Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham's book
By Charlotte Featherstone
Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harbored a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace.
But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again--this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium.
Back home, Lindsay's addiction is fed by the vogue for all things Oriental--especially its sensual pleasures--in fashionable London society. In his lucid moments, Lindsay still lusts after Anais, who can neither allow him near nor forget his smoldering touch. Tortured by two obsessions--opium and Anais--Lindsay must ultimately decide which is the one he truly cannot live without.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!! Addicted is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I need to go 5.5 hearts because it was that good. Gripping, angsty, passionate, heartfelt, honestly the book had it all. I will be thinking of this book for awhile.
Addicted is not a quick read that you'll be done in an hour. You need to savour it. You will devour it. The cover art is spectacular. The characters are emotional. The story has you going up and down and up and down. I am not a fan of angst but geez man oh man. I missed dinner because I couldn't stop long enough to eat.
Charlotte Featherstone is a writer to watch for. After Addicted I moved onto Sinful which is the second book. They can be stand alones books reads though. Personally if there is a book 1, I always read it first. Anyhow back to Charlotte Featherstone, she is one talented writer. Addicted is a book that will grip you emotionally. The characters are so flawed that you can't help but immerse yourself in their story. Addicted is erotic, but not in a nasty sexy way. More of the dripping emotional erotic and if you read this you will never be the same way. She writes so that you understand and feel the emotional rollercoaster ride that this book will take you on. What a trip. Enjoy the ride. One of the best books I have ever read.