BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is a spinoff of the Chocolate Lovers Series, so it is an independent series, but the same characters that we fell in love with in that first series are back and the kiddos are now all grown up. If you haven’t read any part of the Chocolate Lovers series, then I must ask, “Why the hell not?” and then say, GO READ IT! Again, it’s not that it is necessary, but you’re going to wish you did. Gavin was a very prominent character in that series, so it helps to know his story better.
Like I said this story will focus on Gavin and Charlotte and will be told through both POV’s. Gavin belongs to Claire and Carter, and Charlotte is the oldest of Liz and Jim. Gavin and Charlotte have known each other forever and have been in love with the other for almost as long. So why not just tell the other how they feel? Well, where is the fun in that? Once again, this book does not disappoint in comedy and is full of the laughs that we have come to love from this gang. There will be lists, fake boyfriends, Viagra, a psycho ex girlfriend, a very disturbing relationship between Tyler and Siri, and more, all in the name of love.
The book kicks off with Gavin trying to find a way to tell Charlotte that he is head over heels in love with her, at the time he is using Google to determine whether or not you can die from a serious case of blue balls. Tyler, the best friend, thinks that Gavin should make a list of the things he can do to show her his love. Tyler is Gavin’s Drew if you know what I mean. So the list they come up with is fantastic. Wouldn’t it have to be? This is how you will be introduced to grown-up Gavin.
There’s not really a whole lot to give away, but I don’t really want to spoil the fun of reading the hilarity that is the book. But there are some things that I can reveal. Gavin is 25 years old and actually works for Seduction and Snacks, which by now is a world wide corporation, so the girls didn’t do too shabby for themselves. He and Tyler have been best friends since freshmen year in college, which is also where Tyler falls in love with Claire, yes, Gavin’s mom. I know it sounds weird, but you should know by now that anything “weird” with this bunch will turn into crazy in a second and will have you laughing out loud. And don’t worry, there is still a lot of input from the original gang in this one.
One of the great and ironic happenings in this story is the sexual clumsiness that both Gavin and Charlotte possess. What’s even greater is the fact that they both seek out Drew and Jenny for advice. But let’s face it, what woman hasn’t used her period as a “shut up the man” method?
I think that it is safe to reveal that they will achieve their HEA, which is really poetic once you think about it. I mean c’mon, Claire and Liz are really tied together now. What I love about this book and all of books in these 2 series if I’m being honest, is that at the heart of the book is a love story. And I’m not only talking about the main characters of the book, I’m talking about all of the relationships that have been built in these series. And I know that I’m sounding like a broken record, because I have said all of this before, but the absolute best thing about reading her books, is the allowed escape. My family may look at me like I have lost my mind, but the way I see, they’re the ones missing out. I’m not real sure how Tara Sivec does it. But, I want her to keep doing whatever it is, because I will read it every time.