Well, this was certainly different! I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for a long time. Finally, I got a chance to listen to it. I’m not quite sure what I expected, but this wasn’t it. That isn’t necessarily bad though. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this story.
First off, let me just say that both of the main characters are completely screwed up! Lily is a sex addict, sleeping her way through her early-twenties like there’s no tomorrow. Meanwhile, Loren, aka “Lo”, is drinking like a fish. Both of them are completely out of control.
Best friends since early-childhood, this dysfunctional duo is deserving of an after-school, Lifetime movie special. Holy hell, they were frustrating! Talk about co-dependent and enabling! These two needed some serious help.
Oddly, it was their addictions that made them more human. Even though their behaviors were appalling, their weaknesses made them personable. Otherwise, I’m not sure that I ever would have been able to feel any sort of connection to the two trust fund babies. There was just nothing about their privileged lifestyle that I could relate to. Although addiction isn’t something I can necessarily relate to either, it helped to see them as flawed humans that also have struggles.
As their addictions spin more wildly out of control, circumstances change. Lily and Lo are willing to act on their feelings, even if it means risking what they have. One bad situation leads to another and the two cannot hide their problems any longer.
While I enjoyed this story, I didn’t love it. These two were a bit too dysfunctional for me at times. It does end without answering many questions, so I’ll probably pick this series back up at some point. I hear that it gets better. After all, I am curious to see how these two manage on a more long-term basis.
All in all, I’d say this was good, but not great. I give it 3 – 3 1/2 stars.