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Review – Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec

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Book: Troubles and Treats

Author: Tara Sivec

Series: Chocolate Lovers 3

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Blurb:

Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives – well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.

With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren’t on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.

Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the discontented duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple’s lives.

In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that’s been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they’re having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?

My Thoughts:

This series is the best and funniest series that I have ever read! I don’t think that I have ever laughed so hard. I enjoyed this one just as the other ones but when it all comes down to it the first book is my favorite by far! I know that this is the last in the Chocolate Lovers series but I do honestly hope that in a few years she does a spin off of the kids as they are in college or what not. I think it would be GREAT! 🙂

Now for those who have not read the other book please do because then you will understand a little more about Drew and Jenny. I think for anyone who just picks it up and reads will be completely lost and probably will not be able to appreciate the relationship as well as their personalities. They are a lot to take in if you don’t get worked up to it 😀 I did laugh quite a bit there were some spots that I just couldn’t stop laughing thinking to myself you cannot be that dumb; but then have to remind myself that it is Drew and Jenny we are talking about.

Jenny is always messing up metaphors and cracks me up but I think I would go just as crazy as Liz goes when she is forever messing them up for example:

“I’m not going to hold my breast for another invitation.”

I could never imagine what it would be like to be married to a man like Drew, I would probably go crazy, but Jenny is perfect for him. He is the most random person and does the weirdest things ever but had me cracking up the entire time I read I mean who else would have a husband who would do one of the strangest things I have ever read when Jenny thinks that there is something wrong with their cat and is going to call the vet:

“I had the phone in my hand all set to dial when Drew had finally decided to tell me that he pooped in the litter box a few times to see what it was like.”

At the same time that I was cracking up the story also is a bit realistic I mean anyone who has had babies knows that when you are done having babies the last thing you feel is sexy and attractive and ready to have great sex. Plus you have to wait which usually works out just fine. (or it did for me at least) And to be honest the last thing I had thought about was what my husband had to go through while I was in “recovery”. But after reading Drew’s description I couldn’t stop laughing; partially because well we have that sponge bob shower curtain in our boys bathroom it is a huge sponge bob face!

“In fact, gone are the days of having sex at all. I have resorted to jerking off alone in the bathroom after my wife’s asleep. It’s a sad, lonely existence when you have to take your cell phone into the shitter so you don’t wake your wife when you pull up the YouPorn app and crank one out. The worst part is the Sponge Bob Square Pants shower curtainin the bathroom. Do you know how difficult it is to keep an erection while Sponge Bob is staring at you with his big, googly eyes and you keep hearing the song “Jellyfishin’, Jellyfishin’, Jellyfishin” in your head?”

AND I LOVE that she used FUPA! 😀 we have used that for years in our house! as I was reading I was like I know that word! Whenever I use it around people they look at me like I am crazy because they don’t know what I am talking about. But that was thanks to my husband, him and the guys he worked with in the military were talking about FUPA’s. haha

There is so much that I loved about this book I could go on and on but wont do that… just know that there are so many funny parts you will laugh throughout the book. I mean who wouldn’t with Devil cats, Zombie invasions, and sexless sex swings, along with the ghost Drew swears is in their room. hahaha I am sure I am forgetting some other great moments, but if you really want to know more I say just go buy the book and get started on it! You will laugh! I will be adding these to my at home library!!

4 stars


Tara Sivec’s Dream Cast for the Chocolate Lovers Series!!!

YAY!!!!! So she has posted her dream cast on her website so if you are wondering who she picked here it is…

  • Carter—> she was torn between two people

1) Ian Harding

Carter.  Oh dear, sweet Carter.  This is a tough one because there are two beautiful, blue-eyed hotties I have in mind.  First, Ian Harding from the TV show Pretty Little Liars.  There is just something about this man’s smile that does me in.  LOVE him!

2) Zach Effron

My 2nd choice would be (no one throw sharp objects at me) Zac Effron.  And no, I’m not talking about that jail-bait High School Musical shit.  I’m talking Charlie St. Cloud, hot as fuck Zac Effron.  And he’s legal now.  I checked.

  • Claire—> Rachel McAdams

Next up, Claire.  This is another tough one because Claire is so much like me.  And I am no Hollywood starlet!  But, I’m going with one of my all time favorites and someone I have a HUGE girl crush on, Rachel McAdams.

  • Liz—> Kristen Bell

Liz, my BFF in real life and someone who needs to be able to deliver snark like no other – Kristen Bell.  Aside from the fact that Veronica Mars was, is, and always will be my favorite show – I think Kristen Bell could rock the line, “Do you and the Ya Ya Brotherhood have a secret handshake too?”

