Review ~ Love and Lists by Tara Sivec


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Title: Love and Lists

Author: Tara Sivec

Series: Chocoholics #1


10 synopsis

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…


OH MY… okay I was beyond excited when I had sent a message to Tara asking that if the series is done for the Chocolate Lovers series that I hope she will be doing a spin-off for the kids. I mean they have to be hilarious because they were kids to those parents! 🙂  When she sent me a message back and said that yes she was going to but it wouldn’t come out until she got some other stuff out and done first. When I saw that it was actually happening and there was a date and cover and all that good stuff. I was ecstatic! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this little book! So as soon as it was out I got started on it.

FIRST……. If you have not read the Chocolate Lovers Series read them first. You will get to meet Gavin as a little, as well as get to meet the people who are around him.

I don’t even know how to tell you how much I missed this family!

Gavin all grown up. I couldn’t wait to see how he would turn out and he turned out awesome! I mean was anyone even questioning that? It is Tara we are talking about here!

We get to get Claire and Liz and Jenny and the whole crew also. So that was awesome also! I laughed quite a bit like with the other books. She is just pure genius! I know many would say (and I had someone tell me personally) that it is not realistic but I read because I don’t want real, but in all reality. SOMEONE is like this, SOMEONE does have family  members like this. SOMEONE knows people like this or ARE these people. And for that I THANK YOU!!! I also want to hang out with you! 🙂 Life would be so entertaining with a family like this. I mean come on! Who wouldn’t want people like this in their life?

I know that many people don’t care for these kind of books and I get why they wouldn’t because you instantly think this can’t possibly happen to real people. BUT I absolutely love it. I like the ‘wow’ aspect of it. I also can’t help but laugh at it all, it is just awesome! But that’s my opinion.

I read a lot of different kind of books: erotica, dark, YA, NA, contemporary, romance….etc. so when I get to read a book that has me literally laughing out loud and my family looking at me crazy I know it’s a good one. I like to read serious books so having one that helps break that up and is light, funny, no scratch that, hilarious, and sweet; it is always a nice welcome.

I know that I will buy all these books as well!

The ONLY issue that I had and it was very small but still kinda got to me and that is only because well I have seen it so much on Facebook but there was a phrase that was used quite a bit that had me wanting to scream STOP saying that!!!!

“That JUST happened” or “This is happening”  and I looked it up and to be honest it wasn’t half as much as I thought it was but it did stand out to me and it was probably because like I said people have posted things on fb with a picture and the post says “This just happened” or This is happening right now” so yeah. For me it was like nails on a chalkboard. All in all it is a minor thing in the overall aspect of the story.

~ Favorite Quotes ~

“I think your daughter is dating the president of Cum Guzzlers University”

“I will my penis not to make a fool of himself under the table. I can feel him perking up and that’s all I need – him standing at attention, slamming against the underside of the table, and making the glasses and plates clang together.”

“Sex and scissors should never mix. I could totally fit my penis into the finger holes, though.”

“That woman has really pretty knees. I’ve never had sex with Knees before.”

“I roofied you because I wanted you naked…and afraid.”

“Chicks are like squirrels on rack. Throw a nut in their direction and they’ll forget what they just wanted five seconds before.”

“Not that you care, but yes. Bronies are a select group of men who appreciate the beauty and personalities of My LIttle Ponies”

“I have a hairy wildebeest vagina. That’s what he’s saying , isn’t it?”

About Momma's Books

Found my new love for books when a good friend sent me the Sookie books and I was stuck in a paranormal state and only wanted that then I came across Shayla Black and read her Wicked Lovers Series which got me into the contemporary romance with a "twist" and since then I have just been a reading fanatic! And LOVE every minute of my escape from reality. View all posts by Momma's Books

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