AUTHOR: Tara Sivec
GENRE: Adult Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHED: 29th November 2012
SOURCE: ARC provided by author
Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives – well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.
With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren’t on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.
Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the discontented duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple’s lives.
In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that’s been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they’re having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?
This has been a hard review to write because I wanted to absolutely love Troubles and Treats just like I did with the other two books in this series but it actually took me up until about half way through to really enjoy it and then love it and that was all down to the TENT SCENE!! Jeez, I almost peed myself laughing and my husband wondered what the HELL was wrong with me! You know when you do that choking/laughing thing and you can’t breathe? Yeah, that was me!
There were a lot of funny parts in the first half of the book, and they did make me laugh, but I just felt like it was kinda slow and some parts of it just felt a little force. It felt like there was a funny bit thrown in because we hadn’t had one in a little while.
The pace picked up, in my opinion, after that TENT SCENE (OMFG!! That was funny!!) and I really got in to it and definitely liked it a lot more from then on.
I think since I adore Carter so much and it wasn’t his story this time I really missed him too. Yeah, he was in the story but not as much as I would’ve liked! (or maybe it was a lot but just not enough for my liking?!). Speaking of Carter and Claire – it was weird to get my head around the fact that Gavin was now 10 years old! Where did that cheeky little toddler go?
Troubles and Treats definitely redeemed itself for me in the second part of the book. It was good to see it all coming together for everyone and to leave them knowing they were all happy.
The moral that I got out of this story is that COMMUNICATION IS KEY!! Whether it’s to clarify the appropriate activities for race tents (!!!) or letting your other half know how you’re feeling!