Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Love & Lists by Tara Sivec

Love and Lists is the first book in the Chocolate Lovers spinoff - Chocoholics: The foul-mouthed offspring tell their stories.

Twenty-five-year-old Gavin Ellis has always had the love and support of his family ever since he was a little boy and couldn't stop talking about his penis. He's also always had their unsolicited advice and uncanny knack of embarrassing him at all costs. Now that he's an adult and trying to convince the love of his life to love him back, things haven't changed very much from when he was younger. 

When Gavin's best friend Tyler suggests he make a to-do list of items that will ensure he wins the girl, Gavin is one-hundred-percent on board: after a few six packs.

After puking in the shrubs, a bad experience with Viagra, a Sex-Ed course gone wrong, and a slew of other mishaps courtesy of his family and friends, Gavin is pretty sure this list will be the death of him.

Sometimes, trying to make someone love you with a list isn't always the best idea.


5 Stars!

Tara Sivec got funnier. I didn’t know it was possible but it happened.
I am a huge Tara Sivec fan. I loved the Chocolate Lovers series and was super anxious to read Love and Lists. I was not disappointed, who could be where there’s Viagra, 'shroom candies, sex toys and screaming goats all in one book?  I don’t think I have ever laughed as much or as hard reading a book as I did with this one. Everyone from the Chocolate Lovers series is back and as hilariously inappropriate as ever and their kids have followed in their footsteps.

The shenanigans in this book kept me rolling through the whole thing. I loved Gavin as a foul mouthed 5 year and I loved him even more as an adult attempting to tell his best friend he was in love with her. The situations he gets himself into with the help of Tyler and “the list” made me cringe and laugh out loud all at the same time. Speaking of Tyler, he was a perfect addition to the chocolate family. I was pleasantly surprised in the middle of the book and had an ah-ha moment where everything made sense.  I was really bummed when I got to 90% and it said The End! I wasn’t ready for the book to be over and I hope like hell she is going to continue this into a series. This will definitely be a re-read for me, in fact I already want to read it again. It also makes me want to pull out the Chocolate Lovers series and read them again as well. Well done Tara, well done! Run and grab this one! But be careful where you pull it out at, your laughter might not be appreciated in church or by your husband when he’s woken up by it in the middle of the night.

About the Author
Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, shortorder cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec where she can be serious, suspenseful and not at all funny.

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