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Friday, November 20, 2015
Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec takes the sweet out of sweets
Carter, Claire and their son Gavin are finally a family. They are still not traditional, no wedding ring just yet, but the love in the air is certainly intoxicating.
With Claire’s best friends getting married, the pressure is on. Is this group of friends beginning to grow up and become adults, or is the jury still out?
With all the complications that arise, the question of whether or not Claire and Carter will ever tie the knot is the sinking and on-going question. With friends making things worse, and time no longer on their side, Claire begins to doubt that the ties that bind them may not be enough to keep them together forever.
Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec is book 2 of the Chocolate Lovers series. Book 1 was hilarious and will have you laughing with every page turned. As you move on to book 2, you will expect the same, but … Sivec simply does not deliver.
There is an explicit warning on this book that there is foul language, explicit sex, and that if you do not have a sense of humor, you should not read it. As true as that may be, there is no conflict in this book. I didn’t find myself turning pages anxiously. Instead, I found myself skipping pages just so I could get to the end and find out how the happily ever after was going to happen, since it was clear that it was going to happen if the two main characters could simply stay sober enough to get their act together. Without conflict, there is no suspense. Where there is no suspense, it is difficult to find focus. I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars. Like I said, book 1 was hilarious, but book 2 was simply a lot of language, sloppy sex, and drunken nights. I am not even going to open book 3.