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Thursday, October 3, 2013

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

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Love and Lists (Chocoholics #1) by Tara Sive
Release date: October 1st, 2013


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...


Love and Lists (Chocoholics, #1)Love and Lists by Tara Sivec
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 STARS!!!

Love & Lists was everything you expect from Tara Sivec's hilariously twisted mind and so much more.

Another laugh out loud funny novel by Tara! A perfectly balanced romantic comedy. There were so many times where I found myself laughing so hard that tears poured down my face.

Gavin is all grown up and has not lost his funny. He is no longer running around nut-checking people or talking about his penis. He grew out of those phases. Now he is a bit awkward at times, but that made him so relatable and a really fun character to read.

"I am not one of those guys who are all like 'awwwww, shucks. You really think I am good looking? Naaaaah, I'm just me.'"

Gavin's friend Tyler is crazy, he was Gavin's partner in crime ( no that's not right-- more like the instigator of such crime) and he felt like another version of Drew which was great.

With the help of Tyler, Gavin is on a mission to conquer the love of his life, Charlotte. A mission that would prove not as easy as writing a list of objectives to get her to notice him.

"She has no idea that anytime I'm within three feet of her my penis perks up like a meerkat when it hears a noise. It's fucking Meerkat Manor in my pants."

This story was a little bit on the short side but it really sucks you in and you are able to finish in a few hours. It has appearances from your favorite characters from the chocolate lovers series. This book is a definitely a must read especially if you are in a reading funk and need something to pick up and make your day.

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~About the Author~

Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes to read, write, and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experience 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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Up for grabs:
 2 winners will receive ebook copies of Love and Lists. 2 winners will receive signed paperback copies of Love and Lists.  And the GRAND PRIZE will receive a signed paperback copy of Love and Lists along with an L&L tote bag filled with fun swag!!! (open everywhere). 
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