Love and Lists (Chocoholics, #1)


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…

Book Dame’s Rating 5 Stars

Tara Sivec has yet to disappoint me. I freak-en love her books! I could hardly wait to get my hands on this book! If you read The Chocolate Lovers series, then you totally understand where I’m coming from! Gavin stole the show, so for him to get his very own book!! I was on top of the moon, giddy with excitement! I laughed and had tears, my only complaint is it was too short! How could we not want to know more about these characters? I mean Gavin works with plastic penis’, has a best friend that rivals Drew lack of tack and is in love. That right there show tell you how great this books! I wanted more and really hope for Tyler to get his own book, heck he needs his own series!

Feisty Rating – 5 stars

Gavin, Gavin, Gavin.. What a funny kid to grow up into a funny adult!  He’s great!  He reminds me of his dad, Carter.  I LOVED this book and I LOVED this series – The Chocolate Lovers Series.   We get to see all of the awesome characters from the fist three books.  Claire and Liz are back at it again making us laugh!  And we can’t forget Drew and Jenny – they are certainly entertaining!   I’m with Dame, this was too short!!  I wanted to see more of what was happening with this family!  I’m hoping the wonderful Tara Sivec keeps us in the loop as to the goings on with this crew!   I really can’t say much more because I will give everything away if I do!  So go get this book and get ready for some big laughs!

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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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