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.
I was surprised to read so many positive reviews. Granted, I'm only halfway through, but I probably won't finish the book. So far, it's been so very predictable. The narrator, while a good reader, makes zero attempt to use different voices for different characters. Since the story is told from the first person perspective of two different characters, it was at times confusing. Couldn't she have deepened her voice when speaking the male character's words?? There's a lot of sex in the book. That's fine, but I'd like the plot to move along a bit faster. I'm very disappointed.
Seduction and Snacks is one of - if not the - funniest book I’ve ever read. It’s an irreverent look at single parenting, dating, finding true love and… well, it’s a story about so much!
loved it! Tara Sivec has got to be the funniest , craziest author I have read so far. wow! can't wait to read the rest of the series😁
More likable characters, better plot and different narrator
Excessive uses of the words, vagina, penis, fuck, shit etc. Too much immature sex talk. Perhaps it's the author's poor attempt to appeal to women that actually "got off" to Fifty Shades of Grey. I've never read this author so maybe it's just her style to write about sex and include as much dirty language as an immature conversation can fit. I'm, by far, not a prude, I'm all for naughty, but I thought it was getting annoying. The four year old's behavior wasn't cute or funny. There almost appeared to be a little psychosis going on. The narrator's voice was irritating and she never changed her tone for different characters.
Before I found the book extremely annoying I did laugh at a few of the lines.
I'm about three quarters of the way through and I'm debating whether I want to drudge through to the end :(
About the story...
This book requires a particular taste that's for sure. I thought it was deliciously dirty and found myself in bouts of laughter. Yeah, at times it was a bit much, but to be fair to the author she gives readers a warning. You need a warped sense of humor and not take offense to foul language, fortunately for me I met all the criteria. I wished the author had backed off the sex just a teeny bit and focused a little more on the story, but then again sex is what got them into the mess they were in. Although, after the intial shock wore off, Claire accepted all of it, didn't consider it a mess, more a blessing, and was a wonderful mother. She might not have said as much, but her actions and love for her son were quite evident. And, when Carter came into the picture he was a wonderful partner for her and a willing, loving father for Gavin!
Smexy fun aside, this is a wonderful read about the sacrifices we make when that unexpected surprise, that keeps on giving for 18+ years, comes into our lives. I'm definitely on board for the next book!
About the audiobook...
Romy Nordlinger did a fantastic job with the narration...top notch voicing. But, listener beware, you might want to stay within the confines of your home when you turn this one on. Not the type of read you want to be plugged into out in public because it will turn you on, and you'll find yourself being hauled off in straight jacket when you randomly burst out laughing! Wear a sign around your neck stating that you're listening to an audio book
The book is funny. I enjoyed the story and Laughed out loud. The narrator was enjoyable to a point. But I thought her voice was a little old for the character which annoyed me a little. Also she didn't really change her voice for carter to sound like a man so at times I would be confused for a little bit about who was talking. Hearing carter talk about his man parts in an older woman's unaltered voice was trying.
The story is what I expect from Tara. I spent most of the book laughing and fell in love with the characters.
When Gavin punched Carter in the junk!
Funny, and that's all I've got that's good.
The hardest part for me is that the narrator used the same voice for everyone. The POV would flip between Carter and Claire in the middle of a chapter and you'd have no idea who was speaking until at least a few lines in when you'd get context clues. I found that horribly annoying.
Maybe I wasn't in the moody for this read,. Couldn't get past 2 chapters due to narrator I liked Romy's narration in other books, just found book & narrator incompatible....
This book had me gafawing in public. Should have ended two hours earlier but overall a good listen. Happy reading
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