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Published by Self Published on March 24, 2015
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I guess this is it, huh? After fourteen years together, starting a life of our own on this island, five deployments and countless letters I’ve written you through it all, I finally go out to the mailbox and see something I’ve always dreamed of: an envelope with your handwriting on it. For one moment, I actually thought you’d changed your mind, that all the awful things you said to me were just your way of coping after everything you’d been through. I was still here, Fisher. I was still here, holding my breath, waiting for you to come back even though you told me you never would. You always said you’d find your way back to me. Out of all the lies you’ve told me, this one hurts the most.
Enclosed you will find the signed divorce papers, as requested.
I hope you find what you’re looking for. I’m sorry it wasn’t me.
To get the ending they want, Lucy and Fisher will have to go back to the beginning. Through the good and the bad, they’ll be reminded of why they always made their way back to each other, and why this time, one way or another, it will be the last time.
I’ve heard so many good things about this book. I’ve not read a book by Tara Sivic before so I thought why not. While I think the plot for this book was unique, I had a few issues with the overall story.
In the beginning I absolutely loathed Fisher. I hated him so much that I almost stopped reading. He was downright mean to Lucy. It’s not really revealed why he treats Lucy the way he does. But the more I read the more I began to understand. Still though he was a complete ass.
It took me a really long time to get through this book. Right at four hundred pages, it took me about a week. I do have to admit though that my reading time is limited as opposed to in the past. There were times I skimmed. I think some of the content could have been edited out.
This story was predictable in a lot of ways. That bothered me some. I want to read books that engage my mind and keep me guessing. Sadly that wasn’t the case with this one.
I liked the characters for the most part. Lucy was an amazingly strong woman considering what she’d had to go through. Ellie was a great friend to her. Trip? Well, what can I say. He was an amazing guy and was always there for Lucy whenever she needed him. Fisher? He slowly redeemed himself. Once things start to unfold, you get to see why he chose to make the decisions he did. At the end of the book I ended up loving him.
Overall, I liked this story. I wish it would have been about a hundred pages shorter. Like I said before, I skimmed through it at times.Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
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Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after. Warning: contains explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.
I must confess that I almost did not read Seduction and Snacks because I read the title and thought it was gonna focus on food “in the bedroom” and that concept totally makes me want to vomit. Here is where I tell you I kicked myself because I was SO wrong and I am SO glad I picked up this book. It would be a huge mistake to miss out on this saucy literary gem of sweet and sexual hilarity. This book definitely wins first prize for most entertaining book I ever read. I laughed my butt off constantly – thank goodness I read it while I was home alone.
Claire sets out to give up her V-card the common way any typical college-aged virgin would, drunk at a party. Her night starts with beer, moves to the bedroom and rather than ending after the awkwardness of the morning after it results in pregnancy, guaranteeing there will never actually be an end to her one night stand.The icing on the cake, Claire can’t track down her sperm donor and sets out to give birth to her son and raise him on her own. Until, about 4 years after Claire’s son Gavin is born someone shows up in Claire’s hometown that could be a potential game changer…
I need to warn you that you are gonna read the “v” word and “p” word more times then you probably ever have and you might cringe at some one the things that come out of 4 year old Gavin’s mouth. You are also gonna get a vagina metaphor that might turn you off from eating at a certain fast food chain ever again.
I’ve read a few reviews from people who thought that there were too many one liners and that the story line was weak but I must say that I thought the story line was perfect and the one liners made this book what it is.
Tara Sivec is hilarious and I hope she never stops writing.
I give Seduction and Snacks 5 stars.