ARC Review: Passion and Ponies by Tara Sivec

Posted March 24, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Passion and Ponies by Tara Sivec
Passion and Ponies
by Tara Sivec

3 Stars


Released: 25 March 2014
Series: Chocoholics #2
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC


Tara Sivec’s mixture of sexy, bizzare and funny is certainly entertaining ~ Under the Covers

Ava Gilmore knows she has to stop sleeping with Tyler Branson, he can’t hold down a job and all he seems to offer is kinky sex and a My Little Pony fetish. However, strange as he is, he also seems to be the only one who understands how much she hates working for her mum’s company and how much her success on her fashion blog means to her. Tyler knows Ava is a bit of a bitch, which he doesn’t mind so long as she keeps sleeping with him, besides it turns him on a little. But, when his parents reveal a life changing secret he can’t help turning to her.

You know when you hear a great joke several times, you laugh the first couple of times because after all, it is funny….but you get to a certain point where you can barely crack a smile. I found this book a little like that, especially because I have read all of Tara Sivec’s previous books (and enjoyed them) it feels a lot like the same story being told over and over again. That didn’t mean I didn’t have fun reading this, because I did, Tara Sivec’s mixture of sexy, bizzare and funny is certainly entertaining, it just all felt a little too familiar.

The first part of the review may sound a little off putting, don’t let that stop you reading this book, it will make you laugh out loud more than once, some of the situations the characters find themselves in in this book are just too ridiculous and hilarious, you won’t be able to help yourself. And Tyler, despite being, hands down, the strangest guy I have read about has a certain sweet, kinky charm that is hard to resist loving just a little bit. And Ava can be a bitch, but that just made me like her more

I enjoyed this book, it certainly made me laugh, even if at times the jokes and the actions were predictable and despite my lukewarm feelings about this book, that won’t stop me from continuing to read whatever Tara Sivec releases!

*ARC provided by author

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About Tara Sivec

Tara 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 and the Chocolate Lovers series. 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.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec.

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I am looking forward to reading but I didn’t enjoy the first book in this series as much as I had her Chocolate Lovers Series.


Thanks for the review Suzanne.


I like her books for the laughs….thanks suzanne