to be a couple to their families, so they can continue to indulge in their addictions and not be questioned. After some time, they become a real couple, only to come to the conclusion that maybe they really aren’t that good for each other. Maybe feeding into one another’s addictions is only tearing them and their families apart.
I was a little hesitant when I started this, knowing something as serious and intense as addiction isn’t something that is considered easy to read about. But the writing and characters (ESPECIALLY the side characters) drew me in and kept me there.
I just love when I read a book and the characters begin to feel REAL to me. And that is precisely what happened here. It was like I could almost feel the love, the shame and guilt, the pain Lily & Lo were feeling as they battled their addictions. And in the end it was beautiful and heartwarming to see how their family battled a long side them. Even though their relationship was an unhealthy one, the love between Lily & Lo will have you rooting for them to fight and get better.
I seriously cannot wait to dive into the rest of this series!