Saturday, 31 August 2013

Blog Tour: Addicted to You by Colina Brennan (Review + Giveaway)

About The Author
I’m a new adult author with a love for the fantastical and the romantic. My new adult contemporary novel ADDICTED TO YOU will be available June 25.


Title: Addicted to You
Author: Colina Brennan
Publisher: Self
Released: June 22nd 2013
Pages: 183 (eBook)
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US
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When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick.

Okay, so my track record with New Adult books isn't that great. However, Addicted to You caught my eye. The idea of sex addiction was intriguing - I mean, where is the line drawn between enjoying sex and being addicted to it? I couldn't wait to start reading it.

After a one-night-stand burgles her apartment, Leah's friend Helena sends her to attend twenty sessions at a sex addicts class. In denial but accepting her fate, Leah attends these classes just wanting to get those twenty sessions over and done with. What she didn't bank on was a new addict walking in nineteen sessions later. With a gorgeous body and mesmerizing blue eyes, Leah is instantly attracted to this boy - but what she doesn't know is that Will isn't actually an addict. As a psychology major, Will is posing as a sex addict to gain inside information on the therapy sessions for an article. But can he continue on when he begins to grow attracted towards his fellow sex addict?

One thing that really stuck out for me was how tame this novel actually was. I swear the New Adult genre is basically YA combined with a lot of sex - and although Addicted to You contained sex (I mean, read the blurb - sex addiction kind of gives it away) it was actually incredibly tame. Leah and Will didn't instantly jump each other, something I found pleasing and annoying at exactly the same time. A novel can be tame without being slow, but Addicted to You was slow. There were moments where I just wanted to grab the two characters and smash them together - like, have sex already! Which is a first for me, trust me.

For their slowness, I actually liked the characters of Leah and Will. Leah was very strong throughout, and although I found her to be quite dull and disconnected with the reader at times, she is relateable in a lot of non-sex-addict ways. Will, on the other hand, is just a book crush waiting to happen. Although I found his chapters a bit boring and preferred things from Leah's POV, he was alright (if alright means smokin' hawt). The chemistry between the two was obvious, and it was that chemistry that made the book work.

I think what I was most impressed with was the writing style. For a debut author, the book flowed absolutely effortlessly, and it easily captured my attention. Although there were some boring bits and the build-up was slow, the ending totally made up for anything it lacked. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Rating: 3/5

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