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Seduction and Snacks | [Tara Sivec]

Seduction and Snacks

Claire is a 20-something, single mom who 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Claire is a 20-something, single mom who 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.

©2012 Tara Sivec (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Lee Boulder,CO 02-18-14
    Lee Boulder,CO 02-18-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Bad production"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes this is a book where one chapter is the story told from the woman's point of view, the next from the man's. It really needed to have a female and a male narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    See above


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I got it on sale

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Dixon, CA, United States 02-16-14
    Lori Dixon, CA, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "HILARIOUS! ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING!"

    Wow, I just Love Clair she seems to have her ducks in a row, this book was so funny the quirky quips were pull over to the side of the road so I don't crash funny. The narration was ok, but not distinctive. Usually when listening to audible books the voices are a little different. Well I had to replay a few parts not knowing who was talking. I got lost on a few occasions. Not an over the top story, but defiantly something I can replay again and again. And if you like 80's movies you will love the references in this book. Clair's best friend Liz is also a character, she is sarcastic as all heck. And I could have done without all the "F" bombs. If you have small kids around use head phones. There are that many. I will be listening to the whole series, not just the 1st book.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carla Ewing, NJ, United States 08-29-13
    Carla Ewing, NJ, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Big let down! Poor narration & worse dialogue."
    What was most disappointing about Tara Sivec’s story?

    Her limited vocabulary. It seemed that EVERY OTHER word was "Fuck", "Vagina" or "Dick/Penis". The actual story line was good and I was interested in it, but if felt like the author went overboard with the explicit words. In my opinion it was unecessary and took away from the story. I won' be reading any of her other books because of it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Th narrator did a horrible job. Voice distinction was poor. It was hard to tell when the different characters were talking and made it confusing at times. Aside from that for the first couple of hours is sounded as if she was just reading the story. Her delivery was flat and there were times that funny things were said or thought and it took me a minute to realize it becuase of her narration.


    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Micheal United States 06-24-13
    Micheal United States 06-24-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Really liked the story but needs better narration"
    Any additional comments?

    The story is great. The narrator read the book instead of acting the book. She was easy to listen to but did not change voices for characters. Surprisingly, it did not take away from the book, but if she had acted it would have been better. I would still get the book on sale. Not sure if I would use a credit.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Drexel Hill, PA, United States 10-11-13
    Sarah Drexel Hill, PA, United States 10-11-13 Member Since 2006
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    "In case you missed it: "Vagina""
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage boys high on Red Bull and pizza rolls who think nothing of lighting their own farts.


    What was most disappointing about Tara Sivec’s story?

    I think she missed using the word "vagina" on page 197. I was hoping for a vagina on every page and I'm not sure "lady bits" qualifies.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It took several chapters before I realized she was reading two characters' perspectives. Also it's WORD vomit, not word VOMIT. Also vagina.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It may have cured my chocolate craving for some time to come. What it lacked in plot, it made up for in "vagina".


    Any additional comments?

    You may think I'm exaggerating. Listen to the the sample all the way through. I counted five "vaginas" and a "pornbush" in the first three minutes. And there you have it.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-05-13
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2006

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good start to the series :D"

    4 stars

    This was a very good story. I really liked both Claire and Carter and Gavin is great. The story is fun and a little outrageous at times yet sweet. It's not only a romance but also a story of a family coming together. It's the first book I'm read by this author but I liked it enough that I'll be trying the next book in the series.

    Claire is a good but slightly neurotic woman. She never planned to have kids but those plans change when she has a drunken one nighter at a Frat party in college. She ends up pregnant and can't find the guy she was with that night, which she really ends up regretting because they'd made a connection and she can't seem to forget him. She ends up leaving college, moving back home and having her baby.

    Carter is a great guy. He and his best friend crash a Frat part and he met the girl of his dreams. They have a drunken night together but he can't find her the next day or later when he keeps looking. Carter moves on with his life but he never forgets the girl that night, is obsessed with her smell and wishes he knew her name and could remember her face.

