Review: Love Addicts Anonymous: Part One by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele


Note: This ARC was provided by TRSoR Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Where do I begin with this first part in...okay, I'm not sure how many parts Love Addicts Anonymous is going to end up having, but yeah, it's a multi-novella thing, so hello, cliffhangers. The idea of pairing a sex addict and a love addict together in one room in a rehab facility--Love Addicts Anonymous, aka LAA--for people like them was interesting and clearly that's what made me want to read this book, but I was left wanting, and not in a good way. i know this was supposed to be a humorous take on amorous addiction, but I was barely able to muster one smile.

I didn't feel a connection between the sex addict and love addict--Kaiden Wright and Vicky Sullivan, respectively--and if we're being completely honest here, to label them as such just seemed lacking. Kade is a manwhore who made a sport out of having sex every day in one year with a different woman because it was some sort of mission he was on with his best friend. It wasn't charming in the least, making him come off more as a lecher. Was he someone who needed the sex and felt he couldn't survive without it or was he working towards 365 days of sex?

Then there's Vicky Sullivan who can't even admit that she's a love addict, but then that could be due to the fact that she's actually not a love addict but a stalker! Entering the home of a man she was seeing and keeping tabs on his every movement, even through social media? Yeah, that's not being addicted to love and I'm sure the late Robert Palmer would agree. Maybe she is looking for some romanticized idea of what love is, the kind she finds between the covers of the books she reads, but I'm sorry, stalking someone is a whole different animal altogether.

Maybe this was meant to be tongue-in-cheek or even satirical, but I just didn't find it cute or funny. Neither Kade nor Vicky really appealed to me and that ending made me wary about Kade's intentions towards the ever clueless Vicky, who herself seemed to be spiraling out of control with the thoughts in her head about the guy she was stalking on the outside. I know this isn't a flattering review and I'm sure there are those who enjoyed this book, but different strokes for different folks. Two stars for part one of Love Addicts Anonymous. Not sure if I'll read part two. ♥

Date Read: 15 November 2016

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