Addicted to You

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Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

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Two addicts pretend to be in a relationship to hide their addictions from their families. But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie.



Short Summary

University of Pennsylvania. Lily Calloway is doing her morning walk of shame. Her best friend, Loren Hale, is drunk. Both heirs to billion-dollar companies, they've felt pressure to be perfect. They're far from it. Three years in a pretend relationship, and their secret is becoming harder to keep.

Loren enables Lily's addiction before a Charity Gala, where he also learns that he's a bastard child. And his half-brother had been slowly infiltrating his life. Devastated by the night, Loren seeks rehab for the betterment of himself and the woman he loves.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Lily Calloway

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Complex,Underdog,Crazy,Funny,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Loren Hale

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Heartthrob,Masculine,Villainous,Sexy,Blunt,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Unapologetic,Crazy,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Ryke Meadows

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Engaging,Heroic,Masculine,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Secretive,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Connor Cobalt

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Heartthrob,Educated,Masculine,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Skillful,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

In the same vein as "Gossip Girl", "Euphoria", and "Normal People' -- ADDICTED TO YOU is a character study about damaged twenty-somethings navigating love and relationships under the weight and pressure of families, friends, and billion-dollar dynasties. It explores addiction, co-dependency, and fame. All with a splash of humor and an emotional center. The ADDICTED SERIES has accumulated a cult-like following on Tumblr and Twitter, and has spawned a spin-off series which was a nominated for Best Romance on Goodreads in 2017 and 2018 for DAMAGED LIKE US and ALPHAS LIKE US, respectively.

About The Author

​​Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available