    When the story begins, it's 5 years later and Claire is working as a bartender and raising her 4 year old son, Gavin. She never was able to find Gavin's father and so she's understandably surprised when she finds herself face to face with him in her bar. What's worse is that he doesn't seem to remember her so how does she tell him he's a father?!?! Carter doesn't remember Claire (at first) but he's drawn to Claire and and wants to see more of her. Claire takes this as a good chance to see what he's all about and if he would be a good influence in Gavin's life. This goes pretty well but the truth does come out and admittedly, Carter is a bit freaked at first. He handles it though and decides that he wants more with Claire and to get to know Gavin. Carter makes an effort to integrate himself in to Claire and Gavin's life. Claire is happy to get to know him while juggling her life, including a new business she's starting up with her best friend Liz.

    Claire and Carter start dating and introducing Carter in to Gavin's life. They don't rush things and have some interesting times with friends and family adding to making things interesting. The story was very humorous with fun coming from all areas. Their friends and their interactions with Claire and Carter as they start to go out had some very funny moments. Also, Gavin has a tendency to say and do surprising things that make life both interesting and funny. I think the part that was the funniest in the book was Claire and Carter...they both have unusual minds and tend to go towards strange places and weird conclusions so when we get some insight on their thoughts it frequently ends up being "laugh out loud" moments in the book. The book is sweet as well, with Carter, Claire and Gavin slowly merging in to a family unit. Claire and Carter build on the connection they both have felt for each other since their one night stand years before and as they date, those feelings build and become stronger the more they see each other. With time and no small amount of effort, they work things out together and become a family. Things end with Claire getting her business off the ground and Carter and Claire (and Gavin) starting their HEA together.

    I really enjoyed this story. The characters are great (and not just the MCs). The story is interesting and very humorous, making it hard to put the book down. I found the relationship parts sweet and fun and I enjoyed seeing Claire and Carter get things worked out. I'm intending to read the next book in the series because I'd really like to see how things go for them in the future. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up.

    * note on the performance: The narrator did ok but she didn't distinguish between the men's and women's voices very well, which made things confusing at times. Also, sometimes the editing wasn't the greatest, not leaving gaps when moving to a new section of the story which also was slightly confusing at times. Overall it wasn't too bad though and I enjoyed listening to it but the narration/editing could have been better.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    momx4b 10-26-13
    momx4b 10-26-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Nice story. Difficult without the book"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Romy Nordlinger’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time following the narrator through this story. She did not do a good job of differentiating the male voices from the female characters. I had to purchase the kindle edition to ffinish the story. The story was cute. I read it twice.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Yamba, NSW, Australia 09-19-13
    Kerry Yamba, NSW, Australia 09-19-13

    Lover of romance, contemporary and paranormal.

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    "Seduction and Snacks - Book 1"
    Where does Seduction and Snacks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very funny


    What other book might you compare Seduction and Snacks to and why?

    None, the sarcasm level is over the top, but it works. I always has a lot of sarcasm floating around in my brain but usually keep it inside. It's just unusual to read it.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Over all,the performance is good but I had some trouble understanding which character was which at times. The voice of the male and female lead characters were not different enough for me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Bad Narrator, Hilarious Book"
    Would you listen to Seduction and Snacks again? Why?

    Yes. The dialogue is laugh out loud funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carter. He is just so sweet. I loved Drew too. We all need a friend like that. :D


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She is HORRIBLE. The characters all have the same voice. It would be like me reading a book out loud. The male and female characters sound the same, so you have to figure out who is talking by the context. So frustrating for an audio book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Seriously funny. Great way to escape and put yourself in a good mood.


    Any additional comments?

    Some parts were over the top, but the overall book was very sweet and funny.

    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Garcia Los Angeles, CA USA 08-21-13
    Jennifer Garcia Los Angeles, CA USA 08-21-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Not Crazy about this"

    The audio narration was not that good. All the voices sounded the same and the inflections were off. It sort of ruined the story and experience for me.

    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
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