by Tara Sivec
5 of 5 stars
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 lovable (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: contains explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.
Claire Morgan: She has long wavy brown hair, long legs and brown eyes. Quirky, sarcastic and has a hopelessly bad sex life. She loves baking and as a result always smells like chocolate. She is the proud mother of a smart mouthed 4 year old boy who will keep you laughing through the whole book.
Carter Ellis: Light brown hair cut short with subtle muscles. He is pretty easy going, a genuinely nice guy. He gets quite snarky and damn funny when drunk. He has been pining for his missing one night stand, causing him to have an odd fetish for the smell of chocolate.
Hands down, without a doubt, the funniest book I have ever read in my entire life. When you are not laughing out loud you will have a crazy smile on your face. Be warned that when reading this book those around will think that you are suffering from a mental break.
It hits you right from the start with Claire’s hilarious reaction to the health-class video of a woman giving birth.
While most of the girls around me were saying, “Awwww!” when the baby started to cry, I looked around at them in revulsion muttering, “What the hell is wrong with you people? That is NOT normal.”
Claire has a fumbling, clumsy one-night stand that results in her son, Gavin. Unable to find the guy she hooked up with (Carter), she moves home with her dad to raise her child. We follow Claire and Carter as they find each other again. Carter and Gavin are so cute and funny together. Really, Gavin is funny with everyone with a side of wildly inappropriate and an obsession with wieners.
“Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they cut your wiener,” Gavin sang as he pointed his gun at random objects.
“Wow, cops have gotten pretty hardcore lately” Carter muttered.”
The banter between Claire and Liz managed to be over the top funny while still feeling natural. Most of the time when you encounter a really funny book, you have to put up with some “Lucy” moments (you know, like “I Love Lucy”. Those moments can be funny but get old fast. That was why I was so glad that this book was able to avoid them.
I highly recommend Seduction and Snacks to anyone who like dry and oftentimes crude humor. If bad language, drunken moments or dirty jokes bother you, this is not the book for you. Otherwise…. Happy Reading!
Point of View: Alternating first person between Claire and Carter.
Price: $3.99 on Amazon (as of 02/11/15)
Chocolate Lovers Series
Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1)
Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) (my rating 5 of 5 stars)
Troubles and Treats (Chocolate Lovers, #3) (my rating 4 of 5 stars)
Hearts and Llamas (Chocolate Lovers, #3.5) (my rating 4 of 5 stars)