When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.
At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.
Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.
As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick.
Leah, a college junior with messed up parents and little brother who needs her lives a pretty solitary life. She pretty much only has one friend, her best friend and roommate. Leah's fully embraced the lifestyle of the one night stand girl. When her latest one night stand results in her entire apartment being robbed, everything stolen, her roommate has had enough of the revolving door that has become their home. She's demanded that Leah go to a Sex Addict group to work through her issues. Leah, though, is not convinced that she has a problem and grudgingly goes through her 20 sessions until session 19, when a gorgeous hunk of man walks through the door. Enter Will.
“I’m here because I, uh, love sex.... Probably too much,... I’m not selective about with whom. Or where. Or when.... I’ve made my rounds through the internet chatrooms, the ones that allow you virtual one-offs with strangers... My weekends are usually spent with multiple strangers. Also, I have two closets full of porn at home, organized by hardcore level and/or fetish, and I go through three tubes of lubricant a week. I think I might have a problem.”
Will is a psychology student posing as a patient, in order to study to techniques of the therapist to determine whether or not the techniques are effective. For Leah and Will, the attraction is immediate but considering they met in therapy, it's not exactly a relationship that should be pursued. Especially considering Leah doesn't do relationships. But the tension continues to build until they can't take it anymore. But between Leah's issues and Will's lies, this seems to be a relationship bound to fail before it begins.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a fun sweet story and the backdrop of the sex addict group made it uniquely fun. My favorite character was Finn, with his big mouth, and crush on the meanest girl in town.
Colina Brennan is a new adult writer with a love for the fantastical and the romantic. When she isn’t writing, she’s attached at the hip to her kids or chasing her dog or daydreaming about what she wants to write next.