Thursday, November 29, 2012

Troubles & Treats Promo Blitz and Review!!!

Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec

            5+ Stars

   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 disconnected 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?


   My thoughts; Raise your hand if you have read Seduction and Snacks. Now raise your other hand if you have read Futures and Frosting. Now... if you are sitting there with both hands raised; First, put them down you look like a fool. And second, you MUST read Troubles and Treats. This was a totally fitting and EPIC end to a wonderful series. 

   This book has everything that the first two books has and more. Spending time with Drew and Jenny was so much fun. They are both ridiculous and I love them immensely! You get to follow along with them as they face the same troubles that all new parents face. 

   I found myself relating to Jenny on a personal level. I have been there done that and NEVER want to return. My kids are 16 and 12, so long gone are the days of diapers and sleepless nights. Now it is all about trying to argue with a twelve years old and still sound like an adult. I also came to realize that it is quite possible that I am married to Drew. He has changed his name but I am pretty convinced that he and my husband are one and the same.

   It should go without saying that I laughed uncontrollably while reading Troubles and Treats. I got dirty looks from aforementioned husband for waking him up at an ungodly hour because I could not contain my laughter. I redeemed myself by reading him a few passages. He did not cackle like a hyena the way I was but he definitely laughed. ^,^

   "I have to say that the ending of this book was perfect. The way Tara chose to write it is amazing. I had real tears in my eyes as it came to an end. And I will forever hope that one day we will see more from this group of friends."

   I look forward to more from Tara Sivec in the future. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.

Be sure to read all the way to the end for a chance to win a totally awesome prize 
 Check out the Troubles and Treats Blog tour tab at the top for a schedule of blog stops. Tara will be stopping by here on December 4th 

About the Author

    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).

Connect with Tara

If you have not read the first two books in this series I highly suggest you do!! If you are a parent with even the tiniest bit of a sense of humor you will LOVE it. I am gonna make it easy for you First I am gonna share the link to my review of each book and then I am gonna add a handy dandy link to each book. All you have to do is click it. You can thank me later :-)



Do you want an excerpt?? I bet you do! I was so excited I almost wet myself when I received these little nuggets of goodness that I now get to share with you. 
Did I say nuggets? As in more than one? YES, Yes I did. 
Not only do you get and excerpt from Troubles and Treats but you also get a chance to win and Swag Bag from Tara Sivec. Trust me you want to win this prize. Heck, I wanna win the prize!!! So excited. I will give you more info after excerpt..... Ready??? Here ya go.......

CAUTION *contains adult content*

   I thought it would be a bunch of arguing and pointing fingers about whose fault it is that we’re not having sex anymore.  

  Maybe she doesn't think that’s the problem.  Shit, maybe that isn’t the problem.  Maybe it’s just my problem.  She’s not faking a work injury, she’s not cheating on me…what the hell else could it be?  A few years ago she cut me off from sex for a week because I gave her a Dutch Oven in bed one night.  While hilarious, it’s never a good idea when your wife is naked and getting ready to mount you. There was another time when I gave her a Wet Willy when she started coming.  

  That wasn't meant to be hilarious, I read about it in Cosmo.  When she locked me out of 
the bedroom I grabbed the magazine and realized two of the pages were stuck together -
sex tips and practical jokes.  Well played, Cosmo.  Well played.


Now for the giveaway portion of this post.......
A random commenter chosen from the entire promo blitz tour will receive a totally awesome swag bag from Tara Sivec.
That's it... that is all you have to do. Comment on this blog post and/or other blogs who are participating in this promo tour. I wish you all luck

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  1. These books are the funniest I've read this year! Great as stress relievers. I look forward to reading Troubles and Treats.

  2. i loved the cosmo clip..well played cosmo well