I don’t think any author has ever made me laugh as hard as Tara Sivec has in. my. life!!
I’m pretty sure I laughed more in a single page of this book than I have in the whole of most other books (and yes, I’m talking about the funny ones). I cried, snorted and howled with laughter (dignity be damned) and honestly, my cheeks still hurt from grinning.
Seriously, even the table of contents had me smiling:
Chapter 8: The Incredible Shrinking Penis
Chapter 14: Porn and Snozzberries
Chapter 15: Just Say No to Necrophelia
Chapter 16: Son of a Face Turd
This book starts off right after the end of book 1, Seduction and Snacks. Claire, Carter, and their hilariously adorable, smart mouthed 4-year-old son Gavin are living together and dealing with the realities of a HEA…. you know, like having to put up with each other snoring at 5am 😛 … we’ve all been there lol.
“I have a dream.
And in this dream I’m under the covers in bed, just a few scant inches away from Carter’s body. I stare at his prone form lying next to me, the greenish-blue glow from the alarm clock on the bedside table providing just enough illumination for me to see the shallow rise and fall of his chest. The sheet is draped low over his hips as he sleeps peacefully with one arm flung over his eyes and the other resting on his taut, naked stomach. I slide my body ever so slowly across the bed, careful not to disturb him, until I’m so close I can feel the heat from his skin warming me from head to toe. I pull my arms out from under the sheet and my hands reach out towards him. I connect with his smooth, muscular chest, slide my fingers up his body, and…choke the ever living shit out of him.”
At the same time they are dealing with figuring each other and their feelings for each other out. Despite loving each other very deeply, they each have insecurities and things they need to work out. Their journey towards that is filled with toilet seat battles (involving superglue and penises… ’nuff said), drunken Facebook status (all I’m gonna say is “Spitters are Quitters“), pot cookies, ring bearer pillow fights… oh my gosh the hilarity just goes on and on.
“Whoa dude… You just said f-u-c-k in front of the Virgin Mary. Show some respect,” Drew scolds.
“What’s a virgin?” Gavin asks…
“Uh, it’s a kind of chicken,” I stammer. “Very rare. No one talks about it.”
Its a pretty short read – I’d have finished it in one sitting if I didn’t start it at 2am. I found a few parts a little over the top, and there were a few moments when I really just wanted to lock Claire and Carter in a closet together until they talked about their feelings, but it was never in doubt how crazy they both were about each other and for that (and the never ending laughs) I loved the ride. Not to mention that apart from the majority of the book that had me doubled over with laughter, there are also some beautiful “awwww” moments that made me sigh dreamily. Who knew beer pong could be so swoony?!
Carter should definitely be added to the list of men who should be cloned and distributed…. just sayin’ 😛
“I love both of you exactly the way you are. I love that you have no filter, and I adore that Gavin can make grown men cry. There is not one thing I would change about either of you, and if anyone doesn’t like it, they can kiss my ass. You guys are my life and my family now. Nothing else matters.”
And I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Tara for adding my blog to the list of acknowledgments at the front of the book. I totally squeed out loud when I saw it. You rock!!!!