Today Waves of Fiction has the wonderful opportunity to review Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec, as well as share an interview with the author. We also have a special giveaway for Waves of Fiction followers, so be sure to enter for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of this book!
Special thanks to Talk Supe for hosting this blog tour and allowing us to participate!
Troubles and Treats (Chocolate Lovers #3) by Tara Sivec
Published November 29th 2012 by Tara Sivec
About the book
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?
Troubles and Treats was a perfect addition to the Chocolate Lovers series!! I absolutely adored this book to pieces!! Tara Sivec proves once again that she can deliver a romantic comedy that's both sexy and laugh-your-ass-off hilarious. I loved absolutely every cringe-worthy moment and comedic sexy seduction Sivec included in this story. With a perfect blend of awesome characters and witty dialog, it's reading entertainment at its finest.
This installment to the Chocolate Lovers series is told from the perspective of Drew and Jenny. They've been a part of this series from the very beginning as secondary characters, so it was great to see them take center stage in this book. The timing of this story is about seven years after the last installment, and Drew and Jenny are struggling with putting the spark back into their love life after having two kids. They both stumble and fall as they make constant mistakes when trying to get back what they once had.
Drew was the perfect narrator for this book. I loved his mental dialog and funny reactions throughout the book. Some of the stuff that went through his head has me laughing out loud in hysterics!! I've always wanted to get inside of Jenny's head as well because as Sivec fans might remember, Jenny seems to always be a bit off with her comments. To finally see her thought process really provided some endearing moments and I just came to like her so much more.
Troubles and Treats is light on the sexy (until the later chapters) but heavy on the comedy. Don't be fooled though, there's constant romantic moments that despite their failed attempts really prove that these two characters have the chemistry to light up the pages.
This book is signature style funny and sexy, which Sivec has been branded for; and I can't wait to see what else this author has in store for us. Loved this book!
Waves of Fiction had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Sivec. Take a look at what she has to share about her writing and projects.
Okay to say your books have made a bit of a splash on the book scene feels like the understatement of the year! Surprised? Shocked? Expected? What's been your reaction to your success?
Absolutely amazed and in total shock! This was just going to be something fun to do to see if anyone would read what I wrote. I never expected it to take off like it has. Every single day I squeal at some point when I read an email or someone posts to me on Facebook and my husband wants to kill me when, every hour, I scream to him to come into my office and see what someone wrote.
For aspiring writers what piece of advice would you offer them?
Don’t be discouraged if you get rejected. I found out through this process that it’s kind of a miracle to get a book published when you are a nobody and just sending in samples to literary agents. The self-publishing world is taking over and it is absolutely amazing. I am so proud to be a part of it with so many other wonderful authors and friends.
When you're not writing, what do you like to spend your time doing?
Well, I LIKE to spend my time reading. But more often than not lately, I’m spending my non-writing time editing, answering emails, doing interviews, jotting down ideas for future novels, etc. etc. I need to get in on that cloning action.
Romantic, sexy comedy seems to be your strong point. Have you ever considered writing in another genre? If so, what would you like to experiment with?
I am jumping head first into romantic suspense. It is my absolute favorite genre to read. My first romantic suspense novel is called “A Beautiful Lie” and will be out on January 3rd.
I loved the cast of Seduction and Snacks! Carter and Claire were the perfect pair! What or who inspired you to write their story?
A lot of the events/conversations in all 3 books have happened at one point or another in my life with family and friends. I would make notes of them here and there and even kept a Facebook page filled with just the funny things my kids would say or do. It got to the point where people kept telling me I needed to write a book about all that stuff.
So for those of us anxiously awaiting Troubles and Treats, can you share with your readers your favorite quote from the book?
“And I don’t care if you want to spoop in my toilet every single day, man. My toilet is your toilet; your spoop is my spoop.”
What's something different that we can expect in Troubles and Treats from what we've enjoyed so far?
Drew and Jenny flashbacks. You’ll get an inside look at their relationship early on.
Lastly.... Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate? =}
Neither! White chocolate :)
Thank you so much Tara Sivec for joining us here at Waves of Fiction!
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