Genre: – Cont Romantic Comedy
Series: – 1st in the series – Advised to read the Chocolate Lovers series first
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 2.5 rounded up to 3
This was not as good as I wanted it to be. It felt like the author was trying to re create Chocolate lovers.
Gavin and Charlotte are Claire and Carter.
Tyler is Drew.
They even introduced a cheeky little 5 year old boy to replace child Gavin.
Also, I got really annoyed, that there is apparently only 3 years between Gavin and Charlotte, yet Gavin had a 5 year birthday in the Chocolate Lovers series, before Liz (Charlotte’s Mom) had even become pregnant.
So apparently, Gavin is 25, making Charlotte 22, yet in this very book it states her sister Molly is 19, and there is 5 years between Charlotte and her sister.
Gavin’s sister may well have never existed for all the mention she got in this book.
And it states in this book, it is 2013 referring to “Viagragate 2013” yet, in book 3.5 of Chocolate Lovers, when Gavin is 10, Liz and Charlotte refer to a Valentine’s day of a few years before stating that Valentine’s day they refer to is in 2009, making Hearts and Llamas also set in 2013 ish…
That sort of thing just bugs me, it is lazy writing, and felt like the author concentrated too much on the “humour” that in the end, was too try hard, and a re hash of Seduction and Snacks – which was great read. In the end, it felt too forced, and just not as funny. It had it’s moments, but also lacked the romantic feel that Seduction and Snacks had, that actually made me care about the main couple. Charlotte’s pov comes to late in this book, for me to get a real feel for her as a character, or have any connection to her at all.
A 2.5 rounded up to 3 stars.
Amazon Uk Link: Love and Lists (Chocoholics #1)