Blog Tour: Love and Lists by Tara Sivec – My review & giveaway!

Posted October 7, 2013 by Holly in Blog Tour / 2 Comments

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Title: Love & Lists (Chocoholics #1) 
Author: Tara Sivec 
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Love and Lists is the first book in the Chocolate Lovers spinoff Chocoholics:
The foul-mouthed
offspring tell
their stories.
Twenty five yearold
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”
:My review:
I love Tara. She’s a comedic genius and I want to live in her head when she’s writing about her Chocolate Lover’s characters. Love and Lists was EVERYTHING I had hoped for and then some. It was absolutely laugh until you pee yourself hysterical (for the record there was no peeing of my pants while reading). I adored the Chocolate Lovers series and was excited to see her continue with the kids stories. “Pacifically” Gavin’s; he is my absolute favorite kid. While Gavin & Charlotte (Liz and Jim’s oldest daughter) are the stars of this book their respective parents and Uncle Drew & Aunt Jenny are front and center as well. In L&L we’re introduced to two new characters- Tyler and Rocco…and all I will say is they both fit right in with the rest of the gang. I’m actually convinced Tyler is a long lost relative of Drew’s.  The first half of the book is told in Gavin’s POV and the second half is told from Charlotte’s. I won’t spoil things by going into detail of what was on their respective lists but both were hee-lar-ious. I was at the half way point while my niece was just starting it and I kept laughing and reading out loud to her. I told her this is a book I want to read out loud to people…then remembered, I do that already lol. This is a MUST read whether you’ve read the Chocolate Series or not (you could read this on it’s own, but reading the original series will definitely enhance the experience). I did receive an ARC in exchange for a review but also bought a copy because I fully support Tara’s vagina and I’ve read it twice and lost count of my highlighted funny parts. 
No question, Love and Lists gets 5 stars
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:About Tara:

Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, shortorder
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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Up for grabs: 2 winners will receive ebook copies of Love & Lists. 2 winners will received
signed paperback copies of Love & Lists. And the grandprize winner will receive a signed paperback copy of
Love & Lists along with an L&L tote bag filled with fun swag! (Open everywhere). This is separate from the

promo giveaway, and will take place during the tour!

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About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)


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