Today we get to celebrate with the second book in the Chocoholics series, Passion and Ponies. This is one of the most fun books that Tara Sivec has written. She explored the world of Bronies and brought into a world where most differences have the chance of being pointed out and laughed at. That doesn’t happen…well it doesn’t happen much. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.
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’s fling with Tyler was only supposed to be just that. How could she want to be with a man obsessed with animated ponies? Aside from her confusion with Tyler she is having a major crisis with her job. She works for her mom’s company but hates it. So, between her figuring out what she really wants to do, having hot sex with Tyler and trying to figure out their crazy relationship she is one busy girl. Soon things change, when Tyler is given some life altering information she finds herself being the one to comfort him and she wouldn’t want it any other way. Can Ava and Tyler find a way to balance each other’s needs or will it fall apart?
I really loved seeing Ava and Tyler’s relationship grow. It was a really fun part of Gavin’s story but it really grew into something great. You really saw how they brought the best out of each other. I know this sounds a lot sappier than the other books but it certainly isn’t. All the humor of the rest of the books is found in this. In fact, Tyler is a lot like Drew. You would almost think they shared one brain. Along with the requisite humor is some really steamy sex including accidental anal (don’t worry you’ll understand) and MLP dress up. This was definitely one of the most unique books in either of the series’. You will love the mix of laughter and heart.