So, this is the third and final book in the Chocolate Lovers Series. Don’t be sad because the next series is Chocoholics and it focuses on the kiddos, they are of course adults now. So, Troubles and Treats will focus on Drew and Jenny and truth be told, they could have had a series all to themselves, well, actually they all could have. Let’s get down to it.
Like the two previous books in this series, this one is told through the POV of Drew and Jenny. The focus of this book is the issue of a “sexual drought” in their bedroom. Which, if you’ve read the previous books you know is kind of shocking, considering who we’re talking about. I think that any woman can sympathize with Jenny. She has an infant as well as a toddler, there is no room for desire, but Drew is an overgrown child and he has no clue on the causes of Jenny lack of enthusiasm.
Since we are referring to Jenny, she isn’t one to take a direct hint. For example, in the very beginning of the book, Drew installs a sex swing in their bedroom. He sends Jenny out for a girls night and puts to kids to bed, lights candles, really sets the mood very well. When Jenny gets home, she goes upstairs and she thinks that the swing is for her to rock the baby in. And it just gets crazier from there.
While the book is certainly funny and will give anyone a good laugh. What I love about it was Drew and Jenny trying to get back to “their place” and Jenny just wanting Drew to see what it was that she needed. Any brand new mom knows what it is like to feel undesirable and would like for their husband to just “get it” without being instructed. So I know that Tara Sivec is going for the punch line and getting the laugh, which she succeeds at. I just appreciated the realness, however quirky it was, to the plot of this book. Women struggle with this daily and it was nice to see it while getting a laugh out of it as well.
Everyone you love is back, plus the addition of Drew’s father who is a P.I. and Drew uses him to follow Jenny and what occurs is laugh out loud funny. We will also meet Jackson, Drew and Jenny’s new neighbor and a life saver for Jenny.
Comedy is rampant in this book. Jenny is her daughters soccer coach (let that soak in), there is also the vibrator races and the Newlywed Game. They all have children now and the interaction with the kiddos is spectacular. I have to say that after reading all 3 books in this series and seeing how the adults are with the kids, I hope that this is how Tara Sivec raises her children, because you cannot get better than that. I actually think that I can take some parenting tips from these books (that’s not even a joke).
I feel like I should write more, but I just don’t know what there is to say. READ THIS FUCKING BOOK!! Hopefully that will do it. I’ve already read the next series and it is just as fantastic as this one.
My goal when I sit down to really get into a book is the same as when I go to the movies. I just want to escape, not in a bad way, just leave reality for a little bit. She allows that with her books. Altogether, I think that I have read 9 of her books and she gives you the escape with every one of them. Now, if you are offended easily, then this may not be the series for you. But, I gotta say once again, this series is fucking fantastic and if you have not read Tara Sivec yet, you are really missing out.