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.
Are you down in the dumps? Are you suffering from the winter blues? I don’t know about you, but this cold weather is really getting to me and I found just the cure. Tara Sivec’s books are like an antidepressant. They cheer me up and make me double over with laughter. Reading her books is like eating a bag of skittles—“taste the rainbow”!!! It’s like being at a stand up comedy show in your own living room. She never disappoints me!!!!
Passion and Ponies was a sweet treat!! We are back with the gang from Seduction and Snacks, and this time we get Ava and Tyler’s story.
Tyler Branson, “man-child extraordinaire” and Gavin’s best friend—you know the one—the one who had the crush on Claire and was obsessed with running around naked? Yes, that’s the one! We get to hear his story in Passion and Ponies. He’s got a few obsessions that we learn all about in this book. He is obsessed with My Little Pony, sex toys, and Ava!! His dreams include a BRONY convention and finding a way to spend all his time at Seduction and Snacks—chanting “this is my home; this is where I belong”. His biggest dream is about to come true when he’s offered a chance to be a tour guide at the one and only S&S.
“I swear as soon as I set foot in this place I can hear a choir of angels singing. As far as the eye cans see, row after row, aisle after aisle, box after box – are sex toys.”
He’s in Heaven alright—and lucky for him, Ava still works there.
Ava works for her mom, Liz, at Seduction and Snacks and is miserable. She wants nothing more than to find a way to make money on her fashion blog and live her dream. She uses him to keep her mind off her misery and the feelings she has about her insecure future.
“This was never supposed to happen. Sleeping with Tyler was supposed to be a one-time thing – a means of scratching an itch and quelling the boredom that has consumed my life lately. The first time we had sex and he sang the theme song from My Little Pony while he went down on me should have sent me running for the hills like my ass was on fire.”
Unfortunately for Ava, sex with Tyler has been “the biggest high” of her life. She can’t seem to get enough. He’s her crack. She just has to “quit” him—but can she? Now that they’ll be working at the same place, will she be able to get over her addiction? Can she forget about Tyler and get back to dating?
“My only prospect for love is a man who lights his farts on fire and has a membership to a porn-of-the-month club.”
Between Tyler’s past and search for his future and Ava’s plight to find herself, these two will have you howling with laughter. The games, the jokes, the rip roaring fights, the hot sex and the laughter will have tears streaming down your face!
I don’t know how Tara does it, but she makes you feel like you know her and you just wanna be her best friend. Her hilarious sense of humor will have you escaping your own life and your own worries for a while as you journey along with Ava and Tyler. I don’t know about you, but I look for that escape lots of times.
So drop everything, grab some tissues—because you will laugh so hard, you’ll cry, get comfy and make sure you read in private!!! You will laugh so hard, your sides will hurt and everyone around you will look at you like you’ve lost your marbles!!! I know I did and I can’t wait to see what Tara has up her sleeve next!!! Thank you, Tara, for proving to me once again, that you are the QUEEN of comedy!!!
About Tara Sivec
Tara Sivec is a wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order 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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