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(Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie)
Hello readers! My name is Jenn and I am an addict. I run the Addicted Series Fan Page blog and my story revolves around my ultimate crush, Loren Hale, from the Addicted series (Addicted to You, Ricochet, and Addicted for Now) by Krista & Becca Ritchie.
In case you haven't read any of these books and are interested in what the series is about, here are the links to Goodreads:
Addicted to You
Addicted for Now
Thrive (Coming July 18th)
Addicted After All (Coming Fall 2014)
If you haven't met Loren Hale yet, you are definitely missing out on some vicious hotness! Loren (or Lo, as he prefers to be called) is the epitome of a book boyfriend. He's affectionate, funny (who doesn't love a man who can make her laugh?), caring, lovable, loyal, and gorgeous (think Calvin Klein underwear model gorgeous!).
"On an attractiveness scale, he ranges right between a lead singer from a rock band you'd like to fuck and a runway model for Burberry and Calvin Klein."
"I sweep his features. Light brown hair, short on either side, full on top. Decently toned body hidden beneath a pair of faded Dockers and a black crew-neck tee. Cheekbones that cut like ice and eyes like liquid scotch. Loren Hale is an alcoholic beverage and he doesn't even know it. All six-foot-two of him fills the doorway."And wow, do I ever want to get drunk off of him! He's completely dedicated to the people he loves and he's got the patience of a monk! He waited six long years for the love of his life, never once taking advantage of her and her sex addiction, all the while perfecting his skills so that he can please her and fulfill her every need. Oh, and did I mention he loves his woman unconditionally? Yep. His undying love is what has me so captivated and enthralled!
"I love all of you"
"I'll always be yours. No distance or time apart will change that, Lily. You need to believe that."
"I'd rather be there than here. I'd rather be holding her in my arms, even if I have to tell her no by the end of it. She's the only good thing in my life."
"If the whole world says living without each other is what we should do, then this will be the last wrong I make."
"Lily turns to face me, and I am lost for a minute in her eyes. I suddenly realize that I'm scared of everything. Of losing the only girl I've ever loved."*sigh*
"I glance at Lo. The way he watches me with rapt attention sets my whole body aflame. I just want him on me. In me. Dear God. 'More,' I tell him."
"His closeness still makes my heart flutter like I've never been touched by him before."
"He's filling my every single need. He's taking care of me. Only Lo can satisfy every part of my all-consuming soul. He is truly my everything."
"'Just so you know,' he whispers, 'I'd love nothing more than to fill you again. I'd do it a million times a day if I could.'"
"And then he thrusts and holds inside of me. I buck and cry and claw at his back. My whole body pulsing, my heart thrumming--I am his."
"He pumps, and his amber eyes stay on mine, driving in and out. In and out. Deeper and deeper. I am lost to his scotch-colored irises. To the way he stares into me. No one has ever looked at me like this.Christ almighty! Is it hot in here or is it just me? *fans self* If he's enough to fully satisfy a sex addict...goodness me! Only one thought comes to mind...
I'm flying into the most blissfull feeling in the world.
I never want to come down."
*ahem* another round of Loren Hale, please? It's on me.
Oh, Lo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. A 20 year old college student at University of Pennsylvania, heir to massive fortune, deep and emotional. Bad boy in a sense that he's been living a lie, pretending to be in a relationship for 3 years with his childhood best friend, and hiding his alcohol addiction from his family. But he's also quite possibly the hottest geek you've ever met!
Good Lord, have mercy!"I cannot stop staring. His abs are ripped. Six-pack definition. He was muscular before, but they were not sharp like that. His lean muscles curve and even have that sexy dip by his waist, as though leading my way to his cock."
He loves comics, goes to Comic Con and even dresses up as his favorite X-Men mutant, Hellion. He’s not so perfect that he seems fake. He is as real as they get! He's such a deeply flawed character who will go to the ends of the earth for his girl. He even makes the most difficult decision to better himself for the woman he loves.
"I love you, but I want to love you enough that I never choose alcohol over you. Not even for a moment. I want to be someone you deserve. Who helps you rather than enables you, and I can't begin to do that until I get help for myself."
