Lily Calloway has a secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To have sex with strangers. Her compulsion leads to one-night stands, steamy hookups, events she shamefully regrets, and dangerous situations. Yet no one suspects shy Lily to have such an addition, except one person who also has a dangerous secret of his own.
Loren Hale's best friend is his bottle of bourbon, but Lily is a close second. He is an alcoholic, whose goal is to black out on a regular basis. Everyone thinks Lo gave up drinking years ago, but Lily knows the truth. She is the one who makes sure he falls asleep on his side and wakes up in time for their dreaded family gatherings.
For three years, Lily and Lo have pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They have no friends apart from one another – but they prefer it that way. The less people to witness their addictions, the better. They've mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
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. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex. Their real vice may be each other.
Krista Ritchie and 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.