Review: Passion and Ponies (Chocoholics #2) by Tara Sivec

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Ava Gilmore has the perfect life. She’s surrounded by people who love her, she’s having sex on a regular basis and her Coach bag collection just grew by three. The problem? She’s expected to follow in her family’s footsteps at Seduction and Snacks, working with sex toys and baked goods.

Ava loves vibrators and cupcakes as much as the next person, she’d just rather play with them than sell them. With her shopping addiction reaching an all time high and her credit card bills piling up, Ava decides to put her obsession to good use and start a fashion blog. But she has one other problem – the guy she’s having sex with has a My Little Pony addiction.

While dealing with her family’s disappointment and confusion over her choices, she finds support in the unlikeliest of places – Tyler Branson. Tyler has slowly wormed his way into her bed, her a$$ and her heart and he refuses to leave. Tyler has his own family problems to deal with and for the first time ever, Ava finds herself feeling bad for the annoying, immature guy and chanting “Friendship is magic!” during the sex she’d swore to stop having with him.

Ava needs to get her life in order once and for all before she finds herself doing something she never wanted to do – fall in love with a Brony.


Oh My God! Tara Sivec can make the most unusual things hilarious and this book is just one more in the string of very odd and hysterically funny wit that comes from her brain.

Ava is destined to work alongside all of her family at Seductions and Snacks, the combo business between pleasure and pleasure that was started by her mom and her mom’s best friend many years ago. I am not sure which is odder, that her mom wants her to sell the sex toys and confections or that Ava doesn’t want to sell them.

Ava has a passion for sure, but it has nothing to do with the bedroom, well except that is where her closet is at. She has a big sense of fashion and has started a blog showcasing her amazing talent for the fashion industry. Now she just needs to get her mom on board with the idea and she needs to get away from the sex toys and confections life her mom has created. Then you throw in Tyler and her world is anything but normal. She is not in a relationship with him. They are just having sex. And every time they have sex, Ava swears that is the last time. But Tyler knows better… he wants more from Ava.

But there is so much more to Tyler than Ava ever could possibly realize. He has this ridiculous fetish for My Little Ponies and he knows his way around the “Seductions” part of the business and he doesn’t even work there. But he is Gavin’s best friend and anyone that has read the Chocolate Lovers Series, knows that Gavin was brought up on the “Snacks” part of the business… But there is so much more to Tyler than just the crazy guy who thinks that Gavin’s mom is the MILF of the century. He has his own crazy life full of complete chaos. He is looking for the one thing that he has never known existed until his birth certificate was deemed false. Wait… what? But more than all of that he has this undying passion for the sweet and talented Ava and as much as he wants to be a part of the family business, he knows that Ava doesn’t want to be a part of it. But there is one more little thing you have to know about Tyler… his obsession with My Little Ponies is just a little bit crazy.

Can Ava finally get out of the family business and dive into what she really loves? Can Tyler find a great job talking about the things he really loves? Together can they find what they are looking for in love? Or will this be one pony short of a rainbow ending?

Tara Sivec always makes me laugh when I read these books. She is such a dynamic author that can take the insanely off the wall and turn it into a really sweet love story. I don’t know how she does it but these characters are all off their rockers but they have so much fun and seem to enjoy the insane world they are a part of. It is a hilarious look at romance in the sexiest way possible. If you haven’t read these books, I would venture to say you are missing out! I love them and Passions and Ponies is absolutely no exception.


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Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, shortorder cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec where she can be serious, suspenseful and not at all funny.






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