Love & Lists (Chocoholics #1) by Tara Sivec
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Love and Lists is the first book in the Chocolate Lovers spinoff Chocoholics: The foulmouthed 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 SexEd 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…
Something isn’t right. Something isn’t right at all. I want to have sex. I always want to have sex, but right now I want to have sex with the giant pair of scissors I’m currently holding in my hand and that wouldn’t be good at all. Sex and scissors should never mix.
Poor Gavin! He is in love with Charlotte, with whom he grew up and who unfortunately has “friend-zoned” him. Or so he thinks. Love and Lists is the hilarious story of two twenty-somethings (and their group of friends) who constantly think about sex and how to have it.
If you’ve read any of Tara Sivec’s hysterically funny Chocolate Lovers books, you know she is really foul-mouthed and really funny. Love and Lists is no different and it is a very cute and refreshing story. I loved the main characters, Gavin and Charlotte, and the supporting cast. This book also has a surprising change of course about mid-way through the story which I loved. Will Gavin get the girl? Will he move out of the “friend zone”? Everything is answered in a very satisfying and funny way by the author. If you want a dirty, funny and fairly quick read, don’t miss Love and Lists!
(ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)
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 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.