Series: Chocoholics #3
Published by Self-Published on 30th October 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Humour, Romance
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Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can't wait to finally have the GREAT life she’s always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she’s been living.
Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she's crushed on for two years. Unfortunately, her family has other plans. When they yank her straight out of her comfort zone, she finds herself starring in the craziest train wreck she's ever witnessed.
Molly ultimately gets a more exciting life that doesn't revolve around school, but she's pretty sure the man of her dreams won't be sticking around long after her family gets ahold of him. There aren't too many guys who can handle smelling like pee, having the whole world know how he masturbates, and being forced to eat an entire bag of dicks.
Join the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics gang for one final story about love, baked goods, making poor life choices, and remembering how important family is—even if they drive you insane.
Mostly because it's illegal to kill them.
Reviewed by Shannon
*I received an eARC in exchange for a review*
Unfortunately, Baking and Babies is the last book in the Chocoholics series or so Tara Sivec says…hint hint write more :). This last book featured the youngest spawn of Liz and Jim, Molly and her hot for teacher romance with Marco. And thank goodness or not depending on who you ask, their romance centered around baking and not my little pony. It doesn’t have as much baking as the Chocolate Lovers series with Claire but it did have some fun stuff involving a souffle.
While I did enjoy the story with all the swearing and fun/crazy times these characters always seemed to get themselves into, it felt really fast and it actually didn’t have as much steam as her other books in the series. I also wish we got to see more Molly and Marco interaction. Felt like a lot of their time together was skimmed past and more of their time together involved being around each other’s crazy families, which was fun to read about but I would have liked to have seen more of why these characters liked each other. Now, as much as I would have liked more of the story, I still enjoyed this book a lot because it was just so ridiculously funny and made me glad my family isn’t that crazy. I’m pretty sure I would die of embarrassment if my family spoke in public the way these characters speak. It was just so out there at times and the amount of swearing they do was just amazing and quite impressive if I do say so myself.
Now, I read the first two in the series, Love and Lists and Passions and Ponies, a while ago so I don’t really remember them that well but I’m pretty sure I liked Charlotte in those books. Well that all changed in this one. I thought she was ridiculous and Molly was a saint for putting up with her crap the entire time. All the cursing Molly did towards Charlotte I thought was totally justified.
I’m really sad to see this series end. Anytime I needed a great, funny book or needed a book to get me out of a reading funk, I always turned to this series to provide that and it has never disappointed me. The thought of not getting that unless I reread makes me sad. I have so thoroughly enjoyed Claire, Carter, Gavin and the rest of the gang and all their antics and colorful language. I will definitely miss trying to hide my laughter as I read in public. Can’t wait to see what crazy story Tara comes out with next.