A Sip of Rio by Teodora Kostova ~ Book Review by Caroline

32182607Title: A Sip of Rio

Author: Teodora Kostova

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Barnaby J Sheppard

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/06/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Bisexual, Gay Romance


Liam Young has a problem – he’s booked a romantic holiday to Rio de Janeiro months ago, but when he breaks up with his boyfriend, all his plans fall apart. Not only is his dream holiday slipping through his fingers, but Liam is tired of getting his heart broken.

Blaine Reed has a solution that can save Liam’s plans. Recently divorced, Blaine needs a break, and a couple of stress-free weeks in Rio with a sexy guy like Liam sound like heaven.

Liam and Blaine hit it off right from the start, becoming good friends even before they’ve left London. Despite their efforts to ignore the simmering attraction between them, it boils over when they end up sharing a room in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Being together in Rio is easy, and it’s exactly what Liam needs – no feelings, no drama, nobody getting hurt.

Until someone does.

When the holiday bubble bursts, it’s up to them to find a way to be together outside of Rio’s seductive magic.

My View:

If you are looking for light, sweet and very low on the angst then A Sip of Rio will hit just that spot.

This is a friends to lover’s story with a twist – friendship happens quickly but when these men agree to go on holiday together they are strangers brought together by a name.

Liam has kicked his cheating ex to the curb but it has left him with the problem of having no one to go on his planned trip of lifetime to Rio de Janeiro. I liked Liam – he had had very little luck when it came to love and he had wrapped his heart up tight determined not to be so quick to give it away again. He was adorable when in Rio – a real dream come true for him and the obvious knowledge the author had of the place was clearly visible in her writing.

Blaine has just signed his divorce papers and although his marriage has been over for a while it still stings. He’s a DJ at a local radio station and when they run a mystery competition looking for a man with a certain name it seems as though fate has stepped in with the ideal distraction – a two week paid for distraction with a man that is very easy on the eyes.

This pair are fun together, they are hot together and ultimately they are confused and scared together. Can you trust a holiday romance when your heart has taken so many hits before?


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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