Thursday, October 3, 2013

Love and Lists- Tara Sivec

                                                 Love and Lists

                                                   (Chocoholics #1)

                            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. Especially when "Show her your penis..." is the first "to do" item. 

My Review:

*Warning* - Reading this book in any public place may cause you to be taken to the crazy house for excessive laughter and depending on how strong your bladder is, excessive peeing.

Ever since I read book one in the Chocolate Lovers series by Tara Sivec, I knew she had a gift for humor. Not only that, but she has a gift for making people happy, for making a bad day turn into a great one with just one chapter. I've been going through a bit of a rough time lately with my father-in-law being in the hospital with cancer and it's been a bit mopey around here. I knew there was hope as soon as I got my hands on Love and Lists. Not only was I extremely excited to read about Gavin as an adult but I knew that just by reading this book that my sad day would brighten up instantly. 

Love and Lists, Gavin's story made me laugh so hard, I thought I was going to pull a muscle! I mean, look:

"My penis is a pirate and I fight crime with a meat whistle sword. Who wants to pet my goat?"

But besides the laughter there is also a great story within and some of this:

"I want her to love me. I want her to see me as something other than a friend. I want her to realize that we're soul mates."

Jesus, and just wait until you read the Cheesecake Factory part. Holy hell on a biscuit, I almost choked from laughing so hard. 

If you haven't read any of Tara Sivec's books, you need to stop what you're doing and buy them all! Yes I said all, right now. You will NOT regret it. Even her serious stuff is freaking awesome. I am the proud owner of her previous books and I will be purchasing all of her future books as well. They could be about donkey's and I'd still buy them because if she wrote it, I know it will be fantastic. I can't wait to read more in this series coming soon!

Purchase Links

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About Tara  Sivec 
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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