Hello! *waves* This is my first post on the author website. I’m ashamed I haven’t written on here yet. I’ll blame exams and travel, but Krista has been kind enough to pick up my heavy slack. But I’m here now! We’ve been talking a lot about why people may not like Addicted to You. I mean, it’s about two addicts who can be pretty horrible people. That’s the trick, isn’t it? Trying to make them endearing but stay true to two addictions, one that is commonly know (and many people have their own ideas about it) and then the other that is quite taboo and some people believe it’s not even real (that’s trouble in itself — to make you believe that she’s a sex addict and not just a promiscuous girl).
After some thought, I joked around about adding a WARNING list in the front of the book about “You May Hate This Novel If…” Or “Re-consider your footing before continuing!” Something like that — all in jest of course. I decided to write a post about it instead. Here goes the list.
You May Hate This Novel If…
1. You’re eaaasily uncomfortable (by anything you haven’t seen before. Trust me, it’s in there)
2. You hate words like blow job, prick and self-love…and well, other things that describe sexual escapades. Basically, you’re uncomfortable by sex. Turn back now! There’s still time 🙂
3. You find girly names on boys weird. Oh, and you dislike flower names!
4. You generally find rich people nauseating. Like really rich. Like so insanely rich they can take a private yacht trip whenever they like. That’s pretty damn wealthy.
5. You can’t understand a functioning alcoholic. He drinks all day and all night and never slurs? WTF?
6. You go in hating it. Duh!
7. You speed-read. Don’t lie, I know we all do it. As reviewers, Krista and I have stacks to get through before a certain date. Skimming comes in handy, but it also makes for a poor read. So we rarely do it, and if we do, we try not to talk about things like “confusion” or what a strange world? Because let’s face it, we probably skipped over the little details that told us everything. Am I right?
8. You hate NA. ‘Nuff said.
9. You find the idea of loving your best friend nauseating. (I don’t know where these people are, but if you exist *sad face*)
10. Last one! You hate awkward situations. Example: experiencing the humiliation of being caught watching porn (in class). Yes, it happens to Lily. Beware!
So that’s it! 10 reasons why you may hate this novel. We’re also writing this before reviews come out, in part, to soften the blow. There could be a million more reasons you hate it. Like you didn’t connect with the characters, the writing, etc. We’re reviewers. We know all the points you’ll hit. And we’re ready for them! Thanks for reading this far, and we can’t wait to see how you like the novel. And if you’re not planning on reading it, hopefully you’ve passed the 10 reasons and decide to pick it up 🙂
Now that we’re done being all self-deprecating, maybe we’ll have a “You’ll Love This Novel If…” list later!