  • Jim—> Topher Grace

And for Liz’s other half, Jim, I’m going with Topher Grace.  Jim is for the most part a quiet, easy-going guy who has no problem letting his wife wear the pants in the relationship.

  • Jenny—> Isla Fisher

Jenny – oh, dumb Jenny, how I love thee.  Considering I’ve seen the movie Wedding Crashers eleventy billion times and laugh hysterically every time the bedroom scene comes on where she says, “Baby, I’m going to make all your fantasies come true” and then shoves a sock in Vince Vaughns mouth and he’s freaking out because it’s NOT a fantasy of his…she HAS to be Jenny.
Isla Fisher

  • Drew—> Ashton Kutcher

And last, but not least – Drew.  This was another tough one.  Drew is cute, but he’s a giant man child.  He’s silly and a little bit dumb and never realizes people are laughing at him and not with him.  The only person I can picture is Kelso from That 70’s Show.
Drew, meet Ashton Kutcher.

  • Clair’s Dad –> Robert De Niro

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Troubles and Treats Teaser – Tara Sivec

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I shake myself out of my stupor of staring at Jackson’s naked chest and grab the hand he has held out for me. I had seen him move in a few weeks ago and we’ve shared a couple of neighborly waves whenever we’re outside at the same time, but I have never seen him up close.

“I’m Jenny. It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for doing something to shut her up. I was thinking about just going inside and locking her out until she calmed down,” I joke with a nervous laugh.

Shit, I don’t know this guy at all. What if he doesn’t get my joke and calls the police. Can I get arrested for saying I’m going to lock my three-year-old out of the house?

Luckily he laughs right along with me and gives me a heart-stopping smile. I’m totally not kidding. My heart stutters for a minute before picking back up.

I start to bend down to pick up some of the mess in the driveway when Jackson puts his hand on my arm to stop me.

“Hey, don’t worry about this. I’ll clean it up. Give me all of the bags and you go on ahead and get the kids inside.”

He smiles at me again and I kind of want to melt into a puddle of goo in the driveway with the pickle juice and tomato sauce.

When was the last time Drew smiled at me like that? Like he wanted to lick my face. And when was the last time he ever offered to help me with anything, aside from those weird dishes and laundry comments he made the other night?

I thank Jackson and leave him in the driveway while I usher the kids inside to put them both down for a nap.

Fifteen minutes later, I am still arguing in the living room with Veronica about taking a nap when there is a soft knock at the front door before it’s opened a crack.

“Jenny? Is it okay if I bring these bags in?” Jackson asks, peeking his head in the door.

“Oh, yes! Sorry, I forgot to come back out and get them,” I tell him as Veronica jumps down off of the couch and runs over to him.

“Are you a shit turd?” she asks him in an innocent voice.

“Oh my God, Veronica! You don’t say that!” I scold her, feeling my face get extremely red with embarrassment as the Greece God in front of me just stands there, still shirtless, laughing his ass off.

“I’m sorry,” I tell Jackson as I take the grocery bags from his hand.

“It’s fine. Sometimes I can be a shit turd so at least she was accurate,” he says with a smile. “Oh, I swept up the mess and put it in your garbage can in the garage and then hosed down the driveway. I hope that’s okay.”

I stand there with the bags in my arms just staring at him.

I know he said he would take care of the mess, but I just figured he would be a typical guy and shove it out of the way with his foot and then go home. I should ask him if he can teach Drew some lessons.

He looks away suddenly and pulls a t-shirt out of the back pocket of his jeans and slips it on over his head, apologizing to me as he does it like he was offending me or something. I want to scream at him and tell him it’s more offensive that he put the shirt back on, but then I realize I’m standing here holding a bag full of tampons, panty liners, douche, and vinegar, and the bag is see through and he just freaking carried it in for me.

“The vinegar is for french fries. My husband likes vinegar on his fries, and he likes it on cucumbers when I make cucumber salad, and I also put it in my homemade Italian dressing, and it totally doesn’t go with the other stuff in the bag because you know, it’s already scented flower fresh. I don’t like my ‘down there’ to smell like french fries or dressing, ha ha!”

Oh my God, why am I shitting out of my mouth?

Jackson just laughs and for once it feels like someone is laughing with me and not at me, and I should just get on a bus and go right to hell because I’m ogling someone that isn’t my husband.

“I’m sorry. I’m just really tired. I haven’t slept since my son was born.”


Review – Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec

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GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:

Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they?

From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone’s extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them.

Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong?

