The New York Times bestseller
Adapted into a major motion picture distributed through Lionsgate
From the Queen of Erotica, Addicted tells the provocative story of one married woman’s struggle to deal with the fall-out of her forbidden desires. The world of Addicted is continued in the New York Times bestseller Nervous, and Zane’s highly-anticipated upcoming novel Vengeance, available May 24, 2016.
For successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: a charmed marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex.
After finding a compassionate therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets, to the rough and violent man who leads her toward destruction, Zoe is desperately searching for fulfillment—and, perhaps, something darker and deeper.
As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous fate, Zoe races to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction.” Chilling secrets tumble forth and perilous temptations build toward a climax that could threaten her sanity, her marriage…and her life.
Once sexual addiction surpassed alcoholism as the compulsion of choice on the afternoon talk shows, it was just a matter of time before someone hopped on it as the subject for a salacious, pseudo-serious novel. Zane takes on the challenge, with predictably dismal results. Atlanta businesswoman Zoe Reynard has loved her husband, Jason, since the eighth grade, three years after their oil-and-water first meeting. A big chunk of the novel, which is hokily melodramatic and riddled with awkward clich s ("We were both thirteen, and puberty was barreling in on us like a ton of bricks"), is devoted to the couple's juvenile courtship, consummated on prom night. Now they have a wonderful life, three great children and a catchphrase, "I love you and this is forever! Always has been! Always will be!" The problem is that Jason, old-fashioned and shy in the sex department, has never fulfilled Zoe, and it seems he never will. As the novel opens, Zoe is just starting therapy because what began as a sexual obsession has now become an addiction: for the past year, she has had three lovers in addition to her husband. Jason hasn't a clue, and Zoe doesn't know how to stop. Can this marriage be saved? By the end, the train goes completely off the tracks with a grisly and thoroughly gratuitous murder. Zane (Shame on It All) writes in a conversational style, which seems to appeal to the grassroots following she has built up through self-publishing. But Zoe's journey into the depths affords little more than a cheap thrill for emotional rubberneckers and Jenny Jones fans everywhere.
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This book was so good! I read it in 1 day! Zane does her thang once again
My first Zane experience
This was the first book I read from and I absolutely loved it. I an addicted to her books!!!!
My first Zane book
I read this book when I was about 14 and my mother didn't really like me reading it but I didn't care. I stayed up on school nights to read it and i read it during school. Addicted is by far one of the BEST books I've ever read. It truly is addicting. You will not want to put it down and you won't put it won't unless you absolutely have to.