"My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with"
-Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
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Ricochet is a weird book.
Mainly because the love interest is missing. After the events in Addicted to You, Lo is in rehab and lily started therapy. For the first time they can remember, they are separated for 90 days.
More over, they hardly talk to each other because of Lo's rehab program.
Lily copes by crying. She's got Rose's unconditional support and she tries to be a better sister to Daisy. Also, she learns some harsh truths about herself and her addiction.
While being physically missing most of the book, Lo's presence is stronger than ever because of his unique relationship with Lily.
They are so Co-dependent on each over, their love so consuming it is hard to know where one begin and the other ends.
We also get a glimpse to Rose's and Connor's unique relationship, to Daisy's fire and to Ryke's soft side.
We also get to know better Samantha and Greg Calloway. As well as Jonathan Hale. They are far from being perfect parents, or even dotting one s. But they still all care, they love, even if that love comes through in a wrong way.
What hurt me was seeing how Rose and Lily were both forced to see the faults in their parents parenting. They understood the consequences, and now were left to fend for themselves and deal on their own.
"the damage is done. I think we ate old enough to feel the scars of our upbringing. Now we just have to find a way to heal.
This series describe it so well- being part of a family, with the complexity of each and every relationship within. Trying to find your own place, to know your limits and overcome your fears. To understand your parents are far from perfect, that sometimes they won't hear you while you tell them what you need. and still love them. to know that despite their flaws your family will stand by your side when you need them most, just like they do when everything is OK and you wish to be left alone. To know you are loved
I'm going to sound like a broken record, but the Ritchie sisters have created a wonderful set of characters. So great they feel real.
P.S. Krista and Becca Ritchie shows different ways of therapy regarding sex addiction. They stress how hard thise addiction is. Because unlike alcohol, a sex addict need to learn to live with his addiction and control it. It is a constant battle. The Ritchie sisters treat the addiction problems seriously throughout the series