As Seen Through My Specs

There are few people who can write a romance that is also a comedy.  RL Matthewson, and Alice Clayton are the only two I’d read, up until now, that had this mastered.  Well there best be room for one more in the club because Tara Sivec knocks it out of the park.  I was laughing so hard reading this I was shaking, my cheeks hurt and I thought I might actually fall off the sofa or pee my pants.  Seriously, I’m pretty sure my husband was concerned I’d gone nutters…

Meet Claire Morgan, if she knows anything about herself the one truth and constant is she never wants to have kinds, EVER.  So of course she ends up a single mom, but once upon a time she was a college student.  While in college, at some frat party, she decides to lose her v-card to a handsome stranger who quotes Heathers, one of the quintessential pieces of film made during the 20th Century…seriously, Heathers, Say Anything and The Breakfast Club, the trifecta of perfection… anyhow, after an awkward hook up she turns tail and runs, never to see her perfect man again.  Six weeks or so later she realizes that the awkward and painful night of mediocre sex, her ONE and ONLY experience has left her knocked up.  She and her bestie Liz scour campus looking for her Mystery Date, alas to no avail.

Fast forward about 5 years and Claire is a single mom to the most “adorable” tyke, Gavin.  Why the quotes you ask?  Well while he can be adorable he’s also foul mouthed, and a little creepy, and he doesn’t seem to have an off switch, I mean even Data had an off switch, right?

She’s tending bar and helping her friend Liz with her new start-up business, selling sex toys, really she just wants someone to shove an ice pick through her eye and do her in, she’s had sex 1.5 times in her life and neither of those times brought her an orgasm… she doesn’t even own a sex toy, she’s a manual kinda girl.

One night, after a strange set of circumstances, handsome stranger shows up… in the bar where she works… seriously… she smells just like that girl, that night, just like chocolate…

So handsome stranger is actually Carter, recently transferred here by the auto company he and his friend Drew work for to Claire’s hometown.  And as Fate, that crafty bitch would have it, Carter is working at the same plant as Liz’s fiance Jim, and Jim is a smart guy, he puts two and two together and has everyone over to the house to let the chips fall where they may.

Here’s the thing, Carter woke up after there “epic” one night stand wondering where she went, and after he got over the panic of his bloody dick he went hunting for her too, he was crashing that party, he wasn’t a student at the University.  He knows nothing about this baby, he just no that no one has caught his eye, or his heart, even that fiance of his never really completely had his heart.

So there they are, in Liz’s kitchen staring at each other, while Liz, and their friend Jenny are busy talking about the sex toy party she jst hosted, and how she doesn’t own a vibrator and each guest at the party bought one for her because they all know that a girl needs a fella, even if it’s just an approximation of his junk and is operated by batteries…  She tries to let Cater know that her vagina isn’t usually dinner conversation, but this is a wacky group, even I’m not sure I buy it…

And as if there wasn’t enough funny crammed in to this book Jenny and her command of the English language, or lack there of, is comedic relief of the highest order.

Liz has decided to expand her burgeoning business and leases a building, one side has a nice retail outlet, the other a professional kitchen perfect for candy making and baking, which has been Claire’s dream job and long term plan for… well just about forever… she grudgingly accepts Liz’s plans for them and they start building their dreams…

Claire and Carter are trying to see if they’ve still got that spark, but there’s that little foul mouthed elephant in the room…

How will Carter react to being a dad?  Will Claire ever have sex, and better yet, good sex that gives her a seriously awesome orgasm?  Slap on a pair of Depends (R) and a box of tissues to dry your eyes from laughing so hard you cry and pick up this story, I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!!

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