Monday, January 27

Review: Beautiful Addiction by Season Vining

Title: Beautiful Addiction
By: Season Vining
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Josie Banks is a girl without a past.  After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.

When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her.  She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again.  But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.  On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger.

As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together.  But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime?

With any book, you walk into it having expectations. I would say most of the time, my expectations are exactly are right on the dot.  I was nowhere near the dot when starting Beautiful Addiction. I thought that this book would be a love story with a slightly dark side these characters possess but I didn’t expect what I got.  It is very rare that a book surprises me when I get into the nitty-gritty of it all.   


The darkness of the past and present that encompassed this book really molded the characters.  Josie is dark; her life has had no light, no happiness from what she can remember.  The only calm that she can feel is when she gets high or uses somebody.  However, things change when she meets Tristan. Tristan, with his photographic memory, works at bar and meets Josie for the second time in his life.  While she has no memory of him, he has every memory of her.

This book isn’t just about Josie and Tristan; it contains valuable players such as Monica, Alex, Mort, Rob, and Gavin.  All whom are introduced separately but become woven in to the main plot and collide at the very end. 

And while there is a happily ever after ending, it is nowhere near fairy tale land.  For Josie and Tristan, they are surviving just to live. 

As a side note, I would love to have a book about Alex.  His character was so interesting to me that I want to learn more about him.

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