Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review: Baking & Babies (Chocoholics #3) by Tara Sivec

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: October 30th, 2015
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: "I’m pregnant."

Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can't wait to finally have the GREAT life she’s always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she’s been living.

Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she's crushed on for two years. Unfortunately, her family has other plans. When they yank her straight out of her comfort zone, she finds herself starring in the craziest train wreck she's ever witnessed.

Molly ultimately gets a more exciting life that doesn't revolve around school, but she's pretty sure the man of her dreams won't be sticking around long after her family gets ahold of him. There aren't too many guys who can handle smelling like pee, having the whole world know how he masturbates, and being forced to eat an entire bag of dicks.

Join the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics gang for one final story about love, baked goods, making poor life choices, and remembering how important family is—even if they drive you insane.

Mostly because it's illegal to kill them.

What I Thought:

If I had to summarize this book in one word it's be: hilarious. Seriously, I can't count how many times I laughed out loud even when I was trying to be quiet. Tara Sivec has this way of writing that's really conversational. It really made me feel like I was there as the story unfolded. There is also great dialogue and the descriptive language are golden for someone like me who visualizes what she's reading. No wonder I couldn't keep my laughter contained.

Honestly speaking this is one of the funniest secret baby books I've ever read, if not the funniest. I never thought in a million years, the sanest member of the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics would become one of them, but Molly Gilmore did and boy am I grateful for it. Molly is ready to take on life after completing her course and becoming a professional French Pastry Chef. But then she gets caught up in being pregnant. She thinks she's lost her shot with Marco, the hot teacher she's had a crush on for the past two years, but little does she know Marco returns her feelings.

I really liked Molly. She's level headed and smart. She's really strong. The only weakness she has is her family and her desire to be loved by her sisters who she's never really gotten along with. I loved how she was with Marco. In fact, I loved Marco too. Marco is this hotshot French pastry chef who gave up his chance to be famous to be close to his family after his father's death. Marco is sweet, sincere, and has the habit of getting into some really weird situations when it comes to dealing with Molly's crazy family. It's amazing what their respective crushes on each other had them saying and doing. They were adorable and bumbling at the same time.   

I loved getting to see everyone except for Drew and Jenny's kids. It felt like visiting old friends again, especially since no one changed. Claire and Liz were still calling each other names and fighting  and Drew and Jenny were still doing crazy sex things. I even liked seeing Gavin and Charlotte again, even though I wasn't Charlotte's biggest fan in this book. It just didn't seem like the Charlotte I knew. Oh and Ava and Tyler were hilarious as well. I really liked how Ava was there for both her sisters in this book. It really showed another side of her.

I think we've already established Tara Sivec is amazing. I certainly think she is. After all she's the creator of this gang I've come to love. I'm so sad to see this series end. I sincerely hope she continues to write romantic comedy because even though she excels at writing other genres, I feel like she brings her special brand of magic to this genre. After all she's one of the trail blazers of raunchy, dirty, and hilariously hot romantic comedies and it'd be a shame if she stopped creating them. I mean who else do you know that can make barfing as funny as it is gross? Or having a character eat a whole bag of "dicks"? If you're intrigued and love laughing, check out this book and this series!

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About the Author
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec. Check out the page for T.E. Sivec for more information.

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


  1. Excellent review! I really need to read one of her books. Maybe the one about hot fire fighters :-)

    1. Thank you Jennifer! If you're looking for something funny her Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics is the way to go. If you're looking for something dark and mind blowing, I'd try Bury Me. And if you just need hot with emotions, her romantic suspense is the way to go. :)



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