REVIEW: Mad Addiction By Jessica Serra Huizenga
“The good news is I will always have a piece of Ryan Blake to hold onto. The bad news is I will always have a piece of Ryan Blake to hold onto.”
Kelley Brooks is saving herself for Prince Charming.
Ryan Blake, while charming, is definitely not a prince.
Always straightforward and realistic, Kelley Brooks and Ryan Blake know they are not right for each other. Kelley believes in fate and waiting for “the one” while Ryan prefers maintaining distance and control with unattached one-night stands.
But after indulging in a single, meaningless wedding hookup, unexpected circumstances force them into one hell of a complicated situation.
After agreeing to a fake engagement, both Ryan and Kelley must confront their pasts — and true feelings — causing them to question everything they thought they knew about family, commitment, and most importantly, love.
A lie brought them together, but will the truth tear them apart?
And what the heck does happily ever after really mean, anyway?
Mad Addiction is the story of Kelley Brooks and Ryan Blake. Our introduction to our Hero and Heroine is a typical one off hook up between the playboy and the girl who wants a happily ever after. They have an unconventional start to there relationship but my does it ever work!
“Ryan goes rigid and I see his jaw tick, but he remains calm and laid back when he speaks. “Addiction is a sign of weakness. It’s selfish and reckless. I promise you, when it comes to women I am nothing if not straightforward and controlled. Sex can be anything you need it to be if you’re honest and up front about it—hot, dirty, warm, loud, wild, and downright liberating. You can’t knock it till you try it, sweetheart, so until you do I can’t take what you say too seriously.” Then he winks.”
Mad Addiction is my first Jessica Serra Huizenga book and I regret that I waited so long to read her incredible writing and that I didn’t read Crazy Beautiful first! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved her writing style and how well written Mad Addiction is seeing as it’s only her second novel! Jessica has a unique style that spoke to my heart, my soul and my funny bone! The characters she’s created keep you invested in there future and the storyline had me sucked in after the first few pages!
There were parts of this storyline that I absolutely adored! I’m not the type who likes soul crushing, tear jerking stories. I love romance, I love unconventional beginnings and I love a little bit of angst with a ton of hilarity! Mad Addiction is exactly what I look for in a favourite book. It had all of my favourite things and it absolutely worked.
There was one chapter in this book that spoke to my absolute heart and soul and was so perfectly written I actually went back and read it 3 times before I continued the story. Chapter 23 was incredible. One of the most touching and beautiful chapters I’ve ever written. There’s a quote I’ve highlighted that isn’t spoken by either of our main characters but by someone named Edward Brown and there are no words to describe how much this one beautiful quote spoke to me. When you read this beautiful story and you come across this beautiful quote I hope you are as touched by it as I was.
Mad Addiction has been the starting point for my love of Jessica’s writing. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Crazy Beautiful and everything else she writes next.
Meet The Author: Jessica Serra Huizenga
Hey! My name is Jessica.
I spend most of my time making confetti as head honcho over at The Confetti Bar, co-dreaming with creative women through Monarch Workshop, and blogging about my health & wellness journey going sugar-free at Simple Unsweet.
I also love, well…love.
I’m a sucker for a sweet story…maybe with a little smut thrown in. Bonus points if it makes me both laugh and cry.