His striking good looks is sure to catch your eye, and when you meet him, you will think he's the biggest asshole you've ever met. He's sarcastic and his mouth tends to get him in trouble. But get to know him better and he will surely steal your heart!!
"Our I love yous encompass years of heartache, of hurt, of laughter and pain. And every time we say the words, I feel the rush of our childhood. I couldn't imagine ever losing that."
GET ADDICTED TO LOREN HALE!
GRAB HIS....ER....THIS BUTTON!
GRAB HIS....ER....THIS BUTTON!
RIDGE(Maybe Someday by Colleen Hover)
Howdy y'all! Alana here from Dark Obsession Chronicles, A Diva a Day, GoodReads, and all-around book pimp. Not only that, but I live in Austin, TX where my crush from the NA Crush Tourney 2014 -Ridge from Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover - lives. Seems fitting that Ridge lives in the live music capital of the world; I'm not just whistling Dixie about his swoon-worthiness, so let me show you why...
One Word: Guitar
Y'all know if a guy can play a guitar, his swoon factor always goes up. It's a universal 'boy-truth'. But pair that with the fact that just the sheer fact of Ridge to be able to do that? *knees grow weak* I would venture a guess that every modern women has had at least one 'musical' crush at some point. It's practically encoded into our DNA to melt when a guy plays a guitar. And boy, oh, boy - the way he plays it!
"I realize he's playing with both hands, one from underneath my head and one over me, his head is against my chest, and I can heel his hair brush my neck. He's pretty much sprawled across me in order to reach his guitar with both arms."
I wish I could make a video half has wonderful as this one, and instead of making a mediocre attempt, let's just see Ridge in action in this video created by MollieK featuring music from the book's soundtrack.
That brings me to hot fact #2, not only does Ridge play the guitar, but he writes his own music and lyrics (when not plagued by writer's block.) OK, now picture, if you will Ridge writing these words, for you...
"But I must confess my interest
The way that you move when you’re in that dress
It’s making me feel like I want to be
The only man that you ever see "
- I'm in Trouble
"I want to be your end
But you gotta let it begin
So won’t you
Won’t you let it begin
So won’t you
Won’t you just say when"
- Let It Begin
Writing lyrics is a very intimate thing...
"Oh, Lord. What is he about to do? Put his hands on me? Does he want to feel me sing this song? Feeling requires touching, and touching required hands. His hands. Feeling me."
Now that you've got another peek at the oh-so-talented Ridge, let's catch another video of my favorite song written by Sydney and Ridge (during Maybe, Someday), performed by the actual writer Griffin Peterson. This beautiful man is the voice behind the soundtrack, and I think he makes a great Ridge himself (with the obvious main difference). This song, of all the music from Maybe, Someday, makes me think of Ridge and swoon.
“… holy crap. He’s beautiful.”
I know, you're saying, "OK, we get it, but what does he look like? Is he funny?"
He was hot enough to make Sydney gasp, full-on gasp, when she first saw him up close and personal.
"I don't think I've ever seen eyes that can actually speak." Unruly light brown hair, even the 'whore' thinks Ridge is "hot", his arms "look as if they were built for the sole purpose of carrying a guitar" and he looks "incredible" on stage. *Sigh* So, he's not an unattainably famous rock star, but rather a really hot boy-next-door with some serious talent. He's considerate enough to let you lounge on the bed while he sits on the uncomfortable floor. Funny? Considering the long-standing prank war in the apartment, he is ready to create humor at a moment's notice. Got an ex-boyfriend that needs punishing? Ridge will show you the merits of duct tape and fish; just don't leave any Sharpie markers lying around in his arm's reach.
“I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you." Me too, Ridge, me too.
To quote Sydney, “Oh, my dear sweet baby Jesus in a wicker basket."
He is the total package here ladies! Smart, dedicated, loyal, talented, funny, he's one fast texter, and he's a little bit evil. The evil bit is one of my favorite parts. There is simply not enough time and space to contain the enormous swoon of Ridge. He even finally 'gets' us girls...
See how great he is? There is no doubt you can see!
Won't you say 'When' and Vote for Ridge?
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