Published March 2014
Series: Chocoholics #2
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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.
Hilarious but not much else…
Ava Gilmore is the daughter of one of the Snacks and Seductions founders but it is not her goal at all to take over the sex-toy and treats selling business, much to her mother’s dislike. Apart from the occasional fooling around with her childhood friend’s best friend Tyler Branson and her occasional fashion blogging, there’s not much that interests her, and her choices – or lack thereof – will soon cause her troubles with her family.
But Tyler Branson has family issues too – his parents finally admit to him that his father is not his actual father, and he is therefore desperate to know who his father his. Maybe his father will be the one who passed if My Little Pony addiction onto him? Will Ava help him find his father or will she eventually be turned off by his “Brony” ways?
Well, first and foremost, if you ever think of reading Tara Sivec books; especially the Chocoholics and Snacks & Seductions series, make sure you master the art of second degree. The aforementioned books are outrageously hilarious, and very much lack in seriousness. They are all about sex, weird sexual practices and highly inadequate sexually themed cursewords. But again, this is harmless and meant as a joke more than a reality. If jokes about anal sex, dildos or kink are not your thing then leave this book be.
But if you are in for a fun and uncomplicated read, then please help yourself. Passion and Ponies is a relatively short read (2 hrs will be sufficient), and it is all about laid-back hilariousness. But this is all you can expect from it…
I knew what to expect; but I was still a bit disappointed (as I was with the first book in the Chocoholics series) that the storyline was flat and predictable – it is no masterpiece of suspense and intrigue and how get to figure out quite quickly how things will turn out for Ava and who Tyler’s actual dad is. But that being said, it was a fun read.
Now would I recommend it? I’d say if you are not picky and like a good laugh, yes. But if you are looking for more polished books, and perhaps haven’t read the previous books in the series, than I’d say you can safely skip this…