Goodreads Rating: 4.3 /5 stars
My Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 18th 2014
Publisher: Self published
Two years will change them forever.
When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?
Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.
And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.
A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series.
I buddy read this with dear sis Pearl (Click her name to read her review!) 😀
First of all, it has been a year since I’ve read the last book from this series and it’s wonderful to get back to it! I miss Lily, Loren, Rose, Connor (!!! haha), Daisy and Ryke. I enjoyed reading Lily and Lo’s perspectives after Addicted for Now and during Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower (it’s pre-requisite to read these books before you jump into this book). I like they’re transparent and more mature. They never hide their struggles as they recover. They continually motivate each other to fight the temptation and urges. They let Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke guide and support them in this journey. Their gradual recovery is realistic and I like they’re taking their time.
For a novella, this is lengthy and more of a filler but it’s a good book to refresh my mind from the events I forgot. When it comes to character development, Lily stands out more than Loren. I’m a little annoyed with Lo near the end. He’s quite insensitive and a little dramatic. I understand he’s protective towards Daisy but I think he should let her to be independent and trust Ryke enough not to hurt her (He’s loyal to him and to Daisy). Well, I’m glad he did in the end. haha!
Final rating: 3.5 / 5 stars