Book Review: Baking and Babies by Tara Sivec

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Title: Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3)
Author: Tara Sivec
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 226 pages
Rating: 4.25 stars

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.

Grace Review
Several years ago, I picked up Seduction & Snacks, and laughed so hard, I literally woke up my whole family.  Some 600 books later, that book and this series, is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.  So it’s a bit bittersweet saying goodbye to this group, but I think Tara gave them the proper send off.

Like all of the books before, there are a lot of laughs and yes, some awkward situations that are so out there, they can only come from Tara’s whacky brain.  But I’m not going to be like a bad Hollywood trailer and give away all of the funny scenes.

I can tell you that this story features Molly (Liz’s daughter, and sister to Charlotte and Ava) and Marco “POLO” (this joke is courtesy of Drew and may make sense once you read the book, or not. It’s Drew after all).

Marco and Molly follow a popular romance plot line, he’s her culinary instructor, she’s he’s student, and they have been attracted to each other for 2 years.  It’s not until after graduation that they do anything about this attraction, and it is in the unlikeliest of ways thanks to Charlotte and her selfish plans.  Yes, Charlotte annoyed me and I thought she did some foolish things.  Thankfully, she has a sister like Molly. . . who really didn’t care for her sister much before.  Somehow these crazy plans bring them together.  Which leads me to . . .

I can tell you there is a baby.  It’s in the fucking title so don’t come after me with your spoiler complaints.

“You had one job to do – piss in a fucking cup without getting pee on my hand.  This is why we can’t have nice things. . . “

I can tell you that Marco’s family is just as crazy as Molly’s.  Both families put these two through the ringer.  And yet they stay together.

“Your boyfriend dresses up like a horse, your opinion is invalid!”
She hops off of her desk and puts her hands on her hips. “It’s not a horse, it’s a PONY, show some respect!”

I can tell you that it’s never good to keep a secret.  As I posted on FB, the not telling part becomes worse than the lie.  I’m looking at you Alfanso!

“Anal is pretty much the sexual duct tape of the world – it fixes everything.”

I can tell you it’s all Tom Brady’s fault.  Always.

Like the previous books, this crazy gang is in full force.  You’ll get:
Cat fights
Men trying to be manly
Oversharing
Awkward moments
A lot of vomiting
And masturbation

You’ll shake your head at the outlandish moments which are so far fetched, you’ll want to slap the characters (I’m looking at you Drew and Jenny) for their stupidity.  But you’ll laugh your ass off just the same.  It’s crazy and immature, just want I needed!

– Grace

*An ARC was received from the author for an honest review.

PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon US – Amazon UK – Amazon AU – Amazon CA – ibooks – Nook – Kobo

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