Tuesday, November 1, 2016

seriously romantic: addicted to you by renita pizzitola

set in the fictional small fishing town of port lucia, addicted to you, tells the story of two best friends who have loved each other forever. but for many reasons, some valid, some ridiculous, neither colby or isla has ever dared to take the step that would push them over the line to lovers.

but isla is at her breaking point. she's planning to leave town to go to nursing school and she doesn't want to leave town without knowing whether or not she and colby can be something more. and when an incoming storm strands them at colby's home for a night, they finally cross that line.

but it's still complicated. colby holds himself back and isla can't figure out why he's blowing hot and cold on her. she also is completely unaware that colby's brother landon has a thing for her, which is the main reason colby is holding back. the whole thing is a little preposterous because colby is being so noble because he wants to make everyone happy. except that he is miserable and isla is miserable and landon is totally unaware that he's complicating something real. i think too, if he had real feelings for isla his reaction to finding out that colby and isla were really into each other would have been more than a shrug and "oh shit" realization that he was inadvertently cock-blocking his brother. especially since there isn't ever a doubt in isla's mind as to who she loves.

maybe if we spent some time in colby's head we would have been able to see his struggle more closely. but we only get his perspective in an unnecessary epilogue that shows us how they're making their relationship work. in the end, this was a perfectly nice new adult romance.

**addicted to you will publish on november 1, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing (loveswept) in exchange for my honest review.

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