Wedding hookups never amount to anything. Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is. Sweet Addiction is the story of one woman’s struggle to keep things casual, and one man’s desire to never let her go.
The other day I read Four Letter Word by J. Daniels and loved it so much that I needed to read more by this author. So, I decided to pick up Sweet Addiction and I loved it as well! Admittedly, I didn’t love it quite as much as Four Letter Word, but I thought it was a great New Adult novel.
When I started reading Sweet Addiction, I did feel a bit hesitant as it didn’t seem to have as much plot. I did feel like there was more sex than plot in the first 40% or so which had be slightly concerned for the rest of the story. Although as it turned out, I had nothing to worry about because I just loved where the story went.
I really enjoyed all of the characters. I like the way that J. Daniels writes about friendships and dedicates time to those relationships in the story rather than just being 100% focused on the romantic interest. Jules seems like such a fun and sweet character which I could picture myself being friends with in real life. Wasn’t a huge fan of Joey who is the typical ‘gay best friend’ found in a lot of chick flicks. He did have his moments where I thought he was sweet, but for the most part I found him to be a bit over the top. Especially moving in with Billy after 2 weeks, which is just insane to me.
However my favourite of all the characters was definitely Reese. He was funny , charming and was just so damn sweet. Reese and Dylan's relationship (apart from the insta love) was just so adorable the way it would develop, and I loved their dynamic. Their only issue is communication, or lack there of. So many issues would have been avoided if Dylan would have given Reese a chance to explain, and I just felt so sorry for him. Poor Reese!
I also love his protective side. I get the feeling that a lot of strong feminists would really dislike Dylan, and find her to be a weak character. But I feel like she is completely normal. Yes, she leans on Reese a lot, and he is always saving the day but that’s one of my favourite things about this book, and it definitely brings out Reese’s romantic side.
My main issue with this story however, was the insta-love. It didn’t make me hate the story by any means, but I just wish it wasn’t so fast. I think the whole story takes place over maybe a month? And they were “falling in love” after 2 or 3 weeks (I think). Other than the insta-love though, I really enjoyed this story. It can be quite predictable, but the plot is interesting, the characters are very well written and it is so fast paced that it will be hard to put down. I’m so excited to read the next story, Sweet Posession which I didn’t even realise was a continuation of Dylan and Reece’s story! So I’m going to end this review here so I can go read it now!
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