Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining

In Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining, 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?
I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover and it’s raw gritty synopsis that I thought would be a great read. Something different than normal love stories. The beginning was super good, sucked me in and I just had to know more about Josie and why she was the way she was. There were a few lines that made me laugh, like the bartenders calling her Bundy because she sat quietly in  the corner of the bar drawing and not socializing with anyone. Josie wasn’t there to socialize though; she was there to watch the bartender. There was just something about him that she couldn’t let go. She didn’t talk to him or approach him, just wanted to watch him.
After they finally meet and we start to find out about her past (which I can’t tell you about because it’s a SECRET you’ll have to find out when you read it) it had some rollercoaster moments.
Through the ups and down we find out more and more about Josie. You get to watch as she is drawn closer to Tristan while they rediscover each other.
I couldn’t give it 5 stars because it just seemed to be missing something for me. The story seemed to really lag in parts while others were riveting. Overall I think some will love and some will hate but a great read for me.     "