Today we are celebrating with the first in the Chocoholics series, Love & Lists. This is the first in the spinoff from the Chocolate Lovers series. We get to see how Claire, Carter, Liz, Jim, Jenny and Drew’s kids have grown up. This book focuses on Gavin and Charlotte. The two have grown up together but never had the guts to tell each other how they feel. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Chocoholics!
Twenty-five-year-old Gavin Ellis has always had the love and support of his family ever since he was a little boy and couldn’t stop talking about his penis. He’s also always had their unsolicited advice and uncanny knack of embarrassing him at all costs. Now that he’s an adult and trying to convince the love of his life to love him back, things haven’t changed very much from when he was younger.
When Gavin’s best friend Tyler suggests he make a to-do list of items that will ensure he wins the girl, Gavin is one-hundred-percent on board: after a few six packs.
After puking in the shrubs, a bad experience with Viagra, a Sex-Ed course gone wrong, and a slew of other mishaps courtesy of his family and friends, Gavin is pretty sure this list will be the death of him.
Sometimes, trying to make someone love you with a list isn’t always the best idea. Especially when “Show her your penis” is the first “to-do” item
Gavin, the little boy who couldn’t stop cursing and talking about his penis, has grown up and become very successful working for his mom and Aunt Liz’s company. The one thing missing in his life is love. His heart has always belonged to Charlotte, his Aunt Liz and Uncle Jim’s daughter. Gavin and his friend, Tyler, decide that he is going to make a list and make Charlotte fall in love with him. The list goes from buying her lingerie, showing her his penis and many other inappropriate things that Tyler insists upon. Gavin soon learns that the best things happen once the list is thrown out the window and his way too open best friend is ignored.
I loved this book. It is reminiscent to the first Seduction and Snacks book. Gavin though different from his parents still has the same pinache as a combination of Claire and Carter. The love story between Charlotte and Gavin is very sweet. Well, not just sweet but also pretty awkward at times. This is especially true when Charlotte decides to seduce Gavin with mustard. Its hilarious but sweet too. One of the best parts of this book is the introduction of Charlotte, her sisters and Tyler. I couldn’t ask for better supporting characters that fit so well in a world built on inappropriate sharing, sex toys and naked times that should never be shared. This was a great addition to the Chocolate Lovers world.