Tuesday 8 October 2013

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Love and Lists (Chocoholics #1) by Tara Sivec

Book Description:

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...

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 hilarious gut wrenchingly funny stars!!

**ARC Received for honest review**

“Do you have ‘tell her she has moist folds’ on the list? That should definitely be on the list.”

Tara Sivec never ceases to amaze me, I would love to go out for drinks with this woman because I am sure I would have a blast. Her sense of humour is off the charts funny and even if you were in the darkest of bad moods her books just lift you out and up and you find yourself needing the Tena Lady. I literally had to cross my legs as I was laughing so much, my sides hurt and my face ached! My husband thought I was a raving lunatic and when I finally stopped laughing enough to repeat what I had just read, I always cracked up laughing again before I got to the punch line, but even he couldn’t stop laughing either! Tara you are totally and utterly brilliant!! After all the gut wrenching tear jerkers I have read recently, this was just what I needed. A real laugh out loud book, therefore, read it in private else you could be carted off to the asylum in a straight jacket!!

This is the story of Gavin and Charlotte, Gavin is the son of Claire and Carter and Charlotte the daughter of Liz and Jim. Gavin and Charlotte have grown up together, they are best best friends, they tell each other everything…well nearly everything!!

Gavin loves Charlotte and Charlotte loves Gavin, but neither have told the other. They each come to the conclusion, with the help of their other friends that they each need to make a list, a list to make the other notice that the other exists in more than a “best friend” capacity…and so the fun and frolics begin!!

“She should have just pissed all over you and been done with it. Golden shower, party of one!”

Gavin enlists the help of his best friend Tyler, who I absolutely adored (Tara, he needs to get a book too!!), what could possibly go wrong with a list titled “How To Make Charlotte Bang Me”… a lot!! Especially with entries such as “Show her your penis.” I felt so sorry for Gavin, not only does he take the advice of Tyler, but also Drew and Jenny!! I mean Drew and Jenny??? WTF!!! If you thought that those two would have grown up now that Gavin is in his mid twenties, you would be mistaken, they are still the same hilariously funny, crude, nymphs around. Too many cooks and all that = car crash and what a car crash this is, but it is just sooooo funny.

“You don’t have it under control. What we have here is a failure to know what the f**k you’re doing when it comes to chicks.”

Gavin painstakingly one by one crosses off the items on “The List” and each time he tries to tick one off you know that a hilariously funny scene is going to take place. I do not want to say too much as it will give the story away too much and this must be read to be truly appreciated. I will leave a few bullet points for you to look out for though:-

My Little Pony - specifically Twilight Sparkle lol
Grandpa and his pills
And my personal favourite Spider Man

“You are a disgrace. Your mother should have swallowed.”

This is a brilliant short fun read and if you are a huge fan of the Seduction and Snacks series, this is a MUST read. I can’t wait to read more about these kids and as their parents show no sign of growing up AT ALL, you know that you are going to be in for a barrel of laughs going forward. Totally and utterly AMAZEBALLS!!

“Charlotte! What did you do with the jizz?!”
Buy Links:

Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/GEBbDS
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1f8bLgT
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1aH9PH5
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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