MY THOUGHTS:

Okay I LOVED the first book and this one was good also. It had some great and funny moments. I enjoy reading and out of nowhere just start laughing out loud and my husband looks over at me like I have lost my mind. Since we are not watching anything funny on tv and nothing was said between us that was funny so when he asks what is so funny I decide to read him what I read and he just looks at me like I am absolutely mental then he asks me “what the hell are you reading?” hahaha

Fuck you Sam I Am..

once you read the book and get to that part you will see why it made me laugh so to someone who isn’t reading the book I now can sit and understand how that would sound strange to laugh at. 🙂

I just want to make sure your vagina doesn’t get full of cobwebs like before. Those things can take a pounding so don’t worry about breaking anything.

I personally thought that the fist one had funnier moments but this one did not disappoint it also had parts that will make you just laugh. I thought that there was more sweetness in this one so it was a nice little change. It ended good and can be left as it is but I am not sure if there will be another one. Although I would love to know how Gavin grows up and what happens with him I mean who can read these and NOT fall in love with that kid!??

and like the other book there are a few things that will always be stuck in my mind.

thunder cunts
poop
vigina mold
twat waffle


READING…..

So I am currently reading book one of Master of the Mountain Series by Cherise Sinclair and ohhh how I LOVE her writing!! She makes the PERFECT Dom’s!! 🙂

Once I finish up I will be starting Tina Reber’s new release.. I am so excited for this one it was the first series that I read that was about a famous person and I fell in love! I can NOT wait to see where the story goes from where the first leaves off.

Then back to my BDSM books.. 🙂 I have been waiting for this one by Kallypso Masters I have a feeling I am going to be needing some tissues for Damian and Savi’s Story. But I am SO looking forward to it!

And of course to  end my GREAT line up of books that have been recently released I will save what I KNOW will be full of laughs

I am going to be BUSY with reading as always I wish I had more hours in a day and nothing to do other then sit and read BUT I have a family that I have to tend to from time to time. haha I am so excited! I LOVE a new release!!! soooo here I go…..


Chocolate Lovers Series / Chocoholics Series by Tara Sivec

I can NOT express enough how H-I-L-A-R-I-U-S Mrs. Tara Sivec’s writing is! I LOVED the first book and CAN NOT wait for the next one to come out!

Tara did post pictures of her dream cast… you can see them HERE.

1) Seduction and Snacks (Claire & Carter)

Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he’s asleep) toddler a better life.
When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.

2) Futures and Frosting (Claire & Carter)

Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they?
From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone’s extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them.

3) Troubles and Treats  (Drew & Jenny)

Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives – well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.
With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren’t on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.
Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the discontented duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple’s lives.
In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that’s been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they’re having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?

3.5) Hearts & Llamas 

A Valentine’s Day short story from the Chocolate Lover’s gang

Tara is doing a spinoff… I would make another post for this series BUT it does take place after this one and is with the “offspring” from the books above! Read the books above before starting ones below…

1) Love and Lists (Gavin)

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There are some funny things she has posted on her goodreads blog page like:

Drew and Jenny’s Mad Lib

 

 

Reviews:

Seduction and Snacks

Futures and Frostings

Troubles and Treats 


Review – Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec

GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:

Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he’s asleep) toddler a better life.

When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.

With Carter’s undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire’s panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

Warning: includes explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.

MY THOUGHTS:

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this one was going to be because well the cover and the name were kind of hmmm for me. I don’t like to read what the books are about because I don’t like to know what might come I like to be surprised.  So when I got told I had to read this one I got to it and I am SO glad I read it. I don’t think I ever laughed so much while reading a book! I LOVE LOVE LOVED it! My husband kept looking at me and telling me I am a weirdo because at a few spots I was laughing so hard I almost stopped breathing.

 “who kicked me in the head and shit in my mouth”

“Your tits are like Bounty. The quicker dick picker upper.”

“Pussy punch: when a twat tap just isn’t enough”

“She smells like chocoalte and I dont like to get spanked”

along with other things such as:

Vagina hand

Bloody penis <–  this had me laughing so hard I cried

Wieners

Vibrators

P.O.R.N

Ahoy matey…..

and OH so many different moments in the book that will have you laughing So make sure you are not just out in public reading because yes you will have people looking at you crazy when you just start laughing from out of nowhere. I cant wait to tell my friends about this one, it is an absolute MUST READ for anyone who wants something that is FUNNY, sweet, and steamy all at the same time I can not wait for the next one to come out! This is in my top FAVORITES!!!!!!

These group of people would be AWSOME to hang out with you would be guaranteed a GOOD time full of laughs!!!

Mixed in there with the great humor and sarcasm is a sweet love story.