Review: Tattoos and Tatas by Tara Sivec

Posted 23 October, 2014 in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: Tattoos and Tatas by Tara SivecTitle: Tattoos and Tatas
Series: Chocoholics #2.5
Author: Tara Sivec
Genres: Comedy
Release Date: October 29, 2014
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About Tattoos and Tatas:

During the month of October, 100% of the proceeds from Tattoos and Tatas will be donated to breast cancer awareness.

Claire and Liz have always had a friendship that defied the test of time, but when one of them is diagnosed with a disease that every woman fears, their bond is put through the wringer. How do you cope knowing your soul mate could be taken from you?

Filled with memories of their life long friendship, inappropriate behavior, bad tattoos and shaving cats, the two friends will realize that laughter really is the best medicine.

Tattoos and TaTas is not your typical love story; it's a story of friendship and learning how to let go when something is beyond your control.
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My Review:

Short book = short review

Damn you, Tara. You’re supposed to always make me laugh. Never make me cry. Or you’re supposed make me laugh so hard that I cry. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME DAMMIT?

I love that, for once, characters in a book handled one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to handle in a real way. This happens in other books, and the heroine who was once week is suddenly strong. Or they’re weak for like five minutes and then they can deal with anything. Thousand ton world on their shoulders? No biggie.

But in this book, not everyone handled things well. That’s how things really happens. Everyone deals with stress and fear in different ways and that was represented here. You had anger, you had helplessness, you had avoidance. That’s going to make people not happy with each other.

I also really enjoyed the flashbacks that showed the beginning of their friendship. Oh, the references! Oh, the stereotypical cheerleaders that don’t exist in such large groups outside of fiction! I loved it.

The flashbacks from more recently (like since the first Chocolate Lovers book) were also hilarious. Adults acting like kids. That’s this group’s motto. But with alcohol and sometimes weed.

I hadn’t read the other Chocoholics series books yet, just Chocolate Lovers ones, so I was worried things would be hugely spoiled, and there was a pretty major spoiler but it’s probably something I would have figured out in, like, the first chapter of the first book.

I never realized how close they always get to getting kicked out of wherever they are. I mean, fuck. I’m equally horrified and extremely jealous. Once again, my friends seem woefully inadequate. I mean, normally I think we’re pretty fucking hilarious. But then I read a Tara Sivec book and realize we’re not living up to our full potential.


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About Tara Sivec:

tara sivecTara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

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