Thursday, December 13, 2012

Troubles and Treats Guest Post and Giveaway

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? 

Guest Post :

What is/are your biggest pet peeves? 

OMG there are so many LOL!  Hmmm, should I put these in alphabetical order, numerically, by topic…decisions, decisions.

#1  People who pull out in front of you and then drive 10mph under the speed limit.  (I always dream of an invention where I can send a message right to that person’s car and it comes through their speakers.  “HEY ASSHOLE!  THANKS FOR PULLING IN FRONT OF ME AND DRIVING SLOWER THAN MY GRANDMA WITH A WALKER!”

#2  People who talk loudly on their cell phones in a public place.  Not everyone needs to know that you have crabs and your boyfriend likes to wear your bras.

#3  People who use “text speak” when they are actually talking.  “O. M. G!  L. O. L!”  Really?  Is it too exhausting to actually say oh my God or to just, I don’t know, LAUGH OUT LOUD?

#4  Men who wear banana hammocks for swimming.  This is not a flattering look for you guys.  Trust us.  We can see everything.  EVERYTHING.  It’s…no.  Just, no.

#5  That it’s still against the law to buy a hooker.  Not saying this is something I would do, but come on.  There’s always some poor sap out there that can’t get laid.  Do it for the poor sap!  Don’t let him die a virgin.  

#6  That there hasn’t been a Dawson’s Creek reunion show yet.  Come on people!  Are Pacey and Joey still together?  Is Dawson still a movie producer?  Is Jen still dead?  I’ve seen soap operas; I know how easy it is to bring someone back to life.  Bring Dawson’s Creek back and un-kill Jen!  

#7  Couples who sit on the same side of the bench in a restaurant.  One of these days, I’m just going to walk up to the table and sit across from them.  Be like, “So, what are we having for dinner?”

#8  People who use vulgar language at the dinner table.  Ha ha!  Just kidding!  That’s not a pet peeve, that’s a win!

Wow, I came up with a lot.  I’m really am easy-going person, I swear!

Connect with Tara 

 Tara Sivec is a best selling author, 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 to 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).




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This book was AWESOME!

This book was AWESOME!

Juls Review 

First off, a HUGE ass THANK YOU TO TARA SIVEC for sending me the ARC of this highly anticipated story to add to the Chocolate Lovers Series. 

I loved every moment of this book. 

Who would have thunk that at the end of the day Drew would be my fav character. But boy am I glad I don’t have a man like him. 

In Troubles and Treats you fast forward 6 years or so and Jenny and Drew have join the rest of the clan and have gotten hitched. They have 2 kiddos, one from a c-section and the other the old fashion way, which does so much to a man when he witnesses that kinda trauma to the vag. Its not an excuse as to why Jenny and Drew have fallen off the sex train. Its just a small portion of what’s lacking in their relationship. 

You get the POV from each, Drew and his lack of sex has clouded his mind and before you know it he’s thinking bizarre things about what Jenny does on her spare time. And Jenny, she’s the kinda girl that everything, I mean everything, goes over her head. I couldn’t count all the times she said a phrase that made me wanna smack myself on the head and say doh! But even though she’s a major blond, she is a great wife and an amazing mother. 

Jenny’s never had any issues about saying what is on her mind but her self esteem is down and Drew isn’t helping, both literally and figuratively! The poor girl is EXHAUSTED! And I don’t blame her! She is up feeding the lil one in the middle of the night, cleaning, doing laundry, and everything else. She comes home and even though Drew has been home all day nothing is done and yet again she feels defeated. 

Drew, the dumb ass he is, thinks sex will fix this gap they have between them. if he’d only just open his eyes to see what is causing the rift between the two of them he’d be Susie home maker with a snap of his fingers. 

I have to say, the funniest part of the book, not that the whole book isn’t funny cuz it is, like you pee a lil while snorting kinda funny. It was when Jenny thinks she has a stalker and she recruits Liz and Claire to help out. The train wreck that ensues had me busting up laughing, I had a hard time breathing!!! Poor poor Liz. The tazer and mace were not her friend! hehe

This book gets my vote the best book of the year. You have it all in this one. Sex, humor, stalker, games, strip club, alcohol and those shirts of Drews. OMG the shirts! His collection is even better in this book. 

I cant wait for the rest of the world to get their hands on this book. You will not be disappointed!!!

Jen's Review

 I have to say I think I love the very last sentence in the book 

" I have a feeling we haven't heard the last from the gang at Seduction and Snacks!" 

Then i wanted to cry when I read "The End" But thinking maybe we can persuade Mrs.Sivec to write a little more :) 

Well I have to say I wasn't disappointed! I knew how gross Drew was and how intelligent Jenny was before reading this - i thought it would be pretty crazy with these two, but they're actually the perfect match for each other. 

The book takes place 7 years after the last book - Everyone is together and has their own little family. Jenny and Drew now have 2 kids. Veronica is now 3 and Billy is about 4 months. 

When Veronica was born, everything was still normal. Drew and Jenny were going strong in their kinky love life. But even though Billy's pregnancy was planned, once Jenny got pregnant, things started slowing down. 

Jenny started getting tired. Taking care of Veronica was enough, but when Drew added both a puppy and a kitten to the mix, she found herself having a hard time keeping up with everything plus the house work and having a new baby. They all demand her attention. 

Drew is starting to freak out though. It's been a REALLY REALLY long time since he and Jenny had some alone time together. And if you know Drew, you know he's thinking something is up.. and no, he wouldn't even dream of thinking she's cheating on him. After all, Drew is HOT, right :) So we journey through the book laughing so hard after Drew keeps messing things up trying to get his wife back to normal/ 

I know I need to show this book to my husband, because he could learn a few things himself. I bet Tara Sivec didn't think this could be a self help book :) 

You've gotta love this series though :)


Tara has offered to giveaway One Signed Paperback copy of Troubles and Treats! 

Please use the Rafflecopter to enter :) 


sandy said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Angela Love said...

thank you for this giveaway!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Dea S. said...

Love this series! and I can't wait for Tara's new book on January. Thanks for the giveaway and here's my email: sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com