Friday 30 October 2015

Review ~ Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3) by Tara Sivec

Book Description:

"I’m pregnant."

Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can't wait to finally have the GREAT life she’s always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she’s been living.

Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she's crushed on for two years. Unfortunately, her family has other plans. When they yank her straight out of her comfort zone, she finds herself starring in the craziest train wreck she's ever witnessed.

Molly ultimately gets a more exciting life that doesn't revolve around school, but she's pretty sure the man of her dreams won't be sticking around long after her family gets ahold of him. There aren't too many guys who can handle smelling like pee, having the whole world know how he masturbates, and being forced to eat an entire bag of dicks.

Join the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics gang for one final story about love, baked goods, making poor life choices, and remembering how important family is—even if they drive you insane.

Mostly because it's illegal to kill them.

Buy Links:
Other Books in this Series:
(Chocolate Lovers)
Seduction and Snacks #1
Futures and Frosting #2
Troubles and Treats #3
Hearts and Llamas (bonus novella)
Complete series (3 full size novels & a novella) ~ $8.99
Love and Lists #1 ~ 99c
Passion and Ponies #2 ~ $2.99
Baking and Babies #3 ~ $3.99
Our Review:
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Even if you plan it all out and follow everything to a T, life will fuck you right up the ass. Without lube.”

Tara went back to her roots with Baking and Babies and while I have absolutely loved her “serious” writing, while reading this book I had forgotten just how much I missed her comedic voice. This book had me in stitches, I had tears of laughter and I have not had that for a very, very, very long time.

Who knew a fake foetus, a hidden pregnancy, a pornographic cock cook book and sticky socks could be so darn funny but have Tara Sivec as the master manipulator and anything and I mean ANYTHING is possible. I would love to live in the Sivec household, I bet there is never a dull moment.

“Did I say experts? I meant mental patients.”

Molly a.k.a. The Ninja is Liz & Jim’s daughter, she is currently at the end of a two year course in culinary school and is hopelessly in lust with her teacher. He has made the past two years so much more bearable and with only stiff peaks between them, Marco more than makes his presence felt…but is this lust reciprocated?

“I almost smothered the three of you when you were toddlers and couldn’t get along. Then, I tried to sell you on eBay when all three of you had your periods at the same time and almost killed each other.”

Marco’s family are just as mental as the rest of this crazy gang so he is in great company. Coming from Italian’s and surrounded by women, Marco has had an oestrogen filled life. With a mum, sisters and a niece his life has never been dull and he is well versed in all things female. But he has another side, a side that he wants to keep hidden and this and his alter ego had me in stitches.

Molly’s sister Charlotte is a few weeks away from her wedding and is verging on being a bridezilla, one-day Molly hears screams coming from Charlotte and begrudgingly goes to find out what all the fuss is about and it is then that Molly is dragged into this hilarious mess. Molly has never felt one of the gang, she was always the quiet one, lurking in the shadows and firmly on the platform waiting for the crazy train to go past that contained her family and their friends. She was grounded, knew what she wanted and worked and studied hard. She could help Charlotte out, just this once…after all it came at a price.

“There’s nothing quite like the love between two sisters.”

As Molly graduates, Marco makes his move and he too gets drawn into Molly and Charlotte’s mess…let the shenanigans begin. I have to say that Molly and Marco are so well suited, they were adorable together and for Marco to put himself out there like that proved just how into Molly he actually was. He had been in lust with her for years too, but being the good teacher he was he never crossed those professional boundaries. Now with graduation out the way it was his turn to shine and he shone like a star.

“Jesus Christ. They hit people with cancer? I’m a dead man.”

I could never grow tired reading about this group of friends and now their kids. That is why this is one of those bittersweet reads when you realise that they will not be a part of your life anymore. We have seen them all “grow up” and I use that in the loosest of terms because really, all of them are still big kids at heart and with parents such as these…life would never be dull, it also isn’t too safe either, but where is the fun in normal?

“I’ll have you know I got carded buying wine the other day. The cashier told me he thought for sure I was only twenty.”

 Claire snorts. “Yeah, maybe in dog years.”

The things that they get up to in this book never disappoint, it makes me wonder about the type of company that Tara Sivec keeps to garner this much “material.” I mean it has to have been experienced at some point…right? With side splitting humour Tara Sivec really delivers on the grand finale and for anyone that needs a really good belly laugh you cannot go wrong with this series. After a plethora of suspense and emotional type reads this was just what the doctor ordered.

“This is really the end. Hug it out Bitches